Well, I was all set to tell you all about my food festival fun, then I realised it’s #AfternoonTeaWeek so I thought I’d rustle up a little sweet treat for you to salivate over – a round-up of my own afternoon tea experiences. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be a long one, just a little visual delight and some of the yummy afternoon teas I’ve had the pleasure of trying.
There are far more to be tasted, and I’ll be sure to feature them on the blog, but for now here are a few I’ve tried:-
I went to Billesley Manor with my mum in tow to do a little review for Citylicious and rather yummy it was too, not to mention the grand old hotel and grounds.
I haven’t got round to blogging about Oliv yet. A unique little place in my own home town of Rugby, it will sound crazy when I tell you about it. Part estate agent, part interiors shop, and part awesome tearooms/cafe that offers awesome cakes and lunches. My mum swears by the scones, which I haven’t tried yet. But what I have tried is their fabulous afternoon tea, which was of epic proportions and all very nice. Reasonably priced too!
Buddha Bar, Knightsbridge
Afternoon tea with a difference? I tried Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge, where it’s a break from tiny sandwiches and scones, and something slightly different. Hoisin duck steamed buns, Vietnamese summer rolls, crispy cod and prawn wonton. And for sweets, pistachio macaroon, chilli chocolate mousse, passionfruit and mango tart and green tea cheesecake.
Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Nook On The Square
After a few years of rip-roaring trade, the Nook is sadly closed now. But I just couldn’t resist including my Christmas afternoon tea there as it was SO good. It’s such a shame it’s gone now, as they did some great food in a lovely setting, but hey – we’ll always have the memories, and my blog!
Fargo Village, Coventry
On Mother’s Day this year, I took my mum to Fargo Village in Coventry where they were doing a great little afternoon tea. It was a perfectly vintage affair, complete with delicate crockery, endless tea and live music.
Madame Posh, Windsor
The most recent of the bunch, I took my niece this week for a belated birthday treat to Madame Posh in Windsor. Home of a billion different types of eclairs and macaroons, they also do three different types of afternoon tea. We had the Sweet Temptation afternoon tea, complete with sandwiches, scones, and a choice of three of their POSH signature cakes. Cool huh!
So, that’s just a little taster of some of the afternoon teas I’ve enjoyed. I am definitely no expert and there are loads more on my list.
Here are a few fellow bloggers who I know like the odd cheeky afternoon tea. Check ’em out, you won’t be disappointed:-