Afternoon Tea at Balthazar in London

posted on: Monday, 17 June 2013


Having an important meeting over afternoon tea has become a favourite perk of the job over the last year. It gives you the chance to become quite the connoisseur of fine teas and treats. It also, unfortunately, feeds a sugar addiction that is alive and well. Last week I had the chance to try out the new hit in town, Balthazar.

For those of you familiar with the restaurant scene in New York City, you'll be familiar with Balthazar as it has been one of the most coveted tables in Manhattan for sometime now. London's Balthazar opened only a few months ago and is proving to be every bit of the hotspot on these shores as it was back on American soil. So when I was asked to meet over Afternoon Tea at Balthazar, of course I jumped at the chance.

With fabulous company and a very big appetite present at the table, the afternoon was full of pleasantries from the fluffy scones to the perfectly light and tasty sandwiches. The pastries and sugary delights, however, were from another dimension entirely. It was a wonderfully pleasant atmosphere inside, from the over-attentive staff to the tables full of jovial Londoners. It may have been raining cats and dogs outside but there were no dampened spirits within.

Next time I'm returning for dinner as I've heard it's an experience to be remembered.

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