Searches for at-home afternoon tea delivery have soared during lockdown, and with lockdown gently easing and hotels and restaurants slowly reopening from 4th July, going for afternoon tea is one of those little luxuries we can’t wait to enjoy once again.
If you’re on the same page, you’ll be delighted to hear of Fortnum & Mason’s hugely generous offer as it returns to business next month. If you book a tea in the store’s iconic Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon this July, they’ll give another complimentary one to a friend or family member in your group – essentially buy one get one free.
‘For all the missed birthdays, passing anniversaries and muted celebrations, there is nothing quite like the joy of extraordinary teas, freshly baked scones and cakes a plenty, served by a ‘Tearista’ in the beautiful surroundings of Fortnum’s to help make up for the lost time,’ the brand explains.
‘We wanted to give our guests an opportunity to reconnect and reunite once again and we know from experience that so many memories are created over afternoon tea,’ says Zia Zareem-Slade, Fortnum & Mason’s Customer Experience Director.
‘We’re so thrilled to be welcoming people to come and make memories with us once again and have worked tirelessly to ensure that, although new safety measures are in place, the atmosphere diners know and love remains the same.’
The safety measures she mentions are rigorous; in addition to the required social distancing and protective equipment such as masks for staff, they include changes to entry and exit routes, hand sanitising stations at reception and throughout the restaurant, and revised menus to allow for sanitising after each use.
The classic afternoon tea menu at Fortnum & Mason consists of finger sandwiches with fillings like Rare Breed Hen’s Egg Mayonnaise with English Cress, Cucumber with Mint Cream Cheese and Fortnum’s Smoked Salmon with Tartare Dressing, accompanied by fruit and plain scones and a selection of individual pâtisseries.
At £60 per person, it’s a delicious indulgence that’s perfect for celebrating a special occasion – like reuniting with your loved ones – especially when you can treat them to their own spread at no additional cost.
To make a booking for Fortnum & Mason’s buy one get one free afternoon tea from 4th July, head to fortnumandmason.com – the offer is valid until 31st July.