There’s nothing more quintessentially British than an Afternoon Tea. All the good stuff we’ve all grown to love, washed down with a pot of tea.
What used to be Montpellier Chapter in town has since been taken over by the Malmaison chain but I like to think what we have here in Cheltenham is a cut above the rest – maybe I’m a little biased..
The building stature is grand from the outset and even grander inside. With a large open reception area with inviting sofas, that lead into another room with more sofas and seating arrangements. A large bookcase and newspapers dotted around, give you the perfect opportunity to just sit back and relax.
We were led into the conservatory for our Afternoon Tea, where the space is a lot lighter than the rest of the building.
There are a range of different afternoon teas to choose from including a classic cream tea, cocktail afternoon tea, and champagne afternoon tea.
Although tempted by a cocktail or two, we opted for the original afternoon tea. Soon enough the full works were presented in front of us, along with our pots of tea. Myself; an avid green tea drinker and James; an occasional hot drink-drinker, went for peppermint.
A full spread of cakes including fruit scones, salted caramel brownie, lemon and polenta cake, strawberry and vanilla pavlova and rhubarb cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. Chipotle chicken and avocado wrap, hot smoked salmon and creme fraiche wrap, as well as mini burgers helped balance things out.
A frozen summer berry smoothie helped wash everything down along with our pot of tea.
The Afternoon Teas at Malmaison in Cheltenham are a little bit special; we finished the last drop of our tea feeling satisfyingly full and enjoyed a little nose around the irresistible interiors before heading home.
A lovely treat with friends or family; you could probably drop by but probably best to book up before to guarantee a table.