SquareMeal Review of
Cinnamon Bazaar (afternoon tea)
Part of Vivek Singh’s ever-expanding Cinnamon Collection, this Covent Garden site boasts a colourful interior and laid-back atmosphere. Cinnamon Bazaar’s daily afternoon tea offering is available from 3pm until 5.30pm, swapping out cucumber sandwiches for authentic Indian alternatives. Alongside a range of teas, including ginger and cardamom masala chai, a selection of snacks is on offer – think tandoori chicken and chutney sandwiches, ‘bhangra’ lamb sliders and vegetable samosas. On our visit, we particularly liked the Aloo Tikka Chaat (spiced potato cake with curried white peas) and the Samosa Chaat, finding them to be a moreish pairing of the sweet and the savoury. Sweet-toothed diners will also love the likes of carrot halwa rolls (a Cinnamon twist on carrot cake), and the more traditional dark chocolate and walnut cake. Tea comes in at just £30 for two people (or £40 with two Cinnamon Bellinis), making this an affordable and refreshingly different afternoon tea.