Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

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For several months now my friend Hilary and I have been meaning to go for tea at the British Museum. It was originally meant to be for my birthday in June but kept getting postponed. But finally we made it.
It’s such a beautiful setting, placed on top of the reading rooms under Norman Fosters roof which I love.

We decided to go for the traditional English Afternoon tea (they have several variations including Champagne Afternoon Tea) and it really was lovely. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday afternoon which was nice as we had lots of attention for the waiting staff.

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We had a selection of sandwiches, mini patisseries and scones accompanied by a pot of tea of your choice.
The sandwiches were; fig and pancetta; grape, blue cheese and figs; salmon and cream cheese. The mini patisseries were mini trifle, coffee and chocolate cake, fruit tart, rose macaroon. I don’t like coffee so I asked if I could swap one of mine for another and they kindly did. We had lovely fresh scones and clotted cream with strawberry jam and I had a pot of Earl Gray tea.
Although the food didn’t look like lots we were very full towards the end and very happy with our choice. The price wasn’t too bad either, £18 which for posh afternoon tea I think is a bargain.

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