Afternoon Tea Review // La Galerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
on Oct 14, 2013, Updated Aug 08, 2022
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Oh wow, did I love the afternoon tea at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris! They really know what they’re doing with their tea service.
Gorgeous! The chandeliers, the piano player, the plush seats, lush curtains, elegant yet warm decor is perfect for afternoon tea. It felt so grand yet intimate.
Ok, I have to say, I knew right away this afternoon tea would be special the minute they offered small stools for handbags. The last, and only other time I was offered a handbag stool was at Daniel in New York and that dinner was fantastic. I love these little extra touches.
Service was beyond excellent. Tea was topped off for me, and they were one step ahead of me with anticipating my needs. I also loved that they would touch the teapot every once in a while to make sure the water was still hot. For the first time ever, they were the ones to offer hot water since the tea was starting to get bitter.
TEA & TEA SELECTION: ★★★★★
Excellent. A wonderful and varied selection of teas. Not too many to choose from, not too little. I went with a lovely oolong, Dong Ding from Taiwan.
Here’s the three-tiered tray holding afternoon tea for one. My friend, Nana, met me a little later, so I asked them to serve me first, before she got there.
Basic tea sandwiches with a pretty twist. Everything could be eaten neatly in 2-3 bites, and they were all delicious.
The scone was served warm! One per person, which is great with portion size. It was a good, basic, tasty scone.
Scones were served with clotted cream and jams. The clotted cream was a little bit more liquidy than I’m used to, but it tasted great. One thing I would have liked to have seen was homemade jams and preserves instead of the ones from jars.
On the tray with the scone, were additional sweets (carrot cake, brownie, and a cookie) aside from the sweets tray. I thought there were a couple of sweets too many, but I loved the variety. The mille-feuille was my favorite from the sweets.
Amazing! The decor and the service alone makes this one of my favorite afternoon tea experiences. I can’t wait to go back!
INFO: La Galerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris | 31, avenue George V | 75008 Paris, France | +33 (1) 49 52 70 00
AFTERNOON TEA HOURS: Daily from 3PM – 6PM
COST: George V High Tea, 48 Euros | Menu
//Afternoon tea courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. All content and opinions expressed here are my own.//