Like showers and sea monkeys, tea comes to life when you add water. Let the leaves do the talking with today's Groupon: £19 for afternoon tea with Champagne for two people at The Caledonian Hotel.
Blossoming from the Georgian splendour of its 1870s construction, The Caledonian Hotel is a newly refurbished, 91 bedroom residence that welcomes Newcastle's visitors with refined elegance. Often a choice for wedding days, there are seven versatile function rooms, as well an on-site bistro which offers eclectic and innovative cuisines.
Duos can make time for tea, clinking a glass of Champagne for celebratory cheers and tucking into some freshly baked scones and a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, and cakes. There will be a worthy complement of clotted cream and strawberry jam, as well as a choice of traditional teas, such as Earl Grey, English breakfast, Darjeeling, and Assam. For those seeking something a little heavier, freshly brewed Illy coffee is also on offer.
The Caledonian Hotel was awarded an encouraging 3.5/5 from TripAdvisors, while LateRooms.com users scored the hotel 4/6 for the quality of food. Though the majority of reviews are for the accommodation and the Afternoon Teas are yet to be widely commented upon, many visitors complimented the food and the helpful staff.
The food was superb and they catered for my special dietary needs without any complaint.
– MrsAJP, TripAdvisor, Feb 2012
We were both VERY impressed and could not fault the hotel, food or the staff.
– hbeardow45, TripAdvisor, Jan 2012