Think having a cup of tea at 5 o’clock at London historic setting is solidly tourists’ must-do experience? Not any longer! The popularity of the British tradition has seen a colossal rise in a recent year; and now demand for afternoon tea in Moscow restaurants is huge too, at the moment it is more popular then ever. The tradition slightly adapted to Russian gastronomic preferences is set to live on. Many restaurants and hotels in capital have started serving afternoon tea and keen on creating a memorable guest experience.
One of the best places to indulge oneself in Moscow is Tatler Club. They have an incredible variety of afternoon teas on offer from traditional blends served with sandwiches and scones to colourful macaroons served with rose champagne reflecting the latest trends. It’s not cheep, but at least there is no waiting list.
Looking for lazy recreation after the shopping? Pop in to Dandy Café for 5 o’clock tea. A local bakery will provide you with plenty of yummy pastries and caramel to come with the brew.
When it comes to serving the perfect afternoon tea, Turandot restaurant strive to get every detail just right. 5 o’clock tea ceremonies take place here only once week, on Thursdays, but this quintessentially English experience is worth waiting. So once there, raise your mugs and glasses as tea is back in vogue!
Tatler Club, Kutuzovskiy prospect, 2/1, +7 495 229 83 05
Dandy Café, Novy Arbat street, 28
Turandot Restaurant, www.turandotpalace.ru