Afternoon TEA

London Bridge Hotel Revisited by Angela Webb and Jabeen Waheed

Afternoon Tea London Bridge Hotel

a colleague and I booked for Afternoon Tea at the London Bridge Hotel Quarter Bar and Lounge which has become a firm favourite when deciding to take a break from the office.

It works for us on many levels, there’s a feeling of elegance on first entering this classic building, the welcome is warm and the décor is well balanced giving the ambiance of a private club.

Carlo, the head barman keeps the atmosphere mellow but entertaining. Cocktails are made with flare by himself and his confident team. But we resisted, although ‘the sun was over the yard arm’ as they say, our working day was not yet over!

“Every level of the tower holds carefully placed delights

Marco, our waiter, sets the table with crisp napkins and white porcelain. Tea is served and we delight at the little Shard-shaped organic tea containers just as Marco sweeps in with colourful dainties to cover the table.

Every level of the Afternoon Tea tower holds carefully placed delights; finger sandwiches, mostly traditional but some with unusual twists, including cucumber and crème fraiche, smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham and wholegrain mustard. The miniature hand baked scones, each just a mouthful, are served with oodles of clotted cream and strawberry jam to dip into.
Afternoon Tea London Bridge Hotel Quarter Bar

The chef at the Quarter Bar and Lounge crafts his own pastries which sit like little soldiers standing to attention. Our favourites were white chocolate and raspberry, the chocolate and orange tart and the chef’s signature cup cake.

Scrumptious and still light enough for a mid-afternoon treat!

As we leave the sun is shining and we notice how quickly since our last visit the London Bridge Quarter has started to take shape.

Afternoon Tea
Prices from £18.00 (or £25.00 with a glass of Champagne)

Quarter Bar and Lounge
London Bridge Hotel
8-18 London Bridge Street
t: 020 7855 2200

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