Places for tea
Originally built in 1582 as a private home for three-times Lord Mayor of London, Sir Richard Martin, Lauderdale House in Highgate is now a community hub, welcoming over 65,000 visitors every year.
Whether you’re attending an event at the house or simply in Highgate and looking for a quiet bolt-hole, a visit to Lauderdale’s hidden gem of a restaurant is a must.
Take a seat in the bright indoor space or at one of the al fresco picnic tables and drink in the views of Waterlow Park, while you feast on mains like escalope Milanese, lasagne and fish and chips, a simple home-made sandwich or an indulgent slice of lemon drizzle cake.
Surrounded by books and fragrant with tea, the London Review Cake Shop is the modern answer to London’s long-lost literary coffee-houses. Accessed through the Bookshop via a corridor in the history section, the Cake Shop offers a small but vibrant menu, a wide selection of fine teas and a superior espresso. Above all, it provides a haven for reading and reflection.
Makan has been around for good few years. Located under the Westway it took over the cafe next door a while back. A firm favourite with locals it is busy throughout the week, not just on Saturdays when the area is taken over by tourists.
It speaks for Makan that they do so well despite very basic tables and chairs and no interior deco to talk of. They offer a good choice of dishes and I always struggle to make a choice.
M.Manze was established in 1902 by Michele Manze – the present owners’ Grandfather.
They serve traditional Pie & Mash and Eels (jellied or stewed), in authentic surroundings. They still use the same recipes today for the pies and liquor as were used in 1902.
They offer eat in or take-away at any of the three Manzes shops and can supply small or large quantities of Pies, Eels, Liquor etc. for a ‘Cockney’ themed evening, party or any occasion you choose.
Manzes also have the capability to supply Pies, Liquor etc to other Pie & Mash shops, or outlets wishing to sell authentic Manzes Pies and Liquor.
The Mary Ward Cafe is popular with local businesses as well as all their staff and students – it’s the ideal place to go if you’re looking for creative, delicious meals and a place to catch up with friends or colleagues.
The menu includes a large selection of home made Italian and world-wide fusion dishes. Take-out is also available.
Everybody deserves great cake. It is our job to create indulgent and decadent cakes for you regardless of what you can, and cannot eat. Ms. Cupcake is London’s first entirely vegan bakery. We are based inBrixton, South West London and open seven days per week. Ms. Cupcake makes cupcakes, layer cakes, cookies, muffins, squares, sandwiches, savoury treats and much, much more. Everything we make is always 100% vegan and we additionally make lots of products without wheat/gluten.
In their havens of self-indulgence, you will discover only the best quality cakes and patisserie, continental breakfasts, lunches, the finest teas and coffees and an atmosphere that is unique to each location.
They’ve worked hard to achieve an international reputation and this has been built on the quality of our products which we hand make ourselves using artisan craft bakery skills and only ever using fresh ingredients and traditional baking methods resulting in award-winning croissants and viennoiserie.
Paul Rothe & Son Delicatessen was established in 1900 by Paul Rothe (not the Paul Rothe now) Paul Rothe & Son is now in its fourth generation, with his grandson Paul, and his great grandson Stephen serving behind the counter.
Paul Rothe & Son Delicatessen specialises in sandwiches made right in front of you. They have a range of fillings for you to choose from, including cold meats, different types of cheeses and salads. They also do a range of hot food for you to have, including two home made soups (one meat and one vegetarian), jacket potatoes, samosas and sausage & bacon sandwiches.
They also stock a wide range of merchandise for you to buy from our shelves including Jams, Marmalades and Condiments from Tiptree Jams, Pickles and sauces from Cottage Delight, Mrs Bridges, St Dalfour, Thursday Cottage, Seggiano & Butlers Groves.
Peter de Wit’s has been selling homemade food in Greenwich since 1986. They use the best quality ingredients: organic bread from a local baker, sausages and bacon from Drings, their local butcher, free range eggs and Cornish clotted cream. Sandwiches and hot food are prepared to order and all their cakes are hand made.
They make coffee using a drip filter for our regular coffees and an aeropress for a stronger, espresso-like brew. They buy our coffee from several small roasting companies who roast espresso blends and a range of single origin beans.
Following on from their 10th anniversary celebrations last year, the Boglione family, owners and creators of Petersham Nurseries, have recently secured the talents of a new head chef, Damian Clisby, previously head chef at HIX Soho and Cotswold House.
Damian works alongside Culinary Director, Lucy Boyd, gardener, food writer and cook, who has worked at the Nurseries for most of the last decade. Lucy’s exceptional produce knowledge, culinary background and lifelong affection for Italian flavours, combine perfectly with Damian’s technical skills and shared passion for ingredient-led cooking. Together they create an evolving menu inspired by what is growing in the garden, the changing seasons, and our connection to the environment.