Earlier this year I went to York for a few days for my birthday.  On my birthday I was treated to afternoon tea on The Countess of York refurbished train carriage which is on display at the National Railway Museum. The carriage has been beautifully restored both inside and out and makes a lovely addition to the National Railway Museum.  Once on board you can travel back in time to the era of high-class railway dining with a luxury afternoon tea experience. Everything from the gold and burgandy interior carriage decor to the table settings and furniture takes you back…

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In 12 days time HRH Prince Harry will be marrying Ms Meghan Markle.  The wedding will take place st St Georges Chapel Windsor and will be televised.  Personally I am looking forward to this and will be spending time with friends watching the wedding and tucking in to an tea party.  To help celebrate I have written a week long email series with ideas for food and drink to serve at a tea party. The email series will include recipes for sandwiches, sausage and chicken rolls, mini quiches, scones, cheesecakes, cupcakes and a cocktail and non alcoholic fruit punch. I…

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I love the afternoon teas at Malmaison. Last summer I came with a friend to try their afternoon tea and really enjoyed it. I also came with friends to try their festive afternoon tea. Again this was lovely.  Malmaison have just introduced their new summer afternoon tea menu and clearly this new menu was something I was eager to try out. While our table was being prepared we had a cocktail in the lounge. Their cosmopolitan was lovely and was served with some delicious spicy nuts; the the right taste of spice. For the savoury course the new menu includes…

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In December I went down to London for the day to have afternoon tea at The Wellesley Hotel which was noted best themed tea in the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards. The Wellesley Hotel is situated in Knightsbridge and overlooks Hyde Park.  It has a lovely classic and welcoming feel. The entrance hall was beautifully decorated as we visited just before Christmas and very tasteful white lights and winter twigs.  The afternoon tea is served daily in the Jazz Lounge, with live piano music daily.  The Wellesley Hotel is said to have been one of Churchill’s favourite restaurants.  The jazz lounge is…

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I have been for afternoon tea at Malmaison before and found it to be a really nice selection of dishes.  The festive menu includes a glass of prosecco. and unlimited tea or coffee. The tea was served on a modern metal and slate stand which is ideal as a Malmaison Afternoon Tea has quite a modern feel to it with sliders and brioche buns instead of sandwiches. For the festive tea Malmaison have stayed with their nontraditional savoury selection which includes: Turkey, cranberry and stuffing wrap Mal slider pig in blanket brioche roll The fruit scone is served with jam and…

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