Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Tea for Two and Two for Tea....


We spent a beautiful sunny afternoon enjoying High Tea at The Cliff Hotel Gorleston which is set on the cliff tops in Gorleston. A wonderful hotel with bars and
restaurants plus a large function room. The Cliff Hotel has undergone a vast renovation in recent years and is pristine and modern whilst also leaving a sympathetic yearning towards yesteryear.

courtesy of the Cliff Hotel 
Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside...

The hotel boasts a spacious and bright garden terrace which overlooks Gorleston's stunning beach. A lovely place to enjoy food, drinks and good company at any time of the year as The Cliff  Hotel has invested in awnings and terraced heaters for your comfort, making this an all year round amenity. There is also a small play area for young children to keep them occupied whilst the adults relax.

courtesy of the Cliff Hotel 
The hotel itself has luxurious rooms, comfortable and stylish which are available to book all year round. 

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Oh I do Like to be Beside the Sea...

Food at the Cliff Hotel is simply delicious, from their bar menu, Sunday carvery, restaurant menu and (in my opinion) best of all their High Tea Experience.

Prices start from £14 per person or £17 per person to include a glass of bubbly (and why not!) Chris treated me as part of our 10th Wedding Anniversary and we were fortunate to have the sun shining on us to.

Upon arrival we were taken through to the Garden Terraced and into the reserved seating section where the tables and chairs were adorned in white linen. Once seated the waiter took our drinks order (we ordered these in addition to our High Tea) and we were served at the table. After we had had a chance to sip our drinks and enjoy the breathtaking scenery the waiter returned with our pot of tea and glasses of bubbly, returning shortly after with our sumptuous platter of sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Food, Glorious Food...

Everything is baked and prepared fresh of the premises and wonderfully presented of white platters. 
Each person gets four sandwiches (if you share nicely!) and these are filled with cheese and pickle, ham and mustard, smoked salmon and a prawn cocktail,

Moving up the platter we found freshly baked scones and cheese tartlets, although these tartlets were small they were one of the most delicious savoury pastries I have tasted! The scones themselves were full of plump raisins and served with Devon clotted cream and Tiptree jam in miniature jars. Plus a dish of crisps.

The uppermost layer on the platter was the fruit flans and macaroons, plus a couple of small dessert sweets. There were two different flans so Chris and I had half of them both and by then I had eaten so much I was fit to burst! 

Where the Brass Band Plays...

I can honestly say this was one of the most delicious High Teas I have ever tried, enhanced by the stunning location and idyllic views, I cannot wait for another opportunity to go again.

The Cliff Hotel also have Afternoon Tea for those with a smaller appetite and gift vouchers are available which we ended up getting for our parents as presents so that they too can go along and enjoy this exquisite delight. 

This year The Cliff Hotel launched their Children's High Tea. Priced at £7 per child and this also included a soft drink.
Children get to enjoy savoy sandwiches, cupcakes, popcorn, lollipops and popping candy.

And why not book something a bit special for a Baby Shower? 
This package includes:
• Private Room Hire of the Cocktail Bar
• A Few baby games
• High Tea served with Savoy sandwiches, fabulous fruit scones with Tiptree jam and Devon clotted cream with fresh patisserie cakes and a glass of pink fizz and a non-alcoholic glass for the Mum to be
£20.00 per person
Add Baby Face Cupcakes – Additional £2.50 per person – 48 hours notice required
Add Bump Cake – Available from £35.00 – 1 week notice required
• Served between 12-6pm daily.
• Minimum numbers of 10 subject to availability
• £5 deposit per person required

Viewable from the terraced is Gorleston's Band Stand and if you are lucky enough your may hear the sounds of a traditional brass band as you enjoy your food.

courtesy of the Cliff Hotel 
I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!

After your visit to The Cliff Hotel you can take a stroll down the steps from the Garden Terraced down to the prom and enjoy more of Gorleston's beautiful seafront and sandy beaches.

courtesy of the Cliff Hotel 
For more information about The Cliff Hotel and what it has to offer then follow the links to visit their website or follow them on Facebook but whatever you do make sure you pay them a visit, I guarantee you'll love it.



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