Afternoon Tea catering

One of the fastest growing sectors in our repertoire this past year has been the demand for Afternoon tea catering. The last twelve months have seen us providing afternoon tea for weddings, corporate events and anniversary parties.

Corporate clients often ask us to cater afternoon tea in their office when entertaining overseas guests. With Twining’s teas, fine porcelain, classic 3 tier cake stands and professional butlers serving.  Your guests have a chance to enjoy a traditional British classic. One such event saw the guests taking photos of the table and selfies with our staff.

London Afternoon Tea

Some sandwich examples, served on wholemeal and white breads with crusts off
Free range egg and watercress
Free range roast chicken salad
Gammon ham & tomato chutney
Fresh prawns
Cucumber

Cocktail scones with strawberry preserve and Cornish clotted cream. 1 per person

Tea fancies
These change daily, here is a typical selection:
Passion fruit roulade, Banana and chocolate brownie, Orange and praline roulade
Raspberry and pistachio harlem, Chocolate hazelnut cake, Orange chiboust tartlets
Raspberry slice, Prune tartlets, Lemon and lime slice, Ginger and orange roulade

A selection of Twining’s fair trade teas, herbal and infusions
Fair trade filter coffee
£ 12.00

Smiths’ Afternoon Tea

Selection of sandwiches
Poached Scottish Salmon, Caper and Fennel Slaw
Free Range Egg, Smoked Paprika Crème Fraiche, Wild Rocket
Marinated Roast Chicken, Tarragon Mayonnaise
South Devon Crab, Avocado, Pickled Cucumber Roll
Watercress and Berkswell Cheese Muffin, Apple Chutney

Smiths fruit scones
Plain and Sultana Scones Served with Jams and Clotted Cream

Variety of fine pastries
Raspberry Opera
Mango and Lime Macaroons, White Chocolate Mousseline
Zephyr Caramel Orange Tart, Dark Chocolate Mousse
Sunshine-Pear and Vanilla Cream, Coconut Shortbread

With Classic Tea selection
£ 12.00

Vegetarian Afternoon Tea

Selection of sandwiches
Free Range Egg, Smoked Paprika Crème Fraiche, Wild Rocket
Cucumber, Cream Cheese and Chives
Watercress and Berkswell Cheese Muffin, Apple Chutney
Hummus, Roasted Vegetables
Spiced Butternut and Courgette with Tomato Relish

Smiths fruit scones
Plain and sultana scones served with clotted cream & homemade preserves

Variety of fine pastries
Raspberry Opera
Mango and Lime Macaroons, White Chocolate Mousseline
Zephyr Caramel Orange Tart, Dark Chocolate Mousse
Sunshine-Pear and Vanilla Cream, Coconut Shortbread

With Classic Tea selection
£ 12.00

Vintage High Tea Catering

Croque Madame Grilled Vegetables and Melted Cheese topped with a Fried Egg
or
Potted Scottish Salmon, Compressed Cucumber and Watercress
or
Spinach and Crayfish Omelette
or
Poached Free Range Hens Egg, OX Spring Ham and Asparagus on Sour Dough Toast
or
Welsh Rarebit, Crispy Bacon, Roast Cherry Tomatoes, Toasted English Muffin

Smiths scones
Plain and sultana cones served with clotted cream & homemade preserves

Variety of fine pastries
Raspberry Opera
Mango and Lime Macaroons, White Chocolate Mousseline
Zephyr Caramel Orange Tart, Dark Chocolate Mousse
Sunshine-Pear and Vanilla Cream, Coconut Shortbread

Classic Tea selection
£ 25.00

Afternoon tea catering – FAQ

Orders: by 12:00 noon, AT LEAST 2 working days prior to the event. For example, Friday for Tuesday deliveries.

Minimum order: 20 guests.

Prices: Per person, excluded VAT.

Alcohol and soft drinks: all supplied “sale or return”. All wine & champagne prices include free glass hire.

Staff and equipment: White porcelain or vintage china can be supplied POA.
Professional butlers are booked for a minimum of 4 hours.
Linen tablecloths and napkins can be supplied POA.
Vintage china/cutlery: Available POA but there is a £80.00 delivery/collection/hand wash up charge made by the Hire Company.
Delivery & collection charges calculated by postcode.

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Case Study:
For a client 25th wedding anniversary, a wonderful event was held at the Cinema Museum in south London.

Smiths served a traditional afternoon tea catering along with our Pimm’s No 1 cup and House Champagne. We set-up a bar in the cinema gardens, framed with a gazebo, along with wooden garden furniture and parasols.

Guests were encouraged to dress in ‘50s costumes which they hired from the museum.

Blessed with glorious weather it was one of the most enjoyable events we organised in the year.