Farewell Fred

Oh my Goody Goodness!!!

If you ever want an Afternoon Tea EXPERIENCE go to the Mirror Room at the Rosewood Hotel, Holborn, London.

I have to thank Julie of Balzer Designs for discovering this place.

Fred and I went there for our last date. With my sister, we met my son and granddaughter, Big Sis. We entered the imposingly huge and very grand Hotel and went into the Mirror Room. Have you ever seen such tall lilies!


the tea started with a variety of dainty sandwichesHomepride Fred, Rosewood Hotel

The green bread has taragon in it and makes a chicken sandwich – I can’t describe how delicious that was, then beef and horseradish and the third delicate salmon pate, there were others as well.

The tea –  Oolong.

My only disappointment was that there was only one type of  Japanese tea, the rest were China teas.

But the cakes! That is what you go to the Mirror Room for!


They are all in the style of famous artists: Pollock, Koonsberg, Banksi ……


My photos are hopeless as the room was so dimly lit. I have had to lighten these on the computer, but go to the website to see them beautifully photographed.



Fred had his eye on the Banksi



the walls of the cake were made of solid chocolate and inside was a heavenly mix of deliciousness with salted caramelIMG_0247

Sugar Rush!!!!!!!!

sugar rush

Each cake took ages eat so as to savour the flavours. We were able to send a doggy bag home to my d-i-l and Twig and TwigletIMG_0283

Amazing. The hotel is full of sculpture and art – I will be back!

All too soon the weekend was at an end and I had to say a fond farewell to Fred


Bye bye!

Until the next time…..

18 responses to “Farewell Fred

  1. Ahh Fred the home pride man. Those cakes look Amazing and definitely low fat 😉

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  2. Oh my! The Banksy looks delicious. I’ll fight Fred for it.

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  3. That’s what I call a birthday tea

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  4. Laurie Graves

    Oh my, oh my! I was positively drooling over this post. Loved Banksi. Have you ever seen the movie “Exit through the Gift Shop”? If not, you might want see if you can get it. That Banksi!8

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  5. Murtagh's Meadow

    Those cakes look amazing!

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  6. Wow that tea sounds wonderful!

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  7. Lisa at Greenbow

    How could you even make a choice in all those delectable goodies.??. You had too much fun on your birthday. How could you not with the perfect date and loving friends/family!

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    • It was hard Lisa! We all tried a different one and gave detailed descriptions to each other. I think I might have to go back when I’m not quite so giddily excited about the whole thing to take it in properly. It really was such a rich time, and so lovely to be able to share it with you!


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