Afternoon Tea at Hotel d’Angleterre Geneva

Photographer: Michelle Milton
High Tea at Hotel d’Angleterre Geneva
High Tea at Hotel d’Angleterre Geneva

When travelling Europe there are many delightful Patisseries to visit but few places to experience a traditional afternoon tea, but I found one at Hotel d'Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Champagne afternoon tea at Hotel d'Angleterre Geneva
Champagne afternoon tea at Hotel d’Angleterre

When travelling Europe there are many delightful Patisseries to visit but few places to experience a traditional afternoon tea, but I found one at Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland.

This historic and luxurious boutique hotel dates back to 1872 and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. Group. The hotel was voted the number one hotel in Switzerland in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards.

The hotel is known for its small (with only 39 rooms) and intimate experience and is popular with English expats.

With a view across Geneva’s Lake Leman and Mont Blanc this was the hotel of choice for celebrities including Michael Jackson and Audrey Hepburn.

Champagne afternoon tea at Hotel d'Angleterre Geneva
Champagne afternoon tea at Hotel d’Angleterre
Sandwich selection
Sandwich selection
Chicken mayonnaise sandwich with chopped almonds
Chicken mayonnaise sandwich with chopped almonds
Windows Restaurant
Windows Restaurant
Napkin and tea ware
Napkin and tea ware
Sweet selection
Sweet selection
Scones served with Gruyere double cream and homemade jam
Scones served with Gruyere double cream and homemade jam
Sweet selection
Sweet selection
Raspberry tartlet
Raspberry tartlet
Champagne afternoon tea at Hotel d'Angleterre Geneva
Champagne afternoon tea at Hotel d’Angleterre

For our afternoon tea experience we enjoyed the traditional Champagne afternoon tea menu served in the hotels Windows Restaurant with a stunning view across the lake.

Offering all the details you would expect from a tradition afternoon tea, from white table linen and napkins, to silver ware, finger sandwiches, scones and macarons. This is a stylish and graceful afternoon tea experience.

All of the afternoon tea items are prepared onsite in the hotel kitchen. The chicken mayonnaise sandwich was delicious with a bread pocket filled with a chicken mayonnaise filling and then covered in chopped almonds.

The sweet selection offered a petit éclair, a tartlet topped with raspberries and my favourite the cheese cake.

I loved the attention to detail, the cream and jam for the scones each had their own silver spoons. I detail that more afternoon teas should provide.

Hotel d’Angleterre Champagne Afternoon Tea Menu

Sweet selection
Sweet selection
  • One tea of your choice served with:
  • Smoked salmon Cheddar and tomato
  • Roast ham and mustard
  • Cucumber Free-range egg mayonnaise
  • Chicken mayonnaise with chopped almonds
  • Warm freshly baked scones served with Gruyere double cream and homemade jam
  • A selection of pastries including: cheese cake, eclair, cupcake, tartlets and macaron
  • The Champagne afternoon tea menu is all of the above with the addition of a glass of Ruinart “Brut” champagne.
  • Vegetarian and gluten free options are available on requestIf you have a chance to stay at the hotel you have the option to bring your pet along as the hotel offers a “Pet Concierge” service for an additional CHF50 a night. The service includes dog walks along the waterfront.Vegetarian and gluten free options are available<

Hotel d’Angleterre Geneva:

Email

Quai du Mont-Blanc17, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

When:

every day of the week, 3 – 6pm

Cost:

Traditional Afternoon Tea Chf 47; Champagne Afternoon Tea Chf 59.

Prices are correct at the time of publishing, but subject to change. Please contact the venue for further details.

Michelle Milton

Director, High Tea SocietyMichelle Milton is a digital communications consultant and entrepreneur. She founded High Tea Society in 2008 after struggling to find high tea venues in Melbourne. Beginning her career in London in the 1990s she was exposed to the evolving digital media industry. Now, she splits her time between helping corporates manage their digital communications and publishing High Tea Society.

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