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Afternoon Tea - all you can eat?

CookieEater Jan 16, 2007 04:45 PM

I've read in other posts that Brown's tea in London is an all-you-can-eat affair, where they keep refilling your plate with sandwiches and scones. Is this true for any of the other tea places in London?
I'd like to go for the less expensive tea at the Wolseley, but I'm not sure they refill your plate and my travelling companion can really pack it away. :)

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  1. Glencora RE: CookieEater Jan 16, 2007 07:01 PM

    Long ago I had all you can eat at Harrod's. It may have changed, but you could investigate.

    1. CookieEater RE: CookieEater Jan 17, 2007 11:50 PM

      The Tripadvisor forum folks told me the nicer hotel teas are usually all-you-can-eat, such as Brown's, Lanesborough, Savoy, Ritz...

      1. Glencora RE: CookieEater Jan 18, 2007 12:19 AM

        I've had tea at the Ritz and the Savoy and I don't believe that's true. But then again, we didn't ask for more. Maybe if you ask? I do remember at Harrod's department store the waitresses coming around with cakes again and again. My friend and I ate far more than we should have.

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          victoriasw3 RE: Glencora Jan 18, 2007 08:02 AM

          I've had tea at the Ritz, the Savoy, Brown's, and the Milestone (very cozy--worth checking out). At all places they were happy to refill our food and tea as many times as we liked.

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            zin1953 RE: victoriasw3 Jan 18, 2007 01:24 PM

            My experience as well . . .

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              Glencora RE: zin1953 Jan 18, 2007 03:37 PM

              Now, I find out.

        2. CookieEater RE: CookieEater Feb 28, 2007 11:14 AM

          I did go to tea at the Lanesborough, and it was all you can eat, although we nearly didn't need it. Perfect for my boyfriend who kept scarfing down the pastries before I could taste them. We were each able to taste everything, though we could have used more scones for slathering with clotted cream. yum!

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            Angela Roberta RE: CookieEater Feb 28, 2007 11:21 AM

            I'd definitely eat more scones and clotted cream and jam. Good cake you can get a lot of places.

            1. kristainlondon RE: CookieEater Feb 28, 2007 11:26 AM

              The Ritz will keep going until you say stop. I can confirm that for sure. I don't normally eat egg salad, but I could not get enough of theirs!

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