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Afternoon Tea with a twist

momos lanterns

Here at Havren we love a good afternoon tea and after years of venturing around London for lavish afternoon teas we recently discovered a new favourite; afternoon tea at Momo. Located just off Regent Street in the vibrant food quarter of Heddon Street, Momo is a North African den which is split into two parts (restaurant and café) and serves an array of scrumptious North African and Mediterranean dishes.

outside moms

We booked a table at the café for a little Saturday indulgence. Filled with character and charm, our first impressions did not disappoint as we were led into an Aladdin like cave filled with authenticity. Rustic lanterns, beautiful rugs and colourful cushions adorned the place whilst traditional Moroccan music added to the tranquil atmosphere.

lantern

interior

decor at momos

lantern 2

We sat down to enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea with an exotic twist, which we would thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to try something slightly adventurous. The menu was as decadent as the interior and consisted of a delightful selection of Moroccan pastries and savoury nibbles including maghebrine pastries, cheese briouats, zaalouk and mechouia (aubergine and roasted peppers) on toast, Moroccan chicken wrap or for vegetarians a falafel and courgette dip sandwich.

afternoon tea

 Of course there were some less traditional sweets on the menu too including the freshest baked scones with clotted cream and jam, pistachio macaroons and chocolate brownie with a rich chocolate mousse. There were a selection of teas to choose from but we chose to be traditional and opted for the mint, which was simply delightful.