What is it about Afternoon Tea that’s so darn delicious?! Is it the dainty sandwiches, the luxurious fillings for freshly baked scones, or the naughty glass of 2pm fizz?! For all AT addicts, here’s Luxe Bible’s brand new favourite festive Afternoon Teas.
Festive Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum Hotel
Any excuse to get us back through the doors of one of Mayfair’s finest establishments! We’ve also sampled more than our fair share of Afternoon Teas at The Athenaeum Hotel, so we KNOW a) how many separate sandwiches we can get through and b) how good they are.
Tuck into this indulgent feast which includes scones, sandwiches like the Cumbrian beef and Coleman’s horseradish, and dessert delights such as cranberry macaron, clementine and white chocolate trifle and Christmas meringue and cinnamon tart. We can feel the calories creeping on just by reading the menu, but everyone knows that in December, they don’t actually count…
£39 per person or add on a glass of fizz (prices vary), or bottomless Prosecco which is just £10 for 90 minutes of festive free flow. A range of black, white and green teas are also available. Read the full menu here and book here.
Christmas Afternoon Tea at Strand Palace
From December 4th, you’ll be able to warm your cockles after all that Christmas shopping with a delicious afternoon tea treat at Strand Palace. Haxells’ stunning art deco tearoom will be serving up savouries like smoked salmon and charcoal cone, blue stilton and spinach quiche, along with arancini wild mushroom capers and raisin puree. Sandwiches will include cheddar and tomato chutney, roast honey ham cranberry brioche, and salted cucumber and cream dill.
If you’ve left room, you’ll love the snow white lemon meringue tart and Christmas fruit cake with jam, marzipan and icing, along with traditional mince pies and scones! And of course it wouldn’t be afternoon tea without the optional glass of fizz – add on a Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut for an extra £10.
Served Fridays – Sundays until 31st December 12pm – 6pm priced at £30pp and you can even purchase the ornate stand for your own afternoon teas for £35! Click here to book.
Afternoon Tea at TĪNG at Shangri-La at The Shard
For a special afternoon tea with the most incredible views across London, TĪNG is a fabulous place in which to celebrate the festive season while you feast on delicious food and look out across The Thames. You can look forward to indulging in a selection of dainty sandwiches, while no afternoon tea would be complete without a warm freshly baked scone with clotted cream and jam. Apres-ski inspired treats include black forest chocolate sponge cake and luxurious snowball coconut mousse. And it wouldn’t be afternoon tea without a glass of Veuve Clicquot for an extra £10.
From £59, contact the restaurant at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Pink Afternoon Tea at Adam Handling Chelsea
Put the fizz into Christmas this year with a socially distanced festive pink afternoon tea at Adam Handling Chelsea!
Pink savouries will include mouth-watering dill-cured smoked salmon with cream cheese, red onion and stilton tartlet and veggie stuffing sarnies with red cabbage and cranberry on tomato bread, while pink parcels with blackcurrant mousse and vanilla brullee will be among the sweet treats. All this, washed down with brand new Prosecco DOC Rose as it arrives here in the UK.
Served with a glass of Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC Rose for £65.00, or with a special selection of teas at £55.00, the incredible offering will be available until the New Year.