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Afternoon tea and Mother’s Day go hand in hand. While we can’t treat our mums to the finest afternoon tea selection London has to offer, we can still spoil her rotten the savouries and sweets with one of the best afternoon tea deliveries. 

You can now rejoice in the simple pleasures of afternoon tea, cakes and all, with one of these 17 restaurants, cafés and shops bringing their savoury delights and sweet treats to your door. Order in your mums favourite and really treat her like the queen she is.

Claridge’s

There’s nothing quite like an afternoon tea experience at one of London’s most magnificent hotels and Claridge’s traditional offering is no exception. While the hotel may be closed, treat your Ma to the next best thing: an afternoon tea delivery from Claridge’s!

Available from 12th-14th March only, Claridge’s Mother’s Day offering consists of scones and finger sandwiches packed with smoked salmon with capers and Norfolk chicken with truffle parmesan. On the sweet front, pistachio choux, golden fruitcake, pineapple and coconut tart and hazelnut and Jivara chocolate brownie are all on the menu. Plus, Claridge’s blend tea and clotted cream fudge for a really sweet finish.

Available from 12th – 14th March.  Orders should be placed by 2pm for next day delivery or collection here. Available within an 8 mile radius of Claridge’s.

Order yours at: claridges.slerp.com

Brown’s Hotel

Show your special mum just how much you care with the ultimate afternoon tea experience from Brown’s Hotel. The Mother’s Day afternoon tea package will be packed with hand cut sandwiches packed with seasonal fillings on artisan bread, plus a bountiful selection of classic pastries. No afternoon tea is complete without scones and these come served with homemade strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. 

The Mother’s Day offering comes with a special flower posy from Ellie Hartley Flowers, so you won’t need to remember to send flowers too.

If you can’t get your fix on Mother’s Day, treat yourself to their traditional afternoon tea delivery offering here. 

Orders must be placed Tuesday 9th of March for delivery or collection on Friday 12th or Saturday 13th March.

Order yours at: roccofortehotels.com

Great Fosters 

Tea to go… Great Fosters is offering the perfect Mother’s Day treat in the form of their afternoon tea delivery service. They’ve teamed up with Nyetimber, the quintessentially British sparkling wine, to offer their award-winning Classic Cuvee to add to your order. Because what’s afternoon tea without a glass of fizz? 

On the menu, expect finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones including their zesty lemon and poppy seed flavour, clotted cream, jam and homemade lemon curd and their springtime cakes and fancies, along with Hoogly tea to brew at home.

Order yours at: alexanderhotels.co.uk

The Connaught Patisserie

Add a splash of pink to Mother’s Day with The Connaught Patisserie’s adorable sweet treat offerings. Although not technically afternoon tea, this Mother’s Day treat was too cute not to include. 

The Patisserie’s signature Connaughty hound, dressed in pink and complete with a fetching flower on his collar, is available for a Mother’s Day celebration and is a vanilla mousse with rhubarb, sitting proudly on an almond sponge. Or for a real showstopper treat, the Patisserie’s Mother’s Day cake is a pink rose, expertly crafted from vanilla sponge, pear, lemon curd, shortbread and Chantilly cream. It’s finished with rose petals and gold, and is just perfect for a Mother’s Day celebration whether you can celebrate together or drop it round on your Ma’s doorstep on the day. 

 The Mother’s Day Connaughty hound is £12 and makes its debut at The Connaught Patisserie from 5th March. The Connaught Patisserie Mother’s Day cake is £9 or £26 depending on size, available for pre-order and can be collected from 5th – 14th March. To place an order please call 020 7314 3535.

Order yours at: the-connaught.co.uk

Sketch

Add a sparkle to your Mum’s special day and order in an afternoon tea box from London’s pinkest venue, Sketch. 

Their new Spring afternoon tea range, launching 12th March, comes complete with cucumber and asparagus sandwiches, egg gougère, truffle buns, plus a whole host of sweet delicacies. Think a tangy orange cheesecake and chocolate and buckwheat cake to whet your appetite. Add on a cocktail or Champagne pairing to really spoil your Ma silly this Mothering Sunday.

Order yours at: shop.sketch.london

Conrad London St James

Truly treat your mum this Mothering Sunday and book in an afternoon tea delivery from Conrad London St James. The pastry chefs have created a stunning array of savouries and sweets to be enjoyed on the big day, including Hereford Roast Sirloin Beef with Horseradish Cream Sandwiches; Cherry Blossom Flower Macaroons; and Elderflower and Strawberry Pistachio Delice. 

Available at home from 12th-14th March, this afternoon tea experience will tie over any cravings you have until you can experience it in the hotel once restrictions lift.

The price includes free 3-mile delivery from Westminster (additional delivery fee applies for deliveries up to 6 miles). The tea can also be pre-ordered and collected from the hotel. Order from conradlondon.[email protected] or call 0203 301 8080.

Brigit’s Bakery 

Lockdown just got a whole lot better thanks to Brigit’s Bakery and their quirky afternoon tea delivery.

Brigit’s Bakery, the bakery behind the red double-decker bus that whizzes you and your afternoon tea around London’s landmarks, has brought its afternoon tea selection to fellow Londoners homes, arming them with homemade scones, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and an assortment of tarts, cakes and fruity bakes. The selection is just perfect for a weekend treat, lockdown celebration or Mother’s Day.

Order yours at: b-bakery.com

Cutter & Squidge 

For mums who like skipping the savoury part for the full on sweet section, you’re going to love Cutter & Squidge’s selection of afternoon tea offerings. 

The afternoon tea bundle will see you tucking into scones towered with clotted cream and jam, rich chocolate brownies and mini dream cake slices. The best part? They deliver nationwide so if you’re not currently residing in your London apartment right now but still want the joy of moreish afternoon tea, you’re in luck. 

All that’s left to do is warm up your scones, brew your tea of choice and dig into the sweet treats.

Order yours at: cutterandsquidge.com

Fortnum & Mason

There’s perhaps nothing more quintessentially British than an afternoon strolling around Fortnum & Mason and delighting in their superb afternoon tea. While we can’t do the latter right now, we can treat our mothers to one of their tea time hampers. For the ultimate afternoon tea feast, opt for the Fortnum’s afternoon tea hamper. From strawberry preserves to traditional shortbread rounds, orange, earl grey and cardamom loaf cake to delicately decorate tea cups and saucers, it’s brimming with everything you need for a special celebratory afternoon.

Order yours at: fortnumandmason.com

Tea Wishes

Afternoon tea never looked so sweet. 

Tea Wishes has brought its bespoke afternoon tea packages into the delivery world so you too can enjoy the simple pleasures of biting into a buttery scone and cup of English breakfast tea. It’s a perfect gift to send to someone isolating alone or if you’re just wanting a mid-week pick-me-up.

Order yours at: teawishes.uk

Aqua Shard

We’re all in need of a little magic right now, let Aqua Shard’s Peter Pan inspired afternoon tea take you and your little ones on a magical journey to Neverland. 

Created in partnership with Great Osmond Street Hospital Charity, the afternoon tea comes complete with all of your favourite characters in savoury and sweet treat form. Expect everyone to be making an appearance, from ‘Codfish’ Captain Hook in the shape of deep fried cod brandade, red breadcrumb and Captain’s hook to The Lostboys in roasted chicken, crispy bacon, mayonnaise and mustard sandwich form. Of course there’s even a beautiful honorary mention to the sparkling fairy, Tinker Bell. It’s a sweet pastry biscuit topped with white icing and gold fairy dust.

Order yours at: aquashard.slerp.com

The Chesterfield Mayfair

If you’re after a truly charming afternoon tea experience, head on over to The Chesterfield Mayfair to order their sweet shop tea extravaganza to enjoy at home. 

Inspired by the Original Hardy’s Sweetshop, the experience celebrates the joy of discovering old favourites and beloved childhood memories. It’s a great one to treat the kids (and yourself) with after a long week of homeschooling.

Order yours at: chesterfieldmayfair.com

Cakes and Bubbles

Relish in London’s finest afternoon tea experience with a little help from Cakes and Bubbles. Famed chef Albery Adria and his brother Ferran have brought their delectable sweet treats into the delivery world, allowing Londoners to enjoy the experience at home. 

Order yourself an afternoon tea experience for two, available for collection and delivery, and be served the signature dishes alongside a bottle of Grand Reserve champagne. Treats include Chocolate Corks, Marshmallow ‘after 8’, Golden Egg Flan and The Cheese Cake.

Order yours at: cakesandbubbles.co.uk

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences 

Get your sweet treat fix this Mothering Sunday with a little help from luxury London five star Hotel, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences. They’re offering their ever popular Alice’s Queen of Hearts afternoon tea and Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea to enjoy at home this Mother’s Day. 

Fall down the rabbit hole and treat mum to a wild Alice in Wonderland tea experience, full of checkerboards, hearts and red rose sweet and savouries.

To book (48 hours notice required) for collection only email [email protected] or call 020 77697766

GAIL’s

From your daily essentials to afternoon tea treats, we can always count on Gail’s to satisfy our cravings. Inside your afternoon tea box of dreams, expect to find four scones, Rodda’s clotted cream, GAIL’s organic jam and lemon curd, brownie fingers, honey cakes, smoked salmon and avocado yoghurt sandwiches, avocado and egg sandwiches, and loose leaf JING tea. The kit serves four and makes for a perfect birthday or weekend treat.

Order yours at: gailsbread.co.uk

Lola’s Cupcakes

Enjoy the luxury of afternoon tea in bed thanks to Lola’s Cupcakes. They’ve crafted the perfect weekend pick-me-up and can be shared with up to eight friends, which of course is off the cards right now but you can share this box with your household or social bubble at home. It’s packed full of freshly baked scones, clotted cream, fresh orange juice, a loaf of Campaillou bread with fillings and a whopping 5 inch Victoria Sponge. Yum. 

Order yours at: lolascupcakes.co.uk

The Gentlemen Baristas 

Fancy afternoon tea without the tea? The Gentlemen Baristas have crafted an afternoon tea experience with the coffee enthusiast in mind. Expect the usual suspects to be making an appearance including Sliced Cucumber, Estate Dairy Butter, Fresh Dill on sliced brown bread; Scones with jam and Cornish clotted cream; and Vegan Coffee and Walnut Cake, but all served alongside The Gentlemen Baristas single origin coffee, which is ground to order. Or, if you do want the tra, you can get English Breakfast too.

Order yours at: thegentlemenbaristas.com


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