Soho’s Secret Tea Room

Last saturday afternoon I planned to catch up with a friend in Soho.  This was the perfect opportunity to check out Soho’s Secret Tea Room, a place that has been on my ‘to go’ list for the last year!

Tucked away in heart of vibrant and noisy Soho,  Soho’s Secret Tea Room is a lovely little oasis of calm, albeit not very easy to find ;-).

When we came up to the Coach & Horses pub, we were a little confused,  but we walked in and asked the bar man for the tea room. He directed us behind the bar and up the stairs.

It  was just a flight of (smelly) stairs, but it felt like being in a time machine traveling back to the 1940s.  A waiter, dressed in a lovely vintage dress, greeted us at the entrance of this cosy living room and showed us to a wonderful window table.  I loved every detail, from the jazz and swing music playing from a gramophone, to the mismatched tea cups, the hourglass to time the tea infusion and the fresh flowers on the table.

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We ordered  tea and scones with fruits.  They also offer the typical british afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, fruit scones, cake and cup cakes. The tea choice is good, but we opted for a traditional Earl Grey.

Tea was really good, and the warm scones were yummy, light but tasty.   They come with a very creamy and rich clotted cream and strawberry jam.

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My verdict: very relaxing and quirky little gem that I’ll visit again!

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website: http://www.sohossecrettearoom.co.uk/

Afternoon tea avg £18 per person.

Tea and scones less than £8.

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