• Afternoon tea isn’t just a British thing anymore
• Try authentic Moroccan tea and pastries in a terrace garden
• Savor traditional dim sum at a stylish Chinese teahouse
If you find yourself with a late-afternoon hankering for something a little more adventurous than cucumber-and-cream-cheese finger sandwiches, you’re in luck: London’s legendary post-lunch, pre-dinner ritual is being re-imagined in worldly ways. Enjoy the gorgeous terrace garden at Momo, a Moroccan favorite nearby in Mayfair, whose Afternoon Tea includes cheese briouats, zaalouk (eggplant-and-tomato salad) on toast, and traditional Maghrebian pastries with mint tea.In Chelsea, the stylish dim sum restaurant and teahouse Bō Làng pours Chinese teas from cast-iron pots while offering savory dumplings and spring rolls as well as mochi, jasmine macaroons, and fresh-baked scones with plum-wine-infused mascarpone. To get your American fast-food fix, head to Soho’s Brgr.co. The diminutive cheeseburger and fried-chicken sliders are served with tiny fries, plus mini brownies, cheesecakes, vanilla milkshakes, and house-made iced teas.
Find Momo on Heddon Street, just east of Savile Row. But this part of Heddon Street is pedestrian traffic only, so you’ll have to go on foot. In Chelsea, Bo Lang is located at the corner of Braycott Avenue and Donne Street. And you’ll find brgr.co in Soho, at the corner of Waldour and Noel streets. It’s hard to miss its wrap-around black storefront.
MOMO:25 Heddon St.; 44-(0)20-7434-4040; momoresto.com
BŌ LÀNG:100 Draycott Ave.; 44-(0)20-7823-7887; bolangrestaurant.co.uk
BRGR.CO:187 Wardour St.; 44-(0)20-7920-6480; brgr.co