Review: Matilda the Musical Afternoon Tea

Sometimes you really do have to be a little bit naughty and eat chocolate cake just like Bruce Bogtrotter. In order to do this, you'll need to book in for Afternoon Tea at Scoff and Banter in the Radisson Blu Edwardian. Once stuffed full of Mrs Trunchball's cake and sandwiches, skip over the road to the Cambridge Theatre and enjoy the show.

I popped over to try the Matilda-themed Afternoon Tea last week which includes a selection of sandwiches, scones and desserts with special extras like newt jelly and little sponged Victorias for children.

To kick things off we started with a generous selection of classic sandwiches: cucumber, egg and watercress, smoked salmon bagels and ham with sundried tomato baguettes, my favourite. Soft, fresh fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, the best I've had in a long time.

For the sweets, there were mini Victoria sponges, elderflower and prosecco jelly shots, strawberry tarts and layered chocolate cake with orange drizzle. The jelly shots were more shots than jelly, not that we complained and Bruce's chocolate cake was the ultimate decadent treat.

After feeling a little more like Bruce, we trotted over the road, grabbed a glass of wine and took our seats ready for the show. Inspired by the infamous Roald Dahl book and my absolute favourite childhood film, the award-winning West End show includes music by Tim Minchin. 

Magical, moving and hilarious, this is the best Musical I've seen. When we went, Matilda was played by Violet Tucker, so mischievous and captivating. But hands down, the star of the show is Mrs Trunchball played by Craige Els, with her giant bossom and psychotic mood swings. 

And you know the thing in the book where Amanda is swung by her pigtails like an Olympic hammer throw?...well, that happens too and its terrifying.

Find Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre until December 2016, for more information on this and the official Afternoon Tea visit

I was a guest of the show for the performance and Afternoon Tea. All opinions are my own, I've seen it before and loved it so much I wanted to come back! 


  1. Sounds like an awesome afternoon! It's definitely on my list to see soon! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  2. Amazing afternoon ! I would love to do that too :)

  3. I've heard lots of good things about this show! I'm curious about the songs and the stunts. I can't wait to see it!


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