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Gentleman's Afternoon Tea At The Park Plaza, Cardiff

When I heard that The Park Plaza in Cardiff were doing a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea, a twist on the traditional afternoon tea swapping finger sandwiches for mini venison burgers, I just had to book. Spencer and I love afternoon tea, but we also love burgers and steak, this sounded perfect for us.

review of the gentleman's afternoon tea at the park plaza in cardiff


I decided to purchase a voucher for Spencer's Father's Day present last year, he loved the idea and couldn't wait to try it out.

Gentleman's afternoon tea served on black slate in park plaza cardiff wales

When we arrived at the hotel the staff were lovely and friendly, we were seated straight away and introduced to our waitress, who was super lovely and very chatty.

gentleman's afternoon tea with beef scotch egg and yorkshire pudding

The manly afternoon tea came out beautifully presented on a slab of slate. We started off with Chorizo Scotch egg with Bloody Mary mayonnaise, Seared Welsh Sirloin steak Caramelised red onions & garlic mushrooms on toasted ciabatta, Severn & Wye smoked salmon blini with dill crème fraiche & caviar, Mini Brecon Venison burger with juniper berry & red currant mayonnaise, Miniature prawn cocktail shot and Roast Sirloin of Welsh Beef & horseradish stuffed Yorkshire pudding.

Chorizo Scotch egg with Bloody Mary mayonnaise Seared Welsh Sirloin steak Caramelised red onions & garlic mushrooms on toasted ciabatta Severn & Wye smoked salmon blini with dill crème fraiche & caviar Mini Brecon Venison burger with juniper berry & red currant mayonnaise Miniature prawn cocktail shot Roast Sirloin of Welsh Beef & horseradish stuffed Yorkshire pudding

Spencer and I both loved the amount of meat served with this tea, but we were slightly disapointed with the quality of the meat, the seared Welsh Sirloin steak had a lot of fat running through it and was almost impossible to bite into and, unfortunately, the mini burger wasn't very flavoursome.

Warm chocolate fondant with clotted cream, rum baba filled with Chantilly cream & raspberries at park plaza afternoon tea

The puddings came out at the same time as the savouries but on a slate of their very own, and boy did they deserve their own slate, they were delicious! The puddings were a Rum Baba filled with Chantilly cream & raspberries and warm chocolate fondant with clotted cream. Despite our waitress explaining what was what Spencer and I both made the mistake of thinking that the clotted cream was ice cream!

rum baba filled with Chantilly cream & raspberries

The Rum Baba definitely won the afternoon tea for me. It was delicious and satisfying yet light.

The Gentleman's Afternoon Tea is such a good concept and is full of interesting and delicious flavours. As mentioned above the quality of the meat did let it down a little for us, but we may have just been unlucky on the day. This wouldn't stop me recommending this tea to others.

Gentleman's Afternoon Tea at the Park Plaza, Cardiff is priced at £19.95 per person and can be booked here.

2 comments:

  1. That looks incredible! I've never seen anything like it! x

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    1. It's so unusual and perfect for me & Spencer as it pretty much has everything that we love in it!
      I'm surprised more places don't do similar.

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