Check traditional afternoon tea in England off the to do list! I have always loved tea and was so excited to go to The Tea Terrace to have afternoon tea. Tea Terrace is every girl’s tea party dream complete with oversized pink and blue chairs, walls covered with tea quotes, and tiny tea sandwiches. I felt like I was transported back to my age-seven birthday party…needless to say I was a very happy girl!
We ordered the traditional afternoon tea for two, which they start serving after 12. This includes a choice of 2 flavors of scones, choice of 4 types of tea sandwiches, assorted cakes, and 2 pots of tea. YUM!
What we picked:
- Teas: White Pear & Ginger tea (completely obsessed with this and hoping to find where we can buy it…perfectly sweet and spicy!) and the Echinacea tea. This was one of the Tregothnan herbal options which are the only teas grown in England! The Echinacea is known for being an immunity booster but we found this to be almost too light to have with the meal. We ended up mixing them which was great.
- Scones: Ginger and Cranberry & White Chocolate. These are served with jam and classic Cornish clotted cream butter which honestly was the best butter I’ve ever had.
- Sandwiches: Free Range Egg & Mayonnaise, English Cheddar Cheese & Homemade Chutney, Scottish Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, and Tuna & Cucumber (Still unsure what was my favorite…)
- Cakes: We got a lemon drizzle, carrot cake and a banana bread. All of which were amazing!
They also had really great looking food aside from the afternoon tea. Full menu here! The restaurant is located on the 5th floor of House of Fraser on Oxford Street. Traditional tea for one is about £20 and £37 for two. Definitely recommended if you want to experience a classic English tea with a bit of a fun twist!
Looking forward to exploring more tea spots around town, if you have any suggestions please send them my way! We stumbled upon Yumchaa yesterday in Camden and are looking forward to trying more of their yummy loose leaf teas.