Afternoon tea: upgraded
You had us at "Hampton Manor"
The most ambitious and bestest afternoon tea around these here parts is to be found at Hampton Manor, which possibly isn't the biggest surprise given that the experience comes out of its Michelin-starred kitchen. The menu may include familiar-sounding dishes like "salmon" under savoury, but we're talking here about the cured variety, with diced citrus, pickled red cabbage, crème fraîche and sorrel — not a sad triangular sanger in sight. Starting off the whole shebang? An Earl Grey granita creation that may or may not involve liquid nitrogen and a chef demo (it does). Add in an abundance of single batch teas from Lalani & Co, proper good scones, plus a gorgey parlour to take in the whole experience and we're sort of guessing you're sold. But there's more. Usually £40, book in from Tuesday to Friday until the end of June and get afternoon tea for £30, plus a bonus cocktail or glass of fizz to begin — just be sure to mention us when you book. Starting at 3pm, we thought you might be able to swing a "work from home" afternoon for this one too. Limited availability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to nab a table.
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