Look up these absolutely unusual afternoon tea venues
“Enjoy a fresh take on the traditional British afternoon tea in London with these quirky and fun offerings. Don’t miss out; book a table to enjoy afternoon tea venues in London with an unusual twist or look for quirky offerings amongst these afternoon tea deals.” ~ British Tourism
Sit down to sweet treats at an interesting venue, take high tea on the move or enjoy quirky and themed food and drink.
Using the principles of New Basque cuisine, this tea at The Halkin’s Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction restaurant brings Spanish flavours to this British tradition. Tuck into tapas such as pork croquettes and Iberico ham followed by sweet bites, from lime custard and banana tartlet to chocolate with churros; all washed down with tea or cava.
This is a fantastic way to enjoy one of London’s iconic spaces. Take a seat in the British Museum’s Great Court restaurant, high up underneath the famous sweeping glass roof and partake of a delicious traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings – scones, jam and clotted cream, finger sandwiches, loose leaf or flowering teas, coffee and optional champagne.
Chocolate lovers will melt for One Aldwych’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory-inspired afternoon tea. Served in the hotel’s gorgeous lobby bar, the menu features homemade candyfloss, caramel chocolate milk as well as traditional fare. Indulge in the optional extra of a Cocktail Charlie – whisky, Grand Marnier Cherry and chocolate bitters topped with champagne.
Pop into the Sanderson restaurant at the eponymous 5-star hotel for a magical Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea. You’ll thoroughly appreciate this trip down the rabbit hole, with clever touches including vintage-book menus and quirky delicacies such as marshmallow mushrooms, carrot meringue and Swiss roll-style sandwiches that scream “eat me” and “drink me”.
Enjoy a colourful afternoon tea in this fabulous venue featuring pink decor and pieces by artist David Shrigley. Sketch Gallery offers up a cornucopia of edible delights including bright macarons, eclairs and fruit tarts as well as finger sandwiches with caviar, quail eggs, cucumber and asparagus.
Their afternoon tea is served every day from 3.00pm to 5.30pm (served in the chic Bistro or in the Club Lounge). The theme of the afternoon tea is based around original board games, including traditional favourites such as: Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominoes and Ludo, all available to play at the hotel.
Enjoy a vegan or gluten-free tea at healthy eating restaurant Ethos, where you’ll be treated to a selection of sweet treats, including a peanut butter bomb, orange cake and banana bread with a pot of tea – or a glass of prosecco for a little extra. This is as close as it comes to a guilt free tea!
Spice up your afternoon tea with an Eastern twist on the British classic at the Strand Palace Hotel’s Lounge Bar. Taste authentic Indian flavours in a generous selection of inventive sweet and savoury dainties, washed down with beautifully fragranced cardamom chai.
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