High tea at the Radisson Blue is an elegant, subdued affair. There are no hen’s parties getting rowdy on sparkling here. It’s a hushed, accessible space where you can recover from a day in the city, or fortify yourself before one begins. Sink into a plush green armchair built for two and gaze out the enormous arched windows as one of the ten, traditional Twinings loose leaf blends brews in silver pots on your table. Service is eager and catering for dietary restrictions is especially easy as all the cakelets on the top tier of the slate tea stand are gluten free. That means tart raspberry jelly, lemon curd tarts and chocolate beetroot cake are all fair game. Sandwich triangles come with cucumber or roast beef and salmon roses arrive on soft white bread. It’s familiar, rich and filling fare. You’ll only feel the gluten-free pinch with the flat, crumbly scones that are not match for their tall, golden, wheat-based counterparts.
You'll also now find one of our faviourite restaurants, Bentley, inside the Radisson.