Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea @ The Sanderson Hotel

Personally, I don’t think you can beat a British Afternoon Tea for lunch. Tiny crustless sandwiches, scones, cakes and unlimited tea, what more could you want?!

So when my friend Ellise heard that The Sanderson Hotel host a “Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea”, we booked up straight away to see what all the fuss is about.

The afternoon tea is held outside on the terrace surrounding a huge waterfall and greenery which creates a very relaxed vibe.

Each napkin had a different riddle wrapped around it, and the menus were placed inside vintage books…

Every two minutes there was an “oooohhhh” and “aaahhhh” where another surprise would unfold. We opened the box at the end of the table to reveal sugar cubes hidden inside a musical ballerina jewellery box…

The sandwiches were hand rolled in the softest bread I’ve ever tasted, and once we’d polished off the first plate they brought out a second batch straight after.

On the top tier there were tiny meringue carrots served on a bed of pea shoots and strawberries and cream flavoured marshmallow mushrooms…

The second tier had three different types of cakes on it; a Victoria sponge which resembled a clock, a mango cheesecake that oozed what looked like egg yolk from the middle, and a green tea and white chocolate mousse served in an edible chocolate teapot.

The bottom tier had a selection of both savory and sweet scones, tiny quiche and a little potion bottle with “drink me” written on it in true Alice in Wonderland style.

I opted for the chocolate mint chip tea, which was surprisingly really nice.

Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly eat anything else, we discovered the selection of jellies that you can help yourself to.

Jeans and heels from Zara | top from Mango

We all had such a lovely afternoon and left feeling very full and content. This afternoon tea is perfect for any occasion, from a girlie hen do to a chilled post-shopping lunch with a twist.

It’s weird and wonderful, and I couldn’t recommend enough!

For more information and to book, visit The Sanderson Hotel website here.

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