Anything with the word chocolate involved turns my head, and even more so when it’s in the form of an afternoon tea in a hotel that’s called a palace.

The Strand Palace hotel is an independent hotel in central London, and they’ve got a brand new afternoon tea in collaboration with premium British chocolate brand, Love Cocoa.

It launched in May and runs until November 12 and combines British heritage with a modern take on the traditional afternoon tea.

Love Cocoa was founded by James Cadbury, the great grandson of John Cadbury, and with the Strand Palace a contemporary menu with an array of chocolate-inspired sweet treats with Strand Palace’s traditional teas has been created.

I went last Sunday afternoon with my boyfriend, and felt like I was in a movie.

The Strand Palace is located in the heart of London, right on the Strand, so even walking down the road to the hotel feels a bit surreal.

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The hotel has a beautiful, grand entrance and is extremely classy and modern.

The afternoon tea room is a designated section off the restaurant, and has a chilled, relaxing vibe to it with mirrored walls and red interior.

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The selection of sandwiches included Cornish crab and samphire mayonnaise on a brioche bun, truffled egg and chives on rye bread, honey smoked ham and wensleydale cheese wraps and a heritage tomato tartlet with whipped buffalo mozzarella.

I swapped my crab for an egg mayonnaise option from the children’s menu, and my favourite was definitely the tomato tartlet with whipped buffalo mozzarella.

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The tartlet was relatively sweet, but it went with the cheese and tomato mix inside it.

The crown jewels of the tea was a selection of sweet delights, including an espresso martini brownie with Love Cocoa coffee beans, delightful pistachio macarons with Love Cocoa caramel popcorn and a sour apple marshmallow served with a Love Cocoa white chocolate shard.

The brownie was absolutely divine, and the espresso martini topping balanced out it’s sweetness, and I also really enjoyed the marshmallow where the sour apple flavouring did the same.

A scone with blackberry jam and clotted cream was at the bottom of the tower, and it came with a loose-leaf tea variety including Strand Palace classics such as White Peony with Rosebuds, Palace Breakfast and Covent Garden Blend.

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The Strand Palace Afternoon Tea with Love Cocoa is offering a launch price of £45 per adult (£49 including a glass of prosecco) and £27 per child (up to 12 years), served daily from 12pm to 5pm with a last serving at 4pm.

If you love chocolate, you love afternoon tea, and you want a bit of a treat in central London, I’d highly recommend it.