Posts Tagged “afternoon tea restaurant”

COMO The Halkin for Afternoon Tea by Ametsa – restaurant review

COMO The Halkin for Afternoon Tea by Ametsa – restaurant review

Who doesn’t enjoy a good afternoon tea? It’s a delicious British institution and comforting. We know exactly what to expect – a 3-tier stand with sandwiches on the lowest deck, a few scones in the mid-section and an array of sweet treats on the top. It’s traditional, and marvellous when done well. But one might…

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Georgian House Hotel Upcycled Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

Georgian House Hotel Upcycled Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

Georgian House Hotel is Five-star in every regard (read my review here). It’s a cosy boutique bed-and-breakfast with the addition of a delicious and worthy afternoon tea in their Pimlico Pantry. Upcycled Afternoon Tea! The new Upcycled Afternoon Tea is prompted by the best of motives, but it also ticks all the boxes for those…

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Pinocchio Afternoon Tea at The National Theatre – review

Pinocchio Afternoon Tea at The National Theatre – review

It’s snowy in London and it does rather give the impression of a Christmas landscape. At that time of year one’s fancy might turn to a theatre trip with the kids – nothing taxing like King Lear, but perhaps a children’s classic like Pinocchio might fit the bill? The National Theatre has the ideal production,…

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Cream Tea Cruise from MBNA Thames Clippers – travel review

Cream Tea Cruise from MBNA Thames Clippers – travel review

I am a Londoner and I am ashamed to say that I rarely take advantage of visiting our iconic and internationally-appreciated historic and cultural sites, unless I just happen to be passing. The Thames is our ancient thoroughfare, but now work vessels are mostly a thing of distant memory – that watery road is these…

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Alexander McQueen at The Kensington Hotel – restaurant review

Alexander McQueen at The Kensington Hotel – restaurant review

Well, perhaps not the man himself, but The Kensington Hotel is presenting a delightful afternoon tea that is inspired by the fashion designer who is the focus of an exhibition in London called Savage Beauty. Alexander McQueen was born in London and was known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy between 1996 and…

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Cinnamon Club – Game High Chai – restaurant review

Cinnamon Club – Game High Chai – restaurant review

I am spoilt. It’s true, I have marvellous invitations to eat, sample, savour the most delightful foods across the globe. Spicy dishes from Asia, decadent plates from Europe, comfort food in the USA.  Yes, the best of everything has been generously offered and greatly appreciated. But then there is culinary tradition – and that’s another…

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Paramount Afternoon Tea, Centre Point – restaurant review

Paramount Afternoon Tea, Centre Point – restaurant review

Centre Point is iconic, at least for Londoners. It’s an imposing concrete and glass office building in central London and just above Tottenham Court Road Underground station. It couldn’t be more convenient for those using London’s equally iconic transport system. The area is something of a building sight just now – it’s the Crossrail development…

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Afternoon Tea at St James’s Hotel and Club – restaurant review

Afternoon Tea at St James’s Hotel and Club – restaurant review

St James’s Hotel is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful hotels in London, a city that has some of the most beautiful hotels in the world. It’s a boutique hotel set in a Victorian townhouse but its red brick and ornate stonework make this a jewel in an already glittering city crown. St…

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Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason – restaurant review

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason – restaurant review

London! What do we think of? Historic continuity, elegance, refinement – and tea. So much of what visitors seek in this capital city includes one or several of these qualities, and there are a few places that will enable tourist and local alike to enjoy all of them. Fortnum & Mason is just such an…

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The Ritz Singapore Spring Weekend Afternoon Tea – review

The Ritz Singapore Spring Weekend Afternoon Tea – review

with Executive Chef Massimo Pasquarelli and Executive Pastry Chef Terence Pang The Ritz-Carlton Singapore is one of my favourite comfort destinations. It’s a delight to stay there but also to visit and enjoy on Sundays when work is over, or when one needs a civilised sit-down garnished with stunningly delicious food. They are famed for…

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Winter Club Sandwich at Andaz Liverpool Street London – review

Winter Club Sandwich at Andaz Liverpool Street London – review

There seems to be no waning of the popularity of afternoon tea. It was, quite a while back, regarded as chintzy and stuffy but now it is considered a real meal, rather than an event of boring obligation for your Great Aunt Betty’s 80th birthday. Andaz offers a warming version of afternoon tea. I personally…

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St Ermin’s – Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea – review

St Ermin’s – Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea – review

St Ermin’s Hotel has changed. It was always a classic hotel and the history was always evident in the very brickwork. But in 2011 it closed for half a year and a £30 million refurbishment, and was totally transformed into the modern 4-star hotel that we see today. It retains much of its character but…

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Lotte’s Kitchen with Lotte Duncan – restaurant review

Lotte’s Kitchen with Lotte Duncan – restaurant review

There is no mistaking that this is indeed Lotte’s Kitchen. I am sure an aerial view would show this cafe as a pink blob. This pastel-coloured venue is, if you know Lotte Duncan, just what you would expect and just what you would hope for. You will likely recognise Lotte Duncan from her numerous food…

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Andaz London for Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

Andaz London for Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

Originally designed by Charles Barry and his son, Charles Edward Barry, the hotel opened in 1884, after ten years in construction.  It was extended in 1901 by Colonel Robert Edis. It’s this date that gives its name to the restaurant and wine bar. The Great Eastern Hotel, for that was its original name, had its…

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The Dorchester for Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

The Dorchester for Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

I am an unashamed supporter of The Dorchester. It’s iconic and has endured – it’s been around for decades, since the start of the 1930s, and its façade still reflects those striking and chiselled architectural features of the Art Deco era. The Dorchester is a vision of pale grey but its colourful and ever-changing front…

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Chinese Afternoon Tea at Grand Imperial – restaurant review

Chinese Afternoon Tea at Grand Imperial – restaurant review

We think of afternoon tea as being the quintessentially English event. Well, in fact if we were to be purists we would say that it’s a traditionally Chinese occasion. Tea is, after all, Chinese, although India can lay claim to commercial production for mass export. The British were not even the first Europeans to appreciate…

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Afternoon Tea at Dukes – restaurant review

Afternoon Tea at Dukes – restaurant review

Dukes boutique hotel is tucked away in a quiet courtyard in London’s stylish St James’s.  It was the winner of “England’s Leading Boutique Hotel” at the World Travel Awards 2011 and it’s no surprise. Whilst its salubrious location is part of the charm it still stands apart from much of the local competition. It has…

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Bob Bob Ricard for Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

Bob Bob Ricard for Afternoon Tea – restaurant review

Ricard is in fact a chap called Richard Howarth and the Bob Bob a wealthy Russian by the name of Leonid Shutov. Richard gave Leonid the nickname of Bob as he found Leonid unpronounceable. I guess Leonid renamed Richard out of revenge. The restaurant name is a bit of whimsical mathematics. Leonid is said to…

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Men’s Afternoon Tea at De Ville restaurant – review

Men’s Afternoon Tea at De Ville restaurant – review

The Mandeville Hotel is located in the trendy Marylebone Village, within a few minutes’ walk of some of London’s most exciting shops, art galleries and Mayfair hotspots. The hotel is on Mandeville Place which must be one of the most elegant yet overlooked corners of this neighbourhood – known by locals but passed by tourists….

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Chai Bazaar at Chor Bizarre – Teatime treats & traditional temptations – review

Chai Bazaar at Chor Bizarre – Teatime treats & traditional temptations – review

(This restaurant is now closed) Chai Bazaar at Chor Bizarre was London’s first Indian Tea Bar. Other restaurants serve tea but, take my word for it, tea and its associated snacks at Chai Bazaar are an experience, and one seldom found outside the subcontinent. These days the bar isn’t a physical structure, but rather a…

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