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

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 themโ€ฆ!

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 thingโ€ฆ 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 ยฃ18.95 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. Jodie Vernon
    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

    • Hannah Cornish
      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

  2. Charlee Greenhalgh
    September 21, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    I love the Tiffanyโ€™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.

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    • Hannah Cornish
      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 ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 21, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      It really was! I definitely recommend it if you're ever in Somerset ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  3. Ela BellaWorld
    September 21, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    What a beautiful place to be at, beautiful photos! Also that afternoon tea looks delicious *drools* ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 21, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      It really is a lovely little spot! Aww thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ it really was yummy! xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 21, 2015 / 9:07 pm

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

  4. Charlotte Dickson
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ x
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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 21, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Not bad at all is it! ๐Ÿ™‚ the beach really is lovely. We were on the pier at about 10:30am so the beach was lovely and empty ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  5. Annabel B
    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!

    Annabel โ™ฅ
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    • Hannah Cornish
      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 ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  6. Emmys Beauty Cave
    September 21, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    I really need to find a tea room near me, everything looks so cute! x
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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:11 am

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

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:12 am

      thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:12 am

      Haha it was very yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:13 am

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

  7. Jessie-Ann Lewis
    September 22, 2015 / 7:31 am

    Aw it looks lovely – the food looks amazing too! I really want cake for breakfast now hehe xx

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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:13 am

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

  8. Andrijana Bozic
    September 22, 2015 / 8:46 am

    So lovely. Photos are amazing. Afternoons are the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Aww thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ they really are xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Aww thank you so much lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ nothing beats a trip to the seaside xxx

  9. September 22, 2015 / 10:40 am

    Nice photosโ˜บ The food looks deliciousโ™ฅโ™ฅ
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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 10:45 am

      Thank you! It really was tasty xxx

  10. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ cant wait!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiโ™ฅ

    • Hannah Cornish
      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

  11. May Cho
    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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    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 11:10 pm

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

  12. 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

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      Aww that sounds like such a lovely honeymoon! Where was it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Ooooo sounds yum! xxx

  13. Rachael Broomfield
    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

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 22, 2015 / 11:11 pm

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

  14. The Heba Blog
    September 23, 2015 / 12:59 am

    I'll take some tea too with a piece of every single dessert! :p

    Heba xx โ”‚โ”‚The Hebaโ”‚Bloglovinโ”‚Instagram

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 24, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Mmmm I'll join you on that one! Haha xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 24, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      They really were delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd definitely love to try some other flavours xxx

  15. Alice Ayres
    September 23, 2015 / 3:44 pm

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

    Alice xx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 24, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      Aww alice!! Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 24, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      It really was lovely! xxx

  16. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:24 am

      It really was lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ perfect weather too. Somerset is such a lovely place, hopefully you can visit it again really soon! xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:24 am

      thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  17. September 26, 2015 / 9:46 am

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

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:25 am

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

  18. 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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    • Hannah Cornish
      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

  19. September 28, 2015 / 3:03 pm

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

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:26 am

      thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha oh no!! xxx

  20. Carmen B.
    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

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 2, 2015 / 1:08 pm

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

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