Our beautiful English country garden is the perfect backdrop to a traditional afternoon tea, with nothing to disturb the peace but the lazy hum of bumblebees and the chink of china cups. This course-by-course tasting journey, travels from thinly-sliced finger sandwiches to delicate pastries and warm scones smothered with fruity homemade jam and thick, soft clotted cream.
Matthew’s sandwiches are simply delightful, with traditional fillings including thinly sliced cucumber with cream cheese and organic whisky smoked salmon with lemon and dill. The heavenly home-made fruit scones with Devon clotted cream and home-made strawberry preserve are the epitome of afternoon tea, finished with a fine selection of cakes and sweet treats from our pâtisserie such as the summer berry tartlet and chocolate choux bun with pistachio cream and crumble.
Blending tradition with a modern twist, Matthew has also created a savoury afternoon tea, perfect for those who prefer sumptuous savouries to sweet treats. Sugary pastries are replaced with a hearty Pondhead Farm Scotch egg, a warm sage and home-grown apple sausage roll, and a homemade pork pie with a tangy pickle. Then there are fresh Dorset cheddar and bacon scones, perfect with creamy Dorset soft cheese and fruity homemade chutney and a selection of traditional finger sandwiches.
To taste Matthew's mouth-watering Afternoon Tea book a table at The Terrace today, call 01590 614986.
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