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Last week I was invited along to a festive afternoon tea at the level 8ight bar in the Hilton in Bournemouth, for a Christmas meet up with Bournemouth Bloggers. I couldn’t wait to see some lovely local blogging girls again, eat lots of cake and have a look at the sky bar.
The Hilton is a fairly new addition to Bournemouth, and I’d heard lots of good things about their level 8ight sky bar, So couldn’t wait to try it for myself.
I arrived at 4pm and found a few of the girls including Emma,who runs Bournemouth Bloggers, and we were quickly offered a glass of Prosecco whilst we waited for the rest of our group.
Can I just say the interiors were beautiful, we were sat in a gorgeous velvet booth with a twinkling Christmas tree to the side of us. The bar was huge with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling & in front of us was a balcony where you can watch the sun go down with a drink. Perfect!
Not being a tea drinker I stuck with a soft drink, however English Breakfast tea and Jasmine Tea were brought out for everyone, and not far behind were three towers of treats!
How amazing does this look!? Almost too good to eat…I did say almost! After Lots of photos, one of the members of staff brought the festive to the afternoon tea by shaking icing sugar over the cakes to create the snowy look.
There was something for everyone here, with 4 choices of sandwiches, my favourite being the turkey and cranberry sandwich. Yum.
There were of course scones, plain and cranberry which were served with Dorset clotted cream and strawberry jam, or lemon curd.
On the same tier as the scones were the apple and raisin tarts, which I think were a favourite among most, and the apple rose on top was stunning!
And then lastly but most definitely not least was the top layer of more sweet treats! Chocolate orange domes which were delicious, and my favourite the blue and pink pastel meringues with cream and fresh fruit. Absolutely gorgeous, and the presentation was perfect.
The staff were attentive, the food was delicious and of course the company was wonderful! I think this afternoon tea would be perfect for a present, or just an afternoon out, and I think priced very well at £18 each & £5 extra for the prosecco.
The festive afternoon tea is available until the new year, where they will be starting a different afternoon tea in January.
Thank you again to Emma for organising, and for the Hilton for having us, I’m looking forward to heading back in the new year with my husband.
*We were very kindly provided with a complimentary afternoon tea, however all thoughts and opinions are my own!