Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we know mum’s like nothing more than a hot cup of tea and an assortment of delicious goodies to help you hibernate from the cold.
London being London, when it comes to a mid-Afternoon treat, there really is something for everyone. The Wriggle team have compiled together 6 of the best places to enjoy your much needed Afternoon Tea.
BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Prices from £41
Whether you’re a Londoner or not, the BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour is one of the finest ways to experience the Capital in an hour and a half. Kick back and relax as you cruise past the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Harrods in an iconic converted Routemaster bus, all whilst sophisticatedly sipping tea, and munching sandwiches, scones, sweet pastries and other delights. Glorious!
Pret-a-Portea at The Berkley
Prices from £41
For the shopaholics who like to push the boat out, Pret-a-Portea, at the luxurious Berkeley Hotel, could be the right purchase for you. This colourful, fashion-inspired menu is a work of art, even changing depending on what fashion season it is. The presentation of each delicacy (the Burberry Ginger Biscuit Trench, or the Saint Laurent Victoria sponge cake bag, to name a couple) is so immaculate that it’s as though the clothes have come straight off the catwalk and onto your plate. A definite must do for any fashionista.
The Millennium Hotel
Prices from £29.95
Fancy something completely different? How about a Dim Sum Afternoon Tea at the Millennium Hotel. Situated in Le Chinois Restaurant and Bar, which is known for its innovative and authentic Cantonese cuisine. The presentation of the food is simply quite stunning and like the traditional tea they offer both savoury and sweet treats. They serve a selection of dim sum as well crispy duck spring rolls, wasabi prawns, chicken lettuce wraps and not forgetting a glass of champagne.
National Portrait Gallery
Prices from £25
Everybody wants to get bang for their buck and you will certainly find great value at the National Portrait Gallery. With one of the most enviable views in London the Portrait Gallery restaurant and bar is always buzzing. They offer the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich as well as chicken, lemon, tarragon and brioche. And don’t worry, they don’t forget the most crucial parts of an afternoon tea; the scones, jam and clotted cream followed by a selection of very moreish sweet treats including a mocha and gold leaf éclair.
The Tea Rooms
Prices from £23
If you prefer the idea of somewhere much more low-key and homely The Tea Rooms encompasses that down to a tea. It is delightfully unassuming and provides a fabulous traditional Afternoon Tea. The place itself is charming and incredibly understated giving it a very warm and friendly vibe. It’s a great escape, especially at this time of year, from the mayhem of the city streets. Enjoy delicate and sweet finger sandwiches as well as the classic scones with clotted cream and variety of cakes. Great for anyone looking for good quality as well as value.
The Modern Pantry
Prices from £25
For those of you who are intrigued by trialing quirky new foods The Modern Pantry might be the place to jingle your bells. The acquired menu allows you to try a fusion of flavours, which may come as a slightly surprising yet pleasurable experience. The contemporary Christmas menu allows you to indulge in liquorice Christmas cake, rosewater and sour cherry chocolate brownies, clementine & jasmine scones and not forgetting the brandy clotted cream. The perfect place for any adventurous foodie!