Now I love having afternoon tea so when I was invited to the Hotel Du Vin in Brighton to sample their afternoon tea menu I was extremely excited.
Located on Ship Street in the Lanes the Hotel Du Vin has beautiful seating areas and sea views. On the day Brighton town was so busy and loud with the Brighton Marathon being on, however when walking into the Hotel it became so quiet and quaint. I remember saying to the girls it reminded me of a cute Disney village because the building is so unique.
Upon entering my mother and I were greeted with a glass of champagne and escorted to the upstairs terrace area. The weather was on our side, the sun was shining, and after taking some snaps it didn’t take long for the food to appear.
The afternoon tea began with the savoury selection; ham and chedder crossiant, the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, goat’s cheese and spinach quiche, heritage tomato and tapenade galette (pastry) and finally the egg and cress mayonnaise brioche roll. I will say if you aren’t a cheese lover or have an allergy requirement I would suggest informing the staff as they might be able to arrange an alternative for you.
My favourite choice from the platter was the heritage tomato pastry, it was so flavoursome and I just wanted another one!
After finishing up our first course, it wasn’t long but the sweet treats arrived and were accompanied by my choice of Jasmine Petals and Pearl tea and my mothers choice of Passionfruit Ceylon tea. My eyes lit up when the waiter brought over the little two-tiered stand full of goodies. Included was the creme egg brownies, lemon meringue pie, gin sorbet, rhubarb and custard doughnuts, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, and finally finished with some strawberry candy floss.
In this case my eyes were definitely bigger than my belly and I could not finish it all. There was so much food I felt like I was going to burst! I found myself staring at my empty plate astounded I had eaten so much but thinking about my favourite choice which was the sugared doughnuts and also the gin sorbet, which was just so refreshing especially on such a warm day.
After stuffing our faces we slumped back in our chairs had a good old natter and chose a Gin based beverage from the hotel’s wide selection of Gin and Fever-Tree Tonics. Now I’m not a big drinker but I do love a Gin now and again,, especially in the sunshine so I chose the Monkey 47 Gin with Indian Tonic and blueberries and strawberries. Mum chose the Gin Mare and Mediterranean tonic topped with olives.
The whole experience was just magical and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to spend a Sunday afernoon! It was lovely catching up with my blogging girls Beckie, Georgia and Ali and I would highly recommend a visit to the Hotel Du Vin to try their afternoon tea and Gin selection.
Thank you so much to the Hotel Du Vin for inviting me, I had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to visit again!
Chelsea Elizabeth says
It looks sooo delicious! I love afternoon tea and Brighton is such a beautiful place. I’m yet to visit but I’ve seen so much about it.
It was so yummy! Oh you must come to Brighton, you will love it! xx
That looks amazing! I need a your camera! The photography on this post is stunning! ✨
aw thank you lovely xx I use a Compact Canon one! xx
Amy Coles says
I’m so jealous, everything looked amazing!
Megan mccoig says
I was meant to attend this I believe but couldn’t make it all the way to Brighton 🙁 looks like you had an amazing time and the food looks incredible!!!
Oh no really! You must come down to Brighton soon though xxx
I absolutely love afternoon tea, and this one looks gorgeous!
I really want to visit Brighton one day, it just seems like the lovelies city! (And then you can show me around 😀 ) And can I just say, the food looks amazing in these pictures! That piece of chocolate cake is just calling my name haha!
Yes you need to come!! xx
Sounds like such a lovely indulgent afternoon tea, especially the creme egg brownies! The weather looks beautttt too! 😀
It was super indulging, I feel a tad guilty for it though 😉 xx
Marc Lamberts says
You look amazing Georgia! Also I love all the food, I want to eat it al right now haha. Hope to visit Brighton soon 🙂
Aw thank you Marc! Yes please visit Brighton! xx
This looks gorgeous! I lovelovelove afternoon tea and recently took my momma out for it for her mothers day treat! xxx
aw that is so lovely! Afternoon tea’s are perfect for Mother’s day xx
Tasmin Lofthouse (Grandiose Days) says
This is the most gorgeous looking afternoon tea ever?! I love afternoon tea but normally the savoury is just a variety of sandwiches so I love that they chose some really yummy alternatives! Plus those desserts all sound amazing. I’ve never heard of candy floss at afternoon tea but I love it!
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The candy floss idea was completely new to me as well! It didn’t add a little fun though xx
Mollie Marie Stevens says
This looks seriously yummy!! The candy floss is such a cute touch ?I was there last week for a wine tasting and it is SUCH a lovely venue! I’ll definitely have to pay another visit for an afternoon tea sometime xx
It was soo good! Really wow, wine tasting that sounds amazing! xxx