The Best Afternoon Tea Deliveries
If you’re missing a visit to your favourite tea room, or are looking for ways to celebrate the festive season at home, these afternoon tea deliveries are sure to put a smile on your face. After all, as playwright Arthur Wing Pinero once stated, ‘Where there’s tea there’s hope’. We’re sure he wouldn’t mind if we swapped the tea for fizz though…
The Best Afternoon Tea Deliveries
Le Deli Robuchon’s Teatime for Two
Le Deli Robuchon has put together an inviting assortment of finger sandwiches – featuring the likes of ham and emmental cheese, smoked salmon, and egg and wasabi mayo – and decadent treats; think fruit tarts, madeleines and mille feuilles, plus delicious home-made scones. J Robuchon tea sachets and a bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne are also included, as well as a selection of seasonal jams and delicious clotted cream. From £37, available for delivery via robuchonlondon.slerp.com or Supper London and Deliveroo (delivery radius up to 4 miles). Please note you will need to pre-order Teatime for Two 24 hours beforehand.
As the name suggests, Charming Bakery is as elegant and charming as it gets when it comes to afternoon tea. The Luxury Prosecco Afternoon Tea Gift Hamper is the perfect way to satisfy any special occasion munchies you may have, with a selection of brownies, cakes (we recommend lemon and blueberry – delicious!), and teas all at your fingertips. All hampers come with a beautiful tin and mug featuring illustrations by Julia Goldfinch. From £85, charmingbakery.co.uk
The Fortnum’s Afternoon Tea Hamper
Comprising everything you’ll need – and more – to create the perfect high tea at home, The Fortnum’s Afternoon Tea Hamper is ideal for those missing a trip to the luxury department store’s historic Tea Salon. Presented in Fortnum’s signature wicker basket, items include the brand’s chocolossus biscuits, strawberry preserve and fruit cake, plus a delicious range of Fortnum’s tea, from Taiwanese oolong to a classic Earl Grey – not forgetting an array of afternoon tea accessory essentials, including two charming Camelia mugs and matching teapot. £500, fortnumandmason.com
Jimmy Garcia’s Afternoon Tea in a Box
Noted for his seasonal pop-up restaurants and catering business, chef and restaurateur Jimmy Garcia has launched an enticing afternoon delivery offering for those looking to spruce up a virtual event or simply indulge in tea and scones at home. Savoury treats include an appetising mini blue cheese and tender stem broccoli tart and wild boar and olive, aged Cheddar, and thyme batons. But the real pièce de résistance is the customary homemade scones, served with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Deliverees will also be treated to lavender shortbread and a moreish salted caramel brownie. Count us in. £45 per box + VAT, jimmygarciacatering.com
Pique’s delicious picnic hampers served us well throughout lockdown, and now the luxury catering company has launched an afternoon tea bundle filled with delectable finger sandwiches, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, buttermilk scones, chocolate brownie bites and more. Sandwich fillings include organic egg mayo with chopped capers and herbs, coronation chicken with baby spinach, and Somerset cheddar and tomato chilli jam with rocket. There’s also a separate vegetarian menu featuring a tasty sweet potato and feta frittata with aioli, caramelised leek, gruyere and thyme puff tarts, plus cucumber, cream cheese and watercress mini bagels – something for everyone to enjoy. £45 for two, piquefood.co.uk
Cutter & Squidge
Beloved London bakery Cutter & Squidge is delivering its delightful afternoon tea box to homes across the UK. Best enjoyed by those with a sharp sweet tooth, the bundle features an array of tasty treats from indulgent brownies to mini lemon drizzle cakes, buttery scones (to be warmed up on 180c for five to seven minutes) served with Rodda’s clotted cream and jam, plus Cutter & Squidge’s very own fine loose leaf tea. £29.90 for the afternoon tea at home, cutterandsquidge.com
Devon-based farm shop Darts Farm is offering a range of decadent afternoon tea hampers for delivery, from G&T cream tea to an adorable bundle served with a bottle of fizz. Each comes with four fluffy scones from Kenn-based third generation and family-run Ryder’s Bakery; strawberry jam from award-winning Waterhouse Fayre; Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and expertly crafted Brew tea bags. If you’re looking to support local and independent businesses, this is the afternoon tea option for you. From £39, dartsfarm.co.uk
Featured image: Brown’s Hotel
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