Review of Afternoon Tea at Harrods

This is the first of an occasional series of reviews of afternoon tea at various locations.

Today I’m starting with Harrods in Knightsbridge, London. Allegedly there is only one Harrods (according to their own advertising), although there seem to be a number of stores hidden away in airport lounges around the world.

We had tea in the Terrace Bar on the 4th floor. The 5th floor is smaller than the 4th, so there is a rather large balcony all round the building on the 4th floor. This has been covered over with conservatory style double glazing units to provide a light and airy, if rather narrow space.

The staff were friendly and efficient, just as you would expect at Harrods.

There is a good selection of tea, although not as comprehensive as that available at Fortnum and Mason’s. Champagne teas are also on the menu if you’re feeling flush :-)

The selection of sandwiches was good, and the flavours were excellent. The scones were very good, with just the right amount of jam and cream supplied for fully configured scones.

By the time we got around to the cakes and pastries we were both feeling rather full. Dr Jan’s Tip From The Top is… don’t let that put you off, you’ll be missing one of the best bits :-)

All in all an extremely pleasant experience.

The Full Afternoon Teas cost 17 or 18 pounds (I can’t remember exactly :-).

Dr Jan has rated this as a 4-star experience.