Poppy Delevingne Checks Out Tea & Sympathy

British model, It Girl, and close friend of the royal family Poppy Delevingne has been in and around New York City for a while now. But she’ll always love a little slice of home life! She visited Tea & Sympathy for a photo shoot with stylish shopping website Lifestyle Mirror – and ended up dancing in the street with Sean.

Poppy Delevingne: Model Behavior

Few things make a New Yorker stop on the street. But on a brisk fall day in Greenwich Village, British model and actress Poppy Delevingne has the power to stop traffic.

Tall, fine-featured and with expertly mussed blonde hair, she’s all business during a photo shoot. She leans against a vintage London-style taxi in front of Anglophile tearoom and general store Tea and Sympathy. As music plays and trucks speed by, she dances in the street with a dapper gentleman as the camera clicks furiously. Deliverymen on bikes pause to gawk. A troupe of school children linger, pointing and clapping. Drivers honk.

“How painfully trendy of you!” her dance partner says teasingly as she takes a spin. Her face bursts into a laugh.

All the details on the shoot and the full interview can be found here.

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Good eats: Tea & Sympathy

We always love to hear about your dining experiences at Tea & Sympathy. We found this account over at travelling website HT Blogger, and thought we’d share a few of their words and photos with you. Thanks guys!

For more than 20 years, owners Nicky Perry and Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett have provided New Yorkers and out-of-towners with the opportunity to enjoy a “proper cuppa” and traditional English fare. Once you set foot in this charming, authentic British café, you will be swiftly and happily transported to Dear Old Blighty. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy, the service impeccable, and all of the staff hail from the United Kingdom.

My recommendations? A proper bacon butty with HP brown sauce and of course, Tea & Sympathy’s famous scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. As you may expect, there are a plethora of options for tea lovers, from black currant, to Chai, to my pick, Typhoo.

Tea & Sympathy also serves spot on bangers and mash, and the best treacle pudding this side of Tooting Broadway.

Guess we’d better add ‘treacle pudding from Tooting Broadway’ to our bucket list! You can read the full review here.

Stuff I Ate: Sticky Toffee Pudding

With longer, colder nights on the horizon, thoughts turn to steaming hot pots of tea – and dessert! One of our all-time classics is sticky toffee pudding. We’ll share the recipe tomorrow, but for now, some fab photos and very kind words from a lovely blog called Stuff I Ate.

“Tea & Sympathy always has great, friendly service, and I’ve yet to try a custard that tops theirs. I mean not in London proper, not in my kitchen, nowhere! Blast!”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Read the rest here.

Tea & Sympathy = Rock & Roll

Eating in the restaurant may have been compared to “having dinner in your grandma’s dining room”. And that’s something we’re very proud of. But we do have a rock & roll side, don’t you know.

And to prove it, here’s Tennessee Thomas, the British-American drummer/actress and founding member of super cool band The Like… modelling out teapots!

Customer Pictures Make Us Happy

We were over the moon when we found these fabulous images from Hocus Kocis’ trip to Tea & Sympathy. Beautiful images and we love the layout. If you take photos while dining with us, please send them our way, eitehr on Twitter @TeaAndSympathy, on Facebook.com/TeaAndSympathy or on Instagram @TeaAndSympathyNYC. Gorgeous!