TAKING AFTERNOON TEA

Maison Bertraux

28 Greek Street, W1D 5DQ, London

Maison Bertaux is London's oldest patisserie, having opened here in Soho in 1871.

Tea, of course, is served here, with freshly-baked cakes, tarts, pies and cheesecakes.

DID YOU KNOW?

While afternoon tea has long been considered a classic English or British meal, there are many influences from beyond Britain. 

Tea itself comes from many countries around the world. And here at Maison Bertaux, we see that classic French p√Ętisserie and Austrian Viennoiserie have become part of the British afternoon tea menu, with delectable dishes such as macaroons and chocolate eclairs.

Maison Bertaux was founded by Monsieur Bertaux, a French baker and refugee from Paris.

It is now owned by two sisters, one of whom began working here aged 14 for the grandson of Mr Vignaud, the man who had bought the business from Mr Bertaux in 1901.

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