A known favourite of mums across the country, we can’t “keep mum” about our Afternoon tea in honour of Mother’s Day.
Increasing in popularity, Afternoon tea remains one of Britain’s most treasured rituals, with an interesting and rich history. While it’s now widely seen as a ladies’ daytime social, it’s roots aren’t too far from it. The tradition originated in 1840 by English Duchess of Bedford, Anna, who grew peckish around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. After making a habit of ordering tea, cakes, and bread and butter between her early afternoon and late dinner meals, she began inviting friends to join, thus initiating the ultimate girl-time treat.
Fast forward 150 years, and you’ll find the average “afternoon tea” is a midday break involving a pack of biscuits and a cuppa. But, every once in a while, we encourage you to go out and enjoy the truest form of Afternoon tea with us at Aubaine – a posh treat with all the trimmings. And this year, we’re pulling out all the stops for Mum with our coveted Afternoon tea spread served at all our restaurants for the 30th and 31st of March only! Complete with luxury Mariage Freres teas, scones and cream with our homemade jams, delicate finger sandwiches, and our hand-crafted miniature pastries and desserts, we’re recognising your mum’s inner ‘Duchess of Bedford’ by including a complimentary Pear and rose Bellini.
As is custom of Afternoon tea, there is no greater gift than quality time. Show mum how special she is to you by sharing a relaxing afternoon in the contemporary dining spaces of Aubaine’s London restaurants over a delightful cup of tea and indulgent pastries.