Going to afternoon tea is a delightful way start to a hen do. Particularly at these afternoon tea venues with a twist. A civilized afternoon of prosecco drinking, finger sandwich nibbling and cakey treat devouring is and ideal chance for all your lovely friends and family to catch up and get to know each other before the evening begins!
Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson
The Sanderson is an iconic venue in its own right, but their afternoon tea has made us love it even more. They serve two afternoon tea variations (one slightly boozier than the other), both based on the Mad Hatters Tea Party in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Step into wonderland and discover menus hidden inside old dusty books, ornate teapots, and sandwiches served on ticking clocks. It was rightly awarded 1st place in the afternoon tea awards 2016 (yes that is a thing).
They offer a mad hatter tipsy version a beautiful flight of cocktails, Pimms-infused creations presented in little ‘drink me’ bottles, and alcoholic cakes. All situated in the whimsical Sanderson’s overgrown Courtyard Garden. Their menu includes savoury scones with cumin seeds and Wensleydale cheddar, served with herb butter. Wash it all down with a cup of ‘Alice’ house-blended tea, or a rose and cucumber gin and tonic. Check out their updated seasonal menu due for release on the 16th, September.
It’s all in the Game Afternoon Tea at St James’s Hotel & Club
The theme of the food and activities at this afternoon tea venue is old school board games! Including traditional favourites: Snakes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble and Dominoes, all available to play at the hotel. An example of the tailored afternoon tea menu, they offer “Dominoes” all butter shortbread biscuits, topped with a white chocolate cheesecake, white chocolate jelly, and dark chocolate biscuit pearls. A perfect combination of tasty food and a fun experience.
Volupté presents Voluptease
Primarily a burlesque evening venue, Volupté also presents a pop-up afternoon tea service endearingly entitled- Voluptease. Yummy afternoon tea with an equally yummy dollop of Burlesque on the side! Perfect for a hen do. Based at the Steam and Rye, a huge former banking hall kitted out with great Gatsby era décor, just off from Leadenhall Market. They promise an extensive cocktail menu, particular shout out to the marshmallows on fire. This promises a wonderful afternoon of decadence and fun. It is currently only running every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, so don’t miss out!
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