Last week I was invited along to the Hilton Garden Inn in Sunderland, situated at the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotels very own Karbon Grill restaurant has recently launched an American style Afternoon Tea. So I hopped on the metro after work and headed on over to the Stadium of Light to try it out.
You’re probably wondering how an American style Afternoon Tea differs from a classic Afternoon Tea and it’s as simple as instead of cucumber sandwiches and fruit scones its filled with American themed sweets and treats. Filled with mini sliders, calzones, spicy buffalo wings and cheesy bites there’s plenty of tastes to enjoy. Followed by a gorgeous selection of mini mud pie, key lime pie and pecan tarts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Afternoon Tea retails at £14.50 with a minimum of two people, which for an afternoon tea I think is a pretty good deal. The one thing I liked the most about this is each person gets their own plate stand just for them, so there’s no awkward ‘do you want this?’ moments and nobody fighting over the last bit of cake.
Alongside your food, you get what I can only describe as the best milkshake in the world. I’m not usually a huge fan of milkshakes or smoothies but this one was incredible. It was sort of like a milkshake and smoothie hybrid, both fruity and creamy at the same time. Not to mention its super thick, to the point it stuck to the sides of my glass whenever I drank it. I would quite happily pay £14.50 just to drink the milkshake on its own, the delicious food is just an added plus.
If you’re tired of the typical afternoon tea filled with sandwiches and scones then this is a perfect alternative I’d highly recommend.