Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A beautiful Mess

You know I love an Afternoon Tea. 

So it was with great delight that I accepted the invitation to review the one on offer at Gallery Mess - the food offering attached to the Saatchi Gallery on King's Road. 

So, this is not the kind of huge tea I've been used to (and perhaps slightly spoiled by). Each layer is not a meal in itself and you won't leave the table groaning under the weight of your overstuffed belly. For two people, you get two egg salad little sub rolls, topped with quail egg, two little smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, two cucumber finger sarnies and two squares of elderflower and camomile jelly. On the top there were two little tea cakes, two squares of sponge and two Wimbledon-themed macarons! 

There were, of course, two freshly baked fruit scones with cream and jam as well.

Warm scones - always a winner.

I had a very nice Earl Grey and we were also treated to a glass of champagne. 

It was all delicious and while it doesn't seem like a lot compared to the huge teas you can find elsewhere, let me tell you, it was more than filling! We both felt nicely full afterwards, always a bonus when you're a glutton like me. And, at the incredibly bargain price of £22 for two - so only £11 each - it is kind of a perfect little afternoon tea experience for those who want the glamour and luxury, without the large cost.

Thank you to Rhubarb for having me - it was truly delightful!

Have a peruse of Gallery Mess's whole menu on the Saatchi Gallery site!

Fleur xx


  1. Oh nice tartan jacket, I've been looking for one for ages. Where did you find it?


  2. Love the little flower accessory in your hair! You look lovely as always! :) x

  3. Just been for afternoon tea myself at the Tenth Hole in Southsea - a very god way to spend an afternoon! x

  4. I love afternoon tea, you look fab :)

  5. I love all day tea... and coffee as well
    all day lond

  6. Looks delicious! I havent been to an afternoon tea yet but I plan to soon here in NY! xox

  7. Oh this looks absolutely delicious, nothing beats a champagne afternoon tea! I had the most amazing cream tea at the Blackbird Tea Rooms in Brighton the other week - the sea breeze coming in through the open windows while we devoured our scones, in the most beautiful vintage setting. x

  8. Such an elegantly scrumptious spread! There is a famous old hotel here in British Columbia's capital city of Victoria called The Empress which is famous across the country for its afternoon tea spread. I've never been, but so want to one day if I'm in Victoria again (I haven't been there since I was 14).

    ♥ Jessica

  9. Hummm, all that looks absolutely delicious!

    Ps: i'm doing a fashion-related survey for my dissertation, 5 mins, much much help ♥

  10. It's just a perfect amount of deligtful foods: fruit scones with cream and jam look appealing, and the macarons apper to be getting more and more popular. All looks delicious (plus the champagne!).
    You know how to live the life.
    ...another great post!


  11. Absolutely beautiful!

    Cecily in New Orleans, LA

  12. Seems like very delicious food.Hay,Cheese ,Butter and Chocolate.I like them a lot.


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