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reasonable afternoon tea in London

kuri Oct 15, 2009 12:28 PM

Are there any good places for afternoon tea without spending too much? Would prefer some place not too dressy either. Someone suggested Fornum and Mason, worth trying?

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  1. limster RE: kuri Oct 15, 2009 12:38 PM

    Brumus at the Haymarket Hotel for excellently rendered classics, was under £20 when I ate there. The Stafford Hotel is also worth checking out -- similar quality to Brumus, slightly more elegant environs and slightly pricier.

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      zuriga1 RE: limster Oct 15, 2009 02:31 PM

      Fortnum & Mason is OK. From what I remember, the tea at Sotheby's Auction House sounds upscale, but the prices are really not too bad.

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        nanette RE: limster Oct 15, 2009 02:50 PM

        I had tea at Brumus on Tuesday and simply can't agree. I plan to post a review shortly, but as I recently had tea at the Mandeville for all over £4 more, I would place it far above the average food and truly shocking service experienced at Brumus.

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          limster RE: nanette Oct 15, 2009 03:28 PM

          Did you you get the chocolate fig beignets at the Mandeville?

          My Brumus experience wasn't as recent, so looking forward to your update.

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            nanette RE: limster Oct 16, 2009 03:18 AM

            No, but the man I was with did, and I was very jealous after he pronounced it to be "glorious".

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