I tracked to Kew today for a lovely lunch with some friends who wanted to share with me a bit of British history. We had lunch at The Original Maids of Honour, famous for its Maids of Honour tarts, which is supposed to be a 300 year old secret recipe.
“Legend has it that ‘Maids of Honour’ were brought to notoriety by Henry VIII who so loved their ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ sensation, he took the recipe and kept it under lock and key at Richmond Palace!”
The place is really old school and quaint, serving very traditional English food. I skipped lunch and went straight for the scones and Maids of honour tart of course!