Me and one of my best friends’ are absolutely obsessed with afternoon tea and love nothing more than trying out new varieties across London. As it was her birthday coming up I decided I wanted to book us a treat and set about looking into some more unusual/ quirky afternoon teas. Now I’m all for finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones but as soon as I saw the Brgr afternoon tea I knew it was the one to choose.
Located in the Soho branch which is less than a 10-minute walk from Oxford Circus station – even taking into consideration the sheer amount of people – and despite looking tiny on the outside it’s a pretty spacious size inside. We had actually booked in for 3pm but arrived 20-minutes early and the staff were nice enough to seat us down early. I had a rough idea of what to expect although the sweets seem to change as our offerings were different to what was shown on the website but our waitress ran through what we were going to get.
We were first presented with a glass of prosecco and the choice of lemonade or iced tea, a nice refreshing change as we’re getting into the warmer months to not be slurping hot tea. Not long after our platters arrived and I have to say everything was beautifully laid out.
You get three mini slider burgers, one is a beef burger with cheese, one is a grilled chicken burger and one is a fish burger. My friend isn’t a huge fish fan so I swapped my beef with her cheese so can’t comment on the beef burger but the chicken was amazing, really tender and soft. I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect with a fish burger but it wasn’t a strong fishy smell thankfully and it really tasted lovely. Then there was a small portion of fries and a mini vanilla milkshake, now normally I’d opt for chocolate instead of vanilla but this was so refreshing I’d be tempted to swap up my order next time.
Once these bits were devoured, which didn’t take long, it was onto the desserts which was a good sized tangy lemon tart and a small chocolate brownie. We both opted to eat our lemon tarts first which I feel was the best choice as it was sooo lemony and sharp. The pastry crust was firm and tasty and it really was a treat, and the chocolate brownie to close was soft, squidgy and not too sickly tasty.
Our afternoon tea cost us £19.50 and while you can get more food just by ordering a burger and chips off the menu it was a good sized meal, a nice way to sample a selection of yummy treats and a more unusual way to go for afternoon tea.