Uh oh, when is Mother's Day in the UK? Quick answer for you - this Sunday, March 19th. It always sneaks up on us, doesn't it (I swear I love you, mum). So what to do for mother’s day then? We've got the best solution to save the day - Afternoon Tea. Yep, what could be better than Mother’s Day afternoon tea in London?
Indulging in a luxurious afternoon tea experience is the ultimate treat for mum, and where better to do it than in London? With its world-renowned restaurants and hotels offering unique twists on traditional afternoon tea, the capital is the ultimate destination for tea lovers. From the classic to the contemporary, the options are endless. Get ready to sip, nibble, and savour your way through the best afternoon tea spots in the city.
Gatsby's Room - The Beaumont Hotel
Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with a mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches that are sure to tantalize your senses. Think Coronation Chicken and Devilled Egg - the perfect balance of savory and tangy flavors. Enjoy a decadent array of scones and pastries that will leave you feeling like royalty. From Salt Water Taffy to Yuzu Cream Pie and Mocha Cake, there's something for everyone. Feeling fancy? Treat yourself to a glass of English Sparkling Wine or a non-alcoholic JING Jasmine Pearls Sparkling Tea for an extra touch of sophistication.
Address: The Beaumont, 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF, United Kingdom
Oblix at The Shard
Take your mum to an unforgettable afternoon tea experience at Oblix East, where you can take in breathtaking views of the city from the 32nd floor of The Shard. The special edition afternoon tea includes a glass of Billecart Brut on arrival followed by a selection of luxurious teas, including Monkey paw green tea, White petal tea, and Hibiscus flowers tea. There are sandwiches aplenty including Smoked salmon with cream cheese and rye, Angus beef and horseradish, scones with seasonal jam, fresh honeycomb and clotted cream, and pastries including Chestnut and vanilla tart and Pumpkin cake with spice pumpkin buttercream.
Address: Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY, United Kingdom
The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
Are you looking for the perfect way to spoil your mum this Mother's Day weekend? Look no further than the signature tea towers that are sure to impress. Delight in delicate pâtisserie like their black forest cake with striking mint chocolate work, passion fruit curd, raspberry cheesecake, and salted caramel choux bun. And the best part? You can decorate your table with additional gifts, such as the new Fortnum & Mason candle collection infused with the grocer's world-renowned teas. Choose from Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, and Jasmine scents that will transport you and your mum to a world of pure relaxation.
Address: 4th Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER, United Kingdom
The Parlour at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel
This tea service is unlike any other, collaborating with Floris London, the one and only perfumery that was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen herself. This multi-sensory afternoon tea experience is inspired by the notes of the historical British perfumiers luxury fragrance ‘A Rose For…’, with delectable bites featuring Pumpkin, rocket, and Montgomery cheddar quiche, horseradish and Avruga Caviar on white bread, and Roasted gammon and celeriac remoulade on brown bread. Complete your meal with warm scones alongside passion fruit and coconut tart, Rhubarb and rose Charlotte, and Lemon and mint choux.
Address: 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HN, United Kingdom
St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel
Get lost in a whimsical world ‘through the rabbit hole’, with the St James‘ Court, A Taj Hotel’s Afternoon Tea in Wonderland. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the eclectic menu of cakes and pastries inspired by characters and quirks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, like ‘Queen of Hearts’ mango tarts, ‘Drink Me’ strawberry potion, ‘Caterpillar’s Mushroom’ raspberry marshmallows, white chocolate mousse teacups, and pocket watch macaroons. Have a finger sandwich or two that includes Alice English cucumber & cream cheese on beetroot bread, Lory Cornish Yarg and tomato with redcurrant jelly, and more.
Address: 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF, United Kingdom
The Teahouse at the Petersham Nurseries
Brimming with delicacies, you can escape your everyday routine and transport yourself to the perfect English country garden setting. Toast the day with a seasonal bellini followed by Scottish girolle arancini, Goat’s cheese and plum chutney sandwich, Egg and asparagus sandwich, Smoked trout and labneh blinis, and Garden herbs scones with lobster and crème fraiche. For something sweet, there are plain and fruit scones with clotted cream and Petersham jam, Rhubarb chiffon cake, Green tea and white chocolate ganache macaron, Hazelnut and caramel choux bun, Chocolate tart, and Millefoglie and berries.