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Garden Café, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair

By Kittyblake @kittyteaatthree

Benugo Garden CafeMint Tea
Garden Café
MayfairLondon can sometimes surprise you in the most delightful ways. Last week I took a trip to a secret garden in Hampstead. I had never visited Lord Lever’s surreally potty pergola (scroll down for pics). It was well worth the bus fare.

Today I find myself elevated above a square in Mayfair, taking tea in an Italianate garden on top of a baroque-style electricity sub-station.

The Garden Café in Brown Hart Gardens is of a minimal design, allowing you to fully appreciate the somewhat eccentric surroundings.

With sunshine pouring in from the large windows, and a gentle breeze from doors opened onto the square, it is a perfect setting for tea. The polished stone floors, white furniture and solid wooden trestles add to feeling of simple elegance.

Views of the striking King’s Weigh House, (now a Ukrainian church) and the red-brick appartment blocks are wonderful. The gardens themselves have plenty of seating and although full of office workers and workmen enjoying their picnic lunches, it doesn’t feel crowded.

My mint tea, served in a white china, is refreshing and thirst-quenching on a warm day.

It is hard to believe I am in the center of London, only steps away from Oxford Street – I can even see the sky!!


Garden Cafe Mayfair London

Garden Cafe Mayfair london

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Garden Cafe Mayfair Cup of Tea in London
Price of a Cuppa : £2.30 pot of tea, £1.85 takeaway

Garden Cafe Mayfair Tea London
Leaf or Bag : Leaf in infuser bag

Garden Cafe Mayfair Tea Pot
Crockery : Nice white china teapot, cup and saucer

Cafe Mayfair London Music
Music : None

Garden Cafe Mayfair London
Service : Lovely smiley and friendly

Garden Cafe Mayfair food
Food : It is run by Benugo, whose food is always good, so will be back for lunch

Benugo Garden Cafe Mayfair
Kitty says: I love this place, fantastic spot

Address: Garden Café
Brown Hart Gardens

Website: Garden Café Mayfair

The Hampstead Pergola

I can’t believe I live a bus (210) ride from this place and have never visited. It is a bit potty, hugely indulgent and utterly wonderful. There are no tea-rooms, which is probably a good thing, as the place was wonderfully deserted, so we made our way to Kenwood at three-ish. Information about the Pergola here.

Hampstead Pergola, Mayfair Tea London
Mayfair Tea, Hampstead Pergola
Garden Cafe Mayfair Tea London, Hampstead Pergola

More Places a for Nice Cup of Tea in London:

Fernandez and Wells, Somerset House
Fernandez and Wells
Somerset House
Le Comptoir Libanais, Soho
Comptoir Libanais
Green Oolong, Notes Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square

Find More Places for a Cuppa on my Tea Map of London:

Tea Map of London
Tea Map of London

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