Let's raise our teacups and pinkie fingers to Anna Maria, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, for introducing us to the delightful tradition of "Afternoon Tea".
In mid-19th century Britain, Anna Maria simply could not bear the long wait between lunch and dinner and insisted she was brought tea and cakes between 2 and 5pm, lest she must endure the pangs of hunger. Since 1868, when Queen Victoria held her first Royal Tea Party at Buckingham Palace, the taking of tea has become a uniquely British ceremony.
At the tea atelier, we celebrate the best of this British tradition by featuring a quintessentially English line-up of mouth-watering fare. From crumpets to finger sandwiches, to cream scones and petite fours, the tea atelier is open for lunch and early supper. Try a traditional Afternoon Tea - the perfect pick-me-up featuring a range of finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream and sweet English fancies, all complemented by an extensive menu of fine world teas.