Mews Of Mayfair – Afternoon Tea

Owning a blog called Teacup Moment, it’s safe to assume that I love tea, and one of my favourite ways to take it is with champagne, miniature cakes and sandwiches. Earlier this month, a trio of us headed to Mews Of Mayfair in London for a leisurely afternoon tea.

Tucked away from the bustle of the west end streets and located behind Victoria’s Secret; Mews of Mayfair is a secluded location with a sophisticated interior. The restaurant was low-lit with candles and stunning artworks that had a beautiful simplicity to them which made them strikingly effective.

With a varied mixture of different sanwiches, more often than not there’s bound to be a couple of things that won’t be to your taste; but I was impressed with the afternoon tea sandwich selection that was produced. Roast sirloin of Aberdeen Angus beef with red onion jam, pulled pork and brie toasted bagel, mozzarella and basil pesto wrap with baby kale and hot smoked salmon and cucumber open sandwiches with creme fraiche. As a non-fish eater, the only one I didn’t have was the smoked salmon; yet the rest was delicious and full of flavour.

An afternoon tea staple is of course scones, clotted cream and jam. This time, however, there was a spin on this classic; chocolate and cherry scones – a first for me. My initial thoughts before I tasted it was that it was going to be very sweet, but it had quite a savoury taste to it and went really well with the clotted cream and bermondsey jam.

Last but no means least was the scrummy selection of mini desserts; double chocolate macaroon, a chocolate custard and cream vanilla slice and chocolate and salted caramel cheesecake. Although traditionally small, they were the perfect size to finish off indulgent dining. Accompanied by individual pots of tea, a glass of champagne and amazing company, it was a perfect way to spend a relaxed Saturday afternoon.

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