Cake Design Using Icing, Strangely enough, the best place working in london for this kind of tea appears to be Irish. Proper big cupcakes and a choice of interesting tea (or coffee if you’re sensation revolutionary) make J+A Restaurant in Clerkenwell a hit. Absolutely no doilies though, so just 9 out of 10 to get traditional English tea.
Bea’s of Bloomsbury is good for teas, at either of their areas (St Paul’s or Theobalds Road). Cake Design Using Icing But they miss out on ‘trad Brit’ status since they provide cupcakes, which as American-style treats are an abomination in my experience as part of an English afternoon herbal tea, but they also have ‘proper’ truffles with a touch of creativeness – their seasonal menus includes a Guinness and dark chocolate cake that looks quite wicked indeed.