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“Great selection in tranquil environment”
Review of Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea
Ranked #62 of 1,207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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 and Evening Tea is served in the lounge, on the terrace or around the garden fountain.
Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful selection of teas, served the correct way.
Food was tasty and service was prompt.

Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing break from the city centre.

Thank NemZa
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Gundula W, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

Thank you for your positive review - we look forward to welcoming you back whenever you are in Cape Town for a 'relaxing' break

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

On arrival we were asked if we would like a table inside or out on the terrace we choose one of the last on the terrace which had beautiful views. We found the staff very charming and a thank you to Sidney whose knowledge of the different teas was appreciated, it made all the difference to be told about them. There is a very large table with a wonderful and varied spread to choose from and you do need to pace yourself. I admit that I did go for more of the cakes as they were wonderful and just the right size. Most you could tell what they were but there was always a member of staff on hand to answer any questions. Friends who have stayed at the hotel said we must go and we were all pleased we did as it was one of the highlites of the holiday and very relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Take your time and try more than one of the teas and sit back and enjoy the whole experience

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1  Thank Eve K
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Gundula W, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2014

We are glad to hear your friends advice was well received and that you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

This has to be the most quintessential English Afternoon Tea. An abundance of finger sandwiches and cakes in a beautiful garden setting. Oh and the Tea was great to!

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Thank Archee E
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Gundula W, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Thank you for your short, but great review - we really appreciate you taking the time and we are happy to hear you really enjoyed every aspect of our offering. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Mount Nelson certainly sets a splendid afternoon tea. So much variety to choose from and all beautifully presented too. One small complaint though - the flies were also having a good feed on the afternoon tea offerings. Not a good look.

1  Thank Nick M
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Gundula W, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

Thank you for your review. Its a pleasure to have our guests try our large variety of cakes, sweet treats and savouries. For food safety purposes we are considering serving the savouries to the tables soon, in this way we hope that the 'uninvited guests' will not be present whilst our Afternoon Tea guests delight in our offering.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

The setting is truly beautiful and very tranquil. The different cakes and savory items are a real treat. The wide selection of imported teas.

1  Thank Emarie B
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Gundula W, Manager at Afternoon Tea, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

We welcome tourists regularly but are especially happy to be able to welcome our local guests too. Thank you for taking the time to drive the long distance from Paarl to enjoy our gardens and our Afternoon Tea offering.

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