Sunday, June 17, 2012

London: High tea at Palm Court, The Langham

We could not go to London without doing high tea and one point. And we did it in grand style at Palm Court at the Langham Hotel, pinkie finger in the air and all. That was the best high tea experience I have ever had and the best scones. Just incredible.

Bijoux Afternoon Tea £49


  • Parmesan with celery and cream cheese
  • Smoked duck with foie fras and blackcurrant
  • Asparagus with Wiltshire ham, Gruyere and chives
  • Cornish crab with cucumber and shiso
  • Smoked Scottish salmon mousse with caviar


  • Bedford scone
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate and marinated orange

served with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Pastries and cakes:

  • Praline truffle
  • Pina colada macaroon with Malibu
  • Blueberry and bilberry battenburg
  • Purple jasmine with apricot
  • Blackcurrant and white chocolate mousse

Wonderland Afternoon Tea £49


  • Cucumber, cream cheese and chives
  • Cornfed chicken breast with honey mustard and marjoram
  • Free range hen's eggs and Secretts Farm mustard cress
  • Smoked Scottish salmon with horseradish
  • Yellow fin tuna, sunblush tomatoes and rocket


French pastries and specialist mini cakes:

  • Popcorn meringue with salted carameia
  • 64% Valrhona chocolate chantilly
  • Rose, lychee and raspberry dome
  • Lemon drizzle
  • Seasonal tart

The Langham hotel

Ah, the scones, they were just amazing. For some reason,  scones often taste like baking powder. None of that here; nice, fluffy pastry enhanced with great clotted cream and the sweet strawberry jam. We just couldn't find scones anywhere else in the U.K. that would come close.

The Palm court, The Langham Hotel
1C Portland Pl, Westminster,

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