OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL AFTERNOON TEA WEEK (8TH – 14TH AUGUST) IN STYLE.
THORNTON HALL HOTEL
The fabulous three AA Rosette Lawns Restaurant at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa is set in picturesque grounds in the heart of the Wirral and Cheshire countryside, The Lawns serves its “Great Wirral Afternoon Tea” daily. Guests can choose from an impressive menu of loose leaf teas that will delight even the most discerning tea connoisseur ranging from the classic ‘English Breakfast’ to ‘Mandarin Rose Petal’ and ‘Chocolate Orange Truffle’.
Tea is severed with a sumptuous selection of seasonal finger sandwiches such as ‘Beef and Onion’, ‘Prawn and Avocado’ and ‘Cheese and Chutney’ followed by mouth-watering cakes including ‘Eton Mess’, ‘Beetroot and Mint Chocolate Muffins’ and ‘Chocolate Eclairs’. To finish, plain and fruit scones are served with clotted cream and a delicious choice of local jams including ‘Apricot and Amaretto Jam’, ‘Damson and Wirral Gin Jam’ ‘Chocolate Curd’.
Those who prefer afternoon tea with a twist can opt for ‘The Great Wirral Savoury Afternoon Tea’. The savoury menu includes the same impressive selection of teas as the traditional version served with delicious finger sandwiches such as ‘Coastal Cheddar with Beer Chutney’, ‘Roast Beef and Horseradish’ and ‘Turkey, Sage and Onion’.
Instead of cakes, guests opting for the savoury menu are served snacks such as ‘Pork and Pistachio Sausage Roll – Kimchi’, ‘Fish and Chips’, ‘Black Pudding Scotch Egg’ and ‘Chilli Beef – Tortilla Chips’. To finish, ‘Cheese and Bacon Scones’ are served with ‘Treacle Tart’.
Geoff Dale, General Manager at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, said: “Our afternoon teas are immensely popular with discerning tea lovers, whether they have a sweet tooth or a more savoury palate.”
Afternoon teas at The Lawns Restaurant can also be enjoyed with a cocktail or a glass of Prosecco or Champagne.
0151 336 3938
HARD DAYS NIGHT HOTEL
Hard Days Night Hotel has added to its ever-popular Afternoon Tea offering with the introduction of Tea for Two.
The Beatles-inspired hotel located on North John Street now provides a quintessential experience, ideal for couples and duos wanting to while away a warm summer’s afternoon.
Served in the venue’s exclusive Lounge & Bar, Tea for Two combines an array of finger sandwiches including Smoked Salmon & Citrus Cream Cheese, Glazed Ham & Grain Mustard Mayo and Classic Cucumber. Those with a sweet tooth can then enjoy Fruit Scones served with Clotted Cream & Preserves, together with the addition of Carrot Cake and a variety of Macaroons. Accompanying JING loose leaf tea options include English Breakfast Black Tea, Earl Grey Black Tea, Jade Sword Green Tea Blackcurrant and Hibiscus, Whole Chamomile Flowers and Whole Peppermint Leaf.
Guests wanting to further the indulgence can upgrade to High Tea and opt for either Prosecco and Champagne or choose between four Long Island Iced Tea cocktails, which have been influenced by the Sgt. Pepper’s album cover.
General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “As our Afternoon Tea offering continues to be a firm favourite with our guests, we wanted to create a new menu option designed with intimate dining in mind. The aptly named Tea for Two combines nostalgic sweet and savoury light bites – perfect for sharing with a family member, friend or work colleague.
“To accompany the new Tea for Two, we have put a seasonal spin on our existing offerings and have welcomed the return of the refreshing Fab Four-inspired Long Island Iced Tea to provide a novel summer cool-down.”
Tea For Two is available Monday-Thursday and is priced at £22.00. Traditional Afternoon Tea is priced at £17.95. For High Tea, guests can add a glass of Prosecco for £4.50pp, a glass of champagne from £6.50pp or a Fab Four inspired Long Island Iced Tea for £6.50pp.
0151 236 1964
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