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Eating My Way Through London: Afternoon Tea at Ladurée, Covent Garden

Ladurée Covent Garden is renowned for its exquisite French pastries and delicate macarons, which take center stage in its afternoon tea menu. Ladurée originate in Paris, where they started out baking their famous double-decker macarons in 1862. They’ve since shipped them all over the world, with cute little shops popping up everywhere. 

I wanted to plan an afternoon tea to celebrate a special occasion and the afternoon tea at Ladurée seemed perfect. I am a lover of French cuisine, so embraced the opportunity to enjoy a quintessentially English past-time with a French twist. I also liked the fact that the vibe was more low-key than other afternoon teas I was looking at it in London.

We went on a weekday so it wasn’t busy, but I recommend making a booking anyway, just to be sure that you get a table. The whole setting is lovely- you can either sit in the tearoom or out on the balcony, overlooking the square. It was good weather when we visited, so we chose to sit on the balcony. We had a great view of the street performers and were in an excellent spot for people-watching.

What to eat?

The afternoon tea was very pretty. Dainty finger sandwiches arrived on a silver tiered stand, along with delicious mini viennoiseries and lovely cakes. And of course there were the famous macaroons! We were able to pick two each. Everything we ate and drank was of a high standard. They were fresh and light, but also substantial.

What to drink

Tea of course! We did order a coffee in addition.

Anything else?

Service was pretty good and we were served promptly. We also really enjoyed our environment. We would visit again.

There’s no other afternoon tea spot in London that can transport you to French living quite like Ladurée. One of my favourite London afternoon teas.

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