Monday, November 24, 2008

Afternoon Tea Heaven
Afternoon Tea is a part of the day loved by many. It's a chance to relax with friends, have a chat and enjoy scones, pastries, tea and even a glass of champagne. A glorious Afternoon Tea is also a great way to spend a hen's day. If hitting the town isn't quite your thing then I suggest you consider treating your nearest and dearest ladies to an afternoon of indulgence. There are many places incl. top hotels that do wonderful Afternoon Tea's and can cater to as many or as few as you'd like. A perfect ladies day out I'd say!


Afternoon Tea at Claridges Hotel, Mayfair London, is a grand affair with a deluxe selection of teas, pastires and cakes. In 2006 Claridge's won Tea Guild Best Afternoon Tea and in 07 & 08 won the Tea Guild Award of Excellence. Prices for Afternoon Tea start from £31.50 per person. It's definitely worth a visit when in London. Visit www.clardiges.co.uk for all the details.


The Tea Room Queen Victoria Building in Sydney is a luxe venue that has the most divine setting for Afternoon Tea. Atop the shopping mecca QVB it's the perfect end to a fun day shopping. Silver service is certain. Offering traditional, gluten free, sparkling and champagne afternoon tea's with prices from $32 per person. Visit www.thetearoom.com.au to view the menu.


There is no denying that the Palazzo Versace, on Queenslands Gold Coast, is one of the most luxurious hotels in Australia. Relax in the luxury of Le Jardin, Palazzo Versace’s lobby lounge, or Il Barocco Restaurant and indulge in a traditional Afternoon Tea consisting of gourmet finger sandwiches, steaming hot scones with jam and cream and small cakes, together with your choice of coffee or tea. For the ultimate indulgence, add a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne! Prices start at $28 per person. Visit www.palazzoversace.com for more details.


The Apothecary 1878 in Adelaide is an elegant location for Afternoon Tea. Situated in the City their Tea menu is available each Saturday at 4pm and from Tuesday to Friday with prior arrangement. Reservations are essential with prices at $22 per person. Visit www.theapothecary1878.com.au to make a booking.


The Langham Hotel in Melbourne is well known for its decadent Afternoon Teas served in the ARIA lounge. During the week delight in nostalgic Tiffin, served on a traditional three-tierd silver stand and on the weekends, discover the The Langham Chocolate Bar. With an array of indulgent chocolate treats it's a delicious treat for any chocolate lover. Tiffin is $29 per person and The Chocolate Bar is $55 per person. Visit www.langhamhotelmelbourne.com.au for all the info.


Joseph Alexanders in Milton, Queensland, has a strong reputation for delicous and relaxed Afternoon Tea's. With a large tea selection and a variety of different Afternoon Tea's available there will be something suitable for everyone. Prices range from $34 per person for the standard tea to $46 per person for the champagne tea. Visit www.josephalexanders.com.au for opening times and menus.

Posted by Emilie Harrison