A rainy Saturday afternoon saw me take refuge in The Modern Pantry for afternoon tea. It seemed a good excuse to catch-up and sample an afternoon tea that I’d heard so many people raving about.
This foodie destination served a wonderful afternoon tea with a twist, there were scones flavour with unusual, yet delicious, flavours such as green tea and paprika, dainty finger sandwiches on focaccia with smoked salmon and goats curd, and a variety of classic cakes and desserts from lemon possets to chocolate brownies.
There were two highlights for me, the smoked salmon, avocado and yuzu mayonnaise focaccia finger sandwich, which was the perfect afternoon tea classic with a twist; and the inventive paprika flavoured scone filled with cottage cheese, which had a subtle kick.
The kitchen is extremely capable and managed to combine fresh and delicious ingredients with inventive creations. It’s no surprise that The Modern Pantry has such a large and loyal following since its opening.
The Modern Pantry, 48 St. John's Square, EC1V 4JJ. Tea served Mon-Sat, 3-5pm; from £17. themodernpantry.co.uk.