SquareMeal Review of
The Promenade at The Dorchester
The stunning pillared Promenade is the first thing visitors see when they enter The Dorchester, and the magnificent green and gold room is quite a sight with its gilt mouldings, marble columns,
chandeliers and rich rugs strewn over marble floors. Service from impeccable tail-coated staff is as smooth as it comes and a pianist serenades the crowds as they recline on tufted divans and indulge themselves. Afternoon tea is the main event and it’s worth kicking off in style with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé, before waves of goodies start to arrive: plates of crust-free
sandwiches, then warm scones with jam and clotted cream, other sweet distractions and finally a whole tray of French pastries, cakes and tarts to sample. Breakfast, lunch and supper bring
in the punters, and the Promenade also boasts a rather good, oval leather bar – if something stronger than tea is required.