Category Archives: Afternoon Tea

La Pâtisserie des Rêves – the cake shop of your dreams

La Pâtisserie des Rêves looks almost more like an art gallery than a cake shop, individual cakes presented on plinths under glass teardrops. This is oddly apposite as these cakes are works of art. Everything is designed by Philippe Conticini (chef patron) … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday Hummingbird Bakery – Getting into the birthday spirit with a cupcake blowout!

What better way to get into the birthday spirit and share the Hummingbird birthday love with friends than with a cupcake blowout! New Year diets? 🙂 Lovely selection of Black Bottom, Tiramisu, Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Frosting & Chocolate … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Bakery – the perfect place for dessert and a rest whilst on the move.

Yesterday, I had gone to meet a friend for a catch up and after a nice bite to eat at Wholefoods in High Street Kensington, we decided to wander over to the second branch of one of my favourite bakeries … Continue reading

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The perfect way to cure those January Blues – check out Kamps bakery chain

A few days back, on my way back home, I decided to detour through Central London near Warren Street in search of the ISEH (Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health – HCA healthcare group linked with UCLH) on Tottenham Court … Continue reading

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Lemon Raisin Sponge – a quick and easy recipe

A quick and easy sponge cake recipe – but with a goantolondon twist. Pre-heat the oven to 180 oC. Measure out into a cake mixing bowl: 100g caster sugar 50g butter 50g sunflower oil Combine these together. Next add: 100g … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Diary Free Drop Scones – sweet or savoury?

This is our twist on a traditional drop scones recipe with a lovely sugarcane/ molasses flavour with a hint of the vibrant flavour profile of Goan cinnamon. These are great for breakfast, elevensis, lunch, afternoon tea or as a summer … Continue reading

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Kusmi Tea launches in Marylebone, London!

I was invited to the opening of the new Kusmi tea boutique in Marylebone. Kusmi is an old Russian tea brand whose founders fled to Paris after the revolution in 1917. The boutique is a lovely calming space, whose staff … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at 41 Portland Place

We went to 41 Portland Place, a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse with traditional period features which is the home of the Academy of Medical Sciences, for afternoon tea. It was fascinating to learn that 41 Portland Place was … Continue reading

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