Charlie & the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea & musical

I love Roald Dahl books; Matilda, James & the Giant Peach, and the most dear to my heart is Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.  The story is Literally the stuff children’s dreams are made of–i.e. Candy plus a sweet morality fable. Plus I’m a big fan of the 1971 movie starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.  

So when I had the opportunity to go to the West End musical of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & the matching themed afternoon tea at the nearby hotel One Aldwych I jumped with joy!!

First you are greeted by menus with character sketches on them: Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregard, Mike Teevee, Augustus Gloop & of course Charlie

Naturally the baby liked Veruca best!

We began with tea of course: chocolate tea

THen savoury treats: leek and stilton quiche

Heritage tomato tart, smoked salmon finger sandwiches 

Roast beef & grain mustard mayonnaise finger sandwiches 

Egg mayonnaise and watercress sandwich 

Now for the sweets! Be still my heart….

Golden chocolate egg with vanilla cheesecake & mango yolk

Chocolate caramel milk

Eton Mess: a traditional English dessert with strawberries, meringue & cream

Cocoa bean financier

Lemon & raspberry cake pop

Homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, blueberry brioche and Homemade candy floss –my fav!  Baby wanted some floss–maybe when she is as old as Veruca Salt! 

Even though Veruca didn’t make it into the glass elevator in Roald Dahl’s story –baby found herself a pretty funky glass elevator 

Then baby got babysat because musicals don’t allow crying babes & I don’t blame them!  

Bonus: The royal theatre on drury lane is beautiful!


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