Being English and having spent two months in the United States eating everything the US has to offer (think BBQ, soul food, hot dogs and fried chicken… lots of fried chicken) I was super excited to go to The Crosby Street hotel for an English afternoon tea.
There were a few familiar faces dotted about! The Crosby Street Hotel is part of the Firmdale Group which also has a number of hotels in London, including The Charlotte Street hotel and the Soho Hotel.
The afternoon tea was served in the Crosby Bar which was very popular with every kind of New Yorker. Aside from those indulging in afternoon tea, there were folks having regular lunch, business meetings and a cheeky afternoon cocktail – although I suspect they were also Brits!
The well stocked bar helps to make The Crosby Street Hotel a good choice for cocktail hour or after work drinks.
I loved the quirky art work throughout the hotel. Along with the Crosby Street Bar guest could also relax in the Drawing Room and courtyard. Anyway… on to the food!
The tea set was beautiful. The tea itself was a little weak but after months and months of coffee it was a lovely treat.
For an extra $10 guests can have a glass of Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, NV.
The finger sandwiches were incredibly fresh. The selection included smoked salmon, roast beef, egg salad, roasted vegetable and the classic cucumber filing.
The savoury bites were salted cod croquettes and fontina and swish chart vol au vents.
Oh my… the scones were amazing. They were served warm and made excellent vehicles for the mounds of cream and jam I slathered all over them!
And then there was cake, a lot of cake!
The Macaroons were particularly good!
Afternoon tea is served everyday from 2pm. For something a little different to do in New York I would recommend the afternoon tea experience at The Crosby Street Hotel. Without champagne the afternoon tea costs $38.