We’ve discovered an afternoon tea experience with a difference and it’s a great way to look very civilised whilst actually having fun!
Drinking gin from teacups. Is there anything more quaint and British sounding?
It may seem like a funny idea but we think it’s genius and you can now do it in public thanks to Bella Italia.
The Italian restaurant, which has over 100 restaurants across the UK, has started offering a Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic Afternoon Tea.
Your favourite tipple is served in a special Hendrick’s Gin teapot and sipped from Hendrick’s-branded teacups.
Along with the gin served in a teapot you’ll also get what’s offered in their Classic Afternoon Tea.
That includes fluffy mini pizza breads, Panescone – the Italian twist on the classic English scone – served with mascarpone cream and strawberry jam, plus mini desserts for a top-tier of sweet treats.
The cost for all this is a rather spiffing and splendid £30 for two people.
If you fancy recreating the experience at home you can get kitted out with your own cute Hendrick’s tea set.
The Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic Afternoon Tea is available to book at participating Bella Italia restaurants, priced at £30 for two people. Make a reservation online here. Images from Hendrick’s.