Monday, 5 October 2015

Afternoon Tea at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

If you remember my post from the other week about the Cookery School at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, I told you all that I'd also be posting about their afternoon tea! After our morning cookery lesson we were given a tour of the beautiful grounds, and then treated to the most delicious treats in the conservatory.

Afternoon Tea is usually reserved for guests staying at the luxury hotel, however every so often they run a special offer for non-guests to enjoy the tea for themselves. It would make a really lovely treat for a special occasion, and it was such a nice change to have an afternoon tea in the countryside rather than in central London!

But first, let me show you the grounds. Le Manoir try and grow as much as they can onsite, so many of the vegetables, herbs, and fruit that are served in each dish in the famous restaurant are grown organically within their gardens. The gardeners work really closely with the chefs and Raymond Blanc himself to figure out the best tasting type of each vegetable through blind taste tests carried out whenever there's going to be a menu change.

As well as the vegetable patch and flower areas, there's also a beautiful large pond, and a Japanese Garden to stroll around.

After finding out about the stunning gardens, we made our way to afternoon tea.

I avoided champagne as I'd had a glass earlier and I was driving, so I dove straight into the treats. I absolutely loved the fact the savoury options weren't sandwiches. I do get bored of sandwiches with afternoon tea, so it was fab to have something different. They were canape style savoury bites, and each one tasted divine!

Sadly my DSLR battery ran out at this point, so I had to use my Lumix GF5 instead for the rest of the photos. I was good and only had one scone, I'm not a huge scone person, but they were delicious!

The desserts were absolutely incredible. Every single one of them was delicious. We even had enough left for each of us to take a couple home! The macarons were hands down the best I've ever tasted, and the following day all I wanted was the strawberry cheesecake!

We had such a lovely day at Belmond Le Manoir, and I hope that one day I find someone special enough to share a stay at the hotel with. It's so beautiful and really quite something.

If you fancy having the champagne afternoon tea without the hotel stay, you can book by calling 01844 278881, or you can find out more about Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons here. A huge thank you to Belmond for inviting me on such a fabulous day out! It was certainly a lovely break from work :)

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  1. I absolutely loved the afternoon tea here too, I see that they've changed the desserts slightly but they were equally good when I went

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  2. What an absolute treat! I also love that the savoury options aren't sandwiches; what a lovely change!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  3. Never mind the afternoon tea, look at those gardens! LUSH LUSH LUSH LUSH. I'd happily roll around with wild abandon all over those perfectly manicured lawns to this glorious tune - cake and scones would be the bonus ;) x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  4. Everything about this is gorgeous - the house, the gardens, the food! Sounds like a lovely day out! xx

  5. Oh wow it looks AMAZING! My absolute favourite thing is to go for afternoon tea, I would love this xx

  6. This is so beautiful! The treats look amazing! The photos are great!

  7. Wow those gardens are stunning! Wow. Afternoon tea looks and sounds amazing, too! Those canape style savory bites.. Oh my goodness! Yum!
    I wouldn't mind visiting here one day :) xx

  8. The food looks so yummy! Love your photos

    Lauren x |

  9. The grounds are beautiful, like you're in some magical land! I do like afternoon tea, and the canapes here look delicious :-) Sabrina xx

  10. looks fab!!! Food looks glorious, you have a real talent in the way you take photographsx It looks like such a luxurious place to stay! I would love to go there sometimex

  11. That place looks stunning and it's fantastic that they grow produce on site. As for the tea! My mouth is literally watering, it look so gorgeous!

  12. What a lovely house and garden, I love walking around pretty gardens. The afternoon tea looks yummy

  13. This looks like such a dream. Everything from the gardens to the tea to building itself is my absolute dream get away. Very jealous.

  14. Jam then cream huh? This place looks absolutely stunning, you'll have to take me one day ;)

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle blog


  15. the gardens look so whimsical and the food so good!! i would love to go for high tea some day x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  16. Beautiful gardens and the food just looks delicious. I must have afternoon tea some time. I always forget how nice it is.

  17. This place looks so amazing, you could spend the whole day there just lounging and exploring with food already sorted! I love their commitment to providing and producing good food.


  18. The gardens are gorgeous!! I agree I get a little afternoon tea'd out (#bloggerproblems) and it's really nice to have something different to sandwiches. The cakes and patisseries look amazing too.
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  19. Oh wow just wow! What an incredible place - and the food looks simply delicious. Kaz x

  20. This all looks absolutely beautiful, the macarons look gorgeous! The gardens are lovely, too <3

    Jess xo


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