Buckingham-Based Catering Service
Afternoon tea is a popular activity for celebrations or a way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends or family whilst feeling a little bit spoiled. The tradition of afternoon tea is thought to have originated from the 19th Century with the Duchess of Bedford, wishing to ward off her hunger between lunch and the evening meal which used to be served quite late. This aristocratic origin still influences afternoon tea today, with the elegant presentation of cakes, pastries and finger sandwiches and a feeling of grandeur brought on by the use of fine crockery and cake stands along with waitress or waiter service. Of course, this is all accompanied by a lovely cup of tea.
In parts of the UK, the term “high tea” is also used to mean “afternoon tea”. Confusingly, in many parts of the UK such as the North of England, Scotland and other places, “high tea” refers to a substantial evening meal.
At Ultimate Bars & Catering, our afternoon tea experiences are for larger groups with a minimum of 30 guests. Prices are from £15 per head.
Afternoon Tea Menu Options
Crustless Finger Sandwiches
A selection of crustless finger sandwiches served on white, wholemeal or seeded bread. Gluten-free options are also available. We also able to present wraps instead of, or in combination with, the Sandwiches. Here are our most popular sandwich choices:
– Roast Sirloin & Horseradish –
– Cucumber –
The classic afternoon tea sandwich
– Cheese –
Salad, plain or with pickle
– Smoked Salmon & Cucumber –
– Honey Roasted Ham –
– Coronation Chicken –
– Egg Mayonaisse –
We pride ourselves in serving our own homemade cakes. Here is a selection of our, and your, favourites classically English cakes ideal for afternoon tea.
– Freshly baked scones served with jam & clotted cream –
Scones can be plain, fruit, cherry or even apple crumble flavoured.
– Victoria Sponge –
An afternoon tea staple.
– Lemon Drizzle –
– Boiled Fruit Cake –
– Chocolate Brownie –
– Treacle Tart –
– Red Velvet –
– Bakewell Blondies –
– White Chocolate & Pistachio –
– Bailey’s Loaf Cake –
Tea & Coffee Selection of Your Choice
Whilst the British are known to be avid tea drinkers many don’t like it, particularly the younger generations where one in five say they don’t like the traditional brew. Therefore, even though it is called afternoon tea, we will serve coffee or different types of tea of your choosing.
What Our Afternoon Tea Package Includes
Our afternoon tea package includes a selection of four sandwich flavours, your choice of scones or cake(s), waitress service, crockery, and bone china cake stands, all delivered to your venue.
Please view our Catering FAQ page where we cover many of the things that people wonder about before giving us a call. However, we love to talk and help make your event run smoothly and as hassle-free as possible, so give us a call on the numbers below.
Call us on 07717 326 077 or 0791 856 608 to discuss your event and book your afternoon tea.