London Spots: The Wallace Restaurant Afternoon Tea

The Wallace Restaurant, Wallace Collection, Afternoon Tea, London, Where to go for afternoon tea in London

[Gifted Experience]

There should be a new disclaimer tag – gifted as the way of a plus 1, as that is what this afternoon tea at The Wallace Restaurant inside The Wallace Collection art gallery was, as I went with the lovely Supal aka Chevrons & Éclairs. As you know, one of my favourite places is this art gallery, and to celebrate their Manolo Blahnik exhibition, Peyton and Byrne, which runs the restaurant has launched a Pink Afternoon Tea inspired by the pink silk frock and slipper in Jean-Honore Fragonard’s iconic painting ‘The Swing’.

The Wallace Collection’s stunning courtyard is a beautiful spot for afternoon tea, flooded with natural light and dotted with trees and sculptures, and I just adore how the serene calmness is in stark contrast to London’s busiest shopping district, Oxford Street, which is only a five-minute walk away.

We went for the limited-edition afternoon tea, featuring pink desserts, classic finger sandwiches (ham, smoked salmon, chicken, and cucumber), and scones with clotted cream and jam, served on a three-tier cake stand, alongside tea and a glass of rosé Champagne. As I’m not much a meat eater so I asked for vegetarian sandwiches, and they were happy to accommodate me, and I had cucumber, egg, tomato and brie, all delicious.

Every about the afternoon tea was delicious from the finger sandwiches, to the cute cakes, my favourite being the victoria sponge, but who can resist a pink macaron, but these sweet treats do vary. The only thing that let the afternoon tea down for me, was the scones, I like my scones slightly warm, these felt a little stale, however, the clotted cream and jam did make them taste a little better.

Pink Afternoon Tea at The Wallace Restaurant

As well as afternoon tea, The Wallace Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, with a full a la carte dinner menu offered on Friday and Saturday evenings offering modern French cuisine, which must be really pretty dining under the stars.

The Pink Afternoon Tea at The Wallace Restaurant starts at £19.50 per person, to add a glass of rosé Champagne it is £26.50 per person. Afternoon tea is served from 2.30pm-5pm when the museum closes, we were enjoying ourselves so much we had to be asked to leave – so this is definitely a great London spot for a catch-up over delicious cakes!

The Wallace Restaurant, The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN