What more stunning venue could there be for tea in Central London than The Wallace, the restaurant situated in the beautiful Sculpture Garden of Hertford House, home to the Wallace Art Collection? As you make your way to the informal but elegant restaurant, you can’t help but notice the wonderful paintings by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, Hals and Velazquez. Seated at tables amongst beautiful trees beneath the fabulous glass atrium roof, this is a positively charming place to while away an hour or so. Choose your set tea from the classic Cornish to the not-so-traditional English with it’s devilled Cromer crab on melba toast. Or you could go continental and indulge in the Parisian tea and feast on homemade foie gras, salmon tartare and goose rillette followed by French fancies and pastries. Add your choice of tea from the list of more than 20 loose leaf on offer – including favourites like Darjeeling and Assam and the more unusual China White Silver needles – and maybe a glass of Champagne, and you are all set for a last look at the exquisite art collection on your way out.
The Wallace Collection London Photo Gallery
Address: Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
Tel: +44 20 7563 9505
Afternoon tea served: daily 3-4.30pm
Set teas: Cornish Cream Tea, English Afternoon Tea, The Parisian
Nearest underground stations: Bond Street, Baker Street
Plces of interest nearby: Wallace Collection, Bond Street, Oxford Street