It’s been a while since part one forgive me, but better late than never!
After a marathon sleep of 12 hours, (I thank you Travelodge for your new comfy king size beds!) we were ready to start our second day in the capital. We were travelling quite far today so we could go to Eric Lanlards Cake Boy which is on Battersea Reach and was about an hours travel from where we were staying in Kings Cross. I saw some fab photos of their afternoon tea around Valentines day and I had really wanted to go there ever since! So we decided the day would revolve around that. After getting ready, packing and checking out we grabbed another Gett taxi to get us there. It’s worth pointing out Über were half the price on the way back, but we had credit left with Gett plus thanks to bus lane usage it got us there much quicker!
We got there with time to spare so we took a stroll by the river, it was a lovely sunny day so we walked for a while until it was time to turn back and go eat cake. Of course I managed a few outfit shots too it would have been a shame not to. The suede effect top was a little Dorothy Perkins sale bargain and I really like it. It fits at the bust and then trapezes down from there. I don’t think it looks too tent like but has a nice shape that doesn’t cling- all important to me especially if I’m going to be eating a lot!
I added River Island Mollie Jeans in black, my black Warehouse pointelle cardigan and New Look wide fit tan suede loafers. My necklace was recently bought from Primark and should still be in store now. I love the khaki and burgundy colours in it, plus the funky tassels!
I enjoyed the afternoon tea, the sandwiches were really tasty. I liked the mixture of breads and savoury croissant as it made a nice change to the usual sliced bread offering on afternoon teas.
Cake wise there was loads of choice. The Macarons were so flavoursome and sparkly!! I’d say they were my favourite bit of it actually, plus they were pretty so what’s not to like? My fave of the other desserts was the Lemon tart with raspberries on the top, it was delish as it was just the right level of lemon and wasn’t too tart.
The presentation of it all was hands down the best I’ve seen when it comes to afternoon tea, especially the chocolate teardrops of which there was a white and dark version (although the dark was not to my taste as I’m not a fan of cherries and chocolate) – it was fruit pieces and a mousse inside a hollow chocolate tear drop with a mini chocolate bar on the top of the dark chocolate. Special mention also has to go to the cones too as they were so cute!
Overall there was was a good selection of desserts which is what you would expect from a chef who started out as a patisserie chef and is renowned for his cakes- I mean it’s in the name!
Unfortunately we had to get back for our train shortly after so we grabbed a cupcake each too for the journey home and headed off. It’s safe to say we had a fab time in London exploring and eating! I’m sure we will be going again so please share with me your fave London restaurants below so I can check them out.