Brigit’s Bakery is more than just a place to purchase superb pastries. The company can send out ‘Bake Your Own’ Cake boxes or host you on a Routemaster bus, touring London while having Afternoon Tea. So I was treated to sumptuous delights whilst taking in the Capital’s sights.
There is little more English than Afternoon Tea, well, perhaps a Red London Bus, oh and the Monarchy. So imagine combining all three things in one day, and you have given a visitor to the city more Englishness than a box set of Downton Abbey.
I have been to London too many times to count some times for pleasure other times for work. I always walk around the city if I can as I get to see more. Whether it is a famous landmark or discovering a Blue Plaque you haven’t seen before, there is always something to see. I love history and architecture, and the two go hand in hand in the good old smoke.
When the opportunity to have a trip around London on an old Red Routemaster Bus organised by Brigit’s Bakery came, I did not hesitate to say yes, especially as Afternoon Tea is part of the trip. Along with my mother and sister, we joined the bus just off Trafalgar Square, a landmark to one of my heroes Admiral Lord Nelson.
Our hostess greeted us and escorted us to our seats on the upper deck, where our Afternoon Tea was ready for us. Only the top deck of the bus is used for passengers, so numbers are limited, which is excellent.
The bus set off and headed for Whitehall, and as the other guests, we started eating the delicious looking spread before us. An array of sandwiches, fancies and finger bites for each person all looked lovely. Drinks are then served, and there is an extensive list to choose from, but being traditional, I stuck with my favourite Breakfast Tea.
During your dining experience, the scenery changes, and a commentary plays, informing you of what is around you. I would say that the commentary should be done by either the driver or the hostess, so it is personal, and other guests may stop talking so you can hear what is being said. The recorded speech also lags and doesn’t match the sights outside if the bus is quicker than the expected journey time.
After finishing off most of our food selection, we had some refreshing drinks, along with some hot scones with jam and cream. Gorgeous at the end of any Afternoon Tea scones add to the Britishness of the experience. By the time we finished off these delights, we were at the end of our ninety-minute circuit of the Capital and back at Trafalgar Square. A superb trip and experience with good food, the Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour work out good value, making a lovely treat for someone special in your life.
About Brigit’s Bakery
Initially, Brigit’s Bakery opened as a French Patisserie in Covent Garden, an ideal location in the heart of London. The company is famed for its luxury Afternoon Teas providing delicious savouries, petite French fancies, and the quintessential English scone served with clotted cream and jam.
Covent Garden is also a lovely spot for breakfast or a light lunch. In the mornings, you have three options; French breakfast – croissant or baguette with jam & butter, American breakfast – pancakes with maple syrup, or English breakfast – two fried eggs, bacon, beans & toast.
The lunch menu includes classic French delicacies such as; Croque Monsieur, Quiche Lorraine with salad, ham & cheese baguette or classic Club Sandwich with veggie crisps. There is also Egg Cocotte or a lovely selection of salads. You can then finish your lunch off with a bit of sweetness from the cake counter. A macaron or two, perhaps?
Brigit’s is far more than just a bakery offering parties, event catering and meals. A new concept they came up with is Bake Your Own Cake. Buyers choose one of their cake kits from the website, and when payment is made, you enter a code into Brigit Bakery’s App. The App then tells you the recipe for the cake and the equipment needed to bake it.
Within a day, you receive a box with all the required ingredients for the cake. Follow the recipe on the App, and voila, you should end up with a perfect looking and delicious tasting cake. Various baking skill levels can be selected, so you get a cake you are confident to bake.
Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour – Where and How?
The price is £45 per person for standard Afternoon Tea. There are various specialised Bus Tours are available, including a Peppa Pig theme for children and for the adults’ gin tasting trips after. 6 pm
Brigit’s Bakery Covent Garden
6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden
London WC2N 4HU
For more information, please visit www.b-bakery.com.