It’s all about vintage styling in this ‘secret’ (but clearly signposted from outside) venue above the Coach & Horses pub in Soho. Decked out like a retro tearoom and complete with fine bone china and a crackling soundtrack via a gramophone, the venue is serene retreat from the Soho bustle below.
The charm is in the styling and ambience rather the afternoon tea itself. Here, quality loose leaf teas are served with sandwiches, hard-baked scones a slice of sponge and a cupcake. While some of the cakes suffered from sogginess, the cupcakes were too dry, most of their flavour achieved through a thick layer of moussey frosting. It’s a shame, because taking tea here is a jolly experience, and not at all bad value at £14.50.