Plate setting, Mad Hatters Tea Party, Sanderson

Sanderson Hotel Mad Hatter’s Tea Review

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG

Mad Hatter’s Tea, served in the courtyard of Sanderson Hotel, is a collaboration between the five star establishment and Luna & Curious, a curiosity boutique based in Shoreditch.

The setting, the crockery and the food will all convince you that you’re in Wonderland.

Rolled sandwiches, sweet and savoury scones and marshmallow mushrooms are just a few of the things on the menu hidden inside a vintage book. And then there are the napkins wrapped with riddles, bespoke tea blends and the jelly trolley to explore. The tea experience, available between 11am and 5.30pm every day, even includes a resident Mad Hatter as your host and guide.

Here, for a while at least, you can forget the White Rabbit and his lack of time.


Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.


  1. this looks amazing!! wish anything near me would do this, but the only good afternoon tea place i’ve found nearby is this one: make sure to check it out when you’re next in brum ♥

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