If you are going to do a spot of shopping in London followed by an afternoon tea with a special touch. I have found the very place. Hidden amongst beautiful coats, wrapping stations and leather goods as far as the eye can see is Thomas’s. Burberry’s very own slice of heaven inception. A classic and yet modern touch of elegance, hidden on the top floor of Burberry’s Regent Street Flagship store.
They open from 11 and provide breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner service. All with stunning touches that will have you oohing and aahing throughout. From the moment of hello until your farewell. I have never felt so spoilt taking afternoon tea then I did here. It was truly an amazing service as you’d expect from the leading force in British Fashion and design. Everything is perfect. From the glass tea pots to the crockery and cutlery.
I started with an elderflower and mint cordial, which was super refreshing. And some coffee for the other half. Which was very smooth and as good as any traditional coffee house would make it. They sat us right next to the window on the first floor which looked out to the hustle and bustle of the road below. Great for people watching. We then decided our plan of attack on the menu. For me it was a no brainer. Afternoon tea please and for James he went for a scrambled eggs with salmon. I felt a little indulgent having an afternoon tea all to myself but why the hell not eh.
Everything came warm or cold accordingly, meticulously placed perfectly on the beautiful plates. Dreamy. The tri stack was something to behold. I almost didn’t want to eat it, it was that beautiful. Delicate finger sandwiches filled to perfection. Different cakes all cooked especially for me. I felt like the only lady in the place and they’d made everything for me. I was so impressed by the cakes. So perfectly created. These small but well formed cakes were eaten slowly over a large pot of tea. I wanted to savour every moment. The loveliest thing was still to come. Elegant nods to the place we were eating in. For example an old Burberry cotton reel had been restored and a tea timer placed carefully inside. I wish I could buy one. Simple and striking. Lovely talking point over tea. Not to mention little things like all the suppliers talked about in a little booklet placed on your table, and they have spared no expense and to keep the British theme going as all the food, crockery and cutlery chosen from small farms and artists in the UK. So well done.
Finished with a toasted tea cake and more nattering, time passed and we realised we had to go. Much to our sadness. The service was spot on. Food to die for. Location beyond words. An elegant setting all paying homage to a very special, very British brand. And what a brand it is. You feel everything here, the heritage, the British feeling and more importantly at home. Thomas at Burberry you have captured my heart, when can I move in?
The all-day eatery named Thomas’s, after the brand’s founder Thomas Burberry can be found within the newly expanded London flagship at 121 Regent Street. Go check it out.