It’s always been a pleasure to pop into Le Moulin my local patisserie in Hornchurch either for a light lunch or because they make the finest cakes , pastries , breads as well as serve the best coffee. The patisserie is run by fabulous hosts Helene & Serge along with their great young team who can never do enough for you to make your visit an pleasurable one.
So therefore you can imagine my delight when I heard they were going to start doing Afternoon Tea and I just couldn’t way to book. This led us to saturday where we had such an opportunity to give it a try and I can honestly say that you should make a reservation yourselves immediately. The tea is priced at £18 per person and is amazing value for money.
When we arrived we were given the usual friendly welcome before being shown to our table. Helene then came over with a menu. Your first decision is to choose your drink whether it be coffee , tea or a soft drink. This is followed by selecting your choice of sandwich. The rest as they say is done.
Then a few minutes later voila your afternoon tea appears before your very eyes with an amazing selection of cakes , scones , sandwiches , macaroons , strawberries , sausage roll & quiche all set out on a three tiered tray.
On the top there are a strawberry & blueberry macaron , strawberry in chocolate. Along with four delightful cakes a chocolate & raspberry , lemon , mascarpone & banoffee.
The middle tray are two light and fluffy fruit scones with clotted cream & strawberry jam.
Then on the bottom tray there is your choice of sandwich , sausage roll and my request a quiche.
Everything was fresh and delicious which will come as no surprise if your someone like myself who is a regular visitor. So next time your in town I would highly recommend making a booking and at £18 per person this is ridiculous value for money. This is a point I raised with owner Helene so don’t be surprised if the price rises slightly but believe me it’s still absolutely worth it. This is by far the best cafe / patisserie in Essex and now with afternoon tea it’s another fabulous string to their bow.
Thank You Helene , Serge and all the team for a fabulous afternoon and look forward to seeing you all again soon. Au Revoir