The Traditional Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall

The Traditional Afternoon Tea at Boringdon Hall
My experience was complimentary but all views and photos are my own.

I love a leisurely traditional and quintessential Afternoon Tea experience, where you are treated to a parade of savoury treats, warm homemade scones and beautiful cakes and pastries, delivered on a tiered stand, alongside some wonderful tea.

At Boringdon Hall, it was superb, and we opted to have it with the Laurent-Perrier Champagne Flight, which proved to be an excellent decision paired with the sweet selection, and we were seated in the Mayflower Brasserie, though you could also choose to enjoy it in The Great Hall, which is grand and has an illustrious past, as can be seen  by the coat of arms on the wall.

I always start with the savoury dishes and here you had a fantastic selection that included Cucumber Sandwiches, Ham Sandwiches, Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps, Crab Blinis with Curried Emulsion and Coriander, Mediterranean Vegetable Tartlet (which were my favourite) and homemade Sausage Rolls.

Amit’s favourite tier is the Scones, and here you had a selection of buttery and heavenly Plain and Fruit Scones, served with Homemade Strawberry Preserve and Clotted Cream.

I knew I still has the sweet tier to go and the cakes and pastries looked incredible, but I couldn’t resist those scones slathered in clotted cream and jam, they were just do delightful!

When we got to the sweet tier, it was just marvellous. Favourites included the Pistachio and Raspberry Macaroon and Gateaux Opera. Tangy, zesty, light and scrumptious was the St Clement’s Tart and finally a gorgeous Hazelnut Tiffin with Praline Crémeux completed the selection, and we were thankful that we didn’t have our tasting menu that evening as we were absolutely stuffed! The champagne selection was perfectly paired with each one and the whole experience was fantastic.

The tea selection was extensive too and we both opted for the JING Chai.

Throughout the whole experience, our waitress was ever so lovely, regularly checking if we needed more tea, or if we were enjoying our food, without being intrusive.

The Afternoon Tea was superb and such amazing value at just £27 per person and £12 for the Laurent-Perrier Champagne Flight. If you happen to be in Devon, this is one to add to your radar, or why not book a gourmet break at Boringdon Hall!

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My experience was complimentary but all views and photos are my own.
Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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  1. September 9, 2019 / 8:42 am

    That looks divine! Especially the champagne flight!

  2. October 23, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Oh I do love afternoon tea, I’ve never had one with champagne tastings, I need to try this!

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