Britain without tea just wouldn’t be the same.
In fact, we’d have to call it Briain.
So thank goodness for tea, and particularly for afternoon tea, which is essentially a very good excuse to have an entire extra meal between lunch and dinner. And if you’re going to have it anywhere, you might as well have it tucked away in a potions classroom beneath the labyrinthine backstreets of Soho.
Set on two levels, Cutter & Squidge’s basement is the home of London’s original magical afternoon tea, which variously involves donning cloaks; mixing potent cocktails; and sipping blue tea.
Back upstairs, you’ll find a dinky café filled with teetering stacked cakes, macarons and biscuits to eat in or take away. Highlights include their signature biskies – a hybrid of biscuit, cookie and cake with a buttercream and fruit filling – and the inventive drinks (try a lychee rose latte if you want to have both your tongue and your eyeballs simultaneously wowed). There’s also an impressive vegan and gluten-free offering, as well as a more traditional afternoon tea.
Which might suit the tea-total.
NOTE: Cutter & Squidge is open daily, 11am-7pm. You can find out more, and book, HERE.
Cutter & Squidge | 20 Brewer Street, W1F 0SJ
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