Ladies Afternoon Tea
“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Living during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day; an early breakfast and a late dinner. Anna decided to schedule time to drink tea and snack each afternoon.
This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room.
Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
Luxurious, elegant – and perfect for every day...
Our ladies afternoon tea begins with delicate finger sandwiches ffilled with lemon chicken & mayonnaise, smoked salmon with dill & cream cheese, cucumber with mint & créme fraîche, cheddar with branstone pickle and egg mayonnaise with mustard cress. Served with the pièce de resistance three tier stand with light, crusty scones and rich clotted cream accompanied by a variety of homemade cakes and pastries including, cherry panna cotta, orange cheesecake, frangipane and pistachio profiterols.
Served with as much tea and coffee as you need to fuel the gossip, however why not add a glass of Perrier Jouet champagne.
Ladies afternoon tea £23.50 per person
Champagne afternoon tea £30 per person
Valentines Afternoon Tea
Our Valentines themed afternoon tea cakes will replace our ladies afternoon tea cakes from 11th to 18th February;
Strawberry macaroons, Kir Royal trifle, passion fruit & mango cheesecake and chocolate & raspberry torte.
Other Afternoon Tea options:
Children's Afternoon Tea £12.50 per child up to 13 years old
Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea £25 per person - Minimum of Two per booking
Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea + Gentleman Jack Cocktail £30 per person
Mini Egg - or - Smoked Salmon Benedict | Mini Crispy Bacon Muffins | Mini French Toast | Mini Pancakes | Granola with Yoghurt & Fruit Compote | Mini Strawberry Smoothie
£22.50 with unlimited tea
10% service charge applies, please note an afternoon tea booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours.