Wednesday 12th August 2020
Went to this afternoon tea with my friend on Wednesday as it was £10 off per person due to the Eat out and Save scheme. It cost us £30 each instead of £40 !!!!! I have been to the Chesterfield before for the Charlie and the Chocolate afternoon tea and the Winter Wonderland one . Both of these were very good so i knew we would be in for a treat.
The hotel itself is very traditional in style and so is the Butlers restaurant however there is a small but light and airy conservatory to the side where they also serve the afternoon tea. This time we were seated in the main restaurant which we did not mind as it had air conditioning and it was an extremely hot day. It was busy in the restaurant, i think lots of people had decided to treat themselves whist making use of the scheme.
Upon being seated we were given a drink each which had smoke coming out of it ......very dramatic. It was homemade pink lemonade topped with a flying saucer sweet and it tasted lush....wish we had more of it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next we was handed the Menu and asked if we had any allergies ...click on link to view full menu
I do not normally drink tea but they sounded so nice i decided to try the fruit salad candy tea and my friend ordered the liquorice tea.
The fruit salad tea tasted amazing and i would defiantly recommend even if you are not a tea drinker. It tasted just like the fruit salad chew sweets !!!
When the tea stand arrived it looked amazing ...so many different cakes and chocolate scones as well as raisin ones.
All the sandwiches tasted nice but our favorite was the round chicken one with nibbled almonds. The waiter asked us if we wanted anymore sandwiches .....we said no as wanted to leave room for all the cakes. I noticed the table near us ask for more sandwiches and the waiter brought a whole plate full to them .
Next we tucked into the scones they were nice and fresh but not warm. We had to ask for more jam and cream to have with our second scone and they also brought out a plate of more scones which were still warm from the oven. We could not eat the extra scones so the waiter said we could take them home with us.
After we ordered more hot drinks (1 had cappuccino this time) we started on the cakes. There were 8 in total one of each so we cut them in half.
Our favorite was the Apple drop and Peanut butter cup however all the cakes were nice . I thought the Rhubarb and custard macaroon was a bit hard in texture, not sure if that is how it was supposed to be but it was hard to eat!
The whole afternoon tea experience was very good and i got a box of cakes to take home as well as the scones we could not finish.
Also once we paid the bill and walked out of the restaurant there was a old fashioned sweet cart with lots of jars of sweets on , a bit like pic n mix . We was informed we could have 50g of sweets each to take home in a little bag . I choose the 3 different flavored bon bons but there were lots to choose from .
Would defiantly recommend this Afternoon Tea, great for kids too and they have a kids menu.
Best bits : Everything was good but the Fruit Salad tea and chicken sandwich were my favorites
Value for money : Yes defo and considering you can have extra food and then if any left take it home.