Looking for a traditional afternoon tea in London, look no further than The Connaught in Mayfair which offers opulence and glamour in a beautiful setting.
Afternoon Tea at The Connaught has to be one of the ones you have to try whilst being in London. After the Ritz, The Connaught offers tradition in abundance in their Jean-Georges restaurant. On arrival you are shown into the restaurant with its stunning views into the square, featuring the water fountain in a glasshouse. As it was a warm day, we opted to sit on the inside but it didn’t detract from the experience.
I opted for my usual vegetarian afternoon tea minus the champagne. It wasn’t long before my sandwiches arrived made up of ploughman’s pickle with cheese, cucumber with cream cheese, hummus and roasted peppers and mushroom spread, all on white bread. The sandwiches were finger sized and honestly, I was so hungry that I devoured them. My tea of choice was the jasmine green tea which came in this gorgeous Japanese style teapot.
The scones came back warm and fresh and were buttery soft, breaking apart in our hands and perfectly accompanied by the fresh strawberry jam and clotted cream. The desserts were the real twist on this afternoon tea. On top, we were served melted chocolate in a pot with fresh strawberries to dip into them. The desserts were well presented but very much mousse based and on a warm day, they began to melt quite quickly. My favourite was the one which looked and tasted very much like a ferrero rocher, absolutely delicious.
It was a lovely experience and great if you are looking for a traditional afternoon tea in the centre of Mayfair. The food was lovely, as well as the service. One to try at least once!
For more information about the afternoon tea at The Connaught, see here.