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Welsh afternoon tea

Our afternoon tea is a celebration of Wales and its fabulous produce.

Head Pastry Chef Michael Coggan has created a patriotic take on a traditional afternoon tea with a host of beautiful cakes and pastries. With a passion for local ingredients, he’s sourced as much produce as possible from food and drink suppliers in Wales.

Love spoon
Love spoons are traditional gift given to loved ones in Wales since the 17th century, on wedding days and also Saint Dwynwen’s (Welsh patron saint of love) on 25th January.

Pistachio raspberry opera rugby pitch
It’s the nation’s game and the national stadium’s in our city, so there was no excuse not to include a little homage to the sport. With a rugby ball-shaped biscuit featuring the Prince of Wales’s feathers, you can’t get more Welsh than this!

Sheep tart
With more sheep in Wales than people, there’s a cheeky nod to these fluffy creatures via a vanilla and apple tart.

Black gold
Inspired by the material that made Wales what it is today: in Wales, coal also knows as black gold. A black macaron shell with flecks of gold is filled with a dark chocolate and Merlyn ganache. Merlyn is a Welsh cream liqueur made by Penderyn Distillery near Merthyr Tydfil, who also produce some amazing spirits.

The green green grass of home
Named after a hit by celebrated Welsh crooner Tom Jones, we’ve sprayed a passion fruit mousse with a green chocolate and cocoa butter glaze, pipe with ‘grass’ and top with a daffodil chocolate

Bara Brith and orange macaron
We’ve put the traditional Welsh tea bread into a macaron shell, and filled the centre with a vibrant orange gel.

Welsh cakes and scones
Also known as pice ar y maen, Welsh cakes are a traditional teatime treat. They’re freshly baked every day (to Pastry Chef Rebekah’s grandmother’s recipe) along with our scones, and served with clotted cream and Welsh Lady jam, which is made on the Llyn Peninsula.

Served alongside the sweet treats are finger sandwiches which draw on delicious Welsh ingredients from Carmarthen ham to smoked salmon from the rivers Severn-on-Wye and Halen Wen sea salt. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Welsh afternoon tea without Welsh rarebit.

Plus, we’re serving the little-known Welsh oggie. Historically a Welsh miners’ lunch, these controversial pastries are a taste of Welsh heritage.

Much like its Cornish counterpart, the oggie is a savoury handheld pie with a buttery shortcrust and rich, meaty filling. Those in Cornwall say the word ‘oggie’ derives from the Cornish word ‘Hoggan’ referring to their signature pasty. They claim that the Welsh oggie came later and adopted the name, but references to the oggie can be found dating back as far as 1181, when St David’s Cathedral was being built.

Welsh afternoon tea

Welsh rarebit Carmarthen ham and tomato chutney open sandwich Cucumber, cream cheese and Halen Wen sea salt sandwich
Severn and Wye smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich
Welsh beef and potato oggie

Homemade Welsh cakes and scones, clotted cream and Welsh Lady jam

Iced Welsh love spoon
Pistachio raspberry opera rugby pitch
The sheep
Black gold: Penderyn whisky, Welsh honey and dark chocolate truffle
The green green grass of home
Bara Brith and orange macaron

Your choice of tea

£24.95 per person

Vegetarian and non-gluten containing versions of our Welsh afternoon tea are also available – check out our full afternoon tea menu here.