Mal Maison is located just behind Charterhouse Square in Farringdon. Walking inside, I was nicely surprised to see how chic and bold the interiors were. The Lobby area is a permanent showroom for furniture manufacturer Hitch Mylius and so changes regularly but always has a slight 70s style.
Formerly a nurses home, Mal Maison is now home to 97 stylish rooms and suites as well as the Chez Mal lounge, bar and brasserie.
There is a giant work of art that sits on the back wall of the Lobby, spilling into where the lifts are. The artist Xenz was commissioned to paint the Lobby and he based it on the trees from The Charterhouse Square which brings the feel of the outside in. Xenz is one of the top graffiti artists in London and has tagged all of the bedrooms in Mal Maison with his signature butterfly’s, squirrels and birds.
The Afternoon Tea is a very affordable £19.95, £25 for a Prosecco Afternoon Tea and £27 for a Cocktail or Champagne Afternoon Tea.
The savouries were: Smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese bagel. Egg mayonnaise sub roll and a Louisiana chicken slider. The sweets were: Raspberry cheesecake, salted caramel chocolate brownie. Bakewell tart, double chocolate cupcake and a strawberry milkshake. Served with a large selection of teas.
Being a huge cocktail fan, I was so happy that we got to sample three of their seasonal cocktails.
The Tang Dynasty was made with: Lychee liqueur, Chambord, lime juice, orange juice, blueberries and raspberries. This was definitely my favourite!
Mal Mademoiselle was made with: Singsby Rhubarb Gin, apricot, egg white, cranberry juice and lime juice.
Lady Parma was made with: Absolut Raspberry, Parma pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, sugar syrup and lemonade.
Overall, the whole experience was fantastic and I would definitely recommend Tea at Mal Maison. I left with a smile on my face and full of yummy food. Can’t really beat that for a Sunday afternoon!