AFTERNOON TEA AT TEACUP

 Last weekend we were feeling a little decadent, and decided to treat ourselves to Afternoon Tea at Teacup in the Northern Quarter. With afternoon tea in the city booking up weeks in advance we decided to head somewhere that doesn't take bookings and just wait. We were told that it would be an hours wait, but were seated in about 45 minutes, which is great considering there were five of us.

I haven't been to Teacup in a while, and I was sad to see the staff had lost their cake innuendo t-shirts, but other than that the restaurant and staff are as welcoming as ever. I chose the Sunshine Grey tea, which was infused with bergamot and sweet pink grapefruit, but also really liked the Rosey Grey, which was wonderfully floral and light. These little glasses made a nice change from a traditional tea cup, and now I've discovered a whole new world of glassware. Check out this beautiful triangle set.

The afternoon tea was brought out to us, and how delicious does it all look? The savoury plate contained a cheese and poppy seed twist, a spinach and feta parcel and some chunks of ham. We also got a mini cheese and pickle sandwich each, but agreed that we would have liked some more sandwiches. The heart shaped scone was delicious, a perfect sweet, crumbly scone, but it could have done with a little bit more clotted cream.

On to the cakes and pastries: a sticky white chocolate and raspberry *fudge* had everyone arguing about what it actually was. We all agreed that whatever it was, it was delicious. A rich chocolate tart, was my favourite, but I'm a chocolate fiend and others found it a little too rich. There was a crumbly coffee cheesecake with a buttery walnut base, a red velvet cupcake and an almond and chocolate macaroon which were all very yummy. The mini strawberry smoothie was a cute touch, and very refreshing after all that chocolate.

I believe that the afternoon tea changes depending on what day you go, but we loved everything we tried, and I'll definitely be going back again. For £16 or £20 with a glass of Prosecco it's fantastic value compared to other places in the city. You can read my review of their breakfasts here. Have you been to Teacup before? Where is your favourite place for Afternoon Tea?

6 comments:

  1. This afternoon tea looks amazing and what a great price! I tried out the sunshine grey at an event recently and I really liked it too :) All these pictures of afternoon tea make me wanna book in for one soon!

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    1. The sunshine grey is so refreshing for a hot drink, I could do with a pot now! You should definitely go, it's a great way to spend some time with family or friends too x

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  2. Mmmm looks fab Nisha! I remember you telling me about it. Quite honestly, I'm not a Teacup fan, but that glass of Prosecco looks so good! Also, I love your hair, make-up and top, you look so stunning x :)

    Laura | FASHION, EATS & TREATS

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    1. Awh thank you Laura :) Yes I remember you saying you weren't a fan.. We'll definitely have to try Richmond Tea Rooms soon x

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  3. That all looks amazing. I love Teacup, they do the BEST cakes.

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    1. They do, and they have so many it's impossible to choose! x

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