Well, take whoever you want to. There’s no doubt they’ll love it.
We ducked out one drizzly London afternoon in May to The Kensington’s Town House to taste what the whole town seems to be talking about: their London Landmark afternoon tea. They tell me there’ll be a hand-drawn map to guide us through it, we’ll sip on Cloud tea, drink Champagne and nibble on mini rhubarb mousse telephone boxes…
Welcomed, seated and given a quick and informative low down on the menu (ingredients are locally sourced, and every morsel has a story), our table was filled with glasses of bubbles, stripy teapots, matching teacups, and the bespoke map of London I mentioned earlier, beautifully illustrated by Eleni Sofroniou. Plates of savoury treats landed in front of us, think: mini Steak & London Ale Pies, a Colston Bassett Stilton & Broccoli Quiche and bite-size Crab Cakes with Tartare Sauce & Caperberries (yes, very apt! And yes, very tasty!)
After topping up our tea, a London Eye-inspired stand was brought to the table filled with the lightest buttermilk scones, a trio of classically British sandwiches, and the showstoppers themselves… A ‘Big Ben’ inspired Lemon Curd Tart, a White and Dark Chocolate Ganache ‘Gherkin’ and a Carrot Cake & Milk Chocolate in the shape of ‘The Shard’. It really was as fun and as delicious as it sounds.
Nestled in the heart of South Kensington, London, this is a MUST for everyone’s London bucket list, whether you’re here for the weekend or live just down the road.
GO TO: townhousekensington.com
DETAILS: £42 per person or £54.50 with a glass of Perrier-Jouët, Grand Brut NV Champagne, all enjoyed with a selection of rare teas. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12 noon to 6pm. The full menu can be viewed HERE.
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