I celebrated my birthday with my family this week at a beautiful hotel in Richmond, The Petersham.
This was the stunning view from our table, overlooking the meadows and the river. Thank goodness for the picturesque view, as the small children running up and down and shouting for an hour, at the next table, were a real challenge to our notion of a fancy afternoon tea.
The champagne was lovely and the food, particularly the scones, was yummy! It was a real shame that the restaurant ran out of tea strainers (bizarre!), so we had to share and mix up all our different teas, but we made do!
One week on and I’m still waiting for a reply to my feedback to the hotel. Would I recommend it? For the beautiful view, yes. For the service and overall experience, probably not.