.: Afternoon Week :.

I really love a good afternoon tea, so couldn’t miss having one on the Afternoon Tea Week. If I needed any further reason there was also our 9th Anniversary (of living together). Probably I could have done something a bit more fancy to celebrate the occasion, but sometimes I believe you need to keep it simple 🙂

And no, I didn’t went to any fancy tea either, I’ve decided to go pretty much next door, have a walk in Richmond and enjoy a good delicious relaxing tea.

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Richmond is one of my favourite places in the world. I never get tired of having a walk along the river here, it always makes me feel really calm and relaxed.

For the tea, the choice was Muriel’s Kitchen. I had seen this place lots of times and it was on my wishlist for a long time. (You can see the afternoon menu here)

Loved the space immediately. Really lovely soft decor and friendly staff. As soon as you walk in you are made to feel really welcome.

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I’ve ordered a chamomile tea whereas he went for the classic Earl Grey. Both were really tasty (the teas were from teapigs). The smoothie was also pretty fresh

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The tea is served in a little picnic bench (which I found to be really cute)

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All of the sandwiches were pretty good, ranging from smoked salmon, to chicken and egg. Then moving to the scones.

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As soon as I’ve started to cut it in half I’ve noticed the texture, perfect. Not breaking apart and feeling really soft in my hands.

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After the first bite, yap, really good! One of the best I had in a long time! Finally the mini bakery, all the cakes were delicious and makes me want to try the big ones. All really fresh

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Might not seem a lot by the pictures, but I was really full. He couldn’t even finish all the cakes. So overall I’ve really enjoy my experience and honestly think this was a good choice! Will be back to try their other cakes and for more scones 🙂

.: A relaxing tea @ Number sixteen :.

I was thrilled to have my sister over with me for the weekend. Last time we had been together was in our weekend away in Bordeaux. I took Friday afternoon off and decided to treat us with a nice outdoors english tea. After all the miserable rain this week I really wanted a space outdoors, which lead me to do quite a lot of research. Then I found Number Sixteen (south Kensington). Number 16 is a hotel really close to south Kensington station, but at the same time once you step in you feel miles away from the city. The hotel decor is really lovely

I didn’t took any photos from the guest areas, so have to rely on those available in the official website

Beautiful isn’t it?

But to me the start was really the lovely garden outdoors

The staff was really friendly and took us to a nice lovely table. We felt so peaceful and relaxed! It was the perfect space to chit chat and talk to each other about everything we wanted to! (And the perfect place for me to forget all this misery which is Brexit!!!)

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Really cute china!

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As soon as the food arrived we were presented with quite a big portion! I’m so glad my lunch had been really light

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We’ve started from the bottom from the savoury sandwiches all the way to the sweets and finishing up with the scones. 2 scones each!

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The cupcake was my favourite! The small burgers were also quite tasty. It was the perfect afternoon to relax and enjoy a peaceful tea. We left 2h later ready for a walk to burn it all down. Would definitely be back again!!!

Number Sixteen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

What is your favourite outdoors tea? Anything you would recommend? Can also be a rooftop 🙂