Has anyone had afternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury? Or recommend another reasonable priced afternoon tea?

(18 Posts)
HeyMacWey Tue 26-Jul-16 19:01:55

Can't afford the ritz etc so this looks like a good option.

Thinking of the St Paul's branch.

Had anyone been? Reviews are mixed on trip advisor.

plusthree Wed 27-Jul-16 13:07:36

No help, but I'm looking too and it came up on my search. We want to eat outside, do you?

HeyMacWey Wed 27-Jul-16 13:12:45

Happy to eat in or out depending on the wonderful British summer grin

plusthree Wed 27-Jul-16 13:19:28

What's your budget? My mate and I regularly treat ourselves and we've been to a few.
Do you want the whole High Tea experience of just great cake?

HeyMacWey Wed 27-Jul-16 13:53:57

Budget prob max £30. Would prefer high tea experience as it's a treat for DD but equally happy with great cake grin

mrsmortis Wed 27-Jul-16 14:36:24

How about Liberty's afternoon tea? It's under forty for 2 people, but you can't book. So you may have to wait for a table.

www.liberty.co.uk/BarsAndRestaurants/article/fcp-content

noramum Wed 27-Jul-16 16:13:07

The St Paul shop is tiny, there are some table and chairs but I think they only seat 2.

bsmirched Wed 27-Jul-16 16:20:21

If you can stretch to £36 I can thoroughly recommend County Hall Marriott near the London Eye. Fabulous views across to Westminster and it was really special. We paid a bit more for the 'free-flowing bubbles' option and they really did flow freely!

HeyMacWey Wed 27-Jul-16 16:36:41

Liberty's would be good but I've got mobility problems so would prefer somewhere I can book.

Can I get from London Eye to Covent Garden easily by bus? I need to get there later on in the evening for an event.

mrsmortis Wed 27-Jul-16 16:49:56

Friends of mine speak highly of the Dean Street Townhouse. Though I've never been there myself.

www.deanstreettownhouse.com/food-and-drink

Maybe that's somewhere for a more traditional afternoon tea for less.

bsmirched Wed 27-Jul-16 16:50:00

Seems like you can but that is from Google as I'm not a Londoner!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 27-Jul-16 16:51:41

Friends recommend Green Park hotel, better than the Ritz apparently. The Savoy is meant to be good too.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 27-Jul-16 16:53:11

I just googled, I think friends meant the Hilton at green park.

MrsMoggy Wed 27-Jul-16 16:56:36

Hilton Paddington was nice. We got a prosecco version off one of the deals sites and it was very reasonable and plenty of food

Maybebabybee Wed 27-Jul-16 17:36:52

I have but its not really the afternoon tea "experience" iyswim.

fuzzywuzzy Wed 27-Jul-16 17:40:10

I love patisserie Valerie but it's not a high tea experience it is easy walking distance from Covent Garden tho

akorda Wed 27-Jul-16 17:42:15

Tea at the Wallace Collection restaurant. Lovely atrium setting and not as pricey as places like the Ritz/Savoy etc

HeyMacWey Wed 27-Jul-16 18:04:26

The Wallace collection restaurant looks lovely but I think the Dean St Townhouse will do perfectly.

Thanks for the suggestions grin

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