This is how my husband describes classy people and places. When I hear this word, I imagine guys in khakis and sweater, or women like Jackie O. Sorry but I don't think of Victoria Beckham, maybe David, but not Posh Spice.
I also relate posh with nice things British. And there's nothing more British than afternoon tea. So when I discovered the London Tea Room in downtown St. Louis, I immediately said this is quite posh. Although afternoon tea in England is meant more to fill in the gap between meals, I had lunch at the Tea Room. The London Tea Room is our next stop for my blog's feature on: All Good Things St. Louis.
The London Tea Room is located in the Washington Avenue Loft District in downtown St. Louis. The high ceiling gives you a loft feel but the walls done in pastels and the traditional farmhouse tables and cupboards traded the industrial feel to a warm and friendly Tea Room.
I ordered a turkey-bacon panini with a waldorf salad. The salad was a surprise, it had a hint of curry, which I truly enjoyed. I also tried their tomato bisque, which was refreshingly not as thick and creamy as others I've tried.
Of course I savored on the English blend tea with clotted cream (or heavy cream). You'll have to request for this specifically, and the server was surprised that I requested for it as they usually serve it with scones.
This is also the perfect place for afternoon tea, as they sell scrumptious pastries. A slice of their decadent chocolate cake is to die for. They also serve scones and tea cookies but I need to try them on my next trip. Overall I was delighted as a first time customer that I found myself going back there on the same week.
The London Tea Room is now one of my go to places for a light lunch or afternoon tea. Although we do not consider being an integral part of the British empire, afternoon tea is one English custom that we can still all enjoy.
Now who's up for the season finale of Game of Thrones? haha! Have a great weekend!