TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
Afternoon Tea at Almondine is by booking only, and is available Tuesday to Sunday's from 12 til 3pm. To secure a booking we require a deposit of £10 per person. Please note, to amend or cancel a booking a minimum of 48 hours notice is required to do so. We cannot accept responsibility due to illness or weather conditions. Failure to give sufficient notice will result in deposits being withheld. To amend/cancel a booking please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we do not take cancellations through our social media channels.
Afternoon Tea is a set menu. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a vegetarian, vegan, gluten, nut free or dairy free option for our Afternoon Teas. We specialise in French Patisserie and many of our products do contain gelatine, we pride ourselves on the quality of our patisserie and this is an element which cannot be substituted. For all allergies and dietary requirements please let us know in the booking comments box when booking your Afternoon Tea as these must be communicated at the time of booking. We do not offer a children’s menu so please ensure you only book for the amount of Afternoon Tea sets you would like and then write a note in the additional comments box that you require space for a child at the bar also.
It is the responsibility of the customer to enquire as to the terms and conditions of booking at Almondine, we cannot accept responsibility for amended bookings or cancellations that are made within the 48 hour notice period. We cannot accept responsibility for illness or weather conditions.
With a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, warm savouries, scones and preserves, patisserie miniatures, tea and coffee. Served from 12 midday.
£27.00 per person.
Current Patisserie Miniature menu is a set menu and consists of the following:
- Peach and apricot Petit Gateaux
- Raspberry & Almond Financier
- Strawberry & Mint Macaron
- Filled croissants with cheddar and plum chutney
- Gougère with a truffle and béchamel sauce
- Selection of traditional hand cut sandwiches
- Plain scone with clotted cream and preserve
The quintessentially British tradition of Afternoon Tea is said to have been invented in 1840 by Anna Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. Quite often the Duchess would become hungry around 4 o’clock and would have a long wait for dinner to be served at 8pm. She began to request bread & butter, tea and cakes to be brought to her room late afternoon. This became a regular habit and she began to invite her friends over to join her. Thus the experience of ‘Afternoon Tea’ was born.
Almondine’s Afternoon Tea is lovingly handmade daily by our team of pastry chefs. We like to keep to tradition and serve an assortment of finger sandwiches, miniature savoury croissant, gougere filled with a bechamel sauce, scones with clotted cream & preserves, and the piece de resistance – seasonal patisserie miniatures. The colourful array of cakes are served on our fine, duck-egg blue china and copious amounts of tea and coffee can be enjoyed.