Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Coming in a close second to the ever popular Bottomless Brunch, it’s a quintessentially British past time that has become an institution. So in honour of National Afternoon Tea Week (which is this week in case you were wondering), we have scoured the country for the best places to go for finger sandwiches, fondant fancies and the obligatory glass of fizz…
Mad Hatters Tea – Fitzrovia
If you’re looking for something a little different then the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is it. Inspired by the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland, The Sanderson Hotel has turned afternoon tea into a playful, magical meal. From “Drink Me” potions to the Mad March Hare Vanilla Pocket Watch Macaroon, you will be sure to love this enchanting, fun twist on afternoon tea!
Hoar Cross Hall – Burton-Upon-Trent
Escape the rat race to enjoy afternoon tea surrounded by over 50 acres of English countryside. Sitting in the long gallery bar, offering the classic combination of irresistible finger sandwiches, warm scones and sweet pastries, and renowned for its extensive array of hand picked teas, Hoar Cross Hall ensures that you receive a classic afternoon tea experience.
Grosvenor House – Mayfair
What better way to accompany afternoon tea than with bottomless champagne? If this sounds as appealing to you as it does to us then tea at the Park Room is the place for you. With views overlooking Hyde Park and the impeccable pastries of Executive Pastry Chef, Dale DeSimone, afternoon tea at Grosvenor House will not disappoint!
Menagerie Restaurant – Manchester
The Menagerie has added a modern twist to afternoon tea. As well as the traditional assemble of cakes, scones and sandwiches, they offer “social sharers” which have a quirky flare. From Mac “N” Cheese to a classic Cuban Medianoche, the Menagerie offers a tea that caters to all.
Afternoon Tea at Home
Haven’t you heard that staying in is the new going out! Enjoy afternoon tea that’s fit for a queen with a little help from us! Discover porcelain perfection from Bombay Duck and their quaint selection of painted china, cake stands and plates. Then fill those delicate teacups with some of the finest leaves from Tea Forte.