Afternoon Tea and Cocktails at La Brasserie

A couple of weekends ago I caught up with two very lovely bloggers, Angie from Silverspoon London and Melanie from Sunny in London, for what turned out to be an epic afternoon tea at La Brasserie that lasted for hours into the evening.

La Brasserie afternoon teaBut this wasn’t your average afternoon tea because contradictory to any expectations, there was actually no tea involved – just Champagne and cocktails – just how I like it.

Brasserie - CocktailsThis probably explains why I haven’t written many afternoon tea posts as I realised when Angie asked me about my favourite places: I’m not a big tea drinker. I’ve been to quite a few but I tend to opt for places where I can have cocktails with my cake. Or mocktails when I was pregnant.

At La Brasserie, we started with a glass of Champagne each …

La Brasserie Champagne… before moving onto the cocktails.

La Brasserie cocktailMy first was La Brasserie Martini (Belvedere Vodka, elderflower cordial, Château de Bligny Champagne with a twist of grapefruit), which came with its very own oyster! You probably wouldn’t expect to have an oyster during afternoon tea but I couldn’t say no to this delicious cocktail which I’d already tried once before.

What I loved about this French restaurant’s offering was its delicate and yet delicious servings. The scones were soft and tasty whilst the cakes were perfectly proportioned that the whole experience felt less guilty and more pleasure.

La Brasserie Afternoon TeaThe sandwiches were also very very good. The bread was light so each bite meant I could focus on the freshness of the fillings.

Brasserie Afternoon TeaWith a fantastic cocktail menu and great company, I’d lost track of time. And on a Saturday afternoon and into the evening, the restaurant remained buzzy with people coming and going.

So all I can say is that if you are looking for somewhere delicious for a girly catch-up, an afternoon tea with cocktails at La Brasserie is a very good place to consider!

At the time of writing this post, La Brasserie’s traditional afternoon tea was £16.50 and its Champagne afternoon tea was £26.50. For full details of their menus, click here.

Disclosure: The afternoon tea was complimentary for the purpose of the review but this certainly didn’t affect my opinion. The fact that La Brasserie is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary is testimony to how popular this place is in Chelsea.



  1. April 8, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    We should go there when we meet

    • Chelsea Girl
      April 8, 2014 / 8:11 pm

      Sounds like a plan. 🙂

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