Every now and then, life presents an occasion for which a classic British afternoon tea is the answer. Outside of what can be, the busier eating times of lunch and dinner, it affords a far more relaxed setting in which to indulge a little luxury.
Crafthouse, located in Trinity Leeds launches it’s afternoon tea tomorrow (just in time for Easter); earlier this week I took Miss P to a preview tasting.
As any no-sugar, no-carb person would, I think agree, if you’re going to break rank on regular dietary disciplines, it needs to be worth it. This was!
The basic afternoon tea menu includes tea’s and coffee’s, with prosecco and Moet as optional extras.
One plate savoury, two sweet, I had wondered if Miss P would touch any of the savoury. The ‘mini burger’ style Yorkshire ham and tomato chutney buns went down a treat and in the end she only left the smoked salmon and charcoal cones for me.
Unlike other rather bland afternoon teas we’ve tasted, the flavours at play were superb and visually it looks fantastic – no standard three tier cake stands here!
The sweet plates were a delight. Raspberry tart, chocolate and praline torte (my favourite) and macaron were all simply heaven. The scones too (which can be a bad experience) were perfection.
Our afternoon tea experience at Crafthouse was one we didn’t pay for. It can be hard for any of us who read blogs, to know how genuinely authentic the author of a post is being if at all we have any idea whether or not they ‘got it free’. As a result, in summation, I try answer two very simple questions; “would I pay for it myself and would I return?” The answer is absolutely!
Afternoon Tea at Crafthouse is available Tuesday – Saturday 2pm – 4.45pm. Prices from £18pp. You can visit the Crafthouse website here