Thursday, 23 August 2018

Afternoon Tea at Ghiaccio, South Shields

When it comes to end of year teacher gifts, I received the most thoughtful of gifts from one of my lovely parents. Anybody who knows me will know that I am a huge fan of afternoon tea, and that is exactly what she got me! But, she went one step further! She asked Paul where I lived in the UK, researched afternoon tea nearby and bought me a voucher for a local cafe so that I could enjoy it over the summer. Is that not the most thoughtful gift?

The cafe itself wasn't the most comfortable of cafes. The seats were a little hard and uncomfortable and it wasn't the most Instagrammable place, but the staff were so friendly and cheerful and that definitely made up for it.
The great thing about the afternoon tea is the chilled-out vibe to it. There are different options and the staff are happy to change things up for you to give you what you want. Just let them know what you want and they will be happy to do it for you. They also do lots of themed afternoon teas for special occasions.

The afternoon tea was pretty good. Don't go expecting Ritz standard food because you will be disappointed, but for the price it's not bad at all. I suspect that the food is all shop bought, but the 5 year old in me loves a 'picky' tea so that doesn't bother me at all.

The menu included:

Savoury
Cheese savoury sandwich
Coronation chicken sandwich
Egg mayonnaise sandwich
Tuna and cucumber sandwich
Cheese quiche
Sausage roll

Fruit scone with cream and jam

Sweets
Strawberry milkshake
Strawberry donut
Chocolate Brownie
Lemon slice
Meringue
We had a lovely afternoon eating, drinking tea and chatting. 

Would I go back? Possibly not, not because it was bad. It really was great for the price, but there are so many other places to try and I want to try them all. However, they do an ice-cream afternoon tea which I would definitely go back for! 

If you want to check out Ghiaccio's afternoon tea you can find details below

Website: Ghiaccio.co.uk (not currently active)

Do you have any afternoon tea recommendations to try? Let me know!
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