Tea and scones in London

I know “afternoon tea” isn’t really something Londoners actually do (or have time for!), but I couldn’t resist taking an afternoon out with some friends (none of whom happened to be British, btw) for it. We went to the Orangery at Kensington Gardens, which is a beautiful restaurant:

The food came out in courses and not one of those tiered tea trays, which is what I expected. They served us the tea fist, followed by three courses: First, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches–sans crusts, of course:


Then, scones with jam and clotted cream, followed by orange sponge cake:


Everything was really delicious! It was a really nice, relaxing way to spend the afternoon. I think we spent a leisurely 3 hours there, eating and chatting. Was fahbulous, daahlings (and pretty cheap, too!).

http://www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace/cafesandrestaurants.aspx

3 Comments on “Tea and scones in London”

  1. Tery Spataro

    I so miss tea in London! It’s spring what perfect time of year to be there. Chelsea flower show. BT hope you are enjoying yourself!

  2. Scott at Real Epicurean

    It might not be as formal as an “afternoon tea” but a good old Cuppa is still a British tradition. Milk with 2 sugars, please!

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