Afternoon Tea in Jersey
For an island famous for its cream, you'd expect afternoon tea in Jersey - complete with rich Jersey cream and served with a sea view - to be rather special. And you won't be disappointed...
Afternoon tea on the terrace at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa
You'll find one of the most famous afternoon teas in Jersey at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa, and it's chef Byron Hayter who's in charge of keeping this famous afternoon tea topped up with tasty dessert and sandwich creations. Afternoon tea is a classic British custom which combines teatime tradition with a certain nostalgic elegance, and it's hard to imagine a better location for afternoon tea than Jersey's luxury hotels with their sea views and calm, relaxed atmosphere.
What makes a perfect afternoon tea? L'Horizon's Byron Hayter
gives us his expert opinion:
Afternoon tea is a rather special tradition. It's a chance to relax with a friend and catch up over a selection of indulgent bite-size treats - and plenty of freshly-brewed tea. What could be more civilised than that! And of course, if you really want to make it decadent, you can add a glass of champagne. Our afternoon tea is completely home-made, which means it tastes and looks absolutely delicious.
What's the art of making a sandwich worthy of an afternoon
Look for luxury fillings and sandwich selections which will make an afternoon tea sandwich different to an everyday one. It's all in the presentation, so sandwiches should be delicate and finely constructed with a good balance of flavours.
What's the secret of a perfect scone?
Scones should be made with special care - you can always tell if a scone has been freshly-baked or not. The texture is key, it's essential that the scone mix isn't overworked.
Cream or jam - which comes first?
Jam of course - then the cream!
How do you choose which pastries to feature in L'Horizon's
Afternoon Tea at L'Horizon is all completely homemade. I've created a range of pastries based on smaller versions of classic childhood favourites, so there's a real nostalgia to it.
Like the sound of this? Here are two other luxury locations for afternoon tea in Jersey:
Tea on the Terrace at Grand Jersey
Grand Jersey's luxury terrace makes the perfect spot for one of
their indulgent themed afternoon teas, or if the fresh air is a
little too much, you can settle down in a comfy sofa in the
Champagne Lounge and watch the tide come in over the castle
causeway. Scones, sandwiches, deliciously decadent desserts, pink
champagne and lashings of Genuine Jersey cream make this afternoon
tea absolutely 'Grand'.
Grand Jersey afternoon tea £14.95 or £24 with champagne, available until 5pm every day. Call 01534 722301 to book.
Indulge yourself at The Atlantic Hotel
Spend a decadent afternoon at The Atlantic Hotel where afternoon
tea is served in the elegant lounge or out on the beautiful pool
terrace. Spoil yourself with five star treats including chocolate
and raspberry mousse, passion fruit délice and blackcurrant and
lime cheesecake from The Atlantic Hotel's team of talented chefs,
as well as scones and perfect sandwiches, tea or cafetière coffee
for a truly exclusive escape.
The Atlantic Hotel Afternoon Tea: £17.50 served between 2.30-5.30pm every day. Call 01534 744101 to book.