This Parisian tea room is hidden away on the ground floor of the famous department store, Harrods. As soon as I entered, the colourful selection of macarons and the amazing display of cakes caught my eye.
The hot chocolate had the right creaminess and thickness. It was served to us in a pot and we just helped ourselves. There was enough hot chocolate for a couple of top-ups.
To go with our drinks, we had the millefeuille praline which was caramelized puff pastry, praline cream, almond pralines and crispy hazelnuts. Each mouthful was divine and heavenly. It really felt like we were indulging.
The macarons are Laduree’s speciality. We went for a selection of the mini macarons: pistachio, praline and caramel with superfine salt. They were all really crisp and smooth. The waitress accidently gave us an extra macaron but she did not charge us for it, even when we told her that we had not ordered it. Must have been our lucky day.
The service was a little slow, so don’t go here if you are in a hurry. The staff were all really friendly and didn’t rush us at all. It was a very relaxing atmosphere.
Personally, I would come here on an empty stomach as the cakes and drinks are filling. It is nice to get seating upstairs as this overlooks the counter displays.
Laduree Tea Room, Harrods, 87/135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XLRating: