Afternoon Tea

Every Sunday  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, introduced afternoon Tea in England in the year 1840. Lunch had become a “skimpier” meal, so of course, the Duchess would become very hungry around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, far from when dinner was served around 8 o’ clock in the evening.

The Duchess found taking an afternoon snack to be such perfect refreshment that she soon began inviting her friends to join her. She found a light meal of tea (usually Darjeeling) and cakes or sandwiches was the perfect balance.

There are no rules to the spread of food, but the standard for Afternoon Tea comprises a layer of sandwiches, a layer of cakes and a layer of scones or tea cakes. However, sometimes substituted by chefs with pastries, petits fours (cakes cut into small bites), or biscuits.


Tea Offerings

Champagne Tea (Royal Tea)  |  $48

Includes a wonderful assortment of sweet & savory bites, scones with OE sweet cream & house preserves, your choice of tea, and a glass of champagne

Afternoon Tea |  $36

Includes a wonderful assortment of sweet & savory bites, scones with OE sweet cream & house preserves, and your choice of tea

Children's Tea |  $18

Includes almond butter & banana finger sandwiches, grilled cheese finger sandwiches, scones with OE sweet cream & house preserves, two sweets, and your choice of tea

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