A couple of weeks back, I took my mum for afternoon tea at the OXO Tower as it was her birthday and it had been the first time in a long while that I had a proper afternoon tea experience. The view, for starters was absolutely incredible, a clear sight of the St Paul’s Cathedral could clearly be seen and just round the corner, sits the London Eye. Despite the drizzly weather, it still looked beautiful. The decor of the brasserie is minimalistic which I love and the menu consisted of two courses and you can choose to have champagne at an added cost. There is a huge selection of teas to pick from, boring old me opted for the classic English as it’s my ultimate favourite.
The first course was the sandwich selection and the savoury canapés which I absolutely loved. They were super yummy and just the right sizes as I knew my weakness was always going to be the sweets, so by having a smaller portion of the savoury dishes, I knew I’d be able to dig in when the cakes arrive. Along came the sweet section and I was little disappointed as I couldn’t eat the fruit and vanilla pudding or the pear tart, however, the chocolate fondant mousse and the scones was amazing, so I ended having two of each which was nice (and fat).
Overall, we had a lovely time at the brassiere, with incredible views and tasty food. It was also super chilled and quiet up there, so it’s a nice place to relax and catch up with friends etc. The standard afternoon tea menu is priced at £35.00 per person and the champagne afternoon tea is priced at £45.00 per person.
Have you been on an afternoon tea experience recently? Which ones would you recommend?