I recently spent a lovely day in Newcastle City Centre with a very dear friend. We were there to celebrate her birthday. As part of the celebration we had Afternoon tea at The Vermont Hotel.
The lush surroundings of their oak panelled lounge and roaring log fire,only served to add to the ambiance of the occasion. The young staff were welcoming and at all times pleasant, polite and very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble ( they were a credit to the hospitality industry).
We opted to have a ‘Cocktail’ served alongside our tea. My friend who is not a fan of any alcohol beverage was offered a non alcoholic version. This drink was made as specially for her, by the young girl working on the bar. The resulting drink was as vibrant as the enthusiastic cocktail maker.
The eats we were presented with were very pleasing to the eye and tasted just as good. The selection consisted of:
Traditional sandwiches of Smoked Salmon, Egg, and Beef.
Scones with clotted cream and jam
Selection of mini cakes
Shot glass dessert with chocolate spoons
The amount of food presented was more than sufficient. We took a box of scones home with us.
Overall a very enjoyable experience. Certainly worth a visit if your in the city. I shall definitely be returning.