It seems like Belfast certainly has an appetite for Afternoon Tea.
We brought you 7 Places For An Unbeatable Afternoon Tea Experience In Belfast recently, featuring delightful sandwiches, creamy pastries – and that all important glass of champagne (they’re our favourites).
And now some of Belfast’s finest hotels and restaurants have been coming up with innovative new twists on the traditional Afternoon Tea.
1. Game Of Thrones Afternoon Tea
Ballygally Castle Hotel, Coast Road – Website
Ballygally Castle is the perfect place to enjoy a themed Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea – as its stunning surroundings have been pivotal in providing the setting for some of Game of Throne’s most prolific scenes.
According to the Sample Menu, you can enjoy delicious themed delights, ranging from the Little Finger Mini Chicken Caesar Wrap; Dothraki Trifle with Mini Dragon’s Egg; and there’s even Baratheon Bread!
For £22 per person and available from 2-5pm Monday – Saturday and 3-5pm on Sundays. Check out Ballycastle Castle online for more info.
2. Cocktail Afternoon Tea
Malmaison Hotel, 34-38 Victoria Street – Website
The Malmaison is seriously mixing it up with a departure from the standard cucumber finger sandwiches with earl grey tea.
Instead, you can get the full Mal Afternoon Tea experience and add a delicious choice of cocktails including Patron Espresso Martini; Orange Brûlée; Nutty 43; or a Hendrick’s G & Tea.
The Cocktail Afternoon Tea at Malmaison costs £25 – or you can opt for the Champagne option for the same price.
3. Children’s After Tea
La Mon Hotel, 41 Gransha Road Castlereagh – Website
Afternoon Tea at La Mon Hotel is seriously good – and now you can include all of the family with the introduction of the Children’s Afternoon Tea.
It includes the usual selection of freshly made triangle sandwiches but with children in mind, with options including Honey roast ham, strawberry jam, and cheese & tomato. As well as freshly baked plain scones served with butter, jam & cream.
Kids will love choosing four treats from La Mon’s mouth-watering menu, which includes the likes of a Chocolate Brownie; Marshmallows with dipping pot; Homemade cookies; Fairy cakes; Gingerbread Men; Cupcakes and Chocolate fruit skewers with popping candy – to name a few!
It’s all accompanied by Tea or a Caribbean Mocktail!
Children’s Afternoon Tea runs Monday- Saturday 12.30pm-5pm and is priced at £9.75 Per Little One (Suitable for children under 14 years old).
Click here for more details, including how to book .
4. Floral Afternoon Tea
The Merchant Hotel, 16 Skipper Street – Website
The Floral Afternoon Tea experience was launched at The Merchant ahead of Rose Week, so guests could enjoy the elegant experience of scones, delicate finger sandwiches and floral-inspired cakes and pastries, including a raspberry and rose chocolate sphere and a praline and earl grey blue flower macaroon, over the summer months at the five-star hotel.
As well as the extensive menu of teas on offer, guests can add an extra special touch to the experience with a glass of Valdo Rosé Prosecco Floral Edition 2016. The Champagne Floral Afternoon Tea is priced from £32.50 per person.
Check out our full feature on the Floral Afternoon Tea, including the menu in full as well as a chat with the man behind it all – Head Pastry Chef at The Merchant, here. Or head online to The Merchant.
5. Fusion Afternoon Tea
Solo, 11 Wellington Place – Website
Solo’s Fusion Tea, offers an afternoon tea experience with a difference for anyone looking to reawaken their taste buds on a gastronomique journey.
East meets West with this eclectic menu, filled with assorted hot & cold, savoury & sweet nibbles.
With three delicious tiers of Sweets; Savoury; and Savoury nibbles, we’re particularly lusting after the Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, Bruschetta, Samosas and Chocolate Cake – to name just a few!
This looks like one delicious feed. Just make sure to book 24 hours in advance in order to ensure this gorgeous cuisine is cooked and ready for you! With House Cocktails or a glass of Prosecco just £5, why not wash it down with something alcoholic – it is the weekend…
Click here to find out more about Solo.