Five addresses for English tea

Coming straight from England, Tea Time is a real ritual and much more than just a break for gourmets. Also called “five-hour tea”, it is usually eaten with pastries and other delicacies such as buns, cupcakes and cakes. All this in a cozy and cheerful atmosphere with an almost obligatory British hue. In Paris, some establishments now offer exclusive Tea Time offers. Here is our selection.

Fauchon Hotel – Glamor

It is located under the glass roof of the Jardin Des Thés or on the sun terrace of the Grand Café Fauchon, located in central Paris, offering guests generous and delicious tea. The menu includes a culinary journey with sweet and savory delicacies, not forgetting a cup of tea, white, green, black or even fruit. The chef shows, among other things, smoked salmon from Scotland, fruit salad, macaroni, of course, and many other dishes. All this in a modern and colorful decor with golden, graphic and floral shades. Exquisite space is ideal for a tasting moment.

Hotel Fauchon Paris, 11 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris. Tea time Fauchon. Price: 45 euros. Daily from 15:00 to 17:30. en.grandcafefauchon.fr

Hotel Lutetia – Fruit

This spring, chef Nicolas Guercio presents his afternoon tea at Lutetia Rive Gauche. Opportunity to discover sweet and savory dishes with predominant spring aromas, such as red fruits and rhubarb. The latter is offered to customers in the heart of Saint-Germain, under a glass roof or on a green patio. This time on the menu, the chef offers the famous English buns with vanilla, cream and raspberry jam or even a rhubarb tartlet. To taste, it also offers rolled up step with morels and tomme cheese with flowers or a tartlet with crabs and citrus. Enjoy green, black or even blue tea or other hot beverage.

Hotel Lutetia, 45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris. Afternoon tea. Price: 58 euros. Every weekend from 15:00 to 18:30. www.hotellutetia.com

Royal Monceau Raffles Paris – for gourmets

Head to the Royal Monceau to discover the first time of tea from the pastry chef Quentin Lesch. A gourmet offer that can be enjoyed for several periods in the palace, such as a culinary trip. Located in the Long Bar armchairs overlooking the inner garden, customers begin their research with a selection of mini-pastries, including new fruit creations. The vanilla pearl cake is then served directly in front of the Grand Cru hot / cold chocolate presented directly to the customers. Finally, the chef offers his tourist cakes, such as a marble cake, a brioche with a lemon heart or even a royal flan. Gourmet break to enjoy a hot drink of your choice between exclusive tea, coffee or chocolate.

The Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris. Quentin Lesch’s tea time. Price: 65 euros. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15:00 to 17:00. www.leroyalmonceau.com

Hotel de Crillon – Royal

Pastry chef Mathieu Carlen greets his guests at the Jardin d’Hiver, a tea room in the center of the Hôtel de Crillon, for a tea party at Le Goûter des Lords. The perfect place for a delicious and sweet holiday in an exceptional setting with large armchairs and gold details. The service starts with a hot drink of your choice between tea, coffee and hot chocolate, followed by a selection of savory and then sweet snacks, such as a lobster roll with lime or a strawberry and orange pie. Next are puff pastry buns or brioches with vanilla and strawberries / rhubarb, then raspberry shortcrust pastry. For lovers of sweets, there are other dishes on the menu, as well as Grand Cru tea from Maison Terre de Chine.

Hotel de Crillon, 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris. Tea party of lords. Price: 60 euros. Friday to Sunday from 14:30 to 18:00. www.rosewoodhotels.com

Le Meurice – Meticulous

At Le Meurice Palace, or rather at Le Dalì Restaurant, pastry chef Cedric Grole greets his guests for gourmet tea and in a new way. This Parisian place, inspired by the artist Salvador Dali, is elegant and warm thanks to colorful furniture and creative notes. Assortment of sandwiches, homemade buns and raw cream, original creations of Cedric Grole… For his tea party, the confectioner offers an offer that ranges between sweet and salty. All for an exceptional moment, of course, accompanied by Lydia Gauthier tea or other hot drink of your choice.

Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Price: 68 euros. Tea time is offered Monday to Saturday from 15:30 to 17:30 and Sunday from 16:30 to 17:30. www.dorchestercollection.com

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