Two for tea with 2FOR1
Is there any better way to spend an afternoon then catching up with a friend or loved one over tea and cake? Nope. We can’t think of one either. And with 2FOR1 deals on some top afternoon teas when you travel by train, there’s no excuse not to get a date in the diary.
Confessions of a Chocoholic Afternoon Tea
The name says it all. Come to Podium restaurant at the Hilton in Park Lane and expect sandwiches, freshly baked chocolate chip scones with chocolate praline spread, chocolate cupcakes and chocolate mini fancies. There is even an edible chocolate plate.
The extraordinary decoration of the Morris, Gamble and Poynter rooms, now known as the V & A Cafe, cannot fail to warm your heart. Ornate ceilings, elegant pillars and enormous glowing chandeliers are a feast for the eyes as you tuck into one of a range of cakes including scones, brownies, muffins, millionaire shortbread or walnut and pistachio carrot cake.
The Dalloway Terrace at the Bloomsbury Hotel
This beautiful light-filled indoor/outdoor terrace lined with green foliage is the perfect atmospheric space whatever the weather. It is heated in winter or has a retractable roof during summer so you can eat al fresco. Afternoon tea is prepared by pastry chef Mariatu Kargbo and features sweet and savoury treats inspired by Bloomsbury’s literary heritage.
The Bloomsbury Hotel is the perfect spot for some refreshment following a visit to the nearby British Museum.