Afternoon Tea: The Barbican Centre, London

This afternoon I, James was surprise treated by my darling to a spot of Afternoon Tea in a location we’ve been longing to visit. After our last attempt to come here was ruined by someone’s very inconsiderate decision to get married, we weren’t to be let down this time around.

We arrived and were shown to our table immediately, the food arrived quickly and Prosecco was pronto. Do find what was included in the Afternoon Tea in the descriptions below.

Sandwiches: Coconut and Kaffir Lime Chicken, Smoked Mackerel and Turmeric, Avocado, Cucumber and Smoked Pepper, Burford Brown Egg, Watercress and Dill

Scones: Lemon Thyme and Date Palm scones with cream and jam

Each sandwich was made with the softest bread you could find, and the fillings weren’t the typical you’d find in a traditional Afternoon Tea. The flavours were present but not overpowering. We both agreed the smoked mackerel pate as a fan favourite!

Orange and Lavender Cake, Rosemary and Papaya Tart, Coffee and Banana Éclair, Pear and Cardamom loaf, Lemon Macaroons 

On to the scones which were again delightful. The scone, cream and jam were all of perfect texture to make sure it didn’t fall apart until it bit in to. Each cake on the top tier were again all a bit different from what you’d be used to. Every single thing on the little tower of magic was to a tee, saving the best to last – the coffee and banana eclair.

From there we strolled around the gardens, giving us the chance to get some scenic shots and self timer specials…

Overall it was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon and we’d fully recommend it to anyone in London!

Food: ★★★★★

Customer service: ★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

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26 Comments

  1. Ash Austin
    January 23, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous time! And those cakes look so delicious!!!!

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:47 am

      It was so pretty, so worth it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. kayleigh Zara
    January 23, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    All the food looks amazing but the lemon macaroons look like heaven! I wish I lived in London so I could go 😻

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Ugh they were so good! Defo one of the favs!On your next trip down you should – only open on Sundays thoughThank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Holly
    January 23, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Wow the food looks and sounds amazing, especially the lavender cake! I really want to go for afternoon tea at the Barbican. So glad you highly recommend it!Holly xwww.ldnmuse.com

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Omg yes, please do and let us know if you loved it as much as we did!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  4. Alice Beesley
    January 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I've never had afternoon tea before! Also love the photos – I have that tartan scarf too!!Alice x | http://www.invocati.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Afternoon tea is a must! Go go go! Aww thank you!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  5. Breanna Catharina
    January 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Those sandwiches look stellar! And golly, the coffee and banana eclair looks so yummy. I'd take it upon myself to personally inhale them to check for poison. I wouldn't want anyone to get hurt, ya know? This looks like a great way to spend an afternoon!

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Ahahaha oh you're so king 😉 will make sure to bring you with us next time for that exact reason!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  6. Tiffany Rawling
    January 23, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Beautiful pictures! The food sounds amazing and so different to a typical afternoon tea! Will definitely keep this place in mind for when we're in London :)Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Yes do! Note that they're only open on Sundays!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  7. Serena Reidy Books
    January 23, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Looks delicious! Love afternoon tea!

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:50 am

      It really was!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  8. Hilarice
    January 23, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Wow beautiful pictures! And that food looks amazing, gosh it's making me hungry haha. Lovely post! Xx Laricehttps://hilarice.wordpress.com

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  9. Sarah A
    January 23, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    This place looks amazing! I love all of the greenery around the room :)Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Such a pintrest kind of place!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  10. Anonymous
    January 23, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I LOVE afternoon tea, this place looks so cute as well!!Abbie-xxchasingmydesire.com

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Afternoon tea is the best!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  11. Chloe
    January 23, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Hi, you looked like you had a great time. What a fantastic place to enjoy afternoon tea. The cakes look yummy. I'm adding this on my list of afternoon teas to try, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com #TeacupClub

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Yes, do let us know how much you loved it when you go!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  12. Samantha Alice
    January 23, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    You always go to such awesome places. I need to go out with you! S .x ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Omg yes, let's plan a date!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  13. Single Vegas Girl
    January 24, 2017 / 1:35 am

    This looks like such a lovely place to go and the food looks delicious! (:Single Vegas Girlhttp://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

    • Food & Baker
      January 31, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Loved it all!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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