Thursday, 21 February 2019

Afternoon Tea In Leeds

Last weekend we celebrated my mum's birthday by treating her to and afternoon tea. We had been wanting to do this for a while and now we had finally got around to booking it.

We booked through Groupon for afternoon tea at The Soap Factory, a restaurant located inside the Novotel hotel in Leeds. The hotel is just a short walk down from the train station, plenty of signs let you know you are there.

Inside the hotel we were directed to the restaurant and then seated. We were asked of any allergies which for me is seafood, and asked if we would like tea or coffee. The restaurant had a few other people enjoying afternoon tea but no other diners which was nice.

The waitress brought us are drinks and we soon had our selection of sandwiches and cakes in front of us. I did have to send the sandwiches back as they had given us salmon, they explained that it was a mix up with one of the other tables and the problem was quickly sorted.

The sandwiches were nice however I found the amount you got were slightly odd as there were only six small sandwiches which is also the same amount as the tables with only two people on. As there were four of us it was awkward to share them between us.

The selection of cakes were mouth watering, we didn't know where to start. The choices were amazing, macarons, sponge cake, tarts, scones and mini muffins. To look at it you would think it would be easy to clear it all between the four of us, three of us are big dessert lovers, however we were beaten. Luckily they have take out boxes so you can box it up and take it home with you.

The scones came with fresh cream in pots and there was a choice between strawberry jam and salted caramel topping. I never got a chance to try the salted caramel but my mum said it tasted amazing.

As mentioned above I purchased this through Groupon so the cost was cheaper, for the four of us if cost £29.95. Groupon had made a mistake with the booking date booking for 12th and the hotel did everything to correct this so that we could still attend. I would recommend this place if you were looking for a nice afternoon tea.

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