For a few weeks prior to my trip to London, I’d been craving afternoon tea service. I wanted the fancy sandwiches, the tea, the whole bit.
So, the day I landed in London, I spent a few hours reviewing high tea options for the following afternoon. Some places were booked until the weekend. Others didn’t take seating for one. But, once I found The Beaumont, ever thing clicked into place.
After a lovely early afternoon walk about the British Museum, I took the tube to Bond Street station, walked through Brown Hart Gardens and into the refined walls of The Beaumont hotel. The hotel was so reserved in class that the doorman pushed the revolving door for me – so I didn’t have to touch it myself.
A glass of the 2018 Sparkling Rosé by Gusbourne started off the service splendidly. The perfect way to transition from excessively walking around the British Museum, trying to capture as much as I could behind my camera lens.
Coronation Afternoon Tea
cacklebean farm egg, coriander & tomato chutney
smoked chicken caesar, aged parmesan
cured salmon pastrami, sauerkraut, horseradish & dill butter
herbed cream cheese, watercress and lilliput capers
For my particular experience, I substituted the Curried Egg with another Lox Pastrami sandwich. When the sandwich bites arrived to my table, I was honestly delighted. It was every bit of fun refinement that I expected – with the level of service to match.
SCONES & PASTRIES
Plain and Raisin
served with cornish clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam
coconut cake, white chocolate, pandan
rose, jasmine and lemon choux
vanilla and natural yoghurt tartlet
saffron, bitter chocolate, almond
My tea, the WHITE TEA (Jasmine Silver Needle, Yunnan Province, China – spring picked white tea buds) was also quietly and delicately reserved.
In a word, it was all brilliant.
Afternoon Tea at The Beaumont
8 Balderton Street
London, United Kingdom W1K 6TF