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Afternoon Tea – Gourmand Style

I recently met up with my friend Carmen for afternoon tea at the Sofitel Hotel in London, I was being polite and didn’t take any pictures of my food which was a hard task for me considering my phone currently houses over 800 pictures (I’ve only had it since December)

Grandma and Mini Gourmand were of course very jealous that I had been out for food without them, Mini Gourmand has never had afternoon tea and Grandma Gourmand usually complains that it doesn’t look very filling for the price – typical!

We had originally planned to just have a sandwich for lunch but the Coffee cake I had purchased from local deli Country Bumpkins inspired me to prepare an afternoon tea.


We ate:

Egg and Cress Sandwiches

Prawn and Avocado Sandwiches

Cream Cheese and Chive Sandwiches

Scones with Hedgerow jam and clotted cream

Coffee Cake

Chocolate Éclairs

Chocolate brownies


I explained to Grandma Gourmand that the amount of food we had was similar if not less than the amount you would get in a traditional afternoon tea, we left a sandwich each, a slice of cake and an éclair proving that afternoon tea is filling and is worth every penny (especially when cakes are home-made)

I love reading blog posts featuring afternoon tea so if you have one please share your links below!