Over the lovely, long (and wet) Bank Holiday Weekend, I spent some quality time in Bea’s of Bloomsbury and acquainted myself with their afternoon tea.
I actually went there with a hen party (this was definitely the most civilised thing we did that day) and I went away both loving and not loving it. The food was delicious – both savoury and sweet. The vegetarian brioche sandwiches had this divine smoked flavour to them. They were tiny and addictive. Annoyingly the vegetarian only platter had a pulled pork sandwich hidden inside like a truly unwanted surprise. I was so close to eating it before I realised that the filling looked nothing like cheese.
While delicious, there definitely weren’t enough. Nowhere near enough, and I would have actually preferred more savoury options and less sweet ones. I love my dessert but not on such a grand scale and I am not a tea drinker. As delicious as the cupcakes and Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea was, after eating all that sugar and drinking all that caffeine I did think I was having a heart attack.
Of course I liked what was giving me a heart attack – especially the passion fruit marshmallows.
I think an afternoon tea like this is wasted on me: it was delicious but not altogether appreciated – all I wanted were more sandwiches. I don’t think I will go to another one any time soon but people who have a sweet tooth and aren’t starving (as I will) will thoroughly enjoy this.