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Ladurée – decadence, indulgence, especially fabulous at Christmas

Fri, 9th November 2018

We all know Ladurée is renowned for exquisite macarons.  This Christmas a special range has been launched to celebrate the festive season but there is so much more to this quintessentially Parisien name as I recently discovered after an informative chat with the UK team.  This led to an invitation to enjoy afternoon tea at the Harrods restaurant.

Ladurée at Harrods is popular with Knightsbridge mums who pop in throughout the day to pick up delectable treats to go but like many of you I had never sat down to enjoy tea at the restaurant. With another KV mum to keep me company I went along on a glorious Autumn day and was greeted pleasantly by staff who were professional and attentive throughout.  Seated in the beautifully decorated tearoom I was transported to Paris.  

Afternoon tea at Ladurée Harrods 

Afternoon tea comprises finger sandwiches, savoury canapés, pastries, warm scones and of course macarons. If you are in the mood champagne is available by the glass. Everything is delicious and beautifully presented and there was so much food provided that I had to ask for left overs to be packaged for home. My friend and I agreed this was one of the best teas we have enjoyed and we would certainly both return again perhaps with our daughters for a treat.  The restaurant also offers a wide lunch menu with something for everyone so don’t just stop by for tea and macarons! Consider Ladurée next time you arrange to meet girlfriends for lunch or after-school hot chocolate and snacks with the kids. 

Versailles Hamper

The Harrods restaurant aside, Ladurée has a wide range of services to support fabulous lifestyles especially during the upcoming festive period:

Christmas range - 2018 brings a collection adorned in red, white and gold with emblematic Scandinavian motifs. Enjoy festive themed Christmas gift boxes of choclates or macarons and an Advent Calendar. 

Private catering service – if you are hosting a party Ladurée offer an 'all inclusive' package that delivers waiting staff, savoury and sweet canapés, glassware and tableware. All you need to do is make one phone call to the events team then sit back and enjoy a splendid party!

Hampers and bespoke gifting – visit the website for a wide selection of hampers featuring anything from jams and biscuits to chocolate, meringue and of course macarons.  These could make perfect gifts to teachers and loved ones at Christmas and you can also request a bespoke hamper to be created exactly in accordance with your wishes!

Personalisation service – request to have your macrons personalised with a name or logo of your choice. Perfect for gifts or special events.

Ice-cream cart hire – Ladurée have an elaborately decorated mobile ice-cream cart that can be hired for any event. Decadence at its best.

Children’s birthday parties– the Harrods restaurant venue is available to hire for birthday parties on Sundays and catering can also be provided. Be sure to add the ice-cream cart to your event for a magical party.

The enchanting ice-cream cart

Ladurée is available locally at Harrods and boutiques throughout London or you can order online at The Christmas range is available from 7th November 2018. For events telephone 020 8963 1193.

Images courtesy of Ladurée UK.

Rating: 8 / 10
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