Suitably grand, Samovar Lounge appears to have been designed with afternoon tea in mind. With warm and inviting tones, plus comfy seats that you can sink into, whiling away an afternoon here over tea and light bites is a soothing experience. Hushed tones feel appropriate at Samovar, adding further to the relaxation. The afternoon tea offering doesn’t stray far from tradition, and the contents of the tray won’t live long in the memory. Everything is perfectly pleasant, but nothing jumps out as being outstanding. It’s a well-balanced selection of savoury and sweet goods, with the desserts impressing more than the sandwiches. Tea connoisseurs will enjoy Samovar Lounge’s selection, featuring everything from English breakfast to the more exotic vanilla rooibos. You’ll be in no rush to lift yourself from the comfy seating, and the friendly staff seem happy to let guests stay long after the tiered tray has been polished off.