With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I was interested to see if venues were theming their afternoon teas around Valentines Day. Well, lot’s are and the best place to find them is on the Afternoon Tea’s site.
They start from £18.95 – £75.00 ( some are per couple and others are pp) and they have a choice of 70 on their site.
One of my favourites on the list and also one of the most expensive ones are at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel London who is promoting a Valentine Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two and Dirty Dancing Screening.
They say “Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s to a luxurious Prosecco Afternoon Tea followed by a screening of the timeless classic, Dirty Dancing. Have the time of your life with that special someone in this romantic experience available on 18th February.
The Afternoon Tea features a selection of handcrafted delicate cakes and sweets, mini rich butter fruit scones served with fruit preserves and Devonshire clotted cream, and traditional finger sandwiches. Afternoon Tea can be booked between 12:00 and 15:00 with the screening of the film starting at 4pm.
Sunborn Yacht Hotel London offers a first-class destination to indulge in Afternoon Tea. This hotel is set in a yacht that is permanently moored in the Royal Victoria Dock.
This impressive 108-metre floating hotel possesses stunning views of Canary Wharf and the surrounding Docklands.
Afternoon Tea is served in their sophisticated Lands End restaurant.” More about Sunborn Yacht Hotel London.
Check out the long list of Valentine Afternoon Teas available on the Afternoon Tea website.
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Another Hotel with a special ‘Valentine’s Afternoon Tea’, is The Caledonian, A Waldort Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh, http://www.thecaledonianedinburgh.com/
The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has recently undergone a luxury re-launch following a £24 million investment and renovation programme to bring this landmark Scottish property into the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
The Caley, as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street.
With two exquisite restaurants The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe luxurious bedrooms and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is also a fully licensed venue for Edinburgh weddings and civil partnerships, providing a magical setting for your special day.
Bookings are essential but just to wet your appetite the menu is below.
Valentine’s Afternoon Tea
Smoked ham an English mustard
Peeled cucumber and cream cheese
Scottish smoked salmon
Egg mayonnaise with mustard cress
Freshly baked cherry and plain scones
clotted cream and strawberry jam
Strawberry tart with raspberry cream
Rose water meringue
Strawberry and white chocolate macaroons
£27.00 per person Champagne Valentines Afternoon Tea £35.00 with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rose