*British accent* Fancy a cuppa?
If you’re still swooning, crying, and having all the feels from Bridgerton’s iconic scene, “You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires,” then we totally feel you! Bridgerton’s season 2, the romance period drama set in the Regency era in England, has certainly swept a lot of viewers off their feet.
But apart from capturing our hearts, the TV series also ignited our fondness for all things British! Just last week, the Villa Bridgerton in Quezon City was introduced. It is an ancestral house that has been transformed into a mansion of Bridgerton’s high society, complete with a royal carriage, a grand banquet hall, and even a game of croquet!
Unfortunately, Villa Bridgerton is no longer accepting bookings. However, you can still reminisce about Bridgerton’s best scenes while having a laid-back afternoon of sipping tea and nibbling on pastries through these 5 spots around the metro where you can enjoy afternoon tea!
The Lobby – The Peninsula Manila
One of the famous tea spots in the city, The Lobby brings elegance and flair to your afternoon tea session. The hotel’s grandeur setting and comforting ambiance will put you in the right mood for The Lobby’s premium tea blends, created by The Peninsula’s very own tea masters. Their tea is served with an assortment of sandwiches, pastries, scones, and quiches that will delight the palate.
Tea Time: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm daily
Price: Personal serving, good for 1 person. Afternoon Tea Set: P 1,976 (adult) and P 2,576 (with a flute of Champagne)
Lusso by Margarita Flores – Makati
Lusso is a salon-style cafe that offers elevated comfort food filled with creative and ultimately luxurious flavors. If you’re on the lookout to discover innovative plates and unique, yet delicious dishes–this is the place. Their collection of stunning desserts and scrumptious sandwiches are the perfect pairing for their tea. Modern, chic, and unforgettable–you’ll definitely mark this as one of the best in the metro.
Price: Ladurée teas such as Marie Antoinette, Roi Soleil, Othello, Ladurée blend at P115 each.
Oasis Garden Cafe – Solaire Resort
The Oasis Garden Cafe is a place of retreat–the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and delight yourself with your afternoon tea. Revel in the peaceful vibes and the beautiful bursts of nature around the cafe. You can choose between their selection of Black tea, Green tea, and Herbal tea to pair with their savory bites, flavorful sandwiches, sweet pastries, and scones.
Price: P1,400 (choose between Black tea, Green tea, and Herbal tea). First tier of snacks are Tea Sandwiches, second tier are savory bites such as pork taco bites and salmon tartare; and third tier are sweets. There is also a variety of scones that come with a Homemade Berry Compote, Lemon Curd, and Devonshire Clotted cream.
Lobby Lounge – Shang Ri La
Feel like royalty at the Lobby Lounge where you can marvel at the stylish interiors and the wide array of delectable dishes for all kinds of appetites. They have themed afternoon tea sets that include premium types of tea, complete with snacks such as salads, sandwiches, and sweets!
Time: Daily from 2 pm to 6 pm
Price: P1750 net including a first course of savory plates, a second course featuring a live carving, a third course of pastries, a palette cleanser of gin and tonic granite, and a fourth course featuring sweets.
Bizu – multiple branches
Bizu is known for their jaw-dropping pastry and cake creations with flavors that are equally mind-blowing. But if you want the whole Bizu experience, we suggest dropping off at one of their branches and enjoying their afternoon tea sets. Unwind with their selection of tea and delightful snacks like Canapés, Scones, and more!
Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
TWG Tea Philippines – multiple branches
TWG Tea Philippines is a haven for all tea-lovers. While it is unfortunate that they don’t offer dine-in services anymore, their boutique is still open for you to shop your favorite teas, jaw-dropping tea accessories, fragrant tea-infused candles, and of course, their famous macarons!
You can also buy through their shop at Lazada.
Lobby Lounge at Manila Hotel – Manila
Located at the heart of Manila, the Lobby Lounge at Manila hotel celebrates the beauty and wonder of Philippine culture. You’ll love the grand decor of Narra furniture, as well as brass, crystal, and capiz seashells. But it is the food that will make your visit memorable. Lobby Lounge offers a magical Filipino Afternoon Tea that showcases native delicacies and other scrumptious pastries.
Price: P1, 180 for 2 persons.
The Lounge at Grand Hyatt Manila – Taguig
The Grand Hyatt Manila is the place to indulge and pamper yourself with well-crafted menus and an elegant ambiance. You’ll love relaxing over aromatic cups of tea and delightful plates of savories and sweets.
Time: Afternoon Tea at 2:30PM to 5:30PM
Price: 2,200 for two persons including savory dishes, homemade scones, teacakes including Bibingka, choice of cake or waffles, and a wide selection of tea.
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