Monday, 12 September 2016

Vegan Afternoon Tea at La Suite West

Bucket List: Have afternoon tea ✔
I always thought afternoon tea consisted of a fancy tea room in an expensive venue where you go for special occasions. Lowe and behold, I discovered it can be so much different. On Wednesday we celebrated one of my good friends 21st birthday by taking her on a surprise afternoon tea trip. Recently she has been trying the vegan route so we had to bare this in mind, after a quick Google of 'vegan afternoon tea' I came across La Suite West.
Hidden down a side road, a short 5-10 min walk from Queensway station, La Suite West is my kind of place. Simple + modern design, greyscale but so chic at the same time. As well as being a hotel it houses its own vegan/raw food restaurant called 'Raw'.

As the weather was super nice we opted to sit outside in the terrace seating area which was sheltered by a load of trees. Such an amazing setting! The food was very well presented on black slates with the waitresses explaining what everything was. Finger sandwiches, scones & deserts/cakes (tiramisu, vegan cheesecake + filo parcels). The freshly made scones were to die for, served with coconut whipped cream and sliced strawberries. As I'm not a vegan I wasn't a fan of everything but nonetheless it was a great experience & my friends enjoyed it! Unlimited teas and coffees were on hand, in clear glass teapots, even though a wasp decided to share mine with me. *SIGH*
To top it all off...a vegan chocolate brownie for the birthday girl.
It's so nice to discover new places and experience things outside your comfort zone. Something I'm working on doing more of, so far so good.

love&kisses, Tee xo