Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza, Cardiff

I love an afternoon tea with a bit of a difference so when I was invited to a blogging event to try the Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea at the Park Plaza I was really looking forward to it. I’ve enjoyed their Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea in the past, which is an afternoon tea with a twist, so I was expecting great things of the G & Tea.

The Park Plaza is a relaxing place for afternoon tea right in the centre of Cardiff. The afternoon tea is only served in the Laguna Bar giving it a laid back feel. I could imagine going for afternoon tea after a treatment in the spa and staying into the evening for cocktails. On our visit we were welcomed with their Valentine’s cocktail appropriately named J’adore. It was a delicious blend of champagne, vanilla vodka, passionfruit liqueur and grapefruit juice. It’s only going to be available on Valentine’s Day and I’d recommend popping in for one if you can.

Park plaza Cardiff Hendrick's Gin afternoon tea

Hendrick's elderflower Collins park plaza afternoon tea

The afternoon tea consisted of traditional finger sandwiches, scones, cakes & pastries and a gin cocktail. The finger sandwiches were traditional fillings that complimented the fresh floral taste of gin such as cucumber, dill & cream cheese and smoked salmon. The scones were warm with sultanas in and came with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. The cake layer had wonderful sweets such as macarons and strawberry tarts with champagne cream. The tea is served with a Hendrick’s Elderflower Collins cocktail served in a delightful Hendrick’s tea pot. Although I usually think that afternoon tea should come with a pot of warm tea, a refreshing gin cocktail was a lovely change. It would be perfect for a summer’s day and a pot of tea (supplied by the local Waterloo Tea) is only Β£2.75 if you feel the need.

I really enjoyed my afternoon tea and I’d highly recommend it. I have a few gin loving friends that I’ll be going back with soon.

The Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea is Β£21.95 a person and is served between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm daily.

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15 Responses to Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza, Cardiff

  1. Looks like a lovely experience. I do like Hendricks in a cup!

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  2. Porcelina says:

    Hi lovely, thank you for this review – it’s like you read my mind as I was considering Park Plaza for a Mother’s Day trip! xx

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  3. misspond says:

    Oh wow this looks wonderful!!! It’s a shame I’m allergic to cucumber, but I’d quite happily have the rest πŸ˜‰ x

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  4. Mmm this looks delightful! I’d still need a proper tea with it though I think! πŸ˜€

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  5. Bruce Stevens says:

    Sounds perfect for an relaxing escaped with friends. I do love Hendricks in a cup!

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  6. Camille Jones says:

    This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your review.

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  7. Deira Cruise says:

    Sounds refreshing, will have to try this one with friends. Perfect for Friday afternoon hangout.

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  8. Abigail Cohen says:

    This would be perfect for our high school friend reunion next week.

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