While London has mostly reopened now, it doesn't mean that we can't have the odd treat brought directly to our doorsteps. Yep, afternoon tea deliveries around London, we're talking about you... And with Mother's Day and Valentine's Day happening in the not too distant future, now's the time to check out the delish options we can't get enough of.
We were recently treated to a box full of off-the-scale-delicious delights thanks to Piglets Pantry, and they really saved our bacon when it came to a locked down fun feast. Based in Surrey but delivering country-wide, expect everything from delectable cheese and pickle sausage rolls to the scrumptious scones with clotted cream and jam, mini quiches to scotch eggs. Every single crumb was wolfed down and thoroughly enjoyed. Hot tip: wear stretchy pants: the Afternoon Tea for two is button busting!
Cutter and Squidge
Tea for two is a mouthwatering affair thanks to Cutter and Squidge and includes delish scones, amazing homemade jam, not one, not two, not three but four pieces of cake and, of course, a packet of tea. Cutter and Squidge
GAIL's will supply everything you need for the perfect afternoon tea: we're talking four scones, Rodda’s clotted cream, GAIL’s organic jam and lemon curd, four brownie fingers, five honey cakes, four smoked salmon and avocado yoghurt sandwiches, four avocado and egg sandwiches and loose leaf JING tea. We're full up just thinking about it! Pop your postcode into the delivery tool to check that your address is, fingers-crossed, within its delivery range.
Not only can Betty Blythe deliver the most wonderful of afternoon teas in and around London, but it can also supply all the fancy crockery and tableware to go with it! We're talking a gorgeous range of cups, plates and saucers collected over the past 30 years along with crisp white table linen and, not to forget, a freshly-prepared feast that you can pick from its extensive menu. Betty Blythe
When it comes to elegance you can't go wrong with an Afternoon Tea Hamper from Collette. Based in Fulham, London, but with nationwide delivery, you'll be feasting on a selection of artisanal sweet and savoury teatime treats, all beautifully jam-packed inside a woven wicker basket.
Bookings are now being taken for delivery to your door for a lovely afternoon tea for Valentine's Day, available across Bexley, Greenwich and Dartford boroughs. Doorstep deliveries include two sandwich selections per person, plus two cakes per person, as well as scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Hot tip: Pop a bottle of Prosecco to the order for an additional £10 to wash it all down with.
The Chesterfield Mayfair
From its theatrical smoking pink lemonade, to the surprising and nom-worthy sweetshop-themed cakes, the whimsical Chesterfield Mayfair afternoon tea is packed with chocolate scones, finger sandwiches and tea of your choice. Delivery or collection is available to the lucky ducks in London postcodes within zones 1-4.
Oh how we love an afternoon tea from Marygreen Manor. If you're on the London/Essex border, this Brentwood hotel will deliver (free of charge) within a 5 mile radius a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches (ham and cucumber on white, smoked salmon and cream cheese on brown, egg mayonnaise on brown and cheese and tomato on white) along with scones, clotted cream, preserves and a variety of cakes and pastries. It also provides a collection service if you're out of that 5 mile zone.
TeaWishes will deliver stylish afternoon tea packages to your door, all with a contemporary twist. Choose from sweet and savoury options, plus tea (of course) complete with a personalised touch to suit any occasion. Deliveries are available across London and beyond.
Frogpool Manor Restaurant
Perfect for folk on the London/Kent border, you can expect a whole heap of tasty treats thanks to the Frogpool Manor Restaurant cream tea delivery service, which delivers within 10 miles of the restaurant. Our advice: those scones are a must - they're awesome!
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