Review: Barbican Afternoon tea

Last Sunday I took the tube into Central London to the Barbican and met Lily along with the other blogging buddies for a spot of afternoon tea to help celebrate her birthday. It was a lovely sunny day so we sat outside to enjoy the view over the lakes.

For only £13.95 you were given unlimited tea and a selection of sandwiches and cakes. The scone was ah-mazing! The service was a little hit and miss but the cakes made up for it. The sandwiches were a variety of fillings such a cucumber, smoked salmon and cheese, ham and mustard and egg cress. The ham and mustard ones were my favourite - they had just the right amount of kick. The lemon cheesecake went down a treat - tangy and creamy always make a good combination. I wasn't too keen on the custard-like filling of the éclair - I much prefer whipped cream in the middle.

It's nice little treat if you're in the area at the weekend. We all need an indulgence on a Sunday!

Have you ever eaten at the Barbican?


  1. Yum! So sad I missed out on this - I miss you ladies!

  2. Gorgeous! I've done a few afternoon teas in London but not this one so will add it to my list, the food looks lovely!

    Chloe x

  3. OOOOH! It looks so amazing (and cheap!) I love the Barbican, did you see their Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, it was Amazing!

  4. Looks like a lovely place to visit!

  5. I didn't know the Barbican did afternoon tea! Looks pretty modern, I'll have to keep this in mind!

    Saskia /

  6. That banana cake looks good! Love an afternoon tea :)

    Christy x
    another weekend without make-up

  7. SO MUCH FOOD :-D all looks so lovely.

    Dayner x


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