As the late, great-spirited Lady Saucedanwasted of Boozehoundershire used to say, “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere in the Empire. Fix me a G&T.”
And as her kind butler often had to remind her, no, sometimes it’s really only 3.
Time for traditional English afternoon tea at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood.
The menu’s set: perfect little scones with creme Chantilly and blueberry jam, sandwiches (smoked salmon; goat cheese, watercress, and sun-dried tomatoes), and pastries (coffee walnut cake, lemon pound cake, fruit tart with lychee cream). Teas range from usual suspects (Earl Grey, English Breakfast) to cassis, tangerine, and fresh mint.
Reserve a table in the elegantly appointed front room or take a seat at a marble communal table in the bar.
But remember, even the Lady held off on the G.
Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, 1020 North San Vicente Boulevard, between West Sunset Boulevard and Harratt Street, West Hollywood (310-358-7788 or gordonramsay.com).