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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Afternoon Tea at Grand Café, Southampton


Does anyone else think that going out for afternoon tea sounds so decadent and such a treat? It's always been something I've associated with days out and holidays but nowadays it's much more accessible with so many options available.

Last month we celebrated a special birthday so we went with family to Grand Café Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, Southampton for their afternoon tea. Now I have wanted to go here for the longest time - so much excitement!
Grand Café, Southampton

Firstly - location. This whole area of Southampton is steeped in history. From the Titanic to modern day, there's a story in every building. Grand Café is located in the lower part South Western House, a grade 2 listed building adjacent to the old Terminus Railway Station. Originally built in 1865 as a hotel, it's still an imposing Victorian landmark as you drive in and out of Southampton. I've driven past for years and always wandered what it was like inside.


Grand Café, Southampton

Grand Café, Southampton

Grand Café, Southampton

Grand Café, Southampton

Secondly - the afternoon tea. We started off with a choice of teas from the menu (I'll admit, I wasn't adventurous - I like my breakfast tea!). Then the main event - a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and petit fours. Dietry requirements were easily catered for such as gluten free and if you didn't like tea? No problem, plenty of filter coffee available.
Grand Café, Southampton
There was no risk of feeling hungry at the end, we were so full! And if you couldn't finish it all? You were given a little tin foil bag complete with it's own handle to take some goodies home.

And of course - did you really visit if you didn't get your photo taken on the silver thone outside the toilets?


Grand Café, Southampton

It really was the most lovely afternoon. There are so many hidden treasures in and around Southampton and I'm determined to discover more.

Thanks for reading

Cathy
xx



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