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.
3) Park Plaza
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.
Image taken by http://www.explorewithed.co.uk
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.
Image taken from http://asliceofmylifewales.com