Did you know that there’s an authentic taste of Italy in the heart of London? You already know I love Italian food from my past trips to Rome, Florence and Milan but an authentic taste of Italy isn’t exactly easy to come by in London.
The hotel is super glamorous with gold velvet chairs, a fabulous water feature, Murano chandeliers and fresh delicate orchids surrounding the restaurant and lounge area.
The hotel’s heritage is thoroughly Italian, it is part of the Baglioni Group, first established by Robert Polito in Tuscany. As well as the London boutique there are five Baglioni hotels in Italy, one in France and soon to be one in Marrakech. The hotel has a lovely, relaxed and intimate environment and despite the glittering decor it feels very homely.
The rosetta bread with bresola, rocket salad and Parmesan flakes was our firm favourite with the warm focaccia containing grilled Mediterranean vegetables following close behind. But for those that love a classic British sandwich there was egg mayo too!
Moving up to the scone tier, The Baglioni provided both freshly baked fruit and plain scones. They were just the right size and soft and fluffy, just ripe for a huge dollop of Nutella.
Pastry lovers and Italophiles will be in total heaven over the sweet selection… our favourite was the Italian lemon meringue tart which tasted so fresh and zesty.
Tori and I loved the Afternoon Tea with Italian flair at The Baglioni Hotel; it was fantastic to try a tea that was a little different to the classic but without being overly gimmicky. The food is delicious and the gentle ambiance is the perfect background for a long overdue catch up!
The Baglioni’s Afternoon Tea with an Italian Twist is available for £42 per person and includes a glass of Bella Vista prosecco.
The Baglioni Hotel
60 Hyde Park Gate
0207 368 5700