Tea for Three
29th December 2010
Cup of tea? Mmm meh. Afternoon tea? Gimme gimme gimme!
My first experience of an afternoon tea was at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on my honeymoon. This was before I was vegan, but when I found out there was places in London you could get a vegan afternoon tea it became my obsession to try them all!
Mr Ikeda, our Little Man and I all headed into London for tea at Fortnum and Mason (please see note below). My first vegan afternoon tea was at The Ritz about 3 years ago, in comparison F&M wasn’t quite as grand, more modern but definitely just as swish.
To start I had marinated peppers with a parsnip soup that my son absolutely loved. Then came the best bit the cake stand:
The bottom layer was filled with crustless sandwiches 2 variteties both delicious and interesting fillings (vs The Ritz cucumber and tomato) – chargrilled pepper, sun blushed tomato and rocket, marinated artichoke, hummus and watercress.
Homemade scones and jam were ok. Then a fabulous chocolate fudgy oozy type cake, champagne jelly and berries (Ritz – no cakes, fruit platter only).
My blended breakfast tea was served with soya milk (none at The Ritz). They also offer additional sandwiches and scones.
Service was as you would expect. I was a bit hesitant about the Lil Man as he is an extremely chatty little thing these days but no one seemed bothered even when Mr Ikeda had a private screening of Scooby Doo on his phone.
Vegan afternoon tea £34