St Ermin's has a fascinating history - it is built on the site of a 15th century chapel and the building played an important part in World War II. Winston Churchill held important meetings there, MI6 took over an entire floor for their operations and there is even a rumoured tunnel that runs from underneath the grand staircase to the houses of Westminster. The hotel is also home to over 300,000 Buckfast bees.
Hence why the kids' tea is called the Busy Bee Tea and it consists of chocolate, jam and egg sandwiches and a lemon meringue pie, a chocolate and honeycomb brownie and a hazelnut and bee pollen cake.
Pascal and I started with some tea - peppermint for him and caffeine free English breakfast for me - and then we tucked into our delights.
Like Arabella, we adored our sandwiches of cucumber, smoked salmon and caviar, ham and mayonnaise and a sausage and black pudding sausage roll. But again like Arabella, they didn't refill our sandwiches which was a great disappointment to the both us as we could have eaten a lot more.
I forgot to photograph them all in my excitement but they were all excellent, especially the macaroon and the eclair which was even better than the acclaimed Maitre Choux eclairs. None of us were especially keen on the marshmallow but it wasn't bad.
Finally we tucked into scones - normal, sultana and white chocolate - I am proud to say we polished the lot off with plenty of clotted cream and homemade jam. I need to start baking some at home.
Tel: 020 7222 7888