Afternoon tea is a the most quintessentially English of our many traditions and shows no signs of waning in popularity. Whilst an afternoon tea still contains cakes, scones and sandwiches some of the components seem to have been adapted to follow current afternoon tea trends. Some of the top London hotels have been changing their menus to follow different themes such as beauty and the beast . Another trend is currently for Italian flavours such as blood orange and lemon. Lemon tart is a popular component of many afternoon teas as it provides a sharp contrast to some of the other sweet treats available.
Nostalgia is another trend and at the Burn Hall Hotel York Yorkshire parkin makes a regular appearance on the afternoon tea menus, a delicious traditional old Yorkshire recipe made with ginger and oats. Healthy treats or those suggesting that they may also be healthy have also appeared on afternoon tea menu in the UK in recent times such as courgette cake and gluten free brownies. Sweeties is another trend with cakes be exchanged for sweets like homemade jellies or homemade fudge. The Burn Hall fudge is popular with young and old visitors when it features on the afternoon tea menu.
Afternoon tea is to seen to be a treat sandwiches , scones and cakes pure indulgence and that is a popular trend or theme for afternoon tea and cakes such as triple chocolate brownies are often very sought after. Pure indulgence can also mean adding in a glass of fizz or pimms to make the afternoon tea more celebratory.
At The Burn Hall Hotel York we change the offering for our afternoon tea on a monthly basis this allows us to bring in delicious fresh seasonal ingredients but it is also the perfect reason to return every month! Visitors can enjoy our offering in the hotel or on days blessed with fine weather in the gardens overlooking the front lawns . Our afternoon tea includes freshly made sandwiches , homemade Yorkshire scones and a variety of yummy sweet treas such as Yorkshire parkin.
One of the current trends mentioned above is for sweeties and our may menu includes the Burn Hall Hotel fudge please see details on our offers page or click on May afternoon tea
The hotel is set in the north Yorkshire countryside just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York and offers plenty of free parking. If you are looking for an afternoon tea party to celebrate a special occasion please let us know we have a number of different function rooms that can cater for small our large parties
To book afternoon tea please call our reservations team on 01347 825400