Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mr Foggs Festive Tipsy Tea.

Tis the season for afternoon tea. Ever since Mr Foggs opened Mina and I have been discussing going there to check out the apparently awesome cocktails. Sadly life has got in the way and it's been a while since we caught up, so when she asked if I fancied joining her for Mr Foggs Festive Tipsy Tea it didn't take me toooo long to say a big fat yes.

You walk down a small back street in Mayfair just behind my old haunt Berkeley Square, and as the light in the sky was dimming it all felt very mysterious. The lane was full of construction works, and then nestled right in the middle was a new-ish looking building with a big wooden door. I walked up to it and rung the doorbell (you can't just barge your way inside), and a gentleman answered and let me in. 

I walked in to a room full of artifacts and nick-knacks that wouldn't be out of place in the world of Sherlock Homes or Dr Dolittle (the original, duh). Naturally the room has been designed to portray fictional world-traveler Phileas Fogg's home, and what with my social circle being in the world of London's Clubland where Fogg's wager took place (in the Reform Club, no less), I felt right at home.

Dark woods, old Chesterfield's, and a buzzing atmosphere made for a delightful afternoon. Mina and I feasted on a unique afternoon tea of fig and walnut sandwiches (the best sandwiches ever), pistachio cakes, and raspberry and passionfruit macarons.

Our 'Tipsy Tea' for the afternoon were a mixture of cocktails infused with tea. I opted for a gin cocktail; Robin Red Breast. It was insanely good, very fruity and full of berry flavours, it tasted like a Christmas iced tea - except it was full of gin!

Mina went for the Belvoir Castle tea, which came with a 'milk jug' of Champagne which she was then instructed to pour into her cup of 'tea'. The Tipsy Tea's are bottomless, so when we finished each of our teapots, I had the same as before (it was too good not to have again!) and Mina had the Catherine of Braganza, which was a gin infusion of creme de apricot, Tanqueray No.TEN, Contrieau, and orange marmalade!

The afternoon certainly got very tipsy with all of those cocktails, and set me up perfectly for the Christmas ball later that evening! I did feel sorry for the gentleman doing my hair for the ball though, I was chattering away to him while he was trying to concentrate on my hair (he was doing a very elegant, Hollywood glam style marcel wave for me).

I'm so glad we finally got to try out Mr Foggs, and I'll definitely be back; it's such a wonderful chance for your imagination to run wild whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of the nearby tourist hotspots. Plus you can never have too many Tipsy Tea's ;)

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*Our afternoon tea was complimentary for the purpose of review. All my opinions are completely honest.

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  1. Mr Foggs is one of those places I've always heard good things about but I've still never been! The tea looks amazing, I'm glad you had a good time!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  2. The afternoon tea looks amazing. Tipsy tea sounds very very good.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

  3. I'm planning on heading to the tipsy tea in the new year for a mother daughter tea celebration with my bestie and her mum!

    I love Mr Foggs!

    Katie <3


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