Afternoon tea at Palm Court at the Drake Hotel was one of the fanciest afternoon teas I’ve had. According to my friend, both the Princess of Japan and the Queen have had tea there!


There was a gorgeous centerpiece and live harp music which added to the elegant atmosphere.

With 6 of us, the table was a bit crowded and so were the trays of food! I enjoyed the sandwiches and scones the most. Sandwiches included cucumber cream cheese, lobster rolls and a roast beef. Desserts were a bit unimpressive in taste. There was a chocolate raspberry fudge cake, swan puff pastry with chantilly cream and a passion fruit tart. We all left the fudge cake pretty much untouched.

IMG_1674a IMG_1675a IMG_1676aThe waiters were incredibly polite and came over to ask if we wanted extras of anything (they were free!) so we got a few more cucumber sandwiches since they were so yummy. =)

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Highly recommended as a splurge for an afternoon.

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