I’ve written before about a visit to The Westin for A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea. This time however myself and Ruby decided to treat ourselves on a Friday afternoon to the option of takeaway afternoon tea. Priced at €19.95 each it comes in the branded three tier carry box you can see in the picture above. It needs to be ordered 24 hours in advance, especially if you want to avail of the gluten free option.
I ordered the standard one and Ruby ordered the gluten free option. I have to say my finger sandwiches were fresh and tasty however hers were a little on the dry side. Apparently its quite common to get below par sandwiches when opting for a gluten free option. Despite that set back there was more than enough food to feed us. A mix of sandwiches, scones and an array of mini desserts.
While I wouldn’t be ordering it very often it is quite nice to do it as a special treat. The only draw back was that we had to carry our takeaway afternoon tea round the corner to a coffee shop to buy some tea to go with it. The Westin don’t provide any take out tea or napkins or even a disposable knife to prepare your scone. Not ideal if you were picking it up and planning to head straight to the park for a relaxing afternoon.
None the less we did enjoy it and there’s some pictures below to give you an idea of what its like.