We enjoyed our afternoon tea on the 2nd floor of the Londonhouse hotel overlooking Wacker Drive and the river. Like most tea services, it can be a little expensive for some. But the service, ambiance, and view were great. I suggest not eating the breads they bring at the beginning, because you will be too full to enjoy the tea pastries and hors d'oevres they bring later. All in all, this was a very enjoyable experience.
The last time my daughters and I enjoyed HiT was literally in London so this was a great experience for us. The fod was amazing. Our server struggled to communicate in english which was somewhat charming but also somewhat distracting in a negative way.
We will definitely return.
The worse part, by far, of this entire experience is looking out those beautiful windows accross the river and into the magnificent architecture of this city then being struck in the face with the hideous sign on the hotel directly accross the river. What an eyesore. Reminds me of an Orange T Rex. Big mouth, tiny hands and a massive sign as compensation. The city should force its removal in my opinion. Grotesque.
I feel sorry for the workers who have to stare accross the river at that giant middle finger.
We were there for their afternoon tea. It is served on the 2nd floor of the London House. It is a well appointed area but be aware that from that location you see mostly Wacker drive and the buildings on the North side of the river like Trump and not the River itself. The teas and the service were excellent. But the food was mediocre at best. Some of the savories were hard and stale. So were the macaroons. The best part was the donuts coated in a pistachio glaze. We were expecting somewhat more than just some fancy donuts for $50.
We like the concept of the afternoon tea but it needs some serious rework.