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Set on the ground floor of the new-look Ampersand Hotel (originally built in 1888 as a ‘boutique’ hideaway), the Drawing Rooms provide all sorts of opportunities for business or pleasure. Sip a
glass of fizz before dinner from the Champagne trolley or dip into the list of cocktails; alternatively drop by for a light lunch of heritage tomatoes with purple basil and goats’ curd or wild
fennel and green tomato tart. Best of all, take advantage of the beautiful patisserie lounge for afternoon tea in a luxurious setting of oversized armchairs, pastel colours and striking artwork
inspired by Kensington’s world-renowned museums and galleries. Enjoy high-quality coffee brands (including the Honduras organic blend with ‘notes of wine gums, rose petals and caramel’) or choose
from the extensive tea selection (whole camomile flowers, perhaps).
I really love afternoon tea, especially when they’re themed. Ampersand Hotel are known for their unique take on afternoon tea from those based on Chelsea Flower show to Easter and Valentines day. They were offering science afternoon tea last year, but as with all their themed teas, it was for a limited time only and sadly I missed out. As luck with have it, they reintroduced it this year and I had returned from New Zealand just in time. It was my friend’s birthday and since she’s a science girl through and through, I thought this was the perfect place to take her. So just like that, afternoon tea was booked for the...
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You see the Ampersand Hotel has been on my list to visit for a while, why because Chris Golding their head chef is always tempting me on Twitter with wonderful foodie creations. Two minutes from South Kensington station the Ampersand Hotel and The Drawing Rooms have been beautifully designed.I loved the fabrics, colours, and overall design of this lovely place and could have happily had this as my own living room...
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