Bistrot Pierre launches new afternoon tea menu

As part of the launch of its new afternoon tea menu this week, French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre has been surveying the nation on how they spread their scones.

The results revealed that northerners are much more likely to spread jam first than southerners, with 76% of people overall across the UK adding cream on top of their jam.

The remaining 24% choose to add cream to their scone first.

“The statistics show that the further north you travel, the more likely you are to opt for the Cornish method of jam first, followed by cream,” says Arpita Anstey of Bistrot Pierre.

“The north east is the biggest champions of the jam-first approach, with 84% of diners marking this as their preference, followed by 81% of people in the north west and Yorkshire.”

Bistrot Pierre’s new afternoon tea is served with a selection of mini baguettes and a range of French patisseries including chocolate eclairs and vanilla millefeuille.

Added to this are classic fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, served with a choice of hot drinks for £11.95 per person.

Arpita continues: “And if our customers wish to make their afternoon tea session ‘pop’, they can order our sparkling afternoon tea, which includes a glass of our elegant Veuve Devienne sparkling wine for £15.95 per person”.

Bistrot Pierre’s afternoon tea menu is available in all 25 bistrots every day between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.