Fa-la-la! Festive Cornish afternoon teas
Towering tiers of festive fancies, seasonal savouries, lashings of clotted cream and maybe a glass or two of fizz (hic!). Oh, go on then...
Pinkies poised for a Christmas afternoon tea. Here’s five of our favourite foodie hangouts to nibble festive fancies in Cornwall.
Festive Afternoon Tea, Polurrian on the Lizard
So good that it won Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards 2019, sit back and watch the waves whilst indulging in a laid-back festive afternoon tea that includes festive sandwiches, cakes and tea, from £16.50pp. Booking essential, open to non-residents.
Cornish Christmas afternoon tea, The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
Seasonal sandwiches and festive sweet treats which include spiced orange macaroons, cinnamon-spiced chocolate orange roulade, rum-soaked panettone trifle and scorched Italian meringue can be made into a bottomless afternoon tea at The Greenbank – looking out over Falmouth’s beautiful harbour. Booking essential, from £20pp.
Festive Afternoon Tea at The Alverton, Truro
Cosy up by the roaring fire this winter to enjoy The Alverton‘s scrummy afternoon tea with a festive twist. Enjoy seasonal sandwiches, Christmassy cakes, scones and other sweet delights, and a glass of piping hot mulled wine. £20pp, 24-hours booking notice required. Add children from £10pp with hot chocolate instead of mulled wine.
HarBar Festive Afternoon Tea at The Harbour Hotel, St Ives
Sit back with a glorious view over Porthminster Beach with St Ives harbour in the background and enjoy a festive take on the HarBar’s scrumptious afternoon tea, with mini mince pies and berry pavlovas on offer as well as spiced fruit scones. £20pp or add a glass of fizz for £23.
Afternoon Tea at Fowey Hall Hotel
Add a glass of Camel Valley fizz to the afternoon tea at Fowey Hall Hotel and you’ve a festive afternoon tea by the fire – scones, sandwiches and their own blend of tea, all for £33pp. Take a coastal stroll, then hunker down by the fire for some informal indulgence.