There are moments when you’re at the right place at the right time – for me that was Instagram during the first few days of Afternoon Tea Week 2017. There I was scrolling through my feed (obviously not minding my own business because IG!) when I saw Caroline Mutoko’s post about The Lord Erroll and their Afternoon Tea. I knew I had to go and try it out so I called up my girl Lucy of A Foodie’s Collective and made a date to get some tea and the tea!
It was our first time there and we loved it. I must give special mention to the Assistant Manager, Charles, who was very accommodating to us and even introduced us to the chef. I personally adore charming places with history and elegance and The Lord Erroll was certainly oozing that . . . from the story printed on the back of their menu to the airy verandah to the lush garden complete with a pond and a stream gurgling through it. The kind of place I could spend hours at with a good read. Especially on a bright and sunny day like the one we were blessed with that Thursday.
We waited for our order and caught up on life while we watched Tatiana Karanja work a shoot for the restaurant in the garden. By the time our meal came we were so ready to dig in, but being a couple of foodies and bloggers we had to take pictures – a lot of pictures! The three tier tea tray they brought us had the finger sandwiches at the bottom, scones in the middle and the pastries on top. I’ll admit I was holding my breath for the clotted cream and preserve and they delivered! Yay! They even had some cream cheese for the savory treats 🙂
The finger sandwiches were too good! They had quite a variety from egg and veg to salmon and beef (which was my favourite). The scones were perfectly crumbly, sweet and salty and of course the debate on cream or jam first came up. The jury is still out. Can someone help here? In any case, they were so filling that we were too stuffed to have anything from the pastries plate but the macarons. I wish they had served the tea from silver kettles and into fine English bone china teacups but the food and the view made up for the missing parts.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon in the garden talking about food, the future and the hopes we have for Oshinity and A Foodie’s Collective. When the sun had set and the lawn lights came on it was time to leave, but I will definitely be back to try their main menu. Their afternoon tea is available every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and they charge KShs. 3,000 ($30) for two which is a good deal for afternoon tea especially at such a posh place.