Berners Tavern is renowned for its beautiful interior, delicious menu and creative cocktails. Now it can add wonderful afternoon tea to the list. We have been lucky enough to experience their afternoon tea first hand and we couldn’t wait to share our thoughts!
The calm and elegant atmosphere accompanied with spectacular service made the experience thoroughly enjoyable and very tempting to return. Decorated with a mix of modern and period detail you will feel relaxed and ready to tuck into your afternoon tea.
The menu is packed with delights to please both sweet and savoury lovers. Sweet options offer unique spins on traditional favourites such as Raspberry and Pistachio Macaroons, Bitter chocolate ganache with apricot jam and Lemon meringue tart with sesame and yuzu. The raspberry mouse was a personal favourite and the perfect end to the tea with its light and fluffy texture and refreshing taste.
For those with a savoury tooth, gone are the days of bland afternoon tea finger sandwiches, as the shiny new Berners Tavern Afternoon Tea includes delights such a poached chicken and truffle baguette, sunflower and poppy seed scone with goats curd and cucumber and our personal favourite of the classic salmon option with a twist; salmon tartare, pickled cucumber and crème fraiche.
You will also find Berners Tavern’s Ruinart champagne trolley circulating the restaurant to add an extra sophistication to your Afternoon Tea experience.
We couldn’t write about an afternoon tea and not talk about the scones of course. I know scones are one of our favourite elements (if not the favourite!) of an afternoon tea, and Berners Tavern certainly didn’t disappoint. With both plain and raisin options available we didn’t know where to begin. Perfectly warm and lightly sweet with just the right amount of crunch on the surface, accompanied with the classic combination of super sweet clotted cream and strawberry jam. We’re craving one just thinking about it!
Just a short walk from Tottenham Court Road Station off Oxford Street, afternoon tea at Berners Tavern is the perfect location for any occasion, from a little pick me up on a Sunday to birthdays and other celebrations. It’s a must try from us!