What better way to spend the weekend, than indulging in a beautifully British Afternoon Tea? Only this is no normal Afternoon Tea as The Comfy Duck have given it a little twist and have created this incredible seasonal Afternoon Tea. The perfect treat to enjoy at this time of year. If this doesn't get you in the festive spirit, I don't know what will!
It was a truly freezing Autumn day. My mum and I excitedly pulled into the long drive to The Comfy Duck at The Oaklands Hall Hotel. We gripped our coats tight in the strong autumn wind and hurried inside the grand hotel, excited for our Afternoon Tea!
Already losing light in the early afternoon, the warm glow from the chandeliers beckoned us inside, where we were greeted by high ceilings and a grand lobby.
The Comfy Duck restaurant is located just to the left of the entrance.
The Comfy Duck take great pride in their fresh, local & seasonal ingredients that have a modern twist.
Through the glass doors, we were welcomed by a grand restaurant. We were greeted warmly by the lovely Chris, our host for the afternoon readily expecting our arrival.
The restaurant is traditional and charming, yet modern with very fitting - duck printed wallpaper and gleaming chandeliers.
We settled on the Christmas Afternoon Tea Menu £14.95 pp, but there are also vegetarian and gluten free option menus to choose from to suit your dietary requirements.
Of course we opted for a glass of 'Winter Fizz', it would be rude not to!
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the yummy, Christmassy treats. The Christmas Afternoon Tea has fabulous presentation just waiting to tantalise your taste buds.
The desserts were by far the stars of the show. The tastes and textures were amazing and I thought they incorporated the Christmas flavours beautifully.
For starters, we enjoyed a warm creamy Roast Parsnip Soup, which is now, by far my favourite winter warmer soup. It was rich with flavour yet had a lovely and light consistency. The soup set the Afternoon Tea off perfectly and set the standard for what were in store for us.
We thoroughly enjoyed all the savoury items as they had delicious flavours, we loved that nothing felt too heavy, so we had plenty of room to enjoy the rest of the course.
We ordered a pot of tea for two to compliment our sweet treats.
My mum and I thoroughly enjoyed our festive themed Afternoon Tea and already began planning our next trip.
The perfect hideaway on a cold winters day.
The Comfy Duck have a grand selection of wines, beers and liquors to choose from, displayed on the grand, traditional bar.The Comfy Duck offer lots of benefits to V.I.P customers, so be sure to check out what they have to offer!
After our coats were collected, we made our way out into the cold, after a delightful Christmas Afternoon Tea.
I would like to thank The Comfy Duck for inviting me and allowing me to have this fabulous dining experience. The Christmas Afternoon Tea was everything I could have hoped for. Compliments to the Chef, as clearly a lot of thought and skill had gone into creating the menu. The quality of the food clearly shows the expertise of his work that he learned from previously working in a Michelin star restaurant in North Yorkshire. The flavours and textures of the food was faultless! The restaurant itself was a joy to visit as the friendly staff were so welcoming. The restaurant is open 7 days a week and offers an extensive A la Carte and Bar menu. This has proved to be a memorable trip and would be great treat for anyone to enjoy this time of year. Superb food, friendly staff and a stunning place to visit, I can't wait to try more from this charming first class restaurant in Lincolnshire.
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Thank you for reading.
Much love, The Hungry Little Lady x