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Afternoon Tea

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Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber. Follow with a delectable dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called "melktert" in Afrikaans. During the winter months you can also enjoy a selection of warm treats. Expect mushroom empanadas, tomato tarts and chicken pies. The signature Mount Nelson Tea has been expertly blended from six teas: Darjeeling, Kenya, Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, Ceylon, and rose petals from our garden. In addition, we offer an array of leaf and flowering teas. Morning, Afternoon
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lover of afternoon tea I had initially intended booking here then changed my mind after viewing a programme in the UK featuring another upmarket venue. However I was emphatically told by the wife of my boss and who are regular visitors to CT...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jennirAberdeen
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Jennir, What an amazing review! Thank you so much for taking the time, your review is such a treat in itself. We are delighted that so many elements of your visit created such a memorable experience and please extend our gratitude to the boss'...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was greeted by welcoming reception . We made our way to dining area where we made ourselves known to F & B Manager. Wilson was our waiter who explained everything we were made very welcome and the food was amazing so much to choose from...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lesley H
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mrs. Hogan, It was so great to welcome you back and we are delighted that you both had a great time with us. Hope to see you back very soon and enjoy your time in Cape Town. All the best, Johann

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard of all the hype of hi-tea in Nellie and decided to try for a solo NYE celebration. Made reservation in advance online and took an Uber there. The staff were really friendly and courteous. I had the tea sommelier serving my table and giving...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WaiYeeChoon
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Wai Yee Choon, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for choosing to ring in the new year with us! We do value the feedback in terms of the food selection and have shared this with our team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming way to spend some time at this truly beautiful site. The afternoon tea offers a wide selection of treats and the choice of teas are outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank dragon24
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We are delighted to see you have enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned it as a highlight to our brief visit in Cape Town. Too bad they had bungled up our reservation to start with. Having arrived exactly at the booked time, we had to wait 25 min for our table to be set because...More

1  Thank Georg R
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Georg R, We wish to sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed our vast tea selection, some of the most on offer in Cape Town. We do sincerely apologize for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Afternoon Tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel during our stay in Cape Town and were not overwhelmed. As we like the tradition of Afternoon Tea we tried quite a lot Afternoon Tea around the world (Mandarin Oriental London, Fortnum & Mason London,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MUC_Evi
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We wish to sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. It is with great disappointment that we read your feedback, as we had no information on the day and would have done everything possible to rectify on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read that the Mount Nelson offered a vegan option for their afternoon tea and we were excited to try it during our honeymoon. First, the ambience is lovely. Second, the tea selection is fantastic and you can have multiple teas. The food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carissa M
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Carissa, we are delighted you had such an amazing time at our afternoon tea, the vegan options are truly delicious. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, Johann

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a friends recommendation visited the hotel for afternoon tea, I can only say it was a great experience not only from the food but also the amazing choice of teas available (unlimited) and the fact you could swap and change when you wanted. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mick H
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mick, we appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. We are delighted to see you had a great time with us. Our selection of (unlimited) teas truly is a great part of our afternoon tea offering at the hotel, not forgetting the...More

Reviewed December 8, 2018

So excited to take two very special older ladies on a tea time treat of a lifetime. On arrival our email booking could not be found, but that was no problem for our maitre D who quickly found us a table on the lovely terrace...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chefsmum783
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chef's Mum! Thank you so much for your review, we will definitely share your feedback within our team. We hope to welcome you back very soon, best regards, Johann

Reviewed November 24, 2018

We always tried the high tea or the afternoon tea in this case at Belmond. The small plates sandwiches and bite size goodies are fine. They have all the sweet items set on side tables for you to choose which is definitely overwhelming. The best...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LakeviewMan
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We will review your feedback within the team and we do hope to see you soon again, all the best Johann

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annmaria11
November 2, 2018|
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Response from FandBManagerJB | Property representative |
Dear Ann Maria, Thank you again for your feedback. Your review has been responded to and should be published shortly. Again, we apologise for any disappointment you experienced during your visit. Regards, Johann Food and... More
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Emelda V
September 10, 2018|
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Hello Emelda, The cost for Afternoon Tea is R365 per adult and R205 for children aged between 4-11 years old. Warm regards Louise
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Hiramdm
April 6, 2018|
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Response from Dantol13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely it gets busy! They do an early evening sitting which is what I did
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