During a day of shopping in Chester I had afternoon tea at The Chester Grosvenor. This was a real treat that I had been hoping to do for some time and it did not disappoint one little bit. We were seated at our table in a quite relaxing lounge with comfy chairs and elegant coffee tables. We were quickly served with our choice of tea in the most beautiful silver tea service.
We were brought our afternoon tea on a lovely silver 3 tier cake stand. Here you can see a afternoon tea on the middle tier and a gentleman’s afternoon tea on the lower tier with our sweet selection on the top tier.
The Gentleman’s afternoon Tea consisted of :
- Floured bloomer, crispy haddock, tartare sauce
- Open rye, roast beef, pastrami, mustard and pickles
- Baked pork and apple savoury
- Appleby’s Cheshire cheese
The traditional afternoon tea consisted of a selection of finger sandwiches with a salad garnish. We were offered more sandwiches if we wanted them. Both savoury sandwich course were delicious. The haddock and tartare sauce bloomer was exceptionally moorish.
The scones were served warm with plenty of clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
For the pastry course we each had 2 cakes which were delicious. The chocolate bombe with it’s chocolate mousse encased by dark chocolate was a favourite.
The traditional afternoon tea is priced at £32.00 and the gentleman’s tea is also £32.00. Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.