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The Leiths Afternoon Tea – Weekday

Create an array of sweet and savoury treats and experience a modern take on the British afternoon tea

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Elevate your skills to new heights in this home-cook course


Best suited for people with little or no culinary experience


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Indulge in the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea and learn to create a spread of sweet and savoury treats at Leiths, perfect for any teatime gathering.  

Combining tradition with modern flavours, the menu of this class covers everything from classic scones with jam and cream to more inventive creations such as crab scotch eggs with sriracha mayonnaise and cardamom and ginger loaf. Under the guidance of our expert teachers, you’ll learn to cook it all from scratch with plenty to take home at the end of the day to share with friends and family.  

Tea will also be provided by JING tea, a premium tea retailer that source the best loose-leaf tea from around the world. 



  • Crab scotch eggs with sriracha mayonnaise 
  • Pork, apple and sage sausage rolls 
  • Roquefort choux buns 
  • Cornish sea salt fudge brownies 
  • Scones with clotted cream and jam (showcasing a different, unique way to make scones) 
  • Cardamom and ginger loaf with an orange mascarpone frosting  


Menu may be subject to change 

Course Structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently. Whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food to go around, and often food to take home too. 

Your day will comprise of a mixture of practical cookery and demonstrations performed by the teacher who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.  

Around 1pm, you will break for lunch and enjoy the dishes you have cooked with the rest of your class, accompanied by a glass of wine or other refreshments. In some classes, such as skills classes, where dishes may not be appropriate for lunch, a mezze lunch will be provided.  


What’s included:  

  • Refreshments on arrival 
  • A recipe booklet 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance 
  • We do the washing up 


What to bring: 

  • Flat soled shoes 
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved top are advisable 


Allergies and dietary restrictions 

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. However, some classes are unsuitable for people with particular intolerances as the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days’ notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.