‘Afternoon Tea’ is a British institution. It will never go out of fashion and it keeps reinventing itself; most notably with the addition of a luxurious glass of Champagne and themed offerings for the traditional savoury and sweet treats. To show you what British restaurateurs and hoteliers have up their sleeve, we’ve chosen five amazing Afternoon Tea offerings which include some truly spectacular Champagnes… naturally all of which are kept in perfect condition by Le Verre de Vin Champagne preservation technology. Take a little trip this weekend with the heat wave on the horizon and enjoy a spot of afternoon dining.
What better place to start than a ‘Tea Guild Award of Excellence’ winner. Penny Hill Park’s Afternoon Tea is a truly memorable experience and their Royal Ascot-themed Tea is accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, Brut or Rosé. Afternoon Tea can’t get more British than that! Or can it?
From decadent golden eggs to blueberry brioche and playfully flavoured candy floss, every item reflects the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl’s classic tale. Enjoyed with a glass of Lallier Grande Réserve Champagne or Lallier Grande Rosé Champagne. One Aldwych does afternoon tea the creative way, inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the story comes to life with their scrumdiddlyumptious afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea has been served at The Ritz since 1906 and that sense of heritage is partly why it remains so popular today. Served in the hotel’s ornate Palm Court, the tea includes the requisite finger sandwiches with smoked salmon, roast ham et al, alongside fresh raisin and apple scones and cakes on a tiered cake stand. Sip on a glass of Réserve Ritz Champagne or Réserve Ritz Rosé Champagne while enjoying the quintessentially British experience.
Another fine recipient of the ‘Tea Guild Award of Excellence’; The Connaught, a luxury hotel in London’s chic Mayfair village. You can expect afternoon tea served in the beautiful conservatory, overlooking Tadao Ando’s fountain and the redbrick buildings of Mount Street. Afternoon tea at The Connaught includes delicious finger sandwiches, fresh scones and pastries that melt in your mouth. Why not have a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne or Rose Champagne to pair with your Fresh scones from The Connaught Bakery?
Heading down south for the heat wave this weekend? This will make it worth it! Charming and elegant in all the right measures, The Headland Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea in Newquay. Just two minutes from the UK’s most famous beach, yet off on our own exclusive stretch of Cornish headland, away from the masses, the hotel enjoys a cool, coastal location with plenty of parking and epic sea-views. Enjoy a glass of Bisol Vaporetto Prosecco, NV or Ayala Brut Champagne both available by the glass.
Champagne by the glass is perfectly preserved by Le Verre de Vin, our systems enable restaurateurs and hoteliers to keep their Champagnes and sparkling wines fresh for up to 21 days, with every glass as fresh as the first. If you’re interested in a glass of Champagne you should ask the Sommelier/Server whether or not they use Le Verre de Vin to keep their Champagnes fresh, this offers a freshness and quality guarantee so you can be positive you’ll always be served a perfect glass.