Afternoon Tea Adventures; Fortnum And Mason, London

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I think it’s safe to say I like afternoon tea and the best part for me is the buckets of tea that are there to be drunk.  My favourite tea is from Fortum and Mason.  For me they really do have the most delightful tea and I feel tea always needs to be loose leaf and always needs to be made in a pot.  We had arrived a little earlier than our afternoon tea was booked for and while we waited we had a look around the shop.  I really love the store and the aroma of all of the loose tea and could spend hours walking around smelling the leaf tea.

Upon arrival we was seated in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on the fourth floor of the Piccadilly store. We were given a tea menu with a choice of a number of loose leaf teas.  We had decided to have the champagne afternoon tea and were brought our glass of champagne whilr our afternoon tea was prepared freshly for us.  I decided to have my favourite Fortnum and Mason loose tea which is the Queen Anne blend.  The afternoon tea was served on the most delightful and charming China which can also be purchased in the shop. As much as I would like to own a set of this China I really couldn’t justify the cost as I’m quite sure I would break many pieces and end up kicking myself for doing so.

The sandwiches tasted so fresh and included:

  • Coronation Chicken
  • Fortnum’s Smoked Salmon
  • Glazed Ham with English Mustard
  • Cucumber with Mint & Lemon Butter
  • Rare Breed Hen’s Egg Mayonnaise with Chives

The warm scones (plain and fruit) were served with Somerset Clotted Cream & Fortnum & Mason strawberry preserve and lemon curd.  The jars were of a larger size than I’ve had before and at the eand of the tea the uneaten preserves were given to us to take home.

The scones were followed by a selection of five individual patisseries.

Finally it was time to make a choice of only for a mason sweet trolley. By this time we both had sufficient to eat and decided that we didn’t really want anything off the trolley however our waiter kindly boxed up some Battenberg cake for us to take home and enjoy later.  The battenberg cake was truly delicious and Fortnum and Mason have shared the recipe for their battenburg here.

No trip to Fortnum and Mason will be complete without the purchase of some loose tea to take home.

The afternoon tea is priced at £44 per person plus £13.50 for the champagne.  I’m hooping to return again for the High Tea which instead of sandwiches has a savoury course of Welsh Rarebit with Oven Dried Tomato & Caramelised Shallot, Lobster Omelette Victoria with Lobster Bisque & Truffle, Beef Wellington, Celeriac Puree with Merlot Sauce, Eggs Royale, Scotch Egg with Mango Chutney, Pork Escalope Cordon Bleu and Wild Mushroom Pithivier.


  • Sally-Jane

    4th November 2017 at 2:49 PM

    Looks amazing! I’m jealous.

    Was it a sponsored post? I’d love to do something like this!

    1. Candace

      4th November 2017 at 3:58 PM

      No, it wasn’t. Wish it was though lol

  • Lisa – Little Orange Dog

    6th November 2017 at 10:12 AM

    You are a very lucky girl and I am not in the least bit jealous…slopes off to make a cuppa with a PG Tip Pyramid teabag #MMBC

  • Sonia Cave

    6th November 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Oh my goodness what a lovely afternoon tea 🙂 #MMBC

  • Louisa

    6th November 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Oh my, this is my idea of heaven. My mouth was watering at the afternoon tea, then you gave the menu for high tea! It sounds like perfection. One for my wish list! #mmbe

  • Cheryl | Time To Craft

    6th November 2017 at 8:10 PM

    It looks like a lovely choice for afternoon tea. I would never manage to eat it all. Good job they wil wrap it up for you to take home. That china is gorgeous. #MMBC

  • Chloe

    6th November 2017 at 8:53 PM

    Hi, I have this on my wish list to visit next year, I love their teas #MMBC

  • Kim Carberry

    7th November 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Oh wow! How amazing and fancy! The food does look amazing especially the battenberg cake x

  • Laura Martin

    13th November 2017 at 12:03 PM

    I feel like with the afternoon tea post you might be my soulmate
    I love afternoon tea

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