Hello my dog pals,
You MUST get your Humans to read this! Hum has found simply the BEST way for us to spend spare time at St. Pancras station while waiting for the train!
The Hansom Lounge at the 5 Star St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is really DOG FRIENDLY and so you can stop for a bowl of water and a break and the Human-Folk can have coffee or tea or even a fabulous Afternoon Tea like we did! @StPancrasRen
Hum & I drop by most times we visit London so the lovely staff all know me now and look after me exceptionally well. They sneak me shortbread (when Hum isn’t looking) and make a fuss of me.
Sometimes I simply go and sit on the Grand Staircase and enjoy the whole wonderful luxury of the place. I mean this is where I belong – at a 5 Star residence. Shame Hum lets the side down…..
Well I must tell you more about that Afternoon Tea. If you are catching a train from St. Pancras or even King’s Cross and you can get there a couple of hours before your train is due, do get your Humans to book an afternoon tea in the Hansom Lounge.
The Hansom Lounge is beautiful and calm and luxurious and grand; the staff are attentive and yet discreet and the food is a delight to both the eye and the palette.
You can see the menu down the side of this but I can tell you that words can’t really describe how delicious the food was. And if you think it is expensive, then I can assure you, the Humans are bound to agree at the end that it is excellent value for what you get.
Of the sandwiches, I particularly enjoyed the chicken; the smoked salmon & cream cheese and the egg was good also. However, the rare beef was the star of the sandwiches and simply to die for!
Hum & Glenn Glenn really enjoyed the lavender scones but I preferred the plain scone with clotted cream of course. I was only allowed a little bit but boy was it good!
Then Hum & Glenn Glenn tackled the stunning array of little cakes. I got to try the ice cream cone which was lovely but mostly they were too busy stuffing themselves and raving about how delicious it all was to share anymore. Never mind I was still in beef heaven.
Hum also loved the fact that there was a whole tea menu and you could have different tea with the different food as you went from savoury to sweet. And all served in elegant china tea sets.
All in all, a most pleasant way to while away an afternoon at the station! There are lots of other cafes and bars at St. Pancras Station but I think you will be hard pushed to find one so luxurious and yet super dog friendly where you can relax in beautiful surroundings before your journey.
Make sure you take your Humans and enjoy!