We welcome with two perfectly placed air kisses the update given to the British institution that is afternoon tea, by Indian restaurant Praza. Earl Grey is switched out for a masala chai, the ginger and cardamom an apt and effective digestif. If you're of a savoury disposition, head straight for the mini beetroot balls — spiced with black onion seeds and a crisp crumb-fried coating — they're Marie Curie-level genius. Based on a popular Indian street food, the lamb khatti is the carnivore's pick, each roll packing plenty of flavour with a pitch perfect heat. For those looking forward to the latter half of proceedings, the coconut gulab jamun — an extraordinary fried cottage cheese concoction — sounds questionable, but is eye-closingly indulgent. The postscript to this most pleasant of culinary creations is the bhapa doi — a welcome palate cleanser of steamed mango yoghurt. Hot tip: save the crunchy chocochori 'til last, a bite-size pastry filled with dark chocolate that's above reproach.
Served on Sundays, afternoon tea prices start at £18.95.