Birthday Afternoon Tea at The Four Seasons hotel Hampshire

It’s my daughters birthday and I have her all to myself. I feel so lucky to be spending quality time with the woman I love most in the world. We decided to have Afternoon Tea at The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire in their elegant and beautiful Library. Flowers and cake are a bit of a theme this year!

Where is that birthday girl, Rosie pug?

Birthday flowers

We have birthday flowers galore. I can’t wait for Charlotte to see them!

Birthday flowers

Meanwhile on Charlotte’s bed…

Chocolate Labrador

More flowers arrive. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Birthday flowers

Morning! Happy Birthdaaaay!

birthday flowers

Make a wish! Charlotte’s guilty pleasure is a shop bought iced bun

birthday fun

These homemade cupcakes went to work the day before…

Birthday cupcakes

Presents were opened to delighted and excited noises.

birthday presents

Birthday presents

Peek-a-boo!

Birthday flowers

P e o n i e s! Our very favourite. You might have guessed..!

Peonies

We had a lovely stroll through the walled garden of the Four Seasons Hotel. I dream of a walled garden. In it I’ll have fruit, veg, herbs and flowers. Just a dinky one would do…

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

In the meantime, this one is doing very nicely.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

We enter the Four Seasons hotel and are greeted by the hotel dog Oscar. We would have him join us but he was a very good boy and stuck to reception and the lobby.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

The flowers here are always impressive.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

Those colours.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

Time for our Afternoon Tea. Our waitress puts a box of tea leaves on the table. I love this! I think I smelt every one but my decision was easy, what a clever and charming way of picking your tea.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

We both went for the Highclere blend, although the mint smelt divine too.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

We had a moment to browse the menu (all sounds lovely).

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

and glance around the room. It’s warm and cozy. I love the pop of purple flowers.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

The view over the Hampshire country side is so pretty and we had fun watching a French Bulldog being walked and elegantly clad gents and ladies going about their business.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

A plate of itsy-bitsy sandwiches arrived. They have to be small, more than two mouthfuls would be indecent.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

Then this lovely Birthday plate of chocolates arrived. I’m not ashamed to admit we demolished this pretty quickly, they were absolutely delicious. It’s alright, I dabbed the sides of my mouth with a napkin afterwards.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

Time for our savouries. These were more exciting than other Afternoon Tea sandwiches I’ve had before. My favourite was the coleslaw one with mustard and cheese. I’ll try to copy that one at home.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

The main event and always a pleasure.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

That lemon curd was perfect. I’m making lemon curd a bigger part of my life from now on.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

Other highlights for us were the traditional English cakes on the bottom layer. The carrot cake and chocolate cake were so moist and tasty, and the Battenberg (not usually a fan) but this was full of flavour and rather wonderful.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

We left feeling like cultured English ladies, albiet rather full up ones. Ooo more lovely flowers.

Afternoon tea at the four seasons hotel Hampshire

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