Tea with Bea…

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 28 - 2011

Afternoon Tea at Beas of Bloomsbury was a real Christmas highlight.  I’m not in the habit of paying £60 for an afternoon of tea-table frivolity but as a special treat for my Mum, Dad and Leila, it turned out to be money well spent.  We rolled up at two in the afternoon to be told that they were booked solid at their St. Paul’s branch, so I did what any mother would do and prodded Leila in the ribs with a biro until a few fat tears rolled down her Dickensian flushed cheeks.  The lady behind the counter took pity on us Leila and ushered us upstairs to the empty mezzanine which as time would tell, filled with hustle and bustle very quickly indeed.

Ham, brie and tomato, sauteed mushrooms and wild rocket, cupcakes-a-plenty, Bailey’s marshmallows, scones, pistachio meringues and brownies (both dark and white chocolate) filled the tea stand to bursting.  I supped on Chinese Gunpowder while my mother opted for Lemon Verbena.

Leila got her own Gingerbread lady…

What a throughly lovely way to spend a chilly afternoon in central London!  What’s your favourite location for afternoon tea?

* I didn’t really poke Leila with a biro… except for that one time when she slouched.


22 Responses to “Tea with Bea…”

  1. That looks so yummy! I haven’t been for afternoon tea in years but I’ve always favoured Betty’s in York and Ilkley. A bit of Yorkshire posh 😀

  2. Bellide says:

    I always wanted to go when I am in England for holiday, but I thought it’s so expensive and I did not know what I get for my money… is all this cupcake, sandwiches etc. included in the 60 pounds?

  3. sophie says:

    oh my lord, i’m actually dribbling. hmm, my birthday’s coming up soon as well… also the bit about leila made me cackle.

  4. Love the food porn! That tiered plate is cute. Looks like everyone had a great time, it makes me want to go for afternoon tea.

  5. Geek Faerie says:

    The entire set up looks so scrumptious! I wish we had cool places like this in the US. Afternoon tea followed by a dinner of fondue at The Melting Pot would be such an epic day!

  6. Julianne says:

    I went there for my birthday last year! I still drool remembering how yummy it was.

  7. redtiger21 says:

    One word- mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

  8. kelly says:

    wow, looks amazing!

    I have never been for afternoon tea, which is criminal considering how close I am to London!

    I have done afternoon tea at home though, usually for grown up daytime birthday parties!

  9. Bea says:

    Greetings! I love the pictures so much and I’m so glad you enjoyed afternoon tea. I would love your permission to use your pictures for our website if that would be okay with you?

    Sincerely,

    Bea

  10. Sara says:

    I don’t know what looks more gorgeous, those lovely cakes or Leila – what a poppet

  11. Cotton Candy says:

    she is so cute, and those cupcakes look so so yummy!!!!

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