Very disappointing experience.
Never had an Afternoon Tea like it and not in a good way.
No choice of sandwiches.
No choice of teas.
Cakes and scones not homemade.
My suggestion would be for the chef and manager to visit other places to see how an afternoon tea should be served.
Sandwiches were cream cheese and cucumber, smoked salmon with cream cheese and coronation chicken.
Cakes as I said were not homemade and were not very nice.
Scones were brought out at our request as they warmed them up, no choice of scones, only option was fruit scones.
The whole thing was pre prepared, and at our table within 5 minutes of us sitting down!!!
The sandwiches were just on the turn, bread wasn’t very fresh. The fresh cream in the cakes wasn’t fresh, it was as if they had been defrosted yesterday or this morning, it wasn’t light and fluffy as you would expect fresh cream to be. The scones were soft and doughy, homemade scones are slightly firm and crisp on the outside but fluffy in the middle.
To top the afternoon off, there was a long dark hair on one of the Victoria sandwiches, the waitress took it back to the kitchen, came back with apologies from the chef and offered another but who would want another after finding a hair!!!
I won’t be recommending Best Western Royal Beach Hotel to anyone for Afternoon Tea.
There are plenty of other Tea Rooms in this area who know how an Afternoon Tea is meant to be served. less