What do 2 foodies do during a week like this… have an afternoon tea in a beautiful spot of course! I met Sylvia from Two Foodies No Diet at The Dalloway Terrace.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, tucked away in a side street just a stonethrow away from the busy Tottenham Court Road, is a cute little hotel called The Bloombury with an outdoor terrace that was inspired by and will always be synonymous with Virginia Woolf, Dalloway Terrace.
Great little find, it was a little quiet for a weekday but the garden with low hanging lights and cute little lanterns were just too cute. It felt as though we were outside of London, the weather was beautiful, the place bright and the afternoon tea made for a lovely afternoon.
The service was a little slow, but we wee having such a lovely time it didn’t matter. We were served a quintessentially English PIcnic Afternoon Tea.
Tables lined with picnic blankets, we were served our tea. I went for the China White Leaf (White Peony) and Sylvia went for English Breakfast. My White Peony was delicious, although made me realise that I should really branch out from Jasmines, Roses and Peony teas! We were getting a bit impatient for our afternoon tea but it was well worth the wait…Selection of pastries, each one of them was delicious. My favourite was the rasberry and lemon, it was beautiful, creamy, the lemon not too overpowering, I could have done with a few more of these! (drooling thinking abou it!) The mango and passion fruit dome was also really good, although the mango dome was delivious but the biscuit it was sitting on was a bit too hard. You’ll know by now that I love a good scone! Thee scones were nice, but not great. The texture was lovely, soft but not too crumbly. But the taste could have been better, it was a little too bread-like. Point to note here, sandwiches are not halal. Please speak to your waiter before you order them. Having said that, the salmon was amazing! The salmon and crab mix was in a paste which was so smooth and soft, and full of flavour!
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All in all, I had a great time. It was a nice little spot to duck away from the busy life of London town. For a simple afternoon tea, I thought it was a little expensive for the 2 of us. £67 for the minimalistic afternoon tea felt a bit steep, even for me and especially given that the service was a little slow.
So, here is the verdict…
Food – 6 out of 10
Service – 4 out of 10
Price -5 out of 10
Atmosphere – 6 out of 10
Experience – 7 out of 10
Overall, giving Afternoon Tea at Dalloway Terrace a total TLH score of 6 out of 10.
Address: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN
Halal Status: Not halal, please speak to your waiter for alcohol-free foods
Closest Station: Tottenham Court Road (Central Line and Northern line)
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