Tea and Cake London Paperback
"Tea & Cake London" is a comprehensive guide to the best places to enjoy tea and cake across London.
Charming, knowledgeable and often surprising, this lovely book seeks out more than 70 cafes, bakeries and tearooms worth discovering, from iconic establishments to modern classics and undiscovered gems.
Celebrating the history and ritual of taking tea, while embracing London's currently thriving independent cafe scene, it brings together an eclectic collection of venues, all beautifully illustrated with evocative photography.
Whether you're looking for a traditional afternoon tea, a casual cafe in which to gossip over a brew, a bakery selling elite buttery treats, innocent vegan delights or an oddball tearoom with a twist, "Tea & Cake London" has the answer.
The book has 6 chapters, each focusing on a different face of London's tea and cake scene, from formal afternoon teas, patisseries and bakeries, right down to market stalls selling cake.
Each entry highlights a special destination, and tempts you to indulge in a much-loved and very British pastime. And why resist?After all, there's fewer pleasures as simple or appealing as settling somewhere cosy, tucking into a slice of something nice, and sipping on a well-brewed cup of tea.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 170 illustrations
- Publisher: Black Dog Publishing London UK
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Restaurant, cafe & pub guides
- ISBN: 9781907317484
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Review by paulinewiles
A gorgeous book, crammed full of (predominantly) unknown and original places to enjoy tea and a bite in London. You could be in the city for a month and not have time to visit all of these. And if you thought afternoon tea in London means the Ritz or Fortnums, this will open your eyes to a wide range of neighbourhoods (and, happily) price-points. The photographs are gorgeous and if you are a tea lover or Anglophile, reading this will make you want to pack a suitcase immediately.<br/>I'm not giving 5 stars because I haven't actually visited any of these tea places (yet) to see if the descriptions are a good indication of what you get. The book would also benefit from a few maps, showing what's located where, an index for the same purpose, web addresses and a rough price guide.<br/>So, 4 highly enjoyable stars as a purely theoretical piece of reading. I do, however, hope to turn theory into practise very soon!