Traditional Afternoon tea at Bond & Brook for stress busting.

A leisurely drink (coupe glasses please!) accompanied with delectable nibbles for a classic afternoon tea.

Cucumber sandwiches with fresh mint, egg filled mini brioche, smoked salmon miniature bagels, mustard & ham triangles. The scones were freshly baked, not reheated. Tiny baked alaskas, chocolate ganache and lemon creams.

The nibbles: Open cucumber sandwiches with fresh mint, egg filled mini brioche, miniature smoked salmon bagels, mustard & ham crustless triangles. The scones were freshly baked, and the jam home made.. Tiny baked alaskas, chocolate ganache and lemon creams.

Overfilled coupe champagne glasses and afternoon tea are a always sight to behold. Instant antidepresant:

Coupe champagne glasses and afternoon tea are a always sight to behold. Instant antidepresant:

Really good tea. I had Darjeeling, my  uncle and aunt chose to share a pot of Earl Grey.

Really good tea. I had Darjeeling, my uncle and aunt chose to share a pot of Earl Grey.

Key ingredients for afternoon tea: welcoming stuff, (but not in an annoying way, hard to get the balance right), impossibly crisp starched tablecloths, silverware, champagne.

Key ingredients for afternoon tea: welcoming staff, (but not in an annoying sort of way, discreet without being overfamiliar.), impossibly crisp starched tablecloths, well polished silverware and a little bit of champagne.

Bond & Brook is a sea of tranquility dear friends- and their tea a relaxing ritual. Things have been a little harsh. Work has reached new heights of outrageously impossible deadlines and my skiing accident has left me unable to go to my usual yoga class. (this is much worse than you think- I work with the sort of people, who make the Borgias seem like friendly amateurs, we need The yoga class, or We turn psycho.)

So cheers everyone – to afternoon tea and to more wardrobe clearouts, (spring one is due soon).

Are you feeling stressed, harassed  or overworked? Try the afternoon tea ritual.

Time to kill? Master the art of  Afternnon tea Etiquete

Bond & Brook 63 New Bond Street, Fenwick, London W1A 3BS tel: 020 7629 0273

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10 thoughts on “Traditional Afternoon tea at Bond & Brook – and relax…

  1. happyface313

    🙂 This looks delicious and I long for a good Afternoon Tea – haven’t been to the UK in a very long time.
    Hope you’ll get well soon, so that you can enjoy your Yoga classes and don’t have to go crazy from your job! xo 🙂

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  2. Virginia

    So sorry you must work with the likes of the Borgias! I feel very fortunate to have a mostly laid back work environment, which includes tea, a kitty and very nice people. And speaking of tea, the photos above look delicious. Hope you and work improve.

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