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Restaurant review: Jurassic Afternoon Tea at Apero in South Kensington

The Apero at Ampersand Hotel‘s new Jurassic Afternoon Tea is a must-try experience for families looking for a unique way to fuel up before or after exploring the Exhibition Road museums in South Kensington. The tea takes its inspiration from the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth over 200 million years ago, and it is evident from the presentation and taste of the treats that a lot of thought has gone into creating the experience.

Jurassic kids afternoon tea at The Ampersand Hotel south kensington

The tea is served in the hotel’s Apero restaurant, which has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and they go out of their way to make guests feel at home. They offered us a private room separated by curtains from the main dining area. The menu features a range of savoury and sweet treats that are sure to please both adults and children. The T-Rex cheese straws and Dinosaur jam sandwiches are great for younger guests, while the Mini hot dogs and homemade scones will be enjoyed by all. It’s fair to say that the freshly baked scones are the best I have ever tried in the Capital. And I get to review a lot of restaurants.

Jurassic Afternoon Tea at Apero restaurant south kensington

The sweet treats are the real stars of the show, with the Raspberry & lemon crémeux volcano eruption stealing the spotlight. The dessert is presented in a glass and resembles a volcano, complete with smoke effects (the dry ice creates the realistic volcanic burst). The eruption of raspberry and lemon crémeux is delicious and has a lovely tartness that cuts through the sweetness. The Dark chocolate & caramel dinosaur egg nest is another standout, with a crunchy chocolate shell hiding a gooey caramel centre. The Mixed berries T-Rex footprint macaron is perfectly sized and has a delicate flavour that isn’t too overpowering. The White chocolate & blackcurrant Jurassic mountain mousse is a refreshing treat that is light and fluffy, and the Mini dinosaur biscuit & milk chocolate fossil is a cute and tasty addition to the tea.

Jurassic Afternoon Tea at Apero restaurant south kensington

For the adults, there is a range of drink options to choose from, including Champagne, alcohol-free sparkling rosé, and specially created cocktails. The Dino Sour and T-Rex Mex are both excellent choices, with the former having a sweet and sour flavour that is well balanced, while the latter has a lovely herbal note from the basil that is complemented by the hibiscus-infused tequila.

The pricing for the Jurassic Afternoon Tea is reasonable, with children’s options starting from £35 and adults’ from £49.50. The restaurant’s location in South Kensington makes it an ideal spot for families visiting the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, and the tea provides a welcome break from exploring the exhibits.

Overall, the Ampersand Hotel’s Jurassic Afternoon Tea is a delightful experience that will be enjoyed by both children and adults. The menu is well thought out and presented, and the staff at Apero is welcoming and accommodating. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with the family, and it’s highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique and fun way to enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea (with a preistoric twist).


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