Afternoon Tea Review // La Galerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

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.

SETTING: ★★★★★
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.

SERVICE: ★★★★★
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.

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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.

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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.

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SAVORIES: ★★★★★
Basic tea sandwiches with a pretty twist. Everything could be eaten neatly in 2-3 bites, and they were all delicious.

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SCONES: ★★★★
The scone was served warm! One per person, which is great with portion size. It was a good, basic, tasty scone.

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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.

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SWEETS: ★★★★★
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.

OVERALL: ★★★★★
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.//

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2 Comments

  • Gosh, have rethink the current use of our stool! Or get a smaller, cuter one for my handbag.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    5 years ago

    Hahaha, Georgia!

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