Aren’t Sundays just made for doing all the favourite things ever?
Hanging out with your favourite folk, having a wander out and about, taking a break for a bite or two with a brew, and just really enjoying the last day of the weekend.
I’ve even go to say that Sunday’s make the perfect occasion for an afternoon tea.Our latest visit took us to Creams, the tea room parlour you might have noticed in The Core, stylish and modern, but one that also embraces the truest sense of nostalgia of the authentic tea rooms from the 1900’s.
A marble floor leads visitors into its large open space, which is divided into two, a shop front selling sweet macarons, hampers, and all other sweet essentials, whilst the depth of the venue becomes the grand dining experience.Pleasantly surprising, the menu for the afternoon teas was particularly impressive, offering five completely different styles and tastes. From delicacies of Europe, to Eastern influences, the options were exciting and unusual.
With typically only having one option to dine with, having five very different styles of afternoon tea variations to pick from was tough, so we decided to put destiny in the hands of the Creams staff. Through their recommendation, we opted for the classic British Afternoon Tea and the rather interesting Royal Arabian alternative too.The tearoom was peaceful, with a relaxing hum to the room from the handful of other guests enjoying the Sunday buzz of the city centre.
We were first seated at the very back of the room, with large windows offering plenty of light, and a side view of the city centre. But looking to face Nathan, out towards the front of Creams, the signs on the shop fronts of the other venues in The Core were a bit of a distraction.Good for us, the tea room was quiet, and having spotted comfy sofas seats to the right of the room, positioned up along the wall, we vacated the old table, and made ourselves cosy in our new seats.
The ceilings were high, and brought an element of sophistication, with an impressively large chandelier as the focus point. The colour of the furnishings were fantastically pastel, from delicate rose to mint green, baby blue and soft purples.Even when the food arrived, the casings and decorations perfectly matched the pastel theme.
Served as delicately as a Creams Afternoon Tea sounds, our two much anticipated variations arrived, pristine, devourable, and certainly tempting to tuck into. Served with savoury bites on the lower tier, a specifically themed snack in the middle, and then sweet treats tantalisingly placed on top.For the classic afternoon tea, mini brioches were served with chicken mayonnaise, cheese and spring onion, and an egg mayo. A scone with jam and clotted cream was of course the middle snack, with a cupcake, macarons and chocolates on top.
What a winning choice this was, and I would have been very happy to have three tiers of just this. The filling was flavoursome with a great kick to it.The second plate was filled with hummus, olives and pita bread, a very simple and delicious snack. This was Nathan’s favourite dish. Last to enjoy was the final tier of cakes and patisseries.
Both afternoon tea’s were delicious, with both of us having our firm favourites, and the proof was in the empty plates. And just then as the food settled, the next food adventure was about to begin.What can only be described as a chocolate avalanche and a strawberry cloud, the two freakshakes before us were bedazzling. I heard about the hype for these stealthy desserts, but hadn’t until this very day tried one. Glamorous milkshakes with all the accessories and toppings you could imagine. A mountain of cakes and chocolate, with plenty of sugar garnishing and syrups hits like a hat on a drinks, and it’d be one a Mad Hatter would be very proud of.
A piece of edible art. So there we have it, we ate to our hearts content and left Creams with two very full bellies, possibly having slightly overindulged. The food was delicious, the atmosphere friendly, and a location so central.
If you’re looking to enjoy an afternoon tea in town, Creams is certainly a fantastic contender, and one that is wanting to make its mark in providing affordably luxury.
Would love to know if you’ve been before and what you enjoyed the most?
Lots of love,