A Wellcome Kitchen Afternoon TEA REVIEW
I have to admit, I was rather excited for my visit to the Wellcome Kitchen. Not only because it looked exquisite, but also because I was very eager to take a peek around the Wellcome Collection. Known as being the ‘free destination for the incurably curious.’
The Wellcome Collection is a truly spectacular and unique museum. Located near Euston Station, it’s brimming with intriguing exhibits and collections on science, health and life. It blurs the line between technology and art.
As curious as I was, I soon dashed to take our summer-inspired afternoon tea in the Wellcome Kitchen.
Located on the second floor, this boutique venue is divine. It’s bright and elegant and includes a focal display of the celebrated Pill Dress by artist, Susie Freeman.
What is included in the Welcome Kitchen Afternoon Tea?
So, what did we get in our Wellcome Kitchen afternoon tea for two at the Wellcome Collection? Check out the menu below:
- A selection of finger sandwiches including cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon and coronation chicken
- A selection of mini cakes including 2 raspberry and cream tarts, 2 nutty brownies, 2 lemon mouse macarons and 2 red berry cakes
- Two fruit scones, Cornish clotted cream and Tiptree strawberry jam
- A pot of loose leaf tea (a variety of flavours) or a hot drink each
So, what did I think of the Wellcome Kitchen Afternoon Tea?
In all honesty, I loved this afternoon tea experience. The venue is beautiful and the food divine.
The afternoon tea included a fabulous mix of sandwiches and cakes.
Everything was well presented, with lovely floral china and welcoming staff who graced you with big smiles.
All the food is freshly prepared on site and they even made our sandwiches to order (I cannot have butter, it makes me feel very unwell – odd I know, but, alas) which was a wonderfully helpful touch.
The food is locally-sourced and tends to be seasonal produce, you can even indulge in a glass of sparkling pink Moscato if you feel inclined!
It is the perfect venue to unwind and get lost in great company or even solo. The Wellcome Kitchen is so quiet and calm, away from the vibrancy and bustle of the intrigued visitors of the Wellcome Collection downstairs.
Once you have finished your delicious afternoon tea, you will discover the spectacular Reading Room adjacent, which allows you to unwind with a copy or two and take a peek at an eccentric collection of sculptures, paintings and artefacts.
Overall, a perfect mini-day out wrapped up with lots of technology, culture and food – what’s not to love?
Have you tried the Wellcome Kitchen Afternoon Tea?