Afternoon Tea Around the World

Hanoi, Vietnam 
The Sofitel Legend Metropole is an award winning colonial style hotel regularly listed in top World hotel lists. The afternoon tea in the picturesque restaurant overlooking the courtyard area is always very popular and good as a stand alone event.  However the main attraction is the the chocolate buffet. For around $25 between 3:30 and 5:00 they offer all you can eat chocolate in every form you can imagine.  Truffles, chefs preparing made to order hot chocolates, eclairs, macaroons, gateaux and a whole host of heart attack inducing treats.

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Photo: Spoonfuls of Goodness

Victoria Falls, Zambia.
Whilst probably not the first place you’d think of when you hear ‘afternoon tea’, around Victoria Falls a number of places offer the full experience complete with cucumber sandwiches. With the backdrop of elephants grazing and impressive colonial lodges you’d be hard pushed to find a more impressive place to enjoy your cakes and tea.

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London
As virtually every hotel in London offers Afternoon Tea now, some have started to offer a more unusual take in order to stand out from the crowd. The Radisson Blu at Leicester Square offers a Pink Afternoon tea, complete with salmon, beetroot and ham sandwiches, rosewater jelly and pink macaroons.

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While over at 9 Conduit Street, Sketch serves up modern fayre like twisted pink marshmallows, finger sized cheese toasties and shot glasses of trifle. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion and for the chance to see the 239 David Shrigley drawings that line the walls.

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