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Afternoon Tea At The Park Regis - February 2017 - Afternoon Tea Review

Tom Grimmett

Park Regis Hotel Afternoon Tea - 3.5 out of 5 If you enjoy reading my afternoon tea reviews you may remember that I visited the Park Regis hotel in August 2016 as a birthday treat for my mom and I gave it 4 out of 5 (click here to read that review).  Well, I got the chance to visit the Park Regis Hotel again and they had just updated their afternoon tea menu so it was perfect timing to review their offering again. The reason for visiting was due to my dear friend Yen's birthday.  We have been friends from college...

Festive Afternoon Tea Review - Hyatt Regency Hotel

Tom Grimmett

Hyatt Regency Festive Afternoon Tea - 3 stars out of 5 As some of you may know, I’m slightly obsessed with cakes, and not just any old cake, I like the good stuff, the homemade stuff. That’s the reason why I created Togri Bakery so everyone can have access to handmade cakes rather than the dreary supermarket dross. This obsession has fuelled my desire for trying out afternoon teas as it’s nice to have cake made by someone else for a change. Also, afternoon teas make excellent gifts for loved ones. I always treat my parents to afternoon tea for...

Afternoon Tea Review - The Park Regis Hotel - Birmingham

Tom Grimmett

Park Regis Hotel - 4 out of 5 There's a new hotel in town and a rather fancy one too.  It's called the Park Regis and it's located at Five Ways Island off Broad Street in what used to be the Five Ways Shopping Centre complex.  The shopping centre has been replaced by a car park and the tower has been completely refurbished into this marvellous hotel.  When we heard good reports about their afternoon tea we felt that we must make this our next afternoon tea destination. And so we did! Image courtesy of The Park Regis Hotel A...

Red Gooseberry Galette Recipe

Tom Grimmett

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The great thing about puddings is that the very best ones are actually the easiest to make.  No faffing around.  Just throw it together and enjoy.  And the galette certainly falls into that category. Now, you may never have heard of a galette. Well, it's a rustic French fruit pie, which can be made in no time at all and with any fruit you wish to use.  Think of it as a kind of French crumble.  In fact the humble English crumble has taken the French by storm. They can't get enough of le crumble.  Also, just like our crumble,...

Afternoon Tea Review - Hotel La Tour - Birmingham

Tom Grimmett

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Hotel La Tour Afternoon Tea - 5 out of 5 As you may have guessed by now I am really into my cakes (and puddings, and pies, and ice cream..).  Let's just say I have a sweet tooth.  Anyway, I'm very sniffy about factory made cakes because they are bland, dry and uninspiring.  So, if I am going to splurge on a sweet treat then it needs to be really worth it.  It needs to be delicious for the eyes and the belly. I apply these same high standards to afternoon teas.  In fact, I have even higher standards regarding...