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Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

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Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

Opinions anyone?

I'm looking for good tasting afternoon tea (especially the scones and pastries) without the formal tea experience one gets in hotels (not that there's anything wrong with those).

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1. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

Hmmm, how much are you willing to spend? Richoux does a cream tea (tea + proper scones) for £8.25. Branches around London:

www.richoux.co.uk

Inexpensive afternoon tea is found at the Orangery in Kensington Gardens (no booking, so you may have to queue):

digbytrout.co.uk/branches/…index.htm

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2. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

It's less the price issue than the fact that I don't want to have to dress up too much on my vacation (aka having to bring shoes other than my trainers).

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3. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

The National Trust Tea room at Ham House is a bit out but a great location by the Thames and like all National Trust Tea Rooms deliver quality food at sensible prices without all the fancy nonsense.

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4. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

Then the Orangery is for you. No dress code and no bookings. Just turn up in your trainers and enjoy.

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5. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

The Orangery is your best bet - ala carte - you can have tea in a unique setting and not spend a lot of money.

Poppa

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6. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

I'm with the others - the Orangery at Kensington is the way to go!

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7. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

One more vote for the Orangery!

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8. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

Only today, I spotted a new tea room near Borough Market next door to Neal's Yard Dairy. It looked like a lovely old fashioned little place.

I think it has only just opened and I promise I will be checking it out soon and will report back.

The menu looked great and good value.

I will post more details on its location if people are interested.

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9. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

Yes please!

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10. Re: Best-tasting non-fancy-schmantzy tea?

Yet another vote for the Orangery.

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