For traditional afternoon tea, why not go to the ultimate tea at Fortnum & Mason, London.
Fortnum & Mason has been serving tea in 1707 so where better to go for afternoon tea than at their amazing Diamond Jubilee salon, opened by HRH The Queen herself. The atmosphere of the salon is like no other with Duck egg blue walls, chinaware and a grand piano adorning the foyer. The ceilings are low with ornate ceilings, to reaffirm the regal and classy culture of Fortnum & Mason.
We arrived on a Friday evening and instantly led to our table and offered the tea menu. The tea menu is breathtaking with every type of tea on offer, and honestly it took me ages to decide what I wanted to drink. I chose the Jasmine Pearl tea which was flowery yet delicious and refreshing to drink. As per usual I ordered the vegetarian afternoon tea but they cater for every single type of dietary requirement so you can definitely be assured that there is no issue there.
The afternoon tea itself came on silver regal looking stands with all the food beautifully presented. The sandwiches were a mixture of traditional and unconventional with cucumber and cream cheese, cheese and pickle, egg mayonnaise and chickpea and hummus. The scones were so soft and delectable and served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd. The desserts are all finger sized varying from millionaire shortbread and caramel to a Lavender Madeline.
The Fortnum and Mason afternoon tea was one of the best I have ever had. We were literally eating till the salon closed yet no one felt they should rush us or prompt us to leave. The food was traditional as expected and easy to eat without feeling overfilled or too sugary.
For more information about the Fortnum and Mason Afternoon Tea see here.
I hope you enjoyed this post, don’t forget there will be another review tomorrow!