Afternoon Tea at Buddha-Bar

By Issy March 18, 2016

We’ve reviewed many an afternoon tea; it is after all, one of our most popular experiences and we offer literally hundreds of venues at which to experience the most traditional of pastimes. But we’ve never tried one like this before. Read on to find out what our top tasters thought of afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar in London.

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Becky and Lucy at Buddha-Bar in London

When Buddha-Bar, one of the smartest venues in Knightsbridge and winner of Best Restaurant Bar 2014 and 2015 at the London Club and Bar Awards, invited two people from Red Letter Days to review their afternoon tea, it was no surprise that a number of staff jumped at the opportunity. The lucky recipients were Rebecca Smith (Senior Customer Service Executive, soon to be joining our Events Team) and Lucy King (one of our exclusive Corporate Team Administrators). Both of them speak to customers on a daily basis, have strong first-hand knowledge of what they expect and know what constitutes a great experience. They were ideal candidates to try out this unusual tea offering, and their outing did not disappoint, as Becky’s tweet below shows.

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Becky told us “Last week Lucy and I attended our Red Letter Days’ Afternoon Tea at Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge. The venue itself was very luxurious with a modern decor. The staff were helpful and friendly, always ready to assist with any queries. The food itself was lovely with a different twist to what you would imagine afternoon tea would include. We had four small savoury dishes of which the crispy cod and prawn wonton was my  absolute favourite. Then we tried four sweet dishes – the passion fruit and mango tart was the best! We were also given a glass of champagne when we arrived and a choice of Asian tea”.

Interior of Buddha-Bar in Knightsbridge, London
Interior of Buddha-Bar in Knightsbridge, London

Lucy was just as enthusiastic “This afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar for two was lovely. We received two plates to share, one of which included four small starters each such as a spring roll and a duck steam bun and we then had a plate each with small, gorgeous desserts, which included a macaroon and green tea cheesecake. The venue was beautifully decorated and the atmosphere relaxed. Staff were attentive but discreet and I think this afternoon tea is perfect for anyone who enjoys something a little bit different.

Savoury plate for afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar
Savoury plate for afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar

They even enthused about options that were not included with the experience they attended. “Having missed lunch, I was really hungrier than I should have been for afternoon tea, and that resulted in my eyeing up the venue’s sushi sampling menu which guests at a neighbouring table were enjoying. Although I didn’t actually taste that, it looked extraordinary and I am sure it would have been heavenly”.

Sweet plate for afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar
Sweet plate for afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar

Thank you ladies for your review. We always knew our range of afternoon teas were pretty varied, but this one is certainly unique.

So when we talk about our Oriental twist afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar, you know just what to expect. Here is the breakdown of what the girls received (salivating is optional).

 

Menu for afternoon tea at Buddha-Bar

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