I had been out the night before with my mum and her two students to A Tavola, Stockport . My mum wanted to take me afternoon tea to The Alderley Edge Hotel. I wasn’t sure my stomach/waistline could take it. I had gone to the gym the day before and I went the day after too. Anyway I’d been thinking of going to The Stanneylands hotel for a long time and this was an opportunity. I scouted the place out during my journey home the previous day and it looked lovely. It had been refurbished recently, I don’t know what it used to look like. I only really went for a look but I found myself being booked for afternoon tea. I didn’t protest because I wanted it anyway.
On my birthday the sun was out and it was warm.
We got a window seat. We chose the traditional afternoon teas. The tea were brought in lovely pots with cute cups and saucers. They were made by Churchill. Many years ago a long gone department store in Stockport sold a lot of Churchill dinner sets and I almost bought one, I got Denby instead.
Then the afternoon tea arrived on a single stand. The waitress was using two hands as if she was holding a kettle bell.
A good amount of sandwiches and large scones. The butties were prawn, cheese, ham and mustard and egg mayo. Yummy. I thought the salad was unnecessary, a waste of food. The scones were good. They were actually a bit too big after so many teas with piddly little scones. My mum only ate one and I took one home. What of the sweets? The most important part.
They look great. Chocolate mousse, sticky toffee with coffee cream, raspberry cheesecake and brownie. My mum didn’t eat her mousse so I had to. They were all great though the mousse was somehow not that chocolatey in flavour.
It was a lovely afternoon tea in a nice venue. The staff were great. Recommended.