Ladurée is a Parisian tea room that began in 1862, when a miller from France’s southwest, Louis Ernest Ladurée, created a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. It became a pastry shop and eventually, in September 1997, a restaurant and tea rooms opened on the Champs-Elysées. It was famous for its amazing Parisian decor, classic pastries, gastronomic environment, chocolate and macaroons.
The macaroons are still amazing and the pastries delicious. Options include brunch, a substantial lunch menu and a classic afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is filling and there is a choice of lovely teas or the unique, thick hot chocolate.
Theme: French inspired
Best for: a Parisian feel, macaroons and a lovely afternoon tea not in a hotel.
Locations (in London):
- Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road. Phone: 020 3155 0111
- 71-72 Burlington Gardens, London W1J 0QX. Phone: 020 7491 9155
- 1, The Market, London WC2E 8RA. Phone: 020 7240 0706
- 14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND. Phone: 020 7283 5727