Having arranged to meet Nick Foulkes at Brown’s for a quick cup of tea to discuss the monthly luxury columns he writes for us, I strolled into the English Tea Room to discover that there really is so such thing as a ‘quick cup’. I stared in amazement at the beautiful creations on silver salvers and the elegant fine china and silver teapots.
Trying my luck I asked if they had a table, I was graciously turned away, but they did suggest tea in the bar or in the restaurant, both exquisite in their own way.
Having previously sampled a Bloody Mary in the atmospheric Donovan Bar, I decided to settle myself in their light and airy restaurant, The Albermarle.
Having seen the creations being served next door, I asked the friendly waiter if there was any chance of having a plate of their raspberry macaroons. I can only describe them as heavenly.

So with pots of Earl Grey and cream filled macaroons, Nick and I plotted the next few months’ worth of the column. Look out for it in the last issue of every month.

Traditional Afternoon Tea is £39.50 per person
Champagne Afternoon Tea is £49.50 per person

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