The Tradition of Afternoon Tea at the Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

The Tradition of Afternoon Tea at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

High Tea will never be the same, after you’ve experienced it #TheLalit way!

A warm afternoon at The Lalit Ashok saw eminent women of Bangalore enjoying themselves over tea and conversation. This fabulous event was hosted in association with Urban Diaries.


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Few things are more decadent than settling down about 3pm to a meal dedicated to indulgence. That is Afternoon Tea. I like it the English way, with lip-smacking treats, sumptuous sandwiches, fresh-baked scones and an utterly delightful cup of tea. And just as much as I would like to, it is almost impossible to have all my wonderful readers join me for some cream scones and an exotic tea, so I’ve decided to tell you all about my favourite place to get them, and indulge in a special afternoon too!




Sandhya Nair {Manager Marketing & Communications}, Tanya Dhar and Bhaskaran T {General Manager, The Lalit Ashok}


Is there a better way to spend a lovely afternoon, than sitting down to high tea in the sunny surrounds of The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore? Located in the posh neighbourhood of Kumara Krupa High Grounds, the Lalit Ashok offers afternoon tea with serious sparkle; giving you a chance to indulge in a great selection of premium ice teas, and hot seasonal & herbal teas accompanied with a wide range of both sweet and savoury delights.

Huge windows line the wall, letting in streaming sunlight. Tables are set on the inside as well as the outside, overlooking the garden. It was perfectly sunny, sweetly coercing us to enjoy our time outside, as the event borrowed some glamour from the playful sunrays. The food was amazing and so was the staff who ensured that the tea and treats kept flowing. While the culinary journey was pleasurable, perhaps the most special thing about this experience was… well, the sense of not being constrained by time or rushed by urgency, which helped us completely relax and unwind. Aside from polite inquiries from the efficient servers as to whether we’d like more scones and tea {yes please!}, we were completely left alone to enjoy ourselves. Thus creating the perfect setting to the afternoon tea experience; to be enjoyed and appreciated with near and dear ones over endless conversations.


The beautiful Rangoli at the Diwali themed High Tea


Tanya Dhar with Rekha Jain


Rekha Jain, Usha Jain and Roopamouli Mysore


Yes, I know…


Deepa Ramsubramanian, Michelle Salins and Sandhya Nair


Usha Jain, Chhavi Sharma, Tanya Dhar, Vandana Upadhyay and Padma Kumar


Tanya Dhar with Shailaja Maanay


Tanya Dhar with Shubha Sriram



The Spread!


Komal Sethia, Vandana Upadhyay, Gayathri Sandeep, Shikha Madaan, Lopa Bhattacharya, Husna Sait and Grrishma Mithun


Gayathri Sandeep, Vandana Upadhyay, Komal Sethia, Chitra Patil, Rita Ajmera, Lopa Bhattacharya, Usha Jain, Grrishma Mithun, Rekha Jain and Shikha Madaan


Front Row: Lopa Bhattacharya, Grrishma Mithun, Usha Jain, Gayathri Sandeep and Vandana Upadhyay
Back Row: Padma Kumar, Bina Mehta, Sandhya Nair, Michelle Salins, Anjali Vijayendra, Roopamouli Mysore, Rekha Jain, Tanya Dhar, Shikha Madaan, Komal Sethia, Chhavi Sharma, Sonya Suri, Runa Desai, Shubha Sriram and Aunty Desai


So, whether you’re after cakes and scones or delicious savouries that accompany a tea, there really is no better place to sit and while away a couple of hours. Although you will notice a change in the menu every few months {which definitely gives you a good reason to keep going back} – the treats are undoubtedly a work of art, and truly give meaning to the phrase “too good to eat”. So make your reservations, this place is popular for a reason.

“A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.” ~A.A. Milne

Indulge in the finest High Tea with enjoyable savories and sweet treats at:
The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Bangalore 560001.

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