Afternoon Tea: Top 3 Experiences

We have become great fans of Afternoon Tea overtime. We seem to be going with the recent trend, particularly in London, that Afternoon Tea isn’t just something for the middle class, but it can in fact be enjoyed by any one of any age. In fairness however, we have learnt the hard way that if you want quality, you’ll have to pay for it. So from our 8 experiences of Afternoon Tea, here are our top 3.

If you would like to see the original posts from these experiences, please click on the links in the titles.

1. Fortnum & Mason – Piccadilly, London

Fortnum & Mason is renowned for pretty much everything it offers. Restaurants, ice cream, hampers,   your everyday groceries, you name it. One of the most exclusive department stores in London, and we had the pleasure of Afternoon Tea in their Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Not exactly your everyday meal out, but we were celebrating moving in together. It certainly matched and exceeded every expectation. Food, service and atmosphere were faultless. Click on the link to read more!


2. Hello Kitty Cutter & Squidge – Soho, London

Our most recent Afternoon Tea outing, and it unarguably stands out from the rest for being something different. This was the first Hello Kitty pop-up in Europe, and it was at one of our already favourite places for cake, tea, and their famous biskie creations. Downstairs was a ‘secret garden’ which epitomised quirkiness and creativity. Each item on the menu was delicious, and there was so much of it! It’s only in London until next month, so if you have the chance to go, please do. Click on the link to read more!


3. The Grosvenor Hotel, Chester

And this is where the craze began, back in March 2015 after being bought a voucher for here by the Queen of Afternoon Tea herself, Grandma Baker. Famous in Chester for the quality of their restaurants and hotel, again high expectations were set, and they were exceeded without question. Back in the day we didn’t have Food & Baker, but we did create a whole back catalogue of pictures, so if you would like to see that, click on the link!


This definitely won’t be the last time you hear the words ‘Afternoon Tea’ from us – we are always looking to go again and again, and maybe something with a little twist next time? We’ll have to wait and find out!

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  1. Stephanie Claire
    July 20, 2016 / 10:01 am

    I LOVE afternoon tea. My favourites have been at 108 Marylebone Hotel in London, Cloud 23 in Manchester and Bothams in Whitby! I'm hoping to go to the last one for my birthday next month! The more afternoon teas the better! Stephie xxwww.teainyourtwenties.com

    • Food & Baker
      July 20, 2016 / 11:10 am

      Omg isn't it just the greatest! Will definitely check out the ones you listed – always try to find some good ones in London and want to adventure out in other cities too! Thanks for sharing yours!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. kayleigh Zara
    July 21, 2016 / 9:39 am

    These all look great! Talking about afternoon tea in London have you ever had afternoon tea at Harrods? It's amazing! I'm still super jealous of the hello kitty place looks fab X

    • Food & Baker
      July 21, 2016 / 9:50 am

      We haven't surprisingly, well, we're going to have to now! Thank you for the recommendation, wouldn't expect any less from Harrods!Thank you reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. abbeylouisarose
    July 27, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    The Hello Kitty afternoon tea is so cute! It's great to have comparison posts like this, so interesting to see the little differences between each offering! If I was to pick one, I'd go for the tea from the Grosvenor Hotel, those cakes look amazing 😍😍Abbey ✨ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      July 27, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      It was so so cute! Thank you, we appreciate that! Oooo good choice, where the love for Afternoon Tea began, might just have to go back soon, make it some sort of tradition maybe!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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