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AFTERNOON TEA - £32
INCLUDES FINGER SANDWICHES, CAKES AND BISCUITS FROM THE AGA

In the midst of the busy streets of Central London is Thomas' Cafe, which is tucked away on Regent's Street. Located within Burberry's flagship store, the cafe is named after the founder of Burberry, Thomas. It is an all day cafe, serving afternoon tea until 6pm.

Afternoon tea and Burberry are quintessentially British, so its fitting to have afternoon tea there. It comes with an assortment of finger sandwiches, cakes and your choice of biscuits which are baked in an Aga, with a pot of refillable loose-leaf darjeeling tea.

The finger sandwiches were British classics: cucumber, cheese and egg, and smoked salmon and cream cheese. They were mediocre, nothing too special, and they were oddly cold, but that being said, the fillings were of good quality, making them nonetheless still delicious. 

The miniature cake selection was much more exciting with British classics like Victoria Sponge. Despite the cakes looking so pretty and almost too perfect to eat, and it was hit and miss. My favourites were the Victoria Sponge and the Hazelnut Chocolate Puff, which was like a patisserie version of a Kinder Joy and Ferrero Rocher. The others were nothing too special and some were quite sickly sweet particularly the marzipan fondant. 

The best part of afternoon tea were the scones, served with Cornish Cream, Strawberry Jam, and Gooseberry and Elderflower Jam, which are all sourced and made in the UK; and the scones were baked in-house in a traditional Aga. Don't be shy and ask for more since it is all refillable. 

If you are a fan of Burberry and afternoon tea, I would recommend going. The setting is luxurious, with the marble floors, tall windows which overlook Regent Street, and being surrounded by Burberry products will be a treat. 3/5

ADDRESS
THOMAS' CAFE,
5 VIGO STREET,
LONDON W1S 3HA


PHOTOGRAPHY BY TASNIMA

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 5 Vigo St, Mayfair, London, W1S 3HA

Thomas' Cafe, Burberry

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