>> Mar 9, 2011
Note: if you're seeing this post somewhere else, his post has been shamefully plagiarised from www.tummy-rumble.com.
For those of you who didn't know, I'll list a couple of things about Fornum & Mason.
1. Queen Elizabeth has given her approval of the place and is rumored to shop there.
2. It resembles a mini Harrods, selling all sort of premier things from clothes to food.
3. Their food brand is probably more or as expensive of stuff from Harrods.
4. They sell Amedei Porcelana (at 10quids a bar) which tend to run out of stock rather quickly.
5. They are famed for their afternoon tea at St James Restaurant.
From top to bottom: clotted cream, strawberry jam and raspberry jam.
Highest layer: cheese cake, lemon meringue, ginger biscuit, strawberry cake.
Middle layer: Plain scones and raisin scones.
Lowest later: Sandwiches (cream cheese and cucumber, smoked salmon, roasted chicken) and chocolate cake.
From 1 o clock clockwise: smoked salmon sandwich, cucumber and cream cheese sandwich, egg sandwich, curry on toast.
Ginger Cake and Jam Biscuits
Strawberry and Raspberry Jam
Chocolate Cake, Fruit Tartlet, Ginger Cake and Jam Biscuit
All in all, Fortnum & Mason is a nice place to catch up over tea. I guess the 34 pounds is justified by the top notch service and the nice environment one is being served in. As afternoon tea is served from 3-6pm, my advice is to spend a couple of hours there enjoying cups after cups of tea to get your money's worth. I was so full that I skipped dinner that night.
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Fortnum and Mason
Nearest Tube Station: Green Park/Piccadilly Circus
Fortnum & Mason plc,
London W1A 1ER,
Telephone number: +44 (0) 845 602 5694
Monday to Saturday
Lunch is served from 12noon to 2.00pm and Afternoon Tea from 12noon to 6.30pm.