I was invited to spend an afternoon in Mr Foggs House of Botanical’s it’s a pleasure to step inside, it’s thoughtfully curated with props nodding to Mr Foggs 80 day trip as well as being filled with plants and foliage, from prints on the wall, ceiling installations to floral wallpaper upstairs. Whilst I could have spent my day enjoying the surroundings I was actually here to enjoy afternoon tea. But not any afternoon tea this one involves choosing from a selection of elaborate sounding cocktails and them being served in a china teapot and teacup! No earl grey here!
After getting over my shock and delight at what my teapot contained we were presented with our tier of edible delights. Sandwiches on the bottom of mini buns with a selection of hams, cheese and salad and a soft white bread triangle (crust less of course) filled with smoked salmon and kimchi.
The middle tier contained lemon and coffee macarons, pan au chocolat, mini croissant and blueberry muffins. The final tier contained mini donuts in thick blankets of sugar cinnamon!
Afternoon Tea runs every Saturday from 130pm to 330pm. The service was impeccable, friendly, fun and welcoming with our servers dressed in the spirit of Victoriana. As an experience I highly recommend a visit. Yes I’ve had daintier teas with absolutely exquisite treats but what this tea lacks slightly in finesse it more than makes up for in atmosphere, delightfulness and it’s set in an absolutely stunning location.