The Ultimate Afternoon Tea

Perfect Day Out for Afternoon Tea Enthusiasts

If you are a fan of the British Afternoon Tea, then you definitely need to get your hands on “The Ultimate Afternoon Tea” experience by the Cookery School on Little Portland Street, London. If you can’t, don’t worry! I have included a few of my favourite sweets recipes below ⬇️ where you can exclusively access. So, last month, I had the pleasure of attending one of their classes and this was what they had on the menu:

  • shape finger bread rolls
  • sandwiches: egg mayonnaise, cucumber sandwiches, crab sandwiches and smoked salmon – all using best of British, locally sourced ingredients.
  • mini Scotch eggs using quail’s eggs and chicken mince
  • scones served with homemade rhubarb jam (this may change depending on season)
  • plain and savoury cheese and herb scones
  • Devonshire cream cake (the most delicate of sponges filled with whipped cream and topped with an Original Beans chocolate ganache)
  • Traditional lemon curd tartlet

The Ultimate Afternoon Tea Experience. We made these ourselves! Find recipes here!

Why you should try it out

  • Cooking and learning from the Pros

The class was led by the main chef with an assistant that helped out with the ingredients, washing and time keeping etc. We were encouraged to be involved by asking questions and being hands on. This was the perfect alternative way to learn about the history of Afternoon tea and cooking simultaneously. The chefs were professional, funny and took the time to explain methods and introduce the ingredients that we were cooking.

  • Quality of Ingredients

The school has a big focus on sustainability and seeks to find high quality ingredients. You can really taste the difference in the end product. They were were runners -up for “Most Sustainable Cookery School 2014” in the UK Cookery School Awards.

  • Practical Tips

Even if you’re a stranger to the kitchen, fear not! The course was well structured and they broke down every step. They removed jargon and provided a good balance between observing and participating. Overall, they made cooking fun so that you can actually go away knowing that you can at least attempt doing it alone at home! Even if its just one small aspect of the class.

  • Great Atmosphere

The place was informal and sociable. It’s such a great bonding session if you go with someone else. Even if you’re alone, we were so busy and everyone was so friendly that the hours breezed by.

  • Great Location

Situated a stones throw from Londons Oxford Circus station, the area is well served by many public transport.

  • At the end, you get to sit down and enjoy what you have made in class with a glass of bubbly and Tregothnan Cornish tea.

We were told that classes can accommodate up to 12 people, but on our day there were only 4 of us, so we finished with LOTS of food and even had some scones to take home.

  • Recipes sent directly to your inbox

You can practice everything you have learnt in the comfort of your own home!



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*recipes are my own and not from the Cookery School*

My only con with the whole experience was that since we made so much food, it would have been nice if we were given the option to take more food away with us (we were given 2 scones each). S would have loved to try the mini scotch eggs!

Ok, I do have another con, but this really isn’t their fault. Due to our small class, we had to do alot of activities, so towards the end of the lesson, we were slightly rushed because we were such a small class. Therefore we had a lot to do to make sure we managed to make everything on the menu and also allow time for us to sit down and enjoy the food, as they were preparing for the next class. In the end, we over ran by 35 minutes, so it wasn’t a huge amount, but we were made conscious of the time and hence wasn’t as relaxing as it could have been.

The Ultimate Afternoon Tea Sandwich SelectionThe Ultimate Afternoon Tea Scones - Find recipe here!The Ultimate Afternoon Tea Plain and Cheese/Herb Scones - Find recipe here!Afternoon Tea Quails Scotch Egg - Find recipe here!The Ultimate Afternoon Tea Egg Mayo

So treat yourself, your partner, friends, parent’s or anyone you think will enjoy a bit of hands on experience.Cost: £125 (correct at time of publishing).

Have you tried Afternoon Tea before? Where did you go and what is your favourite afternoon tea sweet? If there a recipe that you would like to see published or available to exclusively, let me know in the comments section below!

Until next time…

Love, MsMamaBean

All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and are not influenced by any company or people in any way.


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24 comments

  1. Busy Working Mummy

    I love afternoon tea! this sounds perfect! #bestandworst

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  2. Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap

    I love the way you make it and learn how to make a fab afternoon tea! Looks amazing and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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  3. Kim Carberry

    Oh wow! That food looks amazing. I do love an afternoon tea. It sounds like you had a great time x #bestandworst

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  4. placeinthisworld247

    Sounds pretty yummy! I would love to take one of the classes, but unfortunately I don’t even live in your country! But great that you were able to bond with a lot of different people and enjoy the meal together..and even were able to take some of it home for another meal! wow!

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  5. Bailie

    Looks amazing! Afternoon tea sounds amazing right now. Thanks for sharing <3

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  6. coffee with Addison

    What a neat experience. I think that would make a great date activity as well.

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  7. twotinyhands

    Shame it was a bit of a rush but it looks like it was a really great course to go on. High end stuff made and the bonus of getting the recipes to your email is good too. I want scones now… well ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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  8. Yulianna

    Very useful information! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Chastity

    This is a fun girls outing thing to do. Sounds fabulous. And the food look lavishing as well. Thanks for sharing your full experience.

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  10. elizabethcolette

    I love afternoon tea. This is such a cute idea! The food looks so good too. I think my daughters would enjoy doing something like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Megan @ Ginger Mom

    That looks like so much fun!

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  12. ohmummymia

    I need such a nice day out! and the food look so delicious

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  13. Trisha R (@Rosewood_Grace)

    This sounds like such a fun thing to do! And the food looks amazing!

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  14. thehollyhockdoor

    Wow! such gorgeous treats! What a great gift idea too! I wonder if they do a veggie version? I’ll have to check! Visiting through #bigpinklink

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  15. Aubree Rivera

    Wow this sounds like lots of fun. I like the idea of making it and then sitting down for tea and enjoy it.

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  16. Lisa

    looks incredible! Would love to try the food!

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  17. Sharon

    This sounds like fun, We aren’t really into afternoon teas but my grandma loves them so I often treat her and her sister to different ones across the city. She would love this, I sense a trip to London coming up!

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  18. Gloria Harvley

    This was making my tummy growl! The photos are beautiful by the way. Loved it!

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  19. Jennifer Gainer (@JENRONDESIGNS)

    Oh we did high tea in London while on holiday. We loved it!!! There is nothing better than a true British Tea, which will change your expectations for life.

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  20. andrea florescu

    Never had a British Tea but this sounds amazing and your pictures are even better! I’ll have to look on British Tea in Chicago….not the real thing but the next best thing

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  21. Stacey Strickler

    I’ve never attended an afternoon tea, but it sounds like the perfect way to spend time with friends.Everything looks delicious! As someone who is currently on a 10 smoothie cleanse, believe me when I say not only does everything look yummy…I think I can taste it from here 🙂

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  22. Lisa

    That looks so yummy and I do love an afternoon tea, I just don’t want to cook it though, just eat it! I am so lazy #MMBC x

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  23. pinkpearbear

    This sounds brilliant. It’s a shame you were rushed out though, it might have been better if they used the entire time for food prep and then sent you home with the food to relax and enjoy with your family. Feedback like this is always so useful for a company I think. Thanks for linking up with us this week. #bigpinklink

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