Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Best Places in South Wales to have Afternoon Tea

I absolutely adore going for Afternoon Tea as a special treat. We are very lucky in South Wales as there are plenty of venues that provide different and unique takes on the traditional Afternoon Tea. With Mother's Day coming up, I've listed the best places in the South Wales to treat your loved ones.


We recently had the pleasure of reviewing afternoon tea at the Vale Resort which you can read here, An Overnight Stay at the Vale Resort

It is served in their restaurant and we were lucky enough to sit in their conservatory which has sweeping views across their beautiful grounds and golf course.

The sandwiches and cakes were all light and refreshing which is exactly what you want out of a spring afternoon tea. The Welsh Cakes were a fab touch, after all we are in Wales so it was lovely to see the items being Welsh themed.


My daughters also had their own smaller sized portion to share which they enjoyed.


It is priced at £35 for two people which I think is fantastic value for money. You can also add a glass of Champagne for £6 or Proscecco for £4.50.


To see more of the Afternoon Tea then take a look at my youtube video of our stay https://youtu.be/T_RGetX4Qlw.


On Monday I was able to review the brand new Afternoon Tea menu at The Celtic Manor. The Celtic Manor is one of my favourite hotels in South Wales and is certainly one of my top picks for Afternoon Tea.


There was a great selection of savouries followed by hand made cakes and pastries and freshly baked scones.


The savoury selection was my favourite part of the Afternoon Tea. The whipped pate on brioche left my mouth salivating. The flavours were all perfectly matched for spring and were  light and refreshing on the palette. 


The sweet offering was lovely. There was a handmade chocolate on the plate that was divine. I bit into it and felt an explosion of orange and lime. I could've eaten about a 100 of them. 


We were also treated to a glass of Proscecco which made the Afternoon Tea even more special.

I haven't written my full review yet so pop back in a few days to read it. This is a very old review I wrote of a Christmas Afternoon Tea there if you'd like to read that one, Christmas Afternoon Tea.

This Afternoon Tea is £21.50 per person Monday - Friday and £29.50 on the weekend. I will be returning with hubby and the girls asap as I know they'd love it.


Afternoon Tea at the Laguna Restaurant located in the Park Plaza hotel is wonderful. I've tried various menus here and none have disappointed. My favourite one at the moment is the Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea. The savoury offerings are a far cry from the traditional sandwiches but the selection is mouthwatering. Their Scotch Egg with Bloody Mary sauce is the best one i've ever eaten. This costs £19.95 per person Monday - Friday and £22.95 per person on the weekend.

Throughout the year they do themed Afternoon Tea's. One of their popular menus has been their Hendrick's themed Afternoon Tea. You can read a review of that particular one here by blogger 'Explore with Ed', Hendrick's Afternoon Tea.



Tempus at Tides is not somewhere I have tried but I have heard fantastic things about their various Afternoon Tea menus. They currently offer a traditional, gentlemen's and a children's menu. 

I love the idea of going for a children's Afternoon Tea. It's very rare that i'm not with my children so to be able to take them for a themed tea catered for their needs would be ideal. This costs £14.50 per child. Local blogger Cardiff Mummy Says has reviewed this tea over on her blog which you can read here, Magical Marvellous Afternoon Tea



I have only had the pleasure of this Afternoon Tea once and it was the beautiful setting that was the highlight for me. The weather was sunny and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the views of the vineyard whilst basking in the rays. 

You can read a review of their Afternoon Tea by blogger 'Porcelina's World' here, Llanerch Vineyard.


I am ashamed to say I still haven't tried the Afternoon Tea at The Angel. As an Afternoon Tea lover this really is sacrilegious as their tea is legendary. I haven't come across anyone who hasn't enjoyed it. It's my birthday next month so perhaps i'll finally get to go then.

They also have a Mad Hatter themed Afternoon Tea on certain dates this year which I can imagine is spectacular. 

Blogger 'A Slice of my life Wales' has reviewed their tea on her blog which you can read here, Afternoon Tea at The Angel.


What are your favourite places to have Afternoon Tea? 



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32 comments

  1. I do enjoy Afternoon tea, I took my mum recently to the Celtic Manor and we loved it. There are plenty more here that I have't tried yet, the pictures are making my mouth water! Yum.

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  2. Such lovely looking places, we are hoping to go to Wales for our holiday next year so we may well look for some fab places to have lunches/snacks etc and use your recommendations!

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  3. Ok so I now have major Afternoon Tea cravings! These all look incredible :)

    Helen x

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  4. Yum yum! It's making me hungry looking at this! Thanks for including my post. X

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  5. mmmmm these cakes look divine. My Grandmother is Welsh and makes the best welsh cakes :-)

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  6. I still have to tick a few of these off the list! Thanks for linking x

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  7. Great list - thanks for the feature. Park Plaza's is definitely one of my favourites too, though I've yet to try their Gent's Tea! The one at St David's is scrumptious :)

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  8. Oh my god, my mouth is drooling I would love some afternoon tea with bubbly . Not a bad price for £35 either x

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  9. This looks amazing. The treat are stunning, love my cakes :)

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  10. Fab list! I am now wanting a little afternoon tea outing! :) x

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  11. You can't beat afternoon tea and i love that the restaurant at Vale Resort did a smaller version for the kiddies! xx

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  12. Everything looks yummy! This makes me hungry and I bet going there was so much fun.

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  13. You can't beat a good afternoon tea its great that u have some great places nearby for u to enjoy.

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  14. oh yum, your photos look amazing! I haven't had afternoon tea for a while but I'm very tempted now! :) x

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  15. This looks super scrumptious, can you believe I've never had an afternoon tea before, but this looks so tempting that I think it would be great to book x

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  16. Oh my gosh these look amazing. It's only 11am and I am hankering after afternoon tea and cakes now!!

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  17. I've just recently been for afternoon tea with some girlfriends and its crazy how much we enjoy it but don't do it enough!
    All of these places look lovely, beautiful photos xx

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  18. Great list of places, I would be happy with everyone of those!!

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  19. I have always wanted to do afternoon tea, will make sure i do this, this year

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  20. I love afternoon tea! My two make me it sometimes as a treat at home ;-)

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  21. Wow, all of these places look amazing!!

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  22. These look great! It's always good to know of nice places for afternoon tea xx

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  23. There are some really fantastic places in South Wales to treat yourself and a friendly or family to an afternoon tea - The Vale looks amazing and I can vouch for Park Plaza - so good! Great roundup post
    Laura x

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  24. These look fab - I love the idea of children's afternoon tea! I am going to investigate if they do this locally to me! xx

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  25. Great article and nice recommendations. Everything looks so delicious! Perfect ideas for lazy afternoon:)

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  26. What a great blog about my favourite subject. All the places look amazing and the food looks delicious. I suppose a visit to all of them is the order of the day

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  27. Celtic Manor and the Angel do the best afternoon teas.I am craving one RIGHT NOW! 😀

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  28. I love, love, love going for Afternoon tea. Some of these look absolutely incredible! xx

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  29. Barkers Tea House Cardiff do an amazing Afternoon Tea. Unique flavours and gorgeous cakes plus such a wide selection of tea. They also have a coffee house and gelato house which do some amazing concoctions too!

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. I've not tried it x

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