A few years ago I was lucky enough to visit the Sanderson Hotel for one of the infamous Mad Hatters Afternoon Teas and I've simply never stopped thinking about it. Being a girl from the North East of England; trips to London are sadly few and far between, so I didn't think I'd have the chance to experience something as delightfully quirky again. Much to my delight I noticed a marketing email from a local establishment How Do You Do advertising their Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea. I didn't really need to read any more, I was already on the phone booking a table for my next day off.
I'd already visited this eatery several times before it's charming re-brand, I can vouch that it used to make the best darned Sunday lunches ever. My expectations were high.
I wasn't disappointed. We were greeted by a super friendly guy who talked us through everything to do with our tea, the service was quick and precise and the food was just delicious! The Mad Hatters Tea was served with your choice of tea or coffee and also came with a fun tea pot cocktail. We were told the cocktail is usually served spewing smoke from dry ice but sadly they'd run out after a particularly busy weekend. Next time, I'm sure.
Every element was homemade from the jam for the scones to the delightful rhubarb soda in the drink me bottles. The spinach and beetroot bread for the sandwiches was so vibrant and fun, I felt like I was tumbling down the rabbit hole with dear Alice.
The waiter informed us, before leaving, that they were planning on doing a Brighton Beach themed afternoon tea for the Summer months. I certainly hope they do, I'm already planning on another visit!
How Do You Do
10 East Parade