After visiting the Royal Academy to see the (excellent) English Breakfast W Cafe Waterstones Piccadilly Daumier exhibition, I was naturally in need of tea.
The main restaurant at the RA is
lovely, but a bit formal for a quick cuppa.
There is a smaller café, but it is squashed in a corridor by the lift. Also they serve tea in a paper cup – which is not what I was after.
So I stepped into Piccadilly to search for a nice cup of tea, preferably in a china cup.
A turn up for the books(hops) (sorry for weak pun), was the
While enjoying a lovely pot of Jasmine Green tea in the wonderful Kavye Dunyasi, Turkish cafe on Piccadilly I felt an odd sense of déjå vu. Jasmine Green Tea Kahve Dünyasi Piccadilly
I assumed it was because I had visited last year on the recommendation of a friend.
On that occasion, I sat down and ordered cuppa, but was told they didn’t do tea (?!). Naturally I made my excuses and went elsewhere…
They must have had a lot of folk suddenly remembering they had to be elsewhere, as they now serve a range of tea; Peppermint, Chamomile, White, English breakfast etc..
In January at the same time as needing to ‘tighten our belts’, we may find our actual belts are quite tight after the Christmas feast. Jasmine Tea Ball Tibits Heddon Street
For a reasonably priced, healthy lunch, dinner or to take tea, I really like Tibits, the Swiss-owned vegetarian restaurant on Heddon Street.
I enjoyed a delicious plate of fresh salads, bursting with colour and flavours; a welcome antidote to the holiday choc-fest.
Of the all the
places to eat on Heddon St., Tibits is the most relaxed, with a take away as well as sit down service. The decor is clean and fresh, with blond wood and bold patterned (more…)
Japanese Cherry Tea Restaurant Royal Academy
The Royal Academy
Summer Show along with Wimbledon and the Test Match at Lord’s is a regular mid-summer London fixture. Anyone can submit artwork and in 2012, the 244th year, over 11,000 artists applied to be hung next to David Hockney, Anselm Kiefer and Gary Hume.
Visiting the show can be overwhelming, with many different styles of artwork hung all the way up high walls. A colourful, kaleidoscopic patchwork quilt.
Cornelia Parker’s ‘Now and Then’ caught my eye. Featuring one silver teapot suspended above another (squashed) teapot. (more…)