Scones of the Year 2015

Ji Sun Shin Ampersand Hotel

Ji Sun Shin, Head Pastry Chef, Ampersand Hotel

Welcome to Scones of the Year 2015 where I announce my Top 11 favourite places to eat scones. This is the London Scone Review’s third annual virtual awards. There was lots of scone eating last year but based on my rating system I’m only including the establishments with the very highest scores. I’m starting the countdown, in date of visiting order, with the Ampersand Hotel, the only establishment to have also been included in Scones of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Continue reading

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Scones of the Month – December 2015

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La Cantina

La Cantina

Scones seem such a quintessentially British/ English thing, I never thought for my final blog in 2015, I would be eating them in Africa. However while researching veggie food options for my holiday in Essaouria, Morocco I came across La Cantina. It’s a small café in the heart of the Medina (the old city) which serve along side savoury food, home made scones and cakes. So with the challenge of eating scones in a different continent I decided to visit them. Continue reading

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Scones of the Month – November 2015

 

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QM Catering

QM Catering and Hospitality

November brought a wonderful scone surprise, when I visited Centre of the Cell to attend “Was the First World War good for medicine?” by Professor Tilli Tansey, the latest lecture in their wonderful The Big Question series. The lecture itself was fascinating but at the end of they had a special buffet serving sandwiches and scones provided by QM Catering. In this scone extravaganza I was joined by friends Katie, Head of Learning at Centre of the Cell (huge thank you to for organising the catering), Rebecca, Ros and Amardeep. Continue reading

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Scones of the Month – October 2015

The Farmacy

The Farmacy – Philadelphia

This month’s scone blog features two fabulous afternoon teas but I’ll start off with a little controversy.  Last month I was in USA and  it was lovely to see @keftiugal again. She took me to some very cool and amazing places, but nowhere we went to had scones on the menu. The nearest I got to eating my beloved scones was when we went for Sunday brunch to The Farmacy, a restaurant in West Philadelphia near the University, and on the menu were American biscuits.   Continue reading

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Scones of the Month – September 2015

Tea and Tattle

Tea and Tattle

September found me enjoying scones in quite diverse locations, starting off I made a return visit to one of my favourite tea rooms, I then partook of a cream tea in one of London’s top hotels and finally checked out the in store café in supermarket. Continue reading

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Scones of the Month – August 2015

Maison d'être

Maison d’être

This month’s blog is a bit of a scone fest, featuring a whopping six reviews, and including scones from London, York, Oxford and Northampton. Be warned it’s a bit of a long one but hope you enjoy the photos. I’ll start with this month’s only London entry which serves an extraordinary selection of  jams. Continue reading

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Scones of the Month – July 2015

The Goring

The Goring

This month I’m delighted to say that I’ve managed to partake of afternoon tea at The Goring and Oakley Court, two hotels which have been on my to do list tea list for absolutely ages, plus enjoyed scones for breakfast at Caravan. Continue reading

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