Theo’s Simple Italian have introduced their Summer Italian afternoon tea and I was kindly invited to try out this afternoon tea with a difference in Earl’s Court London.
When I was kindly contacted by pr to come and try out Theo’s Simple Italian afternoon tea, I had to go and try it out. Based in Earl’s Court, the restaurant is in the centre and on arrival, you realise how beautiful and classy the place is. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, with simple decor and some beautiful lights. We were shown to our table which was at a bay window and asked to choose our teas. I went for my usual Jasmine Green Tea and waited for my sandwiches to arrive. They were not aware of my dietary requirements beforehand but were able to amend the menu on the spot for me.
The Savoury course was made up of Bruschetta with Datterini Tomatoes and Majoram, Focaccia bread with tomatoes and rocket and fried zucchini. The bruschetta was well cooked, a crispy base as the bread topped with the succulently roasted tomatoes. The focaccia bread was beautifully soft and worked well with the tomatoes and rocket leaves creating a sweet but tangy taste. The zucchini was my favourite, fried delicately and coated in herbs with a soft centre.
Before the desserts, I usually switch to a mint tea as it helps combat the sweetness of the cakes. The closest thing the menu offered was peppermint tea so I ordered this. The cakes were actual full slices: Amalfi Lemon tart with creme fresh, Flourless Chocolate Cake with creme de mascarpone and Ricotta and Lemon and Ricotta and Chocolate Cannoli. My favourite was the chocolate cake, deliciously soft and perfectly complemented by the mascarpone.
I really enjoyed the Italian afternoon tea, it was different and perfect if you don’t want a sweet afternoon tea. The savoury sandwiches and bruschetta were the highlight of the tea for me, very well done. A huge thank you to Theo’s Simple Italian for having me.
If you would like to try out the afternoon tea, check it out here.