“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 the festive season...
Our afternoon tea begins with delicate finger sandwiches 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. Served with as much tea and coffee as you need to fuel the gossip and why not add a glass of champagne.
Festive Afternoon Tea November 11th - December 31st - Belgian Chocolate and Orange Macaroon | Gingerbread and Vanilla Bean Tartlet | Mulled Winter Berry Trifle | Pistachio and Saffron Frangipane | Festive Cranberry Scone
- Festive afternoon tea starts 11th November - 31st December £24.50 per person
- Festive afternoon tea with a Christmas Champagne Cocktail £30 per person
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
A 10% service charge applies to all reservations, please note an afternoon tea booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours
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 (requires minimum of 2)
A 10% service charge applies to all reservations, please note a booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours