Please note, Rofuto closed permanently in January 2018.
My favourite kinds of food are sushi and afternoon tea (I just love tiny cake…), so an afternoon tea at one of the best sushi places in town, Rofuto, was always going to be a winner for me.
After the standard admiring of the view, I grabbed a Prosecco and got settled into to choose some tea. Tea and coffee is bottomless during the Afternoon Tea, for £25 a person. For £35 a head, you can also add bottomless Prosecco. My Oolong tea arrives with a pretty cup and a cute teapot.
The Afternoon Tea is served on a tower, and is colourful and I immediately want to dive head-first into it. The selection is an interesting Asian twist on afternoon tea classics.
The Coronation Chicken Bao Buns are warm, with fluffy, soft buns and delicious creamy chicken filling. I’m usually not all that fussed about Coronation Chicken, but this is delicious, and I could have eaten lots of them.
Our other savoury options are sushi. We had Smoked Pepper and Avocado Nigiri, and a Smoked Salmon, Pickled Mooli, Inari, Orange Tobiko Uramaki. All the sushi is perfect; pretty, perfectly formed and tasty.
There are two kinds of scones, plain and raisin, served with Lemongrass Curd, Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream. The scones are warm, and a good size for when you still have a pile of cakes to eat. The stand out topping for me is the Lemongrass Curd which is sharp, and unusual, and a nice take on a classic.
The sweet options are almost too pretty to eat, and the flavours are unusual. The Salted Chocolate Caramel and Kalamansi Petit Gateaux is very rich, but perfect for caramel fiends like me. The Rose Lychee Macaroon is floral, and delicate. The Yuzu Cheesecake with Lime Crisps is not quite my thing, but is creamy and enjoyable. The Sesame Coated Mango And Coconut Roll is one of the most visually striking, and is fruity and tasty. My favourite is the Peanut Butter Lolly Coated in Bracelet Crumbs. If you’re not a peanut butter lover, this will be too much, but I adore it, and this is perfection.
I was a guest of Rofuto and East Village. My food and drinks were complementary, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, words and images are my own.