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Lifestyle | Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

Afternoon Tea At The Vermont Hotel

At the beginning of the month I spent a lovely afternoon at the Vermont Hotel, in Newcastle celebrating my friends birthday over a glass of fizz and afternoon tea.

I’ve never been to the Vermont Hotel before and neither had the girls, so being a lover of afternoon tea and visiting new places, I was really excited to see what the Vermont had to offer. There were quite a number of us so I opted to drive, which I didn’t mind and once we arrived I was kind of glad I did.

I felt like a celebrity parked between a glittering Rolls Royce and a huge Range Rover, plus when we went inside a lovely gent took my keys – just like in the movies!

It was safe to say the afternoon was off to a great start and soon we were seated in a grand room waiting for our afternoon teas. Since it was a birthday celebration we all ordered the champagne afternoon tea. For £22 this option included sandwiches, fresh scones, a range of desserts, a pot of tea and a glass of champagne – a pretty decent price for the amount we received.

By the time we raised our glasses, clinked and took our first sip of fizz our three tiers lavished with delights were placed in front of us. Having a major sweet tooth I always start with the sandwiches and work my way to the desserts – saving the best till last.

Since I’m more sweet than savoury to me sandwiches are sandwiches, well that’s what I thought, but this selection of salmon and cream cheese, ham, egg and humus and red pepper were so delicious I wish there were more than four fingers to sink my teeth into.

Next were the scones and I claimed both the fruit ones. With a choice of butter, home-made clotted cream and sweet strawberry jam I smothered both in all three. After stuffing my face I’m surprised I still had room for the desserts.

Last but not least was my favourite tier, the desserts. I began my tucking into the dark chocolate tort with a strawberry on top, then followed with a dark chocolate spoon and then the chocolate twirl. By this point I had a huge sugar rush and had to hold my hands up in defeat.

With a lemon meringue, a tall glass fill with mousse, a ginger flap jack and a circular cake with a raspberry on top still to go, rather than overindulging, I decided to enjoy my cup of tea, catch up on all the girly gossip and before heading home squeeze in some photos.

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5 Comments

  1. February 15, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    I LOVE the Vermont Hotel, now that I’m an old old grumpy lady I quite often end up in the bar there for some peace and quiet and a nice comfy sofa when I’m on a night out. It’s gorgeous and the cocktails are lovely.

    I did afternoon tea there just before Christmas and loved it, easily the best sandwiches I’ve ever had on an afternoon tea!

    Have you been up to the Sky Lounge? I did a post on it back in the Summer (http://www.newgirlintoon.co.uk/2014/04/the-sky-lounge.html) … you HAVE to check it out if you haven’t been. The views are amazing!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

    • February 15, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      I thought you might of been there, I know you LOVE afternoon tea! Yes I agree they definitely have the best sandwiches on a afternoon tea! NO! I haven’t been before, I must check it out, I’ll read your post now :) Thanks for recommending it.

      Speak soon, Sarah Jayne x

  2. February 15, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    The Vermont is one of my favourite places for afternoon and also for cocktails in the Redwood Bar. Great photos, I’m craving something sweet now after this post!
    Rach x

    • February 18, 2015 / 8:33 am

      Thanks Rachel, I haven’t been for cocktails but it’s been recommended to me a couple of times and I definitely think I need to go!

      Sarah Jayne x

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