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Laduree’ – Quaint Parisian Tea Salon

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London weather has taken us all by surprise! We are enjoying an extended Indian Summer & the warmer weather is expected to stay till mid October. When the weather’s looking good, nothing beats dining Al Fresco . So I head out to Covent Garden – overly touristy yet refreshingly charming marketplace in Central London. On a sunny day – Laduree – a Parisian style Tea Salon is the best place to enjoy a glass of champagne or a cup of Tea while watching the miming and juggling street acts in Covent Garden.

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Ladurée { pronounced  lah/dew/ray } is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house established in the year 1862.  Covent Garden – Ladurée is the patisserie’s first stand-alone tea salon in London, serving savoury snacks and champagne, sweet treats & signature macarons .

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Laduree’ is spread over 2 floors & is split into several areas with plenty of  cosy seating inside, at the terrace overlooking St Paul’s Church & right on Covent garden’s world famous Piazza/ market place.

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Soak up the sun & Enjoy people watching & street acts from the terrace .

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St Paul’s Church on one side, Jubilee Hall Market on the other, views from Laduree’ terrace are extremely engaging . Covent Garden’s Jubilee Hall Market sells everything from antiques to food, arts and crafts to souvenirs. Hop across to the Jubilee Market & indulge in some retail therapy after enjoying a Parisian style afternoon session with friends & family at Laduree.

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Parisians are all about class, style, elegance, and finesse ! The interiors are Beautifully crafted, & thoughtfully designed . Laduree’ menu is simple yet has a Parisian flair to it . A toned-down & minimalist design effectively conveys a sense of elegance.

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The all buttoned-up attire of the Laduree Staff added a subtle Parisian sophistication to the place.

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Prepared in a small kitchen by a head chef brought over from Paris, the hot & cold dishes are put together with skill. Presentation is everything. My Concorde Salad emerges as a huge bowl carefully wrapped in cucumber slices with spinach shoots & grilled chicken fillet on top , glazed lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing!

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 Assortment of traditional bread served with Laduree’s very own Butter

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Café Ladurée Crème –  Signature coffee .  I will be definitely going back for this !

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Fresh Raspberry Tarte – Passion Framboise , Sweet pastry, smooth passion fruit cream.  Delicate both in flavor & texture with a lush creamy filling !

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Ladurée are best known for its macaroons, millefeuilles {pronounced meel-foy)  and tartes. Did you know Laduree’ is one of the top premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day !

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The legendary macarons are delicious and sinful. The orange blossom macaroons are my favourite.

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Give the quintessentially British Afternoon Tea a touch of Parisian chic with Laduree’s latest collection of teapots and teacups. The new all-porcelain range is available in three charming prints, decorated in gold with either rosebuds, floral prints or butterflies. To host a memorable tea party, all you need to add is a sumptuous selection of macaroons.

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Cobbled streets add character & old world charm to the entire Covent Garden market place.

Immerse yourself in Covent Garden’s vibrant atmosphere at a table on the cobbled Piazza, or grab a comfy seating corner inside or reserve a table on the bijou-Parisian-style balcony overlooking St Paul’s Church. Deciding on where to sit & what to drink or eat is going to be a tough one here at Laduree – you will be spoilt for choice !

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Laduree is well located to enjoy the best that this exciting city has to offer. This quaint little Parisian Tea Salon is perfectly placed for shopping & theatre, Teas & Treats !

Laduree , 1 The Market Building, Covent Garden, London , WC2E 8RA

Tel: 020 72400706

Website : www.laduree.com

 

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