It's Always Tea Time

"Begin at the beginning and go on until you come to the end: then stop."




Afternoon Tea at Hayfield Manor

To be perfectly honest I was contemplating doing an entire post using just Alice and Wonderland quotes because it is my all time favourite story ever in the world.

Orchids Restaurant at Hayfield Manor


"Why sometimes I believe in six impossible things before breakfast."

Ok! I promise I will stop now and tell you all about Afternoon Tea in Hayfield Mannor in Cork. I am going to keep it short and sweet as I am currently in MOSCOW! You can follow along with my Instagram snaps of Moscow here.

So as part of my birthday celebrations we went on a night away in Hayfield Mannor, one of Cork's top hotels and the only Irish member of the small luxury hotel groups of the world.


After a bit of a kerfuffle with the room, I threw on a frock and we made our way down to the fine dining restaurant, Orchids.. don't worry will update you on the room details later, but first it's time for tea.

Yes our suite came with a putting practice set

The tea came with strawberry smoothies and some incredibly delicious fudge.



We also received a surprise of two glasses of champagne, very nice!



Now for the main event...



I loved the egg mayonnaise sandwiches in the brioche bun, so tasty and a nice mix with the white bread sambos.



On the second plate there were the essential scones along with walnut cake and carrot cake.. yum!



Finally all the mini desserts were saved for last. Unfortunately at this stage all I could manage was a macaroon we then save the rest for later and subsequently forget them in the hotel's fridge! Disaster!



Aside from forgetting our cakes, afternoon tea was a lovely and relaxing experience, would definitely recommend it if you are ever in Cork!
Liakada

Liakada

19 comments:

  1. I love afternoon tea, especially the delicious sandwiches that come with it.

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    1. Oh me too! I wish my waistband would allow me to eat it every day :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  2. Looks delicious
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  3. love the photos! the food looks yummy :)

    Love Peace and Shimmer

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie, it was tasty!

      Ash | Liakada

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  4. Hayfield Manor looks like a delightful place to enjoy afternoon tea at - I'll have to add it to my list! I love your outfit, the en suite looks fantastic and strawberry smoothies with fudge beside them? yes please!

    ps. enjoy Moscow! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle! I adore fudge I literally have to hid it from myself if it is ever in the house, its so good!

      Ash | Liakada

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  5. Looks amazing over there! Your tea time looks equally as delicious. xx

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  6. I've not had afternoon tea before but it always looks so twee.

    Hope you have a lovely trip :)

    Corinne x
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    1. Thank you so much! Would definitely recommend tea, it is a really nice way to spend an afternoon such a treat!

      Ash | Liakada

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  7. I love afternoon tea this looks wonderful. Why is it though that they always fall down on service. Not delivering the cakes, when they look this is a travesty. The hotel looks beautiful Lucy x

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    1. I love afternoon tea! Everything about it is so cute and quaint :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  8. That's so fun that the suite had a putting set! That food looks incredible, especially the macaroons! Yum!

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    1. I know I thought it was such a good idea, very unique!

      Ash | Liakada

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  9. I'm in love with the putting set in your suite, fabulous!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Me too I thought it was such a fun idea!

      Ash | Liakada

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  10. omg!! so this post made me hungry!!! wonderful pastries!! :D

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    1. Hahaha food photos always make me so hungry!

      Ash | Liakada

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