Anyone for tea? Britain’s most indulgent afternoon teas

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Celebrate any occasion with our pick of the most decadent afternoon teas in London and beyond

If you’re looking for something a little extra when it comes to your afternoon tea, then Oblix’s offering is perfect. Perched on the 32nd floor of The Shard this relaxed but refined restaurant now offers three tiers of treats for those partial to a few scones to tide them over between lunch and dinner. Sandwiches are delicately flavoured with luxurious additions to the expected flavours – mango lifts coronation chicken while fresh black truffles give the duck egg sandwich a deliciously savoury kick. The patisserie section includes bite-size versions of the restaurant’s main dessert menu with a honeycomb, pecan and chocolate slice being our favourite. Miniature scones complete the trinity and are served with fragrant blackberry and bay jam as well as plenty of clotted cream. Afternoon tea starts at £38 per person.

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