It’s that time of the year again when my birthday is approaching and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to catch up with my girls over some afternoon tea. This time we decided to head to Piccadilly to try the very well known and grand Fortnum and Masons.
It is perhaps one of the oldest stores since it was set up way back in 1707, the Queen Elizabeth II herself came to the opening of the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon in 2012. Based right in Picadilly it is an ideal hot spot for passing by shoppers and tea lovers, the location couldn’t be any more accessible!
The menu is varied when it comes to tea, so much to chose from! I had the the traditional afternoon tea which included a selection of finger sandwiches (coronation chicken, cucumber, egg) if you have dietary requirements like me don’t be put off, they are more than happy to accommodate by offering you alternatives. You get the scones which they make every morning, one with raisins, one plain and it also includes the yummiest little miniature cakes. I also love how you can get a re fill of your plates as many times as you want! You definitely won’t leave hungry; one can easily spend a few hours chatting whilst getting all sugar’d up.
I loved the presentation from the pale blue tea cups and plates to the detailed list of menus. I was expecting the experience to be a bit more casual since this was my first time having it in a store rather than a hotel. The best part was after all the scones, sandwiches and delights you get the option to have a slice of their many cakes. I had the Victoria sponge which was fresh, creamy and so light!
If you are looking for a cozy afternoon with delicious cakes and a warm atmosphere, especially in this wonderful wintery time then this is the spot.
- The traditional afternoon tea menu with no champagne included comes to 60.00 (not including service)
- Address: 181 Picadilly, London, W1A 1ER