Afternoon Tea Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My latest afternoon tea was at One Aldwych hotel where I enjoyed a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired afternoon tea. 


This afternoon tea is perfect for both adults and children of all ages. Upon entering One Aldwych hotel you go via the lobby to the lift where you go up one level to the Indigo restaurant where the afternoon tea is served. Upon arriving at the restaurant you are taken to your table where you will find menus with a photo of a cartoon family on one size. 


Once seated and settled a waitress came over to see if there were any allergies or special dietary requirements as well as to see what drinks we would like. You are able to choose from coffee, hot chocolate and tea, if you wish you can have English breakfast tea or choose one of the special teas on offer including:

Mango Noir

Chocolate Tea

Rose Garden

Moroccan Mint

Organic Berry & Hibiscus

I opted for mango noir which I found to be very refreshing. 


Some sandwiches and savouries are brought over including:

Scottish salmon and lemon mayonnaise on poppy seed bread

Brioche roll with egg mayonnaise 

Coronation chicken on onion bread

Caramelised onion, sage and chestnut quiche

Cheese scone with bacon jam

If you wish to have more sandwiches once you have finished them you are able to have some more. Both my Mum and I opted to have another coronation chicken sandwich. 


Once you are finished with your sandwiches and savouries it’s time for the sweet treats which are brought on a stand which looks like a podium. On the stand there is:

Golden chocolate egg filled with vanilla cheesecake and mango

Chocolate milk

Blueberry eton mess

Toffee apple cake pop

Homemade candy floss

You are also given a small bowl containing:


Banana bread with walnuts

Chocolate brownie 

Also on a serving plate there is: 

Lemon curd

Mixed berry jam

Clotted cream

The sweet treats were delicious and light. If you wish you could have some more but we decided against having anymore. 


This is an afternoon tea that I would recommend for anyone to visit as it’s so enjoyable. I also found that it was good value for money at £45. 

This afternoon tea can be booked online. 


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