[youtube height="HEIGHT" width="WIDTH"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVNlGBLiyc[/youtube]The Menu: This was a modern twist on a classic afternoon tea, comprising of traditional finger sandwiches cut into triangles with the crusts cut off, freshly baked and warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and a wide selection of dainty desserts and slices of traditionally "British" cakes. www.doubletreecambridge.com Please note - This visit was complimentary following an invitation to view this venue and meet up with the team. I am in no means obliged to blog or write about their offerings, but I simply choose to share with my readers, should I enjoy the experience. Any questions or to discuss a review or if you would like to be featured, please do email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also read about Miss Sue Flay's "Around The World In 80 Stays Challenge" here.
Monday, 16 February 2015
Afternoon Tea With: Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge
Cambridge is my hometown, full of fantastic new offerings when it comes to food & drink, but over the last few months I've seriously cheated on it with Norwich…. Shhh don't tell anybody! So, when I was invited through one of my favourite social media platforms (Instagram) to enjoy the new afternoon tea menu at the Doubletree by Hilton in the City centre, I was first in line to sample their new tasty treats beside a peaceful riverside location. Setting The Scene: If you aren't familiar with this hotel, I'll quickly fill you in... The Doubletree by Hilton is just off the Mill Pond (one of the most picturesque punting and al fresco beer drinking hotspots) in central Cambridge. This luxury hotel overlooks the River Cam and offers parking for visitors wanting this unheard of hotel convenience in these lands. This hotel offers a health club, complete with swimming pool, sauna and modern, well-equipped gym, as well as their Marco Pierre White Restaurant Bar & Grill of which has recently taken over their Riverside Brasserie within the last year. You can stay in one of 122 guest rooms, some even come with a private balcony and peaceful views of the river and meadows (of which you might spot the famous cows grazing and stealing peoples' picnics if you are lucky!) or why not splash out on their two-room King Suite Penthouse, complete with walk-in shower, outdoor seating and a separate dining area for six, should you fancy entertaining in style?! This would be the ultimate in Cambridge stays, should I be invited back again, I'd love to stay here for my "Around The World In #80Stays" challenge and entertain friends in this fantastic sounding suite! But, yes, I know, the reason you are reading this post is to find out more about their new afternoon tea, so let me tell you all about it! afternoon tea etiquette geekery as we went – success. Video: Afternoon Tea at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge