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|Address:||181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER|
|Tel:||0845 602 5694|
|Price: £38.00||Champagne: £39.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-7pm (Sun -6pm)|
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There's afternoon teas and then there's the fortnum and mason afternoon tea. A friend and I indulged in this age old treat in celebration of motherhood, both new and impending. So this was a rather special occasion and one for F&M to really deliver on its reputation. Which I'm glad to say it did, with dollops of cream and lashings of cake to boot.
Rather than scoff only cakes galore, we decided to have the best of both savoury and sweet and opted for high tea, ordering the ham hock scotch egg with pea purée and Lobster Omelette Victoria with Lobster Bisque and Shaved Truffle. Well we were at The F&M so we thought we'd really go out to town! Both dishes were the right balance of indulgence and melt in your mouth goodness. The cake selection and vast range of teas really do make it a lengthy decision but our waiter come tea sommelier was kind enough to guide us and even let my friend have a slice of two cakes rather than a large slice of one. The smokey earl grey was unusual and divine.
The only quibble if you can call it that, is after the initial gloss and novelty of the pistachio green surroundings you do start to feel like you are sitting in an old hotel ballroom but that's a minor and quickly irrelevant point as soon as you take another mouthful of light and airy orange cake.