As a Londoner, afternoon tea comes with a strong sense of cultural heritage as a scrumptious pastime that has its roots in a centuries old tradition. As you can imagine, there are a plethora of places across the country that offer this service at varying degrees. I opted for a somewhat informal option at Paul Bakery in Covent Garden. This was by far the best afternoon tea service for the price of £25 for two people.
The presentation was delightful. It offered a clean and crisp aesthetic while maintaining the traditional formula of finger sandwiches, brioche scones, and other pastries cascading down a three-tiered cake stand.
Included in this package was also any hot drink of your choosing, and being the chocolate fiend that I am, I went for their classic hot chocolate. Without question, this was one of the smoothest and decadent hot chocolates I have ever had! It was the equivalent of pure melted chocolate in a cup. All in all, I love it; it absolutely sated my sweet tooth.
While it may not be the best illustration of the essence of traditional English afternoon tea, their selection was fresh and flavourful, the overall environment was calm and photogenic, and the customer service was very pleasant. Located in the ever popular Covent Garden, this is little gem is certainly an ideal place for lunch or afternoon tea.
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