Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bluebird Chelsea

Bluebird, Chelsea – Afternoon (Tea) Delight!

My lovely cousin came to visit the other day and as a fellow Made in Chelsea fan I booked us Afternoon Tea at the Bluebird, Chelsea!

As always I tried to find an offer but to be honest wasn’t holding out much luck for a special deal at this exclusive place – I didn’t find an offer but Afternoon Tea wasn’t too pricey – £29 per person if you wanted champagne Afternoon Tea (we did!) or £20 per person without!

On arrival at the Bluebird it was pretty busy – expected on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chelsea however we asked the lady outside if we had to queue with everyone if we had booked Afternoon Tea – she told us we did so we joined the queue for about 15 minutes! once at the front another person told us we didn’t have to queue and to go straight up – lucky we didn’t miss our reservation with the misinformation given!

Once seated on our reserved table we were given our menus – and Afternoon Tea and champagne was brought out to us! The choice of tea was large and had some exotic blends which we decided to sample. The tea was served in glass cafetieres which were elegant!

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The Afternoon Tea was arranged by savoury things at the bottom, moving up to scones, then cakes then puddings! Fantastic choice – we loved the egg sandwich, lemon polenta cake, scones and the cheesecake, oh and the macaroons! In fact it was all pretty good and excellent value!

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The ambiance was relaxed but elegant which was nice for Afternoon Tea and tables are separated by curtains for privacy I guess – so no celeb spotting for us! Booooooo!I would recommend visiting the Bluebird in Chelsea for Afternoon Tea – it’s great value for money and you never know who you might spot (if you curtain tweek!)

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The Savoy Hotel

  savoy2 3 Courses at the Savoy, London!

Recently my boyfriend and I had a special anniversary to celebrate so beforehand we decide to make it extra special and visit the Savoy hotel as it’s somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go and it is of course a London icon!

I hunted around for deals (as I always do!) and came across one for Kaspar’s Seafood & Grill located in the Savoy. The deal was for three courses and champagne for £39 per person – as it was a special occasion we were more than happy to pay this!

On arrival at the Savoy we were seated near the front of the restaurant so we didn’t get to enjoy the view much during dinner but we did take a look and it is as amazing as they say!

The bar area is fantastic also with the glass display a beautiful focal point – I managed to sneak a few photos during dinner!savoy

The food itself was amazing, I had the duck which was out of this world! To describe how good all of the food was, we now have competitions to try and get our broccoli at home to taste as good as the side dish we had! (If your interested I have gotten the closest by boiling long stemmed broccoli for just a few minutes then sauteing it in butter with a pinch of salt, grated garlic and some fresh chilli!)

The decor is very 1920’s and romantic which suits me perfectly and the atmosphere is wonderful, perfect for a special occasion and the service given was extremely attentive but not invasive at all.savoy1

The champagne was brought out on arrival and the bottle popped at our table – considering the champagne was included in the menu cost it was a great label and tasted divine!

On leaving the Savoy I took a quick detour to the ladies restroom which was a beautiful and luxurious as you would expect!

I would totally recommend the Savoy as a great place for dinner for a special occasion and if you find a deal then it’s even better value!savoy3

The deal we found is still available but the menu has now changed!