The UK will reopen restaurants and bars on July 4. Take a look at the best luxury afternoon tea locations in London to help you decide where to enjoy this British dining tradition.
The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods
The latest addition to London’s afternoon tea scene, The Tiffany Blue Box Café is ideal for those looking to add a little bit of sparkle to their experience. The Blue Box Café concept, which went down a treat in New York and Hong Kong, has now crossed the pond with its first European location in Harrods. Situated on the lower ground floor its design is inspired by the iconic blue box and mimics the Blue Box Café at the brand’s flagship Fifth Avenue store. Featuring the brand’s epochal shade of Tiffany Blue® additional touches include amazonite stone features and hand painted Tiffany’s flora and fauna motifs. There is of course also a bevy of Tiffany jewellery on display for you to ogle over while you dine.
The Tiffany Afternoon Tea is equally as bedazzling as the surrounding jewels. Starting with an amuse-bouche on arrival, it is then followed by a selection of sandwiches, including egg and black truffle and warm parmesan madeleine. The delights continue with a selection of scones, served with clotted cream and preserves (you can decide whether you chose the Devon or Cornwall way). The finale of sweets is the real pièce de résistance with highlights including a Tiffany’s Blue Egg (made from lemon curd and mascarpone) and a Big Apple, an apple pie recreated to look like a normal apple. All of this is served up on Tiffany tablewear in perfect keeping with the surroundings. If afternoon tea doesn’t fit with your schedule then you can also pop in for a real life breakfast at Tiffany, with all butter croissants, Cornish crab muffins and Faroe-Islands smoked salmon all on the menu.
Prices for the Tiffany Afternoon Tea start from £69 with hand-picked loose-leaf tea and £84 with a glass of Harrods, Brut NV.