Being a Londoner I have spent many Saturday afternoons with girlfriends eating cucumber sandwiches and finishing off a few too many bottles of champagne at various Afternoon Tea hangouts. But this weekend I made my way to a new venue in Mayfair, Mr. Foggs of Mayfair The Residence, a delightful place named of course after the explorer Mr. Phileas Fogg.
Tucked away on Bruton Lane in Mayfair, a doorman will greet you and knock for entry whilst you wait. I recommend you make a reservation well in advance, especially over the weekend as you are unlikely to be able to walk in.
Once inside you realize the décor is worth the visit alone. It feels like you have been transported back in time, the bar has a colonial feel and the room is a treasure trove of travel memorabilia adorned with old travel maps, globes, and even a parachute hanging from the ceiling!
The main difference with Mr. Foggs versus the traditional British afternoon tea is of course the drinks. You have a two hour window to enjoy a selection of bottomless gin and champagne cocktails served in teapots! My favourite was the Isabella Mary Breton, a delicious blend of roisbois tea, Hendricks gin and Veuve Clicquot champagne. By the end of this you will have a true understanding why this is called Mr. Foggs Tipsy Tea!
So to all my fellow adventurers if you have a few hours in London make sure to spend it here!! Enjoy.
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