Cost – £25.00 per person including delivery (February 2021)
Parking and Access – There is one small step up to enter the venue. The only toilet is situated up a flight of stairs with no alternative access. There is on-street parking available in front of the building.
Background – We had an Afternoon Tea at Le Patisserie at the end of last summer, and enjoyed it very much. So, when I found out that they were offering a Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea, we decided to give it a try.
I managed to get in contact and book our delivery. We chose to have it delivered on the day before Valentine’s Day, which meant it arrived on a Saturday.
Contents per person – Four rectangular sandwiches (Cucumber and cheese, tuna mayonnaise with lettuce, ham and tomato and egg mayonnaise). One large fruit scone, a mini jar of Tiptree strawberry jam and a tub of Rodda’s clotted cream. Four large slices of cake between the two of us (lemon drizzle, orange, Victoria sponge and a plain iced cake). A paper bag containing a chocolate bomb each, and a Twinings teabag.
Options available – No options were available for this Tea
Comments – The Afternoon Tea arrived exactly at the time it was meant to.
It was packaged in a large white cardboard cake box.
Inside this cake box was a smaller cakebox containing the slices of cake.
The remaining items were packaged in bags
with one side of paper and one side clear plastic. We placed the cream and the sandwiches in the fridge until needed.
I have based my presentation score on the way the package was presented and the state it was in when it arrived. Everything we received was well packed and in good condition inside the box.
We decided to use the chocolate bombs instead of making tea to drink with our Afternoon Tea. The instructions told us to heat some milk, then pour it over the bomb in a cup and ‘enjoy the surprise’.
We have had chocolate bombs before, from Belgium, so we thought we knew roughly what to expect.
However, shortly after pouring on the hot milk, pink and white mini marshmallows floated up to the surface of the milk! It was very good! We then stirred in the chocolate. The hot chocolate drink was very good indeed.
We served the rest of the Afternoon Tea on the two-tier cake stand with flowery plates.
The sandwiches were made with a mix of brown and white bread. The fillings were a good mix and there was enough filling in the sandwiches. However, the sandwiches were very thin and not very big.
As usual, warmed our scones up in the oven before serving them. They were large in size and quite fruity. The scones were tasty, fresh and very good.
There was enough of both jam and clotted cream for the large scone.
The cakes consisted of four reasonably large slices of large cakes. The slices were all big enough for me to cut them in half so that we could both try each cake. We both enjoyed all of the cakes, which were freshly made and very tasty. My personal favourite was the orange flavoured cake with orange icing on top.
At £25 including delivery, we both felt this Afternoon Tea was very good value. We both enjoy having slices of large cake with our Tea, and the scones were very good. The only small let down was the very thin sandwiches. However, what there was of them was tasty and mostly well filled.
As usual, I have based my service score on the service we received from the company, which was mostly efficient and helpful.
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