Postcards From Somerset | Afternoon Tea @ Tiffany’s Edwardian Tea Room

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I love Somerset. It’s so picturesque, everyone is friendly and the food is great too. On a  day trip to Weston-Super-Mare, I visited a tearoom at the end of the pier with my nan to catch up over an Afternoon Tea…

Tiffany’s Edwardian Tearoom is a restaurant at the end of the Grand Pier, decked out Edwardian-style with royal-esque decorations and soft music playing in the background. The tearoom has stunning views on all three sides, to the South Brean Down and Mendip Hills, to west Wales and Birnbeck Pier. I loved the positioning of the tearoom at the end of the pier, it felt really relaxing just watching the boats pass over the sea.

I wanted to try out their Afternoon Tea, which included a tray of sandwiches, pastries, scones and a pot of tea each. I’ve had a couple of Afternoon Teas previously so my expectations were a little high.

We tackled the sandwiches first. The sandwiches were on both white and wholemeal bread, and had fillings of prawn cocktail, cheese and pickle, ham and mustard, tuna and onion and ham and cheese. Although the fillings were tasty, it wasn’t what I would class as “Afternoon tea” worthy. I prefer dainty sandwiches with extravagant fillings like salmon and cream cheese, or wafer thin ham and cucumber, and the crusts cut off. The ham for example in these sandwiches was really chunky and a little tough so we didn’t feel too elegant eating them…!

Next up were the pastries; rich chocolate brownie, toffee macaron, pistachio macaron, cherry cake, lemon meringue, raspberry cheesecake, lemon tart, cherry bakewell and ginger and pear cake. The pastries were by far my favourite part of the platter as they were tasty, fresh and flavoursome. My nan and I were both super impressed with the array of pastries and treats. My favourite has to be the gooey chocolate brownie and the toffee macaron. I’ve never actually had a macaron before but it tasted like a chewy-crispy-biscuit-cake thing… I’d like to try out a couple more flavours at some point!

Last but not least, the scones. The scones were warm and packed with fruit and a dusting of icing sugar, with a pot of cream and jam beside it. Although delicious, the cream wasn’t REAL cream – you know the kind, clotted cream with the thick crust on the top?! – so that was a little underwhelming. Maybe I’m just a little spoilt when it comes to cream teas, as we once had them in Cornwall with thick cream and home made jam. Drool. So that’s pretty much unbeatable. 

The Afternoon Tea is priced at Β£18.95 for two which isn’t bad at all. Would I want to go for another Afternoon Tea there? Yes, because although it didn’t live up to previous afternoon teas, it was still delicious and tasty.

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  1. September 21, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    It looks so cute and quaint, and I'm drooling over that brownie, it looks delicious!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • September 21, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      It really was lovely! The pastries were my favourite, but it's probably because I have such a sweet tooth haha! xxx

    • September 21, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      It really was! I definitely recommend it if you're ever in Somerset πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. September 21, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    I love the Tiffany’s Edwardian tea room, me and James always go in for Afternoon tea. I love it if you can sit around the windows as it's just such a gorgeous view, but always end up looking at the cakes on the way out wanting more haha.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • September 21, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      So you live around here?!? That's so cool haha! I just told my nan I was so excited :p the cakes are super delicious, and the view is so calming πŸ™‚ xxx

    • September 21, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      It really is a lovely little spot! Aww thank you so much πŸ™‚ it really was yummy! xxx

    • September 21, 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Nothing beats real cream, right!! It was lovely xxx

  3. September 21, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    This is such a good price for high tea and it looks delicious too! I've never been to Somerset but my god that beach is beautiful. Lovely post πŸ™‚ x
    Charlotte's Road

    • September 21, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Not bad at all is it! πŸ™‚ the beach really is lovely. We were on the pier at about 10:30am so the beach was lovely and empty πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. September 21, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I just love afternoon tea – its defiantly my favourite 'meal'. And this one looks lovely, especially with that scenery!

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    • September 22, 2015 / 10:10 am

      Ahh it's amazing isn't it! I'd definitely live on it if I could haha. Really was a lovely view πŸ™‚ xxx

    • September 22, 2015 / 10:11 am

      I really want to find one in Essex too, I love them! xxx

    • September 22, 2015 / 10:13 am

      It was lovely there, definitely! It was lovely, I definitely recommend it xxx

    • September 22, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Haha cake for breakfast errrrrryday yes please and thank you! xxx

    • September 22, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Aww thank you! πŸ™‚ they really are xxx

    • September 22, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Aww thank you so much lovely! πŸ™‚ nothing beats a trip to the seaside xxx

  5. September 22, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Nice photos☺ The food looks deliciousβ™₯β™₯
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  6. September 22, 2015 / 11:34 am

    food looks nice, too bad it was not too elegant.

    I've lived in London for almost 10 years, and I have never been to anything similar :p so sad i know! I think it would be a good idea for a bridesmaid gathering πŸ˜€ cant wait!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiβ™₯

    • September 22, 2015 / 11:09 pm

      Aww no, you're missing out! I went to a hen do at a spa, we had afternoon tea then full use of the spa facilities. It was a lovely day! xxx

  7. September 22, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    I get extremely frustrated when I go out for an afternoon tea and the food is just meh. I've gone to high end resorts to hidden little coffee shops to get myself some afternoon tea, but I've only ever tasted an afternoon tea spread that's worthy of talking about a handful of times!

    But you know, food is still food, so count me in, ha!

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    • September 22, 2015 / 11:10 pm

      Aww, you have to try them out don't you! All yummy in their own ways xxx

  8. Stacey Barber
    September 22, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    I love afternoon tea! On my honeymoon we went for it everyday at all different tea rooms! I still love my own scones so I am eating one right now!!

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    xx

    • September 22, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      Aww that sounds like such a lovely honeymoon! Where was it? πŸ™‚ Ooooo sounds yum! xxx

  9. September 22, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Oh my, the food looks so yummy! I don't think I've wanted a scone so much in a long time. Brb, getting a fruit salad (do deal with the weight I put on just looking at that yummy food!)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    • September 22, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      Haha oh Rachel!!! I'll bring you back some to Essex don't you worry!! xxx

    • September 24, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      They really were delicious! πŸ™‚ I'd definitely love to try some other flavours xxx

  10. September 23, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Love your mouthwatering description! As good as always Han! xx

    Alice xx

  11. September 24, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Wow Hannah you have had such a picture perfect day! One of my friend had her wedding in Sommerset and I have wanted to visit ever since and these pictures have just tempted me even more now xx πŸ™‚

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    • October 1, 2015 / 11:24 am

      It really was lovely! πŸ™‚ perfect weather too. Somerset is such a lovely place, hopefully you can visit it again really soon! xxx

  12. September 26, 2015 / 9:46 am

    You can't beat afternoon tea! Looks yummy! xx

    • October 1, 2015 / 11:25 am

      You definitely can't!! It really was delicious xxx

  13. September 27, 2015 / 12:31 pm

    I've never been for Afternoon Tea before but this look delicious and the price is so good! Looks like you had a wonderful time!xx

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    • October 1, 2015 / 11:26 am

      No way! I'd 100% recommend it, the little nibbly bits don't look like much but they do fill you up! Well it did for me, time I'd had a whole pot of tea too! Haha. It was lovely xxx

  14. September 28, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Lovely pictures and post!… Gotta admit though, I'm hungry haha!

  15. October 2, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Looks like you had a really lovely time! I'm so sad that here in Luxembourg the restaurants don't offer a special Afternoon Tea :/
    xx

    • October 2, 2015 / 1:08 pm

      It really was lovely! No way?! that's so sad! xxx

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