Sunday, 16 June 2013

Afternoon tea at Maginnity's

Our ladies' training continues with another high tea, although this time it has been correctly named afternoon tea. This weekend, we indulged in afternoon tea with bubbles at Maginnity's in Wellesley Boutique Hotel. To clear up any confusion, there was even a brief explanation of the origins of afternoon and high tea in the front of the tea menu.

Maginnity's oozes old style charm. It's distinguished and refined, warm and elegant on a winter's afternoon. The patterned china, delicately embroidered napkins and bowl of sugar cubes with tongs are a step back in time. A window seat allows for people watching and time slows down for an hour or two.

With coffee and bubbles at the ready, it was onto the beautifully presented food. There was a selection of tiny sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, tea cake, mini profiteroles with Chantilly cream, raspberry lamingtons, dark chocolate truffle slice ... it takes time and determination to pace yourself through so many treats. I'm glad I saved the citrus and fruit tart for last; it was simply perfect.

Afternoon tea at Maginnity's
We're getting good at this ladies' afternoon tea thing. Any recommendations for where we should go next?

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