Lifestyle Magazine

Afternoon Tea - The Pier, Cleethorpes

By Aworldfullofprettiness
Last week I had the pleasure of having afternoon tea with a friend at The Pier in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. This former nightclub was recently transformed into a restaurant and tea room so I can imagine it to become extremely busy in the summer months with the tourists!

Afternoon Tea - The Pier, Cleethorpes


The Victoria Tea Room is situated at the front of the pier, allowing views of both the beach and boardwalk. With floor to ceiling windows, this light and airy restaurant is a pleasant environment to indulge in some afternoon tea.
The service was just 'ok'. Hot drinks were forgotten about and we had to prompt the waitress, to which she had forgotten our orders.
Afternoon Tea - The Pier, Cleethorpes

The food itself was of a good standard, however I have had better. The sandwich fillings were typical for afternoon tea, cheese, salmon, egg mayonnaise etc. Both of us aren't fond of salmon so were able to choose an alternative filling. The quality of the fillings didn't blow me away but they were still nice enough.
Afternoon Tea - The Pier, Cleethorpes

Initially, although there appeared to be huge amounts of food, everything was of a bite size portion and manageable. I did feel like everything was bulked out with the jars of jam and cream, as well as the strawberries so the quantity I found deceiving. The scones were a little hard on the outside, and I felt the choice of desserts lacked inspiration and variety. I felt there were too many sponge type cakes, some being very flat and bland in flavor.
Afternoon Tea - The Pier, Cleethorpes

There were a few unique savoury items that are not usually found on afternoon teas, such as sausage rolls (which were delicious!), and a quiche-type slice.
Afternoon Tea - The Pier, Cleethorpes

Because of the setting, I really wanted to like this place, but unfortunately I won't be rushing back any time soon. I will however be sampling an evening meal in the restaurant instead.
Please note: I have had many afternoon teas over the past 3 years so my expectations/standards maybe a little higher than some, so please don't let this affect your decision in visiting places in which I review.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Verdi Project: Stiffelio

    Verdi Project: Stiffelio

    Verdi battles the censors with an opera about religion. by Paul J. Pelkonen Preacher man: José Cura as Stiffelio at the Metropolitan Opera.Photo by Ken Howard... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Superconductor
  • I Still Managed To Shop These In Mauritius!

    Still Managed Shop These Mauritius!

    Travelling to Mauritius? Thinking of what you should buy? Here is a list that SSU contributor Sakshi bought and she has some honest take on Mauritius markets.... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Shoppingaholic
  • Food Review: Katz’s Delicatessen, New York City

    Katz’s katzenjammer sandwich Katz’s deli in the lower East side of New York comes recommended by most guidebooks and travel websites, and someone we know said... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Emma
  • Healthy Lunch Salad!

    Healthy Lunch Salad!

    Yesterday, I invented this lovely healthy lunch or dinner. I even eat it like breakfast this morning! So good, So yummy! You can eat it just like this but I wil... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Sophies Foodie
  • Skincare Empties #8

    Skincare Empties

    Hi All,According to the Instagram polls am posting an empties post first. I am so into powder cleansers that I ended up using two of them both are my favorites. Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Skincarevilla
  • The Most Important Mission Of The Modern Mormon Church

    Most Important Mission Modern Mormon Church

    Previously: A Plea Unto Every Latter-day Saint On the shelf directly behind me is a hefty Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, which I like to browse now and... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Rockwaterman
  • 6 Ways To Be A Business Leader As Well As A Developer

    Ways Business Leader Well Developer

    Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their idea of a new technology or required service. These idea and developer... Read more

    The 22 April 2018 by   Martin Zwilling