Thursday, 10 August 2017

Park Plaza Cardiff's Traditional Afternoon Tea

Park Plaza Cardiff Traditional Afternoon Tea

Laguna Kitchen and Bar is Park Plaza Cardiff's award winning restaurant in the heart of the capital on Greyfriars Road. Stylish cocktails and gourmet dinners are notable offerings, but in this post I'm sharing what you can expect from their popular Traditional Afternoon Tea experience. 

Finger Sandwiches on a Traditional Afternoon Tea Cardiff

For £17.95 per person (£20.95 on weekends), Park Plaza Cardiff's Traditional Afternoon Tea is good value in comparison to local competition, more so when you consider the sleek setting and classy ambience. If you'd prefer a Champagne Afternoon Tea, add £7, but they are offering a free glass of Prosecco with the Traditional and Gentlemen's during Afternoon Tea Week (14th-20th August 2017).

Jam and clotted cream scone and tea at Park Plaza Cardiff
Explore With Ed's review of Park Plaza Cardiff
Cream tea in Cardiff Park Plaza

Returning visitors to the blog may know I highly rate Park Plaza Cardiff's Hendrick's G and Tea, but I do enjoy complimenting cakes with a comforting English Breakfast or Assam tea. There are 10 varieties of speciality tea or coffee to choose from including a Peppermint Rooibos, White Peach Blossom and Jasmine Green.

Traditional Afternoon Tea glass of jelly
Miniature cakes and pastries

The four finger sandwiches are thick and fluffy and the sultana scones are large but (thankfully) light on the belly. My only desire is for the sandwich filling to be beefed up a little like the bread.

Park Plaza Cardiff cakes on Traditional Afternoon Tea

The dainty pastries and cakes are always a highlight for me with the crumbly lemon meringue, crunchy chocolate torte and fruit tartlet all vying for first place. I finished with the palate cleansing fruit jelly that went down a treat after all that indulgence.

Fruit jelly dessert in a champagne glass
Laguna Kitchen and Bar in Cardiff

Park Plaza is certainly was one of my top places in Cardiff for a Traditional Afternoon Tea, view the menu and book on Park Plaza Cardiff's website or call (+44) 02920 111 103 to speak to the reservations team.
Further reading: Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea at St David's Hotel, Pettigrew Tea Rooms Traditional Afternoon Tea

Disclosure: I was invited to try the Traditional Afternoon Tea for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. 

** GIVEAWAY **
Laguna Kitchen and Bar Traditional Afternoon Tea Cardiff

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week on the 14th - 20th August 2017 I've teamed up with Park Plaza Cardiff to giveaway a Traditional Afternoon Tea for 2 with a glass of Prosecco each! This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced on my twitter. Thanks to everyone for entering!

Full terms and conditions for entry are available by clicking here
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