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Afternoon Tea

Indulge your sweet tooth with our quintessential afternoon tea. Served in our recently refurbished lounges, you’ll enjoy a delicious feast of neat finger sandwiches, mouth-watering cakes and a range of uniquely blended teas. As well as Champagne, vegetarian and vegan options, there’s also a children’s afternoon tea too!

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Afternoon Tea in the Lounges
Afternoon Tea in the Lounges
Afternoon Tea in the Lounges

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Menus and Opening Hours


Served in the unique, vibrant Lounges, overlooking the formal gardens, Afternoon Tea is available Monday – Sunday. On Friday – Sunday, Afternoon Tea is reserved for hotel residents only.

Please note, from 18 December – 3 January, afternoon tea will be unavailable however guests can enjoy our cream tea.

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Afternoon Tea Menus

Our Afternoon Tea is £45.00 per person

Our Champagne Afternoon Tea is £55.00 per person and is served with a glass of Ayala Brut NV

Loose Leaf Tea

  • A range of green, white, black and fruit & herbal infusions loose leaf teas

Sandwich Selection

  • Rope Hung Scottish Smoked Salmon
    Wasabi Chantilly, keta caviar, fennel pollen, mini brioche
  • Organic Coronation Chicken
    Tea infused golden raisins, apple mint, malted bread
  • Clarence court Egg & Summer Truffle (v)
    Garlic chives, mustard leaves, wholemeal bread
  • Hay smoked Cucumber (v)
    Homewood Uwe’s curd, Marjoram, white bread
  • Dorset Crab
    Seaweed emulsion, baby gem, basil & spinach bread

Scones

  • Traditional and Raisins Scones, Clotted Cream, Lemon Curd and Strawberry Jam

Cake Selection

  • Bramley Apple Tatin, Rice pudding insert, Malt Sablé
  • William Pear, Maple and White Chocolate Slice
  • 66% Dark Chocolate and Tonka Mousse, Brownie heart, Cacao Sablé
  • Blackberry, Oats and Yoghurt Chou Bun

Children's Afternoon Tea Menu

Perfect for little ones who enjoy a sweet treat, our Children’s Afternoon Tea is £20.00 per child.

Sandwich Selection

  • Ham
  • Cheese and tomato
  • Jam

Scones

  • Selection of raisin and traditional scones
    Traditional British scones, mixed berry jam, citrus curd and clotted cream

Cake Selection

  • Chocolate and passion fruit cupcake
  • Vanilla and raspberry pop
  • Mango smoothie
  • Honey mousse, lemon sponge
  • Dulcey chocolate brownie

Vegan and Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Menu

£45.00 per person

Loose Leaf Tea

  • A range of green, white, black and fruit & herbal infusions loose leaf teas

Sandwich Selection

  • Cashew nut cheese
    Kimchi ‘Coleslaw’, crispy shallots, multi seeded bread
  • Jemima’s Kohlrabi remoulade
    Watercress, tarragon mustard, beetroot bread
  • Wild mushroom tartare
    Seaweed emulsion, basil and spinach bread 
  • Heirloom beetroot tartlet
    Walnuts, baby gem, vegan pastry
  • Hay smoked cucumber
    Dill, macadamia nut butter, white bread

Scones

  • Gluten Free Vegan Scones (Traditional and raisins), Vegan Oatly Crème Fraiche (clotted cream for Gluten Free guests), Strawberry Jam

Cake Selection

  • Bramley Apple Tatin, Vegetal Rice pudding
  • Soya Yoghurt Maple Tapioca, Compressed William Pear
  • 66% Dark Chocolate Mousse, Maldon Salt Brownie
  • Banana, Almond Loaf Cake, Passion Fruit Cremeux

Booking Terms

  • For tables of five or more, please call our reservations team on 01923 296010.
  • Notice of cancellation must be received at least 48 hours prior to the dining date to avoid a charge of £20 per person.
  • Multiple bookings using the same name and/or contact information, which are deemed to be related, may be cancelled.
  • We require a minimum of 48 hours notice to cater for dietary requirements.
  • Please note, a discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.
  • The Lounges are reserved for residents only on Saturday and during peak periods such as Easter and Christmas.
  • Children’s afternoon tea is available for ages up to 12.

Afternoon Tea Menus

Our Afternoon Tea is £45.00 per person

Our Champagne Afternoon Tea is £55.00 per person and is served with a glass of Ayala Brut NV

Loose Leaf Tea

  • A range of green, white, black and fruit & herbal infusions loose leaf teas

Sandwich Selection

  • Rope Hung Scottish Smoked Salmon
    Wasabi Chantilly, keta caviar, fennel pollen, mini brioche
  • Organic Coronation Chicken
    Tea infused golden raisins, apple mint, malted bread
  • Clarence court Egg & Summer Truffle (v)
    Garlic chives, mustard leaves, wholemeal bread
  • Hay smoked Cucumber (v)
    Homewood Uwe’s curd, Marjoram, white bread
  • Dorset Crab
    Seaweed emulsion, baby gem, basil & spinach bread

Scones

  • Traditional and Raisins Scones, Clotted Cream, Lemon Curd and Strawberry Jam

Cake Selection

  • Bramley Apple Tatin, Rice pudding insert, Malt Sablé
  • William Pear, Maple and White Chocolate Slice
  • 66% Dark Chocolate and Tonka Mousse, Brownie heart, Cacao Sablé
  • Blackberry, Oats and Yoghurt Chou Bun

Children's Afternoon Tea Menu

Perfect for little ones who enjoy a sweet treat, our Children’s Afternoon Tea is £20.00 per child.

Sandwich Selection

  • Ham
  • Cheese and tomato
  • Jam

Scones

  • Selection of raisin and traditional scones
    Traditional British scones, mixed berry jam, citrus curd and clotted cream

Cake Selection

  • Chocolate and passion fruit cupcake
  • Vanilla and raspberry pop
  • Mango smoothie
  • Honey mousse, lemon sponge
  • Dulcey chocolate brownie

Vegan and Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Menu

£45.00 per person

Loose Leaf Tea

  • A range of green, white, black and fruit & herbal infusions loose leaf teas

Sandwich Selection

  • Cashew nut cheese
    Kimchi ‘Coleslaw’, crispy shallots, multi seeded bread
  • Jemima’s Kohlrabi remoulade
    Watercress, tarragon mustard, beetroot bread
  • Wild mushroom tartare
    Seaweed emulsion, basil and spinach bread 
  • Heirloom beetroot tartlet
    Walnuts, baby gem, vegan pastry
  • Hay smoked cucumber
    Dill, macadamia nut butter, white bread

Scones

  • Gluten Free Vegan Scones (Traditional and raisins), Vegan Oatly Crème Fraiche (clotted cream for Gluten Free guests), Strawberry Jam

Cake Selection

  • Bramley Apple Tatin, Vegetal Rice pudding
  • Soya Yoghurt Maple Tapioca, Compressed William Pear
  • 66% Dark Chocolate Mousse, Maldon Salt Brownie
  • Banana, Almond Loaf Cake, Passion Fruit Cremeux

Booking Terms

  • For tables of five or more, please call our reservations team on 01923 296010.
  • Notice of cancellation must be received at least 48 hours prior to the dining date to avoid a charge of £20 per person.
  • Multiple bookings using the same name and/or contact information, which are deemed to be related, may be cancelled.
  • We require a minimum of 48 hours notice to cater for dietary requirements.
  • Please note, a discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.
  • The Lounges are reserved for residents only on Saturday and during peak periods such as Easter and Christmas.
  • Children’s afternoon tea is available for ages up to 12.

Head Pastry Chef

Ryan Thompson

Ryan initially discovered his passion for pastry at The Grove. His high-flying talent took him to the Madinat Jumeriah resort in the Middle East, where he helped run 27 food outlets and manage a team of over 50 pastry chefs. On his return to the UK, he held prestigious posts in London before returning to The Grove in 2019 as Head Pastry Chef, leading the team and always planning something new and exciting.