To celebrate National Best Friend Month in June, Whittard of Chelsea invited myself and Jade down for afternoon tea at their tearoom in the heart of Covent Garden.
This time however I got to try my very first savoury afternoon tea – and it went down an absolute treat!
Savoury afternoon tea London
The Covent Garden branch of Whittard’s is London’s flagship store – and it’s easy to see why! The shop is jam-packed with products, including limited edition buys, themed ranges and plenty of teas, coffees and hot chocolates to sample as you wander around. The shop and tearoom are seperate and just across the road from eachother. The flagship store has a large tea sampling area, gift shop and of course the lovely little tearoom.
We met the super lovely and enthusiastic store Manager Martha who showed us to our table. It’s worth noting that all the staff members here were super lovely, helpful and attentitive to everyone, on hand to provide gift and sampling recommendations!
We started with a glass of tea infused Pimms each (which I would love to recreate at home as it was so refreshing) and then gave us the drinks menu to peruse. There are a fair few pages to the menu which can seem daunting but it’s laid out really well. There are over 100 loose leaf flavoured tea, coffee, milkshake and iced drinks to choose from! I chose the apple & elderflower tea and Jade had the salted caramel hot chocolate – which tasted incredible. My tea came with a lovely little card and an hourglass timer which advised how long the tea should brew for – which I thought was a nice touch.
There are 4 different afternoon tea options to choose from (Whittard, Piccadilly, Chelsea and Grocer) which ranged in price from £15 to £45 and included different sweet and savoury treats.
We were treated to the Grover’s savoury afternoon tea which included smoked salmon with lemon cheese, coronation chicken, cucumber and cream cheese and egg and cress finger sandwiches, spinach and feta tarts, meat filled pastries and bite size sweet treats.
Priced at £45 (for two to share) it’s a really filling and delicious afternoon tea that I would definitely have again. The meat filled pastries were my favourite part; the pastry was crispy and the different pork and beef fillings were so flavoursome! The accompanying chutneys and mustard worked really well with the savoury treats too. The bite sized sweet treats were a nice little palate cleanser – especially the intense little lemon meringue pie.
As part of the afternoon tea experience, we were gifted a voucher each to buy something for eachother! We tried a few samples, including an insane Limited Edition Pink Lemonade and the white hot chocolate which both tasted amazing, and perused all the little gifts and crockery. In the end, I trieated Jade to the white hot chocolate and Alice in Wonderland tea strainer and Jade treated me to the Limited Edition Pink Lemonade and a jar of the salted caramel coffee.
I had a fun afternoon with Jade at the Whittard of Chelsea tea room in Covent Garden and would thoroughly recommend anyone to visit for their impressive (and delicious!) afternoon tea selection.
Have you been to the Whittard of Chelsea tea room before?