So I’ve been talking about my friend Sam blah-blah-blah for what seems like a million blog posts. Sorry, but it’s just that I’ve spent four of my last six weeks cooped up in a room with her for work and so you know, she’s been all up in my consciousness like I want to be all up in um… this burger.
I figured maybe you’re wondering if this Sam person is for real, or if I’ve been sending myself gargantuan parcels of goodies just for kicks. Well, just to prove that I’m not certified insane, on Monday this week, I took Sam and a couple of her friends to afternoon tea at The Restaurant at St Paul’s and took a happy snap of her 🙂
Are you ready for it?
In order of gorgeous appearance, here’s Samantha, Maytal and Sara, enjoying a traditional English afternoon tea!
The afternoon tea itself was ok, but wasn’t nearly as gorgeous as my companions. For £15.95 (£21.25 with a glass of sparkling wine) you get the usual – finger sandwiches with honey roasted ham & mustard, egg & cress and cucumber & cream cheese, (giant) scones and cakes. But all in all it was a little underwhelming.
Because I’d had nothing for lunch, I was starving and scoffed the sandwiches down, but I think they were ok. The bread was soft, I remember that!
The scones were enormous and probably the best part of the afternoon tea – baked fresh and drenched in cream and strawberry jam…
… but the cakes were blergh! I’m not a fan of fruit cake at all, and even the ginger-chocolate cake was overly dense and play-doughy in my mouth 🙁
Anyway, so you see I don’t always have make believe friends. Sometimes, just sometimes, they’re real! Sam’s wrapping up tomorrow and heading back Stateside… I’ll miss the company but um, ok, now I better start doing some work for real!
The Restaurant at St Paul’s
St Paul’s Cathedral (St Paul’s Churchyard)
London, EC4M 8AD
0207 248 2469