Thursday, 06, July 2017

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London's Best Afternoon Teas

Our top 5 places to over indulge in Afternoon Tea around London

 Afternoon tea is perhaps the most quintessential of British cultural traditions, and certainly one of the most enjoyable. What could be better than an extra meal between Lunch and Supper, where both sweet and savoury treats are consumed?

With their fresh take on the traditional British afternoon tea, we put together a list of our favourite places to over indulge in Britain’s greatest past-time – eating. 

1.   Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

British Museum Afternoon Tea

The British Museum's Great Court

Traditional afternoon tea in a stunning setting. The British Museum’s take on afternoon tea brings everything we know and love about the best meal of the day to their Great Court restaurant, nestled high-up underneath their famous sweeping glass roof. Just a short walk from The Bloomsbury, this is the perfect place to feast on everything from scones to finger sandwiches with lashings of loose leaf or flowering teas.

2.   Sketch Gallery Afternoon Tea

Sketch by The Justified Sinner

Afternoon Tea at @ Sketch by The Justified Sinner

Set in the famous explosion of pink that is the Sketch Gallery, and surrounded by décor and pieces by artist David Shringley, afternoon tea at Sketch offers up everything from eclairs and fruit tarts to finger sandwiches with caviar. Their renowned brightly coloured macarons are not to be missed, and situated just off Regent’s Street it’s just a stone’s throw from The Marylebone.

3.   The Ultimate Afternoon Tea at The Cookery School

Venture a couple of minutes down the road from The Marylebone and have a go at making your own afternoon tea on a course run by The Cookery School on Little Portland Street. Conjure up a culinary success with the help of The Cookery School’s experts and then sit down and enjoy your glorious creation with a glass of sparkling wine. Perfection 

4.   Kurobuta Tokyo Tea Party

A quick tube journey to Knightsbridge from The Kensington and you can be enjoying afternoon tea Tokyo style at Kurobuta on Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor. With a selection of mouth-watering delicacies like punk rock sushi, green tea ice cream lollipops and chicken katsu sandwiches, this Asian twist on a British classic is not to be missed.

Kurobuta Menu

Kurobuta's Afternoon Tea Menu

5.   A Tale As Old As Time Afternoon Tea at The Kensington

Beauty and The Beast

The 'Tale As Old As Time' Afternoon Tea @ The Kensington

No list of afternoon teas could possibly be complete without a mention of our very own afternoon tea at The Kensington. Complete with Mrs. Potts tea pot and Chip tea cup, the Tale as Old As Time afternoon tea at The Kensington brings everyone’s favourite Disney - ‘Beauty and the Beast’ - to life with tantalising themed treats like the infamous rose petal suspended in Vanilla and Gold Jelly, a Spiced Snow Ball Macaron and ‘Try the Grey Stuff’ White Chocolate Mousse. Previously fully booked until November 2017, the tea has now been extended until June 2018, so get your booking in quick, this is the hottest tea in town.

 

Book a table for the 'Tale As Old As Time' Afternoon Tea at The Kensington. 


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