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Afternoon tea is the ultimate indulgence. It all started when Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford was weakened and irritated by hunger that she needed to have more than just two meals a day. In the early 1800’s it was known that people would have two meals, one in the early morning and the second late at night. No snacks in between. It first began secretly in her room. But then grew to be with family and friends. The originator of ‘Afternoon Tea’ will have her tea and a snack, preferably cake, in the afternoon.
These days hotels offer this centuries-old tradition. Some even have their own tea rooms. There can be many different options to choose from here in London. Depending on your mood you can go from classic to modern. Brown’s Hotel caters to the modern world of dieting and health, with a lighter take on afternoon tea. While, the Ritz is known for its traditional finger sandwiches, fresh scones – can be plain or with raisins, homemade jam and oozy clotted cream. Cakes are served on a tiered cake stand.
Afternoon tea takes another turn in London and is served in many quirky ways, you can enjoy your finger sandwiches with a glass of champagne. According to your liking, there are places with a more modern, funky vibe. Unique menus. Not all of them follow the traditional trend. If you prefer a buzzy dining room for special occasions, The Delaunay is the place for you. Many prefer a quiet place with classy wood-panelled English tea room, how about giving The Den a visit. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.
Brunch is a blend of breakfast and lunch usually eaten in the late mornings. An option for lazy people who prefer to set their alarms a little later than usual. This trend was originally founded in England in the 1800’s and later became popular in the United Sates. They are prepared by restaurants and hotels for special occasions.
The reason behind this warm hearty meal is very simple – to make up for the breakfast you missed when lunch time is a few hours away. But, today people use this trend as a going-out idea with family and friends. Others go for brunch for business meetings and mostly women would go there to show-off the new bag they just bought from a highly known brand.
Brunch comes in many ways, you can make it at home to relax and unwind, go to a hotel where they serve a lavish buffet with endless choices or just go to a restaurant which offers many different options. You can never go wrong with brunch.
London has many café’s and restaurants to choose from. Eggs Benedict is a must when going out for brunch. Pancakes are a wonderful idea as well and you can have a bowl of salad if you don’t want those extra calories.