Tuesday, 4 October 2011

An afternoon of tea & cake


On Saturday The Boyf & went to the One & Only hotel to try their high tea....
The drool-worthy buffet

When entering the Vista lounge, I am always taken aback by the volume of the room, with it's floor to ceiling windows, but this time it was the table laden with delicious treats that stole all of my attention. 

After the friendly hostess seated us at our fabulous window table, we took a moment to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, lovely mountain view and the live piano singer (who sounded very much like Nora Jones).

Before we headed over to the sugar covered buffet, we were offered tea  from a cool looking menu, that contained samples of 36 interesting tea's (I decided to have the Earl Grey Blue Flower and The Boyf went for the lapsang souchong tea)

 Our table, the cool tea menu and our pots of yum tea

The afternoon tea buffet table was filled with wide selection of  beautifully crafted confectionery, including  macaroons and gold leaf ├ęclairs, plus a very limited assortment of mini savouries (which may dissapoint some people) . While most of the food was only bite-sized, it was all very decadent and rich , so I only got to sample less than half of the delights on offer (I literally could not have eaten another bite)

Overall the whole experience was lovely and rather chilled. If you are looking for a good cup of tea and a sugar rush, I  would definitely recommend that you check out the One & Only Hotel's afternoon tea.

The delicious cheesecake

Afternoon Tea is offered from 2:30pm to 5:30pm daily, at R145 per person, exclusive of all beverages. A full Afternoon Tea buffet is available on Sat & Sun at the same price, but includes selected teas and coffees. For reservations call 021 431 5800.

Note: All photos by The Boyf & me

15 comments:

  1. How fun! I've never been to a tea that had a buffet. I can't drag my guy there, it's usually a thing I do with a girlfriend.

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  2. Hannah - it was fun and tasty .Hehe, I usually wouldn't take The Boyf to a high tea,but it just worked ou that way this time and thankfully he seemed to enjoy it for the most part.

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  3. Ha, I just ate breakfast before looking at this. Thank goodness. Looks divine!

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  4. Oh my goodness....it looks amazing!

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  5. Holy Kaw that looks incrediballz! Where is this place?

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  6. Oh my! The high tea looks amazing! Thanks for posting - definitely going to pay them a visit!

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  7. Oh my, how lovely! How I wish I could live in CT!

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  8. Did you take the pics? Love the pic of the hand holding the cake!

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  9. oh my word!

    Looks like heaven I wouldn't know where to start and I certainly wouldn't know when to end!!! Lucky girl ;)

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  10. DELICIOUS!!!!! haha

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  11. Looks totally divine! Wish i could rather be sipping tea right now rather than stressing and running around like a mad person! :P x

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  12. O. M. G... Salivating reading this. Gorgeous pics
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