The Athenaeum Hotel has been named as the best place in London to enjoy afternoon tea, scooping the Tea Guildʼs award for Top London Afternoon Tea 2012.
The Athenaeum, located in the heart of Mayfair, impressed the Tea Guild with its great service, high quality tea and extensive knowledge by the staff. The hotel was voted into the top spot after its tea room, The Garden Room, gained a near perfect score. The judges concluded that The Athenaeum offered “a very enjoyable and relaxing tea experience in splendid surroundings.”
Food and beverage manager at The Athenaeum, Mr Ronny Wilbald, said: “As a proud member of The Tea Guild we are delighted and honoured to receive this hugely prestigious award. All of the staff are passionate about creating a memorable guest experience and when it comes to serving the perfect afternoon tea.”
Irene Gorman, head of The Tea Guild, said: “Year-on-year the nominees for this prestigious award become ever more challenging, but taking tea at The Athenaeum in The Garden Room gives a demonstration of exactly how special afternoon tea has become.”