It has just been my 21st birthday on the 5th June. So, the beginning of the month was full of incredible birthday celebrations, including an amazing vegan afternoon tea at the OXO tower in London! This was an incredible gift from my parents and Jay and I had the best time sipping unlimited tea and eating until we couldn’t possibly eat any more.
Firstly, you are given a tea menu, which I didn’t think to take a picture of but you can pick from around 5 different blends of flavoured tea. I tried a couple different ones but my favourite was a mix of spearmint and peppermint. Jay loved the ginger and chocolate, although we definetly didn’t need the 3 teapots we had each!
You get a savoury tray and a sweet tray. I do have a sweet tooth sometimes, but I’m definetly a savoury person, so all my favourites were on this tray.
So working our way up, on the bottom tier we have the finger sandwiches which consist of:
- ‘Cheese’, pickle, tomato bread
- Golden beetroot, aged balsamic, rosemary, granary bread
- Cucumber pickle, dill, yellow mustard seeds, wholemeal bread
- Lemon tofu, roasted garlic, oregano, sage and onion stuffing, English farmhouse bread
- Wild mushrooms on toast
the middle plate of savouries:
- Quinoa bonbon
- Avocado smoothie
- Chestnut and mushroom ‘sausage’ roll
- Parsnip and shallot bhaji
the top plate of condiments:
- OXO’s own piccalilli
- Orcahrd chutney
- Mint ‘yoghurt’
The favouries from this selection were the bhajis, the lemon tofu sandwich and the wild mushrooms on toast. I make mushrooms on toast all the time, but i have no idea how these ones tasted so amazing. I wasn’t too keen on the sound of a quinoa bonbon, but I was plesantly surprised, it was delicious!
We already don’t really need anymore food at this point, but there was a nice amount of waiting time to let your food go down before the next plate came along, which we definetly appreciated.
Onto the sweet selection
- Lemon meringue pie
- Apple mousse
- Coconut and pineapple cake
- Strawberry jam
- Cloted ‘cream’
- Homemade scones
The scones were crazy good! It was so exciting to have my first vegan scone and it even had cream! The apple mousse was absolutely incredible too. It sounds so strange but it was so light and refreshing and it really worked.
We had an amazing time sitting on the balcony with our fantasic vegan afternoon tea. I had a stinking cold at the time, so we didn’t go for the glass of champagne, but I was quite amazed it was only £35 per person! If you’re ever in London and fancy treating yourself, this is 100% worth it. I think we were there for about 3 hours just sipping tea, eating food and chatting away. A very cute birthday present indeed and I am desperate to go back.