We are looking to take a relative out for a nice meal: my parents generation (so 70s), but very spritely/lively/fun person - always up for an adventure! It's a thank-you meal and is likely to be either a lunch or feasibly an afternoon tea.
Ideally somewhere where the building/surroundings itself are interesting: and I'd probably prefer something modern to traditional just as they are less likely to have been there already. Probably not too wacky in terms of food itself, but quirky would be totally acceptable. Budget tbc, but mid-high. Needs to be fairly central.
The Shard has such a variety of restaurants also. I have a feeling that you have to pay extra (even if you have paid for a full meal in one of the restaurants) to go to the viewing platform. Worth checking.
Yes, I suspect you are right having had a quick look: thanks.
Mad hatters tea party I think feels a bit too kiddish for this time - although I've considered it for the kids in the past. I THINK I feel that if we did tea we have to go trad - although I have just been tempted by the momo offering....
Shard was great for breakfast but I thought their afternoon tea was poor as I'm afraid was f&m's. Love Berkeley's afternoon tea that's themed to seasons fashions. If you don't mind not drinking alcohol then lunch at clink restaurant in Brixton prison?