Celebrate Mother’s Day with These 7 Afternoon Teas in London

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A special afternoon tea in London is one of the best ways to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day. Luckily, this year many bakeries, hotels, and restaurants across London are offering afternoon tea packages and at-home delivery services for a memorable way to commemorate the occasion. 

Brigit’s Bakery

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For Mother’s Day in the UK, Brigit’s Bakery will be partnering with Judith Flower School to offer an afternoon tea and bouquet delivery service. Customers will also be included in a competition to win a flower masterclass. 

Their afternoon tea delivery service provides a wide range of fine finger sandwiches, delightful cakes and traditional homemade scones served with clotted cream and jam. For Mother’s Day you can opt for a package including a bouquet of flowers, a half bottle of champagne and delicious afternoon tea for £69.

You may choose to upgrade to the £109 package. This includes a large VIP bouquet, a whole bottle of champagne, and the same delicious afternoon tea.

Both packages provide enough afternoon tea to serve two. For delivery packages, contact Brigit’s Bakery.

Claridge’s

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Claridge’s and Mother’s Day always have a very special relationship. To mark the occasion, the hotel’s iconic afternoon tea is available for London delivery. Scones, made lovingly that morning in the Claridge’s kitchens, are accompanied by Cornish clotted cream and Marco Polo gelée.

Finger sandwiches range from smoked salmon with capers and Norfolk chicken with truffle parmesan, to delicious Clarence Court duck egg with heritage tomatoes.  

Cakes are the showstopper, naturally, and pistachio choux, golden fruitcake, pineapple and coconut tart and hazelnut and Jivara chocolate brownie are all on the menu. The afternoon tea will be boxed, ribboned and delivered within an 8 mile radius of Claridge’s.

The tea box includes Claridge’s blend tea and clotted cream fudge as an extra special touch.

The Claridge’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is £50 per person. The boxes are available from March 12th-14th. Orders should be placed by 2pm for next day delivery. Pickup is also available at Claridge’s.

The Connaught

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The Connaught Patisserie team has concocted the sweetest confections for Mother’s Day. The Patisserie’s signature ‘Connaughty’ hound, dressed in pink and complete with a fetching flower on his collar, is a limited edition vanilla mousse with rhubarb, sitting proudly on an almond sponge. This special dessert is available for you to bring home for £12. 

For a true showstopper to mark the occasion, the Patisserie’s Mother’s Day cake is a pink rose. The rose is expertly crafted from vanilla sponge, pear, lemon curd, shortbread and Chantilly cream. It is finished with a final sprinkling of rose petals and gold and comes in a larger size for families or miniature for individuals to indulge.

Be sure to pre-order your cake for £9 or £26, depending on size, to be picked up until March 14th.

COYA

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This Mother’s Day, COYA has launched a sweet treat and cocktail delivery for mothers across London for £40, plus £10 if you opt for delivery. The decadent delivery features a new and exclusive G&Tea Cocktail, consisting of Bombay Bramble gin (mother’s little helper), St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, hibiscus flower tea, orange, pimento dram allspice liqueur and citrus. This new creation suitable for four people.

The cocktail is accompanied by an indulgent Tarta de Queso; a vanilla cheesecake with cacao crumble base and blackberry sauce. It also serves four, so that everyone can enjoy a slice. COYA’s Mother’s Day treat will offer mums an indulgent afternoon G&Tea experience to remember, no matter the distance between you. 

COYA’s Afternoon G&Tea is available for delivery within London on Saturday 13th March, between 9am-6pm, and also for pickup from COYA’s Mayfair location.

Order by email or telephone by 6pm on Wednesday 10th March.

DUKES LONDON

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As a country house in the heart of London, with Green Park and St James’s Park as its back garden, DUKES LONDON shows off a Victorian exterior and is home to elegant rooms and suites. Downstairs, you can find the Great British Restaurant (GBR) serving up seasonal British cuisine, and the DUKES Bar, famous world-over for its Martinis.

Afternoon Tea vouchers may also be used at a later date. 

The MartTEAni Afternoon Tea package is the perfect combination of two British traditions. It includes beautifully-paired mini martinis, created with The East India Company Gin, and served alongside each of their three Afternoon Tea courses. 

Other vouchers like Afternoon Tea in the park offer guests a picnic style afternoon tea experience in one of the Royal Parks. The Champagne Afternoon Tea and Traditional Afternoon Tea are also available for guests to dine in the hotel’s stylish Drawing Room.

All packages include DUKES LONDON’s classic finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a selection of pastries.

Vouchers available online at DUKES LONDON.

Fortnum & Mason

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Fortnum & Mason has an entire section of their website dedicated to perfect gifts for mother figures this Mother’s day. Special hampers, gift boxes, chocolates, teas and so much more are available for delivery. 

The Mother’s Day Breakfast Box includes everything for the best breakfast in bed. The box contains Scottish Smoked Salmon, Cacklebean Eggs, Fortnum’s Salted Butter and Seeded Sourdough – the perfect accompaniment to a warming cup of Breakfast Blend Tea or Colombia El Jordan Estate Ground Coffee. It also includes Apricot Preserve, Shropshire Ling Heather Honey and Grain & Bowl Maple’N’Pecan Granola. Enjoy breakfast in bed with the bottle of their signature Brut Reserve Champagne.

Shop online at Fortnum & Mason.

Shangri-La London

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Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London will help guests celebrate Mother’s Day at home with a luxury hamper. The Mother’s Day at Home by Shangri-La hamper features products from local London artisans and bloom-at-home flowers. The hamper is available in two sizes.

The Deluxe Mother’s Day at Home By Shangri-La includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a bottle of Bee Lovely Bath and Shower Gel, Bermondsey Street Bees ‘Metro Collection’ Royal Albert Dock London Raw Honey, Shangri-La Room Spray, a Shangri-La Afternoon Tea caddy, and one bloom-at-home Spring flower basket by McQueen’s Flowers. All of the items are presented in a wicker hamper basket priced at £165 (about $230 USD).

The Standard hamper includes everything in the Deluxe hamper except for the bloom-at-home Spring flower basket by McQueen’s Flowers. The Standard hamper is £135 (about $188 USD).

Find the Mother’s Day at Home boxes online at Shangri-La London.