Afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel – Mad Hatter’s theme

This week we had afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel in London – looking for the best place to have afternoon tea in the capital? You should give this one a try. We braved the joys of public transport and Oxford Street on a weekday, and headed over for the Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea with an Alice in Wonderland theme at The Sanderson Hotel.

Afternoon tea at The Sanderson Hotel in London - traditional afternoon tea but with a twist - it's themed on the Mad Hatter's Tea Party with an Alice in Wonderland twist. Is it the best place to have afternoon tea in London? Find out more at www.ababyonboard.com

Afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel is afternoon tea, but with a twist. The whole thing is themed around Alice in Wonderland – the food, tea, and even the teapots. It is pretty special, as well as being absolutely delicious! Everything is really tasty and looks great. The theme adds an extra layer of fun to the traditional afternoon tea.

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The menu for afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel is printed in an old copy of the book:

Mad Hatter's Afternoon tea at The Sanderson Hotel in London - find out if this is the best place to have afternoon tea in LondonThe sugar is hidden in an old ballerina jewellery box (who else had one of these when they were younger?)

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea, The Sanderson

And the Alice-themed cakes were pretty amazing. Especially for someone with a pregnancy-induced sweet tooth.

Tea and cakes at The Sanderson in London - afternoon tea with a twist! Find out more at www.ababyonboard.com

The Sanderson afternoon tea

Afternoon tea at The Sanderson is probably a grown-up equivalent of Eliza’s bus rides and babyccinos, isn’t it? I would say if you’re taking children then the older the better (my two-year-old enjoyed the cakes but got bored of sitting down within about five minutes and just wanted to run around as usual). Or better still, just go with friends and have champagne too.

And ah, The Sanderson. It made me really want to sit at the bar drinking one too many cocktails while trying not to fall over.

Bubble chair at The Sanderson Hotel

We settled for several laps of the foyer and a sit in all of the chairs instead.

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20 Comments

  1. September 2, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Looks LOVELY. I’m usually not a fan of an afternoon tea with a twist – I like my afternoon tea to be traditional (you know where you are then, right?) But this looks LOVELY. I am seriously tempted to think of an excuse to book. PS G has that cat dress from H&M too!

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 12:03 pm

      You should go (with me!) You’d love it. And how amazing is The Sanderson? Can’t believe I’ve never been for drinks before x

  2. September 2, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Oh, this looks amazing. I’ve seen photos of these cakes and beauties popping up on my Facebook feed and wondered what it was. I love the jewellery box sugar pot! It looks wonderful. x

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 12:04 pm

      It was so lovely! I’ve been for the traditional tea at The Ritz before which was great in a touristy way, but this was so different x

  3. September 2, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    Yep…pretty much my dream afternoon too. I’m not at all jealous. Nope. (whispers…hate yoooooooooo) why didn’t you send me a mushroom cake?

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 12:00 pm

      Eliza ate them all (sugar high alert) x

  4. September 2, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    oh my! those cakes look amazing!!

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 12:01 pm

      They were SO good. Perfect for a pregnancy sweet tooth. Ahh x

  5. September 2, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Wow this looks like so much fun! I’ve never actually been for an afternoon tea before, it’s now on my list of things to do! x

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 11:59 am

      It is lots of fun! There’s something so tempting about tiny food too (plus it means you can eat loads of cake, practically guilt-free) x

  6. September 2, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    What a great afternoon – I love the teapots and would have seriously struggled not to take one home in my bag!

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 11:58 am

      I bet you’d have loved the plates and cutlery too!

  7. September 2, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I love the look of those rolled up sandwiches with the different coloured breads – I’ve not seen that before.

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 11:57 am

      They were great! I might make all my lunches look like that when I’m working from home, I reckon ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. September 3, 2014 / 10:27 am

    Ooh I’m a sucker for themed stuff like this. The jewellery box sugar bowl is such an adorable idea. Afternoon tea is such a treat (but definitely sans kids and with champagne if possible!) x

    • gillian
      September 3, 2014 / 11:58 am

      I’m already planning a post-baby treat with champagne (and the toddler at home with her Dad :-)) x

  9. September 3, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    This looks amazing! I love a great afternoon tea!

  10. September 4, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Looks like so much fun! It seems like the Alice in Wonderland theme is making a major come back!

  11. September 7, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    Oh wow seriously how amazing is this tea!!! Totally worth braving the public transport – seriously foodie pampering day and I bet your little one loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Laura x

  12. September 10, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    oh my gosh it looks amazing! I love afternoon tea ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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