This afternoon tea is a private booking of seasoned afternoon tea goers.  I understand that these ladies make a habit of enjoying such a pastime although it will be a first for them to be ‘behind closed doors’ and experience their first secret tea room.  I currently work with a couple of the guests and indications are they are quite giddy with anticipation and excitement.  I hope they aren’t disappointed with the menu I have planned.  There is a vegetarian amongst them and another that prefers a ‘healthy’ choice on a menu and another’s favourite is carrot cake.   With these requirements in mind, this is the menu I came up with …

Baked chocolate cheesecake, Lemon macarons & raspberry macaronsMenu & place setting


Goat’s cheese & preserved figs

Beetroot & walnut hummus

Roast beef & English mustard


Chicken, ham & leek pies

Caramelised onion tortilla

Cakes & scones

Baked chocolate cheesecake


Carrot cake

Buttermilk scones with jam & clotted cream


Loose leaf Rooibos (South African Herbal Tea)

Loose leaf Tanganda (Zimbabwean black tea)

Loose leaf Ilam (Nepali)

Earl Grey

English breakfast

Green tea & selection of fruit teas

Cafetière Coffees

Premium roasted ‘Normal’ and Decaffeinated

Minimum donation £14 pp

Carrot cake

Caramelised onion tortilla; chicken, ham & leek pies