Tuesday, June 09, 2009

One must take afternoon tea...or coffeeWhen visiting London or when one wants to relax in the afternoon with some lady friends, one goes to take tea at a posh London establishment. When the Dolce's were in town we went for afternoon tea at The Wolseley in Piccadilly for a belated Mother's Day celebration. Joined by Madeline and the Rabbit we had a girly afternoon sipping tea (or coffee as Momma Dolce did) and champagne.

I know it sounds odd to have tea and champagne but the Brits take any opportunity to integrate alcohol with every meal or ritual. I highly recommend The Wolseley as the service is superior and the decor is grand and elegant. It was once a showroom for the Wolseley car, then the home of Barclay's Bank and is now the home of a great culinary establishment.

We ordered the Afternoon Tea which comes with lovely patisserie, finger sandwiches and a lovely pot of our choice of tea - Ms. Madeline ordered the Batenburg cake which looked interesting but reminds me of something an old granny would order (but she is a lovely spritely young thing!). Am too tired to type any more (it has been a busy day) but if you want to learn more about how to get to the Wolseley to eat your own Batenburg cake or some lovely scones with jam and clotted cream - visit their website here.

The Wolseley on Urbanspoon

No comments: