Divine, Magical, Sublime, Sensual, Rich……
So many words, so many tastes……the Betty’s Afternoon Tea was the perfect Birthday Treat and I’m here to tell you why!
First of all I went with my sister, who took me for my Birthday lunch out which was pretty special in itself. I’ve been to Betty’s in York many times but I’ve never tried the Afternoon Tea. Has to be for a special occasion, don’t you think?
The first major choice was what kind of tea.
Surprise, surprise I went for Earl Grey and my sister had the Betty’s Breakfast blend.
The standard Afternoon Tea comes with the following sandwich selection:
Prawn Marie Rose & Oak Roast Salmon, Roast Yorkshire Ham & Mustard and Coronation Chicken and Free Range Egg-Mayonnaise & Cress.
My sister had all of them but me the fussy eater, just asked for Smoked Salmon sandwiches and they were more than happy to accommodate me. So I was a very happy bunny. We were quite naughty as well and ordered our favourite pikelets (basically flat crumpets – you must try them!).
Next the Afternoon Tea comes with:
Freshly baked Sultana Scone with Strawberry Preserve and Yorkshire Clotted Cream.
Great scones though, really fresh and moist. All of the food is cooked every day by Betty’s, which just added to the wonderful taste. I only managed half of mine, as I wanted to fit in all my cakes 😀
The last part of the Afternoon Tea is:
A selection of Handmade Cakes
We were given three cakes – a small raspberry custard tart, a brownie and a macaroon!
The brownie was so sweet and heavy. Neither of us could actually finish this first cake. It did taste better when I put it with some of the raspberries but I’m not sure it’s the best type of cake for an Afternoon Tea.
The macaroon was made to perfection…light, airy and sweet.
The final cake, and my favourite, was the raspberry tart. I love anything with a bit of custard/cream type filling. The pastry was sweet and hard/soft (stood up well but just crumbled when you bit into it). The raspberries were delicious.
(Sadly I ate this so quickly I didn’t have time for a photo of it…oh well in my tummy)
The whole presentation of the Afternoon Tea was just incredible. Silver service just adds an air of sophistication and special-ness!
Overall this afternoon tea really deserves a 10 out of 10! Can’t fault it (except my warm scone niggle). If you ever visit a Betty’s, you really must must try the afternoon tea 😀
I couldn’t leave the shop without buying a little something and shock horror it isn’t Earl Grey 😀
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