What is the perfect afternoon tea for you? Some scones, cupcakes and mini tarts a La Francaise served with the classic Earl Grey tea... Not to forget about the fine crockeries and porcelain teapots! This week, we’re celebrating everything great about Afternoon Tea! From the treats to the sweets, why not try out the most lavish spots around the UK to enjoy a cuppa and some cakes!
Novikov Royal Afternoon Tea
Located in Mayfair, the ambience of Novikov Italian restaurant surely provides an air of luxury. The gourmet dishes, delicacies, tartlets… CHEESECAKES; all garnished with either fruit, jam or cream. Prepare your tastebuds to relish some Italian flavours alongside classic drinks or tall glasses of bubbly champagnes! Whether you’re going for the cakes or want to enjoy the savouries, this is an afternoon tea experience you wouldn’t want to miss!
The Milestone Hotel
Upgrade your afternoon tea with a complimentary glass of Geisler Brut when you snack on sweets at The Milestone Hotel. The lounge features a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream and home-made preserves. The pastries are mostly inspired by Parisian gastronomy, reuniting eclairs, tartlets and macarons. Wait, we can’t forget the tea served classic(as we like it), spiced or green! Online reservations are considered!
The Rubens Hotel
This spot has a reputation of being one of the best afternoon tea locations around London. The proof? An Afternoon Tea Awards 2018 (yes, there is an award for afternoon tea!) The hotel respects the traditions of Queen Victoria’s mid-afternoon feasts. They incorporate indulgent treats with fresh twists, in terms of fruits, flavours and cooking styles! The cherry on this pie is… The palace lounge overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. A must check for Afternoon Tea Week!
What defines a usual afternoon tea at Pink Pegasus of Oxford Street? Some pink tea served alongside fresh smoked salmon on bread, feta, fennel and pepper puffs, meringues and pies confectioned to perfection and some sweet mango-avocado cocktail. The afternoon tea is accompanied by live classical music and shares a Mean Girls motto; On Wednesdays, we wear pink! Heading there? Don’t forget to give the pink shirts and gowns some fresh air!
These places fall into the capital’s most unique offerings. So, you might want to make reservations! Ready to dig in?