Brand New B ‘n T Brunch Afternoon Tea at Le Méridien Piccadilly
April 12, 2017
Looking for a brunch in the city which dares to be different? Brunch-meets-Afternoon-Tea at Le Méridien, Piccadilly and what’s more, it’s on a terrace that you probably never knew existed, high above the hustle and bustle of Central London.
Take the lift up to the Le Méridien’s Terrace Bar & Grill and enter a completely unique restaurant… With a stunning exterior facade (like that of a grand palace) which you get a great view of through the stunning floor to ceiling glass walls and ceiling, the whole restaurant is bathed in beautiful natural light. But that’s not all The Terrace has to offer…Brunch slash Lunch is still to come! And that after all,is the best bit bar none.
Being a special occasion we went for the bottomless option (naturally) with plenty of fizzy glasses of Prosecco to help us work up an appetite, and in no time at all, we’d been presented with a stunning three tier tray of absolute delights.
Without a sandwich in sight, our favourite dish had to be the Savoury Yorkshire Basket. A gorgeous Yorkshire pud filled with what can only be described as a Full English breakfast! Bacon, egg, sausage and even black pudding. A great combination and one you just wouldn’t expect to work!
Next up was the Eggs Piccadilly. A pie-shaped muffin filled with smoked salmon and a perfectly poached quail egg, topped with a pastry lid covered in spinach, truffle and a creamy hollandaise sauce. We were both completely surprised at how much flavour these tiny little treats managed to pack in!
Other savoury dishes included the Duo of Rosary, a delightful mix of rosary ash and pickled asparagus on an open slice of charcoal bread – just perfect when washed down with one of the unusual yet delicious teas from Le Méridien’s B ‘n T menu. I went for the Moroccan Mint with Rose, perfectly sweet with those notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger, but there’s plenty of choice whatever you’re craving from a plain Earl Gray to an Elderflower and Blossom Darjeeling.
Onto the second tier and already feeling stuffed, there was no way we were leaving any of the warm Chocolate Raspberry Scones. These tasted amazing on their own – each one of the chocolate chips slightly melted, and when topped with the sweet chilli clotted cream, wow – simply divine! The savoury scone option came in the form of Red Pepper, Chilli and Cheese – again gorgeous when paired with a pot of tasty relish.
Stopping for a mid-way break, before tackling dessert, I decided it was a good time to try out one of their four specially created cocktails. The Berries & Tea was a great choice and came served in a quirky glass teacup. The unmistakable flavour or Earl Gray infused with sage, raspberry and of course, gin, was just perfect…
And so onto dessert with the most delightful edible chocolate Egg and Soldiers ever (the eggcup is edible too), while the Brownie, which looked like a perfectly normal chocolate brownie, had actually been made with sweet potato and beetroot. It’s one of those desserts that you can’t quite work out what’s in it until you know, and when you do, you can’t put it down! By the time we got to the Seasonal Fruit Tart, we were almost defeated, but the fresh fruit and custard base was just too good to leave!
In two hours, we’d managed to devour three whole tiers of scrumptious brunch-meets-afternoon-tea delights. We’d also tucked away four or five glasses of Prosecco, two teas and a cocktail each! Pretty good going I’d say – especially for £37.50 per person! (£27.50 without free flowing prosecco). For a girlie lunch, an afternoon date, or a treat for mum, I really can’t think of anything better!
Writtne by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield