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AFTERNOON TEA REVIEW I Alibi in Halifax, West Yorkshire

By Emma Banks – 10th February 2020

Why we love it: It’s classy and fancy without feeling stuffy and pretentious. A really good afternoon tea served in one of Halifax’s hidden gems proving you don’t have to go far from home to enjoy a real treat.

Expect: Exquisite decor, a resident pianist and a very upmarket and stylish afternoon tea.

Worth paying a babysitter: A perfect spot to take your mum or meet up for a girly catch up with friends – it doesn’t scream family friendly at you so it’s definitely worth getting someone to step in and mind the kids whilst you go and enjoy your sandwiches and scones in peace. That being said I would take Lyla, my 6 year old, as part of a family get together but she’s probably got better table manners than I have and loves a traditional afternoon tea – so it just depends on what your rabble are like as to whether you go it alone or not.

Value for money: 9/10

At £14.95 per person for afternoon tea or £19.95 for the prosecco one I think it’s very reasonably priced for the quality of the food, service and for the fact that you’re dining in such a beautiful setting with a real wow factor.

You can book in for afternoon tea every day and have it in the contemporary restaurant area but I’d strongly advise going on a weekend so you can take in the stunning design of The Grand Salon and enjoy the soothing sounds of the piano.  Two sittings are available at 12pm or 2:30pm and I’d recommend booking in advance (you can do this online).

Setting the scene: With its courtyard perfect for summer drinks or a morning coffee; a very stylish and contemporary bar and restaurant with various seating areas nicely lending themselves to whatever the occasion may be; and The Grand Salon – the most opulent afternoon tea setting – Alibi has covered all bases since opening last summer. I’d already been in for drinks so I was really excited to go and try out the afternoon tea and I wasn’t disappointed. Crisp white linen, silverware and lavender hue leather seating it’s got a distinct luxury feel to it. The building itself is steeped in Halifax history and as a Halifax girl I’m so happy that it’s been restored to its former glory and is helping to elevate the status of my small home town.

The Menu:

Tea infusion selection or Alibi branded ground coffee – or if like me you don’t drink tea or coffee they do a mean luxury hot chocolate instead.
Smoked salmon – cream cheese and cucumber
Yorkshire ham – rocket and Meaux mustard
Mature cheddar – onion relish
Free range egg – cress – pea shoots
Scones with Yorkshire clotted cream, red berry preserves and Sand Hutton strawberries
A delicious selection of pretty fancy dainty desserts


To find out more visit: www.alibihalifax.co.uk

This is a Girl About review. I was invited by the management to try out their establishment 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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