I love, love, I love, love, looooove the fusion of Asian dim sum with a traditional British afternoon tea, served in a non-traditional way – courtesy of Anti:dote at The Fairmont Singapore. How cool is their jewellery box presentation of all the AT components, with sandwiches and scones in the drawers! A novel and delicious indulgence in a super-chilled setting.
My fangirl crush of Adriano Zumbo extends beyond his Zumbarons and pâtisserie, now that I’ve gotten to experience his quirky afternoon tea at Zumbo Café in Melbourne. The ‘Fancy Nance High Tea’ is a wonderfully whimsical selection of savouries and sweets, served in separate courses so you can take your time enjoying this fab AT.
You know we’ve featured The Langham, London (and the lovely Cherish Finden) and their luxe afternoon tea, so I was pleasantly surprised that The Langham, Hong Kong actually features a very similar AT service (similar or the same – because I think this is the same beautiful Wedgwood china that The Langham, London uses!). It was like an utterly yummy taste of home away from home.
And finally, back home in the UK – not all the best British afternoon teas are served in the nation’s capital of London. This outstanding afternoon tea, from The Edgbaston Hotel in Birmingham, features a bonus amuse-bouche served in a bowl of dry ice for dramatic effect! Their AT is served in a gorgeous salon, complete with a slick bar with equally gorgeous cocktails (and barmen!).