Afternoon tea delivered to your door? It’s a lockdown miracle! The Resident picks out London’s best afternoon tea deliveries
Lead image: The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea Takeaway
1 The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea Takeaway
The Chesterfield Mayfair, which offered festive afternoon tea takeaways throughout Christmas, is now offering its Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea – complete with the irresistible Drumstick lolly macaroon – for delivery of collection. Inspired by Hardys Original Sweetshop, the afternoon tea celebrates the joy of rediscovering old favourites and the thrill of finding something new and scrumptious. Savour freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade scones and a selection of delicious cakes and pastries including a Coca-Cola slice, Reece’s peanut butter cup and raspberry cheesecake liquorice allsort. A delivery charge of £10 applies postcodes in W1, SW1 and SW3. Delivery can be organised across London’s Zones 1-4 with respective delivery charges applied. Collection is also available from The Chesterfield Mayfair free of charge. Two hours’ notice required.
2 Conrad London St James’ Afternoon Tea at Home
Pastry chefs at Westminster’s Conrad London St James have created a beautiful spring-themed Afternoon Tea at Home box. Presented in a display box with clever tiers, the hotel-at-home treat includes four different sandwiches such as Hereford roast sirloin beef with horseradish cream and lemon scented cream cheese with pickled cucumbers, as well as red onion tartlets with smoked bacon and sundried tomatoes. Pastries include cherry blossom flower macaroons and an elderflower and strawberry pistachio delice. To complete the tea, you have fruit and plain scones with lemon curd, strawberry compote and Devonshire clotted cream. The treat is tweaked with the seasons, and the Easter edition is available from 2-5 April priced £55 for two, £99 including a bottle of Pommery Champagne or £15pp for the children’s afternoon tea (free delivery within three miles of the hotel; fee applies for deliveries up to six miles away). The tea can also be collected from the hotel.
To order email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3301 8080
The Sketch Shop has launched a number of at-home treats, including cocktails, cakes, a la carte dishes and the Spring MMmm… Afternoon Tea. Delivered in a pink sketch jewellery case to reflect the pink Gallery restaurant where the indulgent treat would normally be served, the afternoon tea comes in original, veggie and pescatarian options with champagne or cocktail add-ons available. Inside the box you’ll find salmon sandwiches, Coronation chicken, truffle buns, cherry choux pastry, strawberry cheesecake, cranberry Battenberg, chocolate & coffee tart, scones and more. It’s served with JING-Yunnan Gold Black Tea, priced from £55 and available for collection and delivery.
4 Oblix at The Shard’s Afternoon Tea
Oblix at The Shard is delivering seasonal afternoon teas across London. At the time of writing, the Easter afternoon tea was up for grabs, available with or without a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne. The towered treat features the likes of blueberry and vanilla tarts, lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake, dark chocolate and caramel mousse, and raspberry and white chocolate macarons. Sandwiches include Wagyu beef and horseradish, lobster mayonnaise, free-range egg and truffle, and smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye bread. Freshly baked scones come with jam, honeycomb and clotted cream, and a selection of teas sourced from The Rare Tea Company are also included. Priced £115 with champagne or £75 without. Pre-order online for delivery on 2, 3 & 4 April for delivery within a six-mile radius of Oblix’s sister restaurant, Zuma Knightsbridge.
Order via london.zumarestaurant.com
5 Robuchon’s Afternoon Tea Delivery
Le Deli Robuchon has launched Teatime for Two, featuring a selection of savoury sandwiches, sweet bites, J Robuchon tea sachets and Laurent Perrier champagne. Expect delectable sandwiches including smoked salmon, egg and wasabi mayo, ham and Emmental cheese, and aubergine, burrata and olives tapenade. Sweets include seasonal fruit tarts, madeleines and mille-feuilles, alongside traditional homemade scones with seasonal jams and clotted cream. A vegetarian menu is also available. Priced from £45 and available via Le Deli Robuchon’s website, premium delivery platform Supper London and Deliveroo. Delivery radius is up to four miles. Pre-order with 24 hours notice. A vegetarian menu is also available.
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