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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Laduree, Covent Garden

Laduree is the perfect place for a spot of tea. I visited the quaint Covent Garden branch a few days ago to gossip with a friend. It is a fairytale cafe with matching tea sets and a pretty pale green theme, an Alice in Wonderland destination. The waiters are, of course all French... and trot around delivering delicious snacks to the 'ladies that lunch'.

The menu is very tempting with every cake you could desire but also the option to have a full meal if you so wish. As Laduree is famous for its macaroons, we decided this was the treat for us. We tried raspberry, pistachio, rose and salted caramel. My favourite was the airy pale pink rose flavour filled with fluffy white sweet cream icing. The salted caramel was an amazing combination too and melted in the mouth. Like most things from Paris, the Laduree macaroons are petite, stylish and exceptionally delicious.

There is an extensive tea list to choose from, and after much debate we decided on one portion of rose tea and one of almond. Both were flavoursome and sweet (there is no need for milk) and they complement the macaroons perfectly. Laduree has everything you need to feel like a Parisian princess for the day, and is the perfect pick me up between shifts of Covent Garden shopping!

Visit Laduree in Covent Garden, in Harrods or on Burlington Arcade. See the website here.

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