REVIEW | Afternoon Tea – A proper luxury affair at The Hotel Du Vin in Harrogate
A Luxury Afternoon Tea in Harrogate
Expect excellent service, exquisite food and a very grown up experience.
Hotel du Vin, Harrogate is situated in the centre of town and directly across from one end of Harrogate’s beautiful Stray. It is also within spitting distance of Betty’s tearooms. An establishment renowned for its afternoon teas, delicious cakes and expensive but tasty sandwiches.
I was interested to find out what HdV’s take on a luxury afternoon tea would be…
I was invited along to enjoy their full afternoon tea accompanied by champagne and as the sun was shining, I asked to sit in a shaded spot in their picture-perfect walled courtyard garden.
Now, I may well be a Harrogate girl, but I am not overly accustomed to the phenomenon that is afternoon tea. Tiny sandwiches, pretty fondant fancies and posh tea has always seemed a bit Miss Marple to me. So, I was keen to see what all the fuss was about.
And…. I’m delighted to report that I get it now. Very different to just lunch out somewhere. There was an air of anticipation – almost like a tasting menu – as there was a variety of different treats on offer.
It felt like opening a brand-new box of chocolates at Christmas time and taking your time trying them all. With a glass of champagne on the side!
The sandwiches tasted divine. The pastries were mouth-watering and the weird tea with jasmine and creamy spearmint was unexpectedly refreshing. The fact that it was all washed down with champagne was also rather nice!
Oh, and it all looked incredible. Art on a (very pretty) cake stand.
Highly recommended if you fancy a civilized, indulgent, grown-up afternoon with a good friend.
- Full afternoon tea costs £22.50.
- With a glass of champagne the cost is £30.00
- Or you can choose a class cream tea for £12.50
- The full afternoon tea includes a twist on traditional favourites:
- Severn and Wye Smoked Salmon and cream cheese on dark rye bread
- Egg and cress mayonnaise brioche sub
- Ham and Gruyere croissant
- Heritage tomato and tapenade galette
- Goat’s cheese and spinach quiche
- Tutti Frutti macaron
- Pistachio pin where
- Rhubarb and custard tarts
- Black forest gateaux
- Warm scones served with Bonne Maman jam, clotted cream and Lescure butter.
- A Choice of teas
To find out more visit: https://www.hotelduvin.com/food-drink/afternoon-tea/
This is a Girl About review. I was invited by the management to dine at their restaurant free of charge in exchange for an honest and frank review. All my opinions are my own and in no way have they been swayed by their kind invite. Girl About reviews are always 100% honest. We only publish reviews that, for the most part, are positive.
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