Yesterday me and my mum had a lovely afternoon tea at The Tea Terrace which is inside House Of Fraser store on Oxford Street. I booked it in advance and glad I did as whilst there it got busy. Booking is not always required as there was quite a few walk ins.
Its a lovely pretty pink cafe on the first floor of the store complete with a Cinderella carriage seating table. The chairs are pink and white velvet and some of the walls have pretty pink flowers on to match the wall on the entrance . The attention to detail is lovely and perfect for a little girls tea party. The china plates and tea cups were lovely dainty floral pink or blue colours.
As well as serving afternoon tea you could just order a drink or breakfast and they had sandwiches , jacket potatoes plus lots of lovely sounding cakes on the menu. We ordered the traditional afternoon tea for 2 but they also had a vegan option and Gluten Free. Click below for full menu
Our Tea was priced at £50.45 for 2 and included 1 hot drink each from the menu . What I liked about this was that we could choose our 2 sandwiches each plus 2 scones each from 6 different types. It was a great idea as my mum can be a bit fussy with sandwiches !!!!
STEP 1: SANDWICHES: With both these afternoon teas, you choose your own sandwiches. Choose two of the following sandwich fillings if you're having the afternoon tea for one, or choose 4 for the afternoon tea for two. ~ Ham and Tomato ~ Cucumber & Cream Cheese ~ Cheddar Cheese & Chutney ~ Tuna Mayonnaise & Cucumber ~ Scottish Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese ~ Chicken Mayonnaise & Lettuce ~ Free Range Egg Mayonnaise with Salad Cress Our sandwiches are made with our delicious artisan bread (spinach flavoured & beetroot flavoured sliced bread, with subtle flavouring). But you can ask your server for plain white or brown bread if you prefer.
STEP 2: SCONES: you each get two delicious warm scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Choose from six flavours of scones (plain, fruit scones, apple and cinnamon, cranberry and white chocolate, ginger scones, or cheese scones).
STEP 3: DESSERTS: you each get four mini desserts served with fresh strawberries on the side: mini rich Chocolate Brownie, a mini Coffee Eclair, a mini Vanilla Panna Cotta on a Sable Biscuit, and a mini Lemon Tart with a delicious Meringue topping. Served with fresh strawberries.
STEP 4: DRINKS: You each get to choose from 17 flavours of tea in a teapot, or a large mug of coffee or hot chocolate from our extensive selection
Once we had chosen the waitress brought over our drinks in a large mug and saucer along with a metal birdcage style tea stand.
The sandwiches were what we had asked for expect the ham and tomato was missing the tomato but my mum did not mind. Our Cheese and chutney sandwich could of had bit less chutney inside and more cheese but it was still nice and very fresh. We had brown bread but was given option of white too if we wanted.
Next we had the scones which were freshly baked and still warm. We both choose the apple and cinnamon one and cranberry and white chocolate. We got a small pot of Tiptree strawberry jam each and a large spoon of clotted cream. Both scones were nice and light and crumbly inside , delicious with the jam and cream.
The top tier of cakes were small but we got one each plus fresh strawberries. They were all OK but nothing special.
Overall really nice afternoon tea and I liked the fact you can choose your sandwiches and scones.