Cream or Jam First For Your Scones? – Claridge’s

Founded in 1812, the legendary five-star hotel, Claridge’s in the posh Mayfair district of London has had long established affiliations with royalty and is said to have been instrumental as well (besides the Duchess of Bedfordshire, Anna Russell of Woburn Abbey) for popularizing the British tradition of Afternoon Tea.

Their afternoon tea in Thierry Despont’s grand Foyer, therefore, is a must try when in London. Henrietta Lovell is their Tea Connoisseur who carefully selects from the world over their tea lineup.  Their skilled master chefs meticulously prepare “painstakingly sourced” fresh ingredients and daily whip up the traditional classic afternoon tea consisting of finger sandwiches, scones served warm, and sweet pastries.

The Lobby:


The Foyer (Venue for the Afternoon Tea):

The server who delivers the food to the table describes the whole menu.  There is a live pianist and cellist who play heavenly music which enhances the experience.


The Food:


The beautiful scones and the magnificent Clotted Cream (in just the right quantity!)

Cream or Jam First?  So tastefully expressed!


Other Details:

Holding the teapot with finesse:

The bill comes with a Fudge treat.

The Bill:

img_3117Back in 2010, I was able to attend a Scone Making Master Class taught by their Chef.

They have seasonal lessons that you could take:
Click HERE for the current list of classes being offered.


I’m ever so grateful for my mentor who pointed out that the Lord has appointed for me to work and be glad and thankful for the Lord’s provision for this.  It helps to enhance my knowledge and educate my tongue as I do my work in the hospitality industry.

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.  Eccl 8:15




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