Chinese Afternoon Tea at Royal China Club

By tikichris Last edited 110 months ago
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Royal China Club

Photography by Chris Osburn

Over the past year or so, we've been generally pleased with our visits to the Royal China Club; we loved sampling their dim sum and thought their free chopstick lessons for children was as cute a gimmick as any London restaurant had managed to pull off. So, it was a bit of a no brainer when asked to swing by and give their afternoon tea with Chinese pastries a try. Graciously prepared at our table with some Chinese custom thrown in for a bit of theatre, the range of teas that Londonist tasted were impressively delectable (the pastries were pretty good too). There were certainly worse ways to spend a wintry afternoon.

For those inured to the delights of London's more usual afternoon teas, here's a fresh, oriental take on this ever so British tradition. And for those seeking to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Royal China Club's afternoon tea might provide a purrrrfectly civilized and novel way to usher in the year of the tiger.

Afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday from 3-5pm at the spacious and kinda fancy Royal China Club (40-42 Baker Street, W1U 7AJ). Visit their website for contact details and to book.

Last Updated 13 January 2010