Afternoon Tea at Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon
On a lovely Saturday afternoon in January we enjoyed a very special treat at Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon: A delicious, stunning and very special afternoon tea experience.
As we arrived at Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon, we were greeted by the wonderful staff there and offered the option to enjoy our afternoon tea either in the lounge or in the restaurant. We opted for a cosy corner in the beautiful restaurant.
A different and new experience
We’ve enjoyed so many truly spectacular, delicious and super-pretty afternoon teas in the Cotswolds, so we love nothing more than when we sit down for an afternoon of quintessentially English afternoon tea enjoyment and we’re served something different and new. And this is exactly what happened on this particular Saturday at Hotel du Vin. Mostly afternoon teas look quite similar, but what struck us first about this one, was the spectacular looking top tier… it looked fabulous and a bit different with it’s “Jackson Pollock-esque” macaron and fun roulade. And then our eyes travelled to the bottom tier where, instead of your standard set of sandwiches, we saw croissants and a selection of different savoury pastries… this, too, looked fabulous and mouth-watering and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
When taste is as good as the looks
And as with the best afternoon teas, it’s amazing when the taste is as good as looks, and of course this was the case here… we bit into one delicious afternoon tea delight after the other and we enjoyed every single mouthful.
Cream, then jam, then cream again
And by a bit of a fluke, we only happened to solve the whole jam/cream first debate once and for all… yes, yes, you’re welcome! We put clotted cream on our scones first, then jam… and then we started talking about what the right way to do it was, followed by a decision to just add more cream on top of the jam. Voila!
A really lovely afternoon tea experience
Service at Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon is second to none and the atmosphere throughout is wonderful… we can’t wait to come back again and again, we’re especially excited for hotter weather to come so we can enjoy drinks and food in the lovely courtyard by the restaurant. A lovely hotel and restaurant and a really lovely afternoon tea experience.