Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Afternoon Tea: Bond and Brook

Earlier this week, I was kindly invited to Afternoon Tea, at Bond and Brook, in Fenwick, on New Bond Street. Literally a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, it was nice to slip onto the much quieter New Bond Street after an afternoon of shopping and walking around.

I decided to take my mum along, as she is a real tea expert, and I felt she deserved a treat. We headed into Fenwick and went to the second floor, where Bond and Brook was located.
I was in awe of the décor. It was a beautiful little restaurant, and I loved the casual book shelves around.

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The staff were all really friendly and so nice, and the restaurant itself was really inviting. First up, we decided to pick our teas. There was a huge selection of teas on hand, and my mum settled for English Breakfast tea, while I decided to go for something different: Jasmine Fairy Maidens Art Tea.

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My mum loved her tea! She's a massive tea drinker, so getting the nod of approval from her was a big deal. I went for something different, and I'm glad I did. I'm not a tea drinker (haven't had a cuppa since I was about 7), so looking forward to finding out what all the fuss was about. My tea was delicious and looked incredible! It was a tad too strong for me, so I sadly wasn't able to finish it, but I would totally recommend it to you regular tea drinkers.

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We were also treated to these amazing little mince pies, which they'll be having just for the Christmas season. The tasted so good and were enough to put you in the Christmas spirit.

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Then our food came. How delicious does this tray look? Everything was as good as it looked.

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I actually told my mother off for picking up a sandwich before I had taken a picture, then made her put it back.

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We started off with finger sandwiches. Flavours included: Cream Cheese and Cucumber, Salmon and Capers, and Egg Mayonnaise.

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Each sandwich was delicious and made very well. The salmon was my favourite, so much so, that I ate both instead of sharing with my mum. The Egg Mayo was amazing as well and I know my mum loved the cucumber one.

Next up we had scones: the most delicious scones ever, and the clotted cream was perfect! I could easily have eaten them all day. They were definitely the highlight and tasted amazing.

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Finally, my favourite part: 'dessert'. The fruit tartlets were one of the best I've had and the chocolate balls were delicious! It was such a good mix of fun little desserts.

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Bond and Brook has the HiFashion seal of approval. The food is all delicious, and the restaurant itself is absolutely lovely. Afternoon Tea starts at 3pm, so if you ever find yourself tired during a shopping trip in Central London, definitely head over and have a relaxing Afternoon Tea.

Where do you go for Afternoon Tea?

Sherin xx

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20 comments:

Rachel said...

This looks amazing - and I usually go to Laudree!

Silvertigo said...

Looks fantastic! :) xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

I so wish we had a time for Afternoon Tea in the States - it is such a charming idea! :)

Punctuation Mark said...

i love having tea at a fancy tea place!

janettaylor said...

Love those rings!

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Sami said...

I am sooo hungry after seeing this post!! Have always wanted to go for afternoon tea @ the Dorchester or Claridges but this also looks like a good option x

Milana - modeverden.dk said...

Oh wow - that looks so good! Lucky girl :-)

She's Dressing Up said...

This all looks delicious! It looks like you and your Mum had an exciting afternoon :)! <3

LilyLipstick said...

I really wanted to go here last time I was in Fenwicks! The mini sandwiches look so cute. I really like Drink Shop & Do for a budget afternoon tea or the Soho Hotel if I have a little more money to spend! x

kirstyb said...

the food looks yummy

Aysh said...

Ooooh YUM! Recently took my mumma for afternoon tea as well, such a lovely experience, deffo wanna do it again! :)

Love Aysh xoxo

WeShop said...

Oooh, this looks WONDERFUL! I go to Tigerlily in Edinburgh, it's fab! xx
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Maria said...

This looks INCREDIBLE!

Maria xxx

Diego R. Wyatt said...

The finger foods look incredible! I must confess that I am a tea fanatic and have more tea in my cupboards than I can probably ever drink. There is a cozy tea spot in NYC that I frequent when I can steal a moment away from work.

Diego
www.howtozipyourfly.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You have no idea how envious I am that you even get to GO to places like Bond and Brook. If a place like that ever opened in Missouri, I would die. Because I would know I was already in heaven. :)

Glad to see you had a fabulous time. xoxo

My name is Chloé said...

yummmmy !!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Ohhhh Sherin this all looks sooo yummy! The decor is indeed beautiful (too much white for me though, I'm too much of a mucky scamp to keep that clean haha), and everything is in such sweet portions it's entirely acceptable to try it all ;) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

DailyGlamour said...

look yummy !

Kimberlee said...

Aww tea with mum, how fun :) haha such a blogger move, I'm always bad in that I eat the food before I remember to take a pic :p

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Thank you for the advice Sherin! Next time that I'm in London, I'm going to visit this place...the scones look simply great!

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