Afternoon Tea at Balthazar London

Sunday, August 11, 2013 3comments No tags Permalink 0

I think it’s time for another holiday to London. We have the original Balthazar here in NYC…but the London location serves afternoon tea! Tea is sourced from Postcard Teas and served with plain and raisin scones. Devon clotted cream and strawberry jam on the side, no detail forgotten. Here’s the menu breakdown:


  • Cucumber, Mint and Cream Cheese on White Pullman
  • Smoked Salmon, Butter and Black Pepper on Brown Bread
  • Crab, Tarragon Mayonnaise and Lemon Juice on White Pullman
  • Smoked Chicken and Apricot on White Pullman
  • Egg Mayonnaise and Mustard Cress on Brown Bread


  • Lemon, Raspberry and Rose Water Macaroon
  • Banana and Spice Cake
  • Almond Rocher
  • Fresh Fruit Tartellette
  • Passion Fruit and Coconut Fool
  • Opéra Gâteau
  • lisa
    August 14, 2013

    It is with great interest that I read your frequent posts about afternoon tea. Someday I will be brave and have a nice tea somewhere, such a genteel way to spend an afternoon. One thing I have always wondered, since I do not share your love of tea and have very little appreciation of tea, will I completely embarrass myself if I order coffee instead of tea?

    • Kathy YL Chan
      August 14, 2013

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for asking (and reading :), a totally legit question. You can definitely order coffee instead of tea, no embarrassment in that! As long as you enjoy the experience, that’s all that matters.

  • lisa
    August 15, 2013

    Thank you for the response.

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