Do you have an annual meet-up over Christmas with a group of friends or family members? Maybe you want to end the year in decadent style? For the ultimate Christmas treat, gather a group of people you love together and treat yourselves to an indulgent afternoon tea to celebrate the year's end. Here is what you can expect from our afternoon tea in Herbert Restaurant

The Venue

If you’ve ever eaten here you’ll remember how luxurious our drawing room is. Rain, hail or shine there is always a warm, welcoming atmosphere and our staff are always willing to help. The drawing room is decorated with charm and elegance and it just takes a glance around at our unique furniture to know we have your ease in mind. Your comfort is our first priority and if there is anything we can do to enhance your visit you need only ask.

The Bottom Layer

Traditionally, when enjoying afternoon tea one would begin at the bottom of the three-tiered serving stand and work your way up. Our chef has handpicked the finest ingredients and created a platter of his finest sandwiches and other savoury treats for your enjoyment. Each of the elements that make up the platter has a unique twist, like our Walnut Bread or Lemon or Chive Tartar which complements fresh smoked salmon perfectly. This plate will leave you comfortably satisfied but ready for more.

The Middle Layer

We don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a delicious, freshly baked scone straight from the oven, especially if they’re still warm. Our chef has handmade a couple of absolutely delicious and unique scones especially for our afternoon tea service. You can sample a traditional Golden Raisin Scone or our unique Lemon and Yeast scone, all served with Lemon Curd, Homemade Raspberry Jam and of course… Chantilly Cream to top it all off.  Yum!

The Top Layer

Our favourite parts of the meal are the sweet treats at the top of the pyramid. Our top layer has a selection of absolutely delicious hand-made cakes, tarts and desserts. The flavours in each element have been carefully balanced so none are too sweet but just right. You can taste a little of all of the perfectly-sized portions of Mango Curd Tartlet, Green Tea Cone Filled with a Red Fruit Mousse & White Chocolate, Chocolate Opera Gateau, Pear and Almond Tart. This selection of delicious desserts are sure to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

To Drink

It wouldn’t be afternoon tea without a generous dose of its namesake. We offer a selection of Bewley’s tea or coffee to accompany your meal. If traditional breakfast tea isn’t to your taste, you can try one of our herbal teas instead. If you are celebrating a special occasion, or just want to make it a really special afternoon, opt for a prosecco to accompany your afternoon tea.

If this sounds like the ideal way to celebrate your Christmas or any occasion, contact the restaurant to make a reservation or to find out more about our menu. If you have any special dietary requirements, we can certainly try to accommodate with prior notice.

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