Denmark, Copenhagen
Afternoon tea, afternoon tea, five o'clock tea - no matter what you call a rose, roses smell like roses...

Afternoon tea, afternoon tea, five o'clock tea - a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet. This archetypal British tradition has become very popular in Copenhagen. Served according to all traditional rules and, of course, in a regal setting.
Afternoon tea became a tradition among the British upper class in the early 19th century, when dinner was not served until 8 pm and so something was needed to keep one going through the afternoon. Although times have changed, afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, scones and cakes remains an enduring tradition, which is also particularly suited to Copenhagen, where the climate, like the UK, can be exceptionally humid. A cup of hot tea and a tray of cakes really hits the spot.

Here are 5 places to serve elegant afternoon tea in Copenhagen

Tea in Tivoli Gardens

Nimbus Bar
Bernstorffsgade 5, Copenhagen

On Saturdays and Sundays, treat yourself to a sumptuous afternoon tea at the elegant Nimb Restaurant. Savory treats include a distinctive pianist playing the piano, salmon steaks, tartare, quail eggs and prawns, followed by scones, petit fours, Danish pastries and cakes for those with a sweet tooth. And every 2nd Sunday of every month you can choose from an unusual and even more luxurious selection, including champagne, caviar and oysters. Advance booking is recommended.

Classic tea room

AC Perchs Tehandel
Kronprinsensgade 5 Copenhagen

Copenhagen's premier tea supplier Perchs, based in Kronprinsensgade since 1835, in addition to supplying the royal court, is also the place to enjoy a classic English five o'clock tea with a pot of tea, a glass of crémant, small sandwiches, petit fours and scones with lemon curd, clotted cream and marmalade . Everything your inner Brit wants.

Champagne and tea at D'Angleterre

Hotel D'Angleterre
Kongens Nytorv 34 Copenhagen

You can expect a truly special Sunday if you choose this luxury hotel version of afternoon tea, where the focus is not on the tea, but on the Krug Grande Cuvée from the exclusive Krug Champagne house. The Michelin-starred Marchal restaurant offers three savory dishes including foie gras and king crab, as well as three sweet dishes such as quince macaroons, passionfruit curd and gold-layered chocolate chip cookies. However, tea is served with sweet dishes.

True Delight

Cafe Royal at the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel
Hammerichsgade 1 Copenhagen

At the completely refurbished Arne Jacobsen Hotel, afternoon tea is an absolute delight, combining the best of Danish design with classic British tea culture. Small open sandwiches, sandwiches, scones, jams, marmalades and baked goods inspired by the hotel's design, such as the famous chocolate spiral staircase. Tea is served, of course, and maybe a glass of prosecco?

Source: scandinaviantraveler

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