Observance of this quintessentially British custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840’s. Anna Maria Bedford, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle.
What better way to spend an indulgent afternoon than with a Cavendish Afternoon Tea overlooking the Chatsworth Estate, in either the Garden Room (or weather permitting on our new addition – The Terrace) or the more formal setting of the Gallery Restaurant.
Bookings are not required for the Garden Room or Garden Room Terrace, where seating is offered on an ‘as available’ basis. To avoid disappointment, however, it is recommended that a booking be made for the Gallery Restaurant where a table will be reserved for you. Larger parties are best accommodated by booking in the Gallery Restaurant. Private afternoon tea parties can also be accommodated, either in the Boardroom for up to 18 persons or the Private Dining Room for up to 10.
Garden Room: 12 noon until 5.30pm
Gallery Restaurant: 12 noon until 5.30pm (reservations required)
The Cavendish Full Afternoon Tea
Served between 12.00pm – 5.30pm
A selection of sandwiches, assorted homemade cakes and pastries, scones with cream & homemade jam, served with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate
£17.50 per person
Laurent Perrier Full Afternoon Tea
As above served with a glass of Laurent Perrier
£27.45 per person
Lemon drizzle cake, gingerbread,
fruit cake, fruit and cinnamon loaf
Scones with cream, homemade jam
and a choice of tea or coffee
£6.90 per person
The Cavendish blend – from Deckia Juli Estate in northern India, a fine Assam.
Darjeeling – A china tea perfumed with Jasmine flowers.
Earl Grey – Ambassador to the Chinese court asked for the secret of the
Emperors own tea.
Herbal Infusions – Camomile or Peppermint.
Fruit Infusions – Strawberry & kiwi, apple & berry fruit cocktail.
£2.95 per person
The Cavendish blend, Java Santos
The Kenyan “AA” bean with the Columbian mountain bean “ Medellin Excelso”
Costa Rica – An American Style Coffee
£2.95 per person
A 5% service levy is added to all accounts for distribution directly to staff.