Saturday, July 25, 2015

Afternoon Tea - Harrods, London

A visit to Harrods is a 'must' - and we included it on the agenda. Although the upscale shopping is amazing here, Afternoon Tea was our main purpose.

While we enjoyed tea at The Georgian, Harrods' quintessentially English tea room on the fourth floor, the boys went to the Burger Bar, the American-diner also on the fourth floor.
We selected the Champagne Afternoon Tea which in addition to a choice of Harrods tea, included a flute of Rose Champagne. The amuse bouche (tickle your mouth appetizer) was served first.

Vegetarian Option
An amuse Bouche

The tiered tray included an assortment of finger sandwiches, the toppings for the scones, and a variety of petite pastries.

The variety of sandwiches was outstanding. Pimiento cheese, cucumber with savory cream cheese, roast beef on herbed bread, and the miniature quiche was made with caramelized onion. Delicious!

The opulence and elegance of this tea made this a very special event. It is definitely one of our most memorable teas while traveling in England.

The toppings for the scones included clotted cream, lemon curd, strawberry jam, and rose petal jelly.
The variety of pastries was amazing - petite, sweet and tasty, from meringue to tiny fruit tarts, to Battenberg cake, and chocolate delights, we enjoyed them all.


We're not done yet! Harrods Trifle was served.

And Fresh Strawberries served with Pimm's syrup or cream completed the tea. Wow!

A stroll through Harrods ground floor took us around the Tea and Coffee section which also holds the Chocolates and confectionery.


relevanttealeaf said...

Your Harrod's tea looks fabulous. We only did Laduree's inside of Harrod's, but we did go up to second floor so I could at least see the tea room. Reading your blog definitely makes me want to go back again.

relevanttealeaf said...

I'm re-reading your post that you had Afternoon Tea at the Georgian - which according to my Harrod's store guide is on the fourth floor, so there's two options for Afternoon Tea - The second floor tea room and the fourth floor Georgian. It appears the Georgian is the more elegant of the two. I'm glad to know that. Thanks for sharing your England adventures.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

The Herbal Husband and I had afternoon tea there many years ago. It may be time for the Georgian again.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I did a post a few months ago about our tea at the Georgian, and the week before about the food halls. Our favorite places, well...among them...for goodies in London. So nice to visit it with you again! Loved it!

martea said...

What fun to share in your tea experience at Harrods....simply elegant!
It all looks wonderful but I found the trifle presentation especially fun.

Marilyn Miller said...

I can't read anymore!!!!!! Help all these amazing teatimes, I want to do them all. This does look delicious! Reservations needed?

Linda Jennings said...

Oh, how lovely! I'm so glad you shared this special tea with us.

Bernideen said...

Oh my, just the monogrammed napkin thrills my heart!