What to expect at an Afternoon Tea at Val's.....

Take your time.  You will be served an array of traditional and home baked English treats that will delight you both visually and by taste. You see, at Val's it's not just about the food, it's also about the experience itself. It's about mismatched fine china teacups and teapots, sugar cubes, delicious teas, refinement and of course delectable savoury and sweet treats.

That's what it is - a TREAT for yourself.


 

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Afternoon Tea
at Val's

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Our Afternoon Tea

Served on elegantly appointed china.

Food selections will vary day to day. A sample below will give you an idea of the 

yumminess you can expect.

An assortment of finger sandwiches and savouries such as sausage & apricot pie,

Coronation chicken, egg salad, cucumber and ham sandwiches.


Warm scones served with butter and jam.

Imported Clotted Cream now available.


A delightful selection of sweets, cakes and tarts, all served in dainty sizes.

Raspberry chocolate almond torte, Battenberg cake, coconut macaroons, date squares,

pecan shortbread, Bakewell tarts to name a few.

Your choice of tea.

$28.50 per person

Mimosas and Wine served for an additional charge.

Serving Afternoon Tea Thursday- Sunday.

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When did Afternoon Tea become a thing?

The Duchess of Bedford introduced the wonderful idea of Afternoon Tea in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around 4pm so she often asked for a tray of tea, bread and butter, and cake to be brought to her in the Drawing Room. This became a habit of hers and she soon began asking friends to join her.  A "pause for tea" soon became a fashionable social event. During the 1880s, society women would change into long gowns, gloves and ornate hats  for their afternoon tea, which was served between 3pm-5pm.

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