Not too long ago I spotted on Twitter that Cutter & Squidge were collaborating with one of my favourite characters ever, Hello Kitty! So as soon as I knew it was available to book, I asked a friend if she wanted to come along and then all that was left to do was to wait. The day finally arrived, and we wondered in to the shop excitedly to see what our afternoon had in store for us.
On arrival we were given wristbands a bit like we were going to attend a Hello Kitty festival (I've still got my band pinned to my cork board). We were lead down the stairs and shown an enchanted 'garden' filled with flowers, tables and all things Hello Kitty. The cakes were served in dim sum style boxes to make sure the afternoon tea felt right at home, I loved that it was presented in a different way rather than the traditional tea stand. In terms of the food, it was a little bit hit and miss for me which was such a shame as I had been really looking forward to it. I really enjoyed Mimmy's Pink Lemonade marshmallow as I don't get to eat marshmallows very often as I'm a vegetarian, so that was a lovely treat! The savoury cheese scones and Strawberry milkshake biskie were also really delicious. However every thing else on the menu I sadly didn't love that much, I think it was just too many strong flavours to be eaten at once. If you have a really sweet tooth then I do think you'll love it, as everything is super sugary. I loved the whole concept, the shop looked absolutely amazing and I was able to take the cakes I didn't eat home with me and share with my family. I really hate having to write something negative as I love Hello Kitty, plus Cutter & Squidge are such a lovely little company. I just wanted to be completely honest about my experience and share what I loved and what didn't quite take my fancy, but this doesn't mean that you won't like it too!
The Hello Kitty afternoon tea finishes on the 31st August and is £40 per head.