Take a friend or loved one and treat yourselves to a delicious afternoon tea at the 5* Royal Garden Hotel in leafy Kensington. Close to historic Kensington Palace and Gardens this experience offers a truly quintessentially English afternoon. Your afternoon tea will take place in the Park Terrace Lounge, which back in 2012, and again in 2013 was awarded the prestigious ‘Award of Excellence’ by The Tea Guild. You will be presented with freshly made savoury treats, scones, delicate cakes and fine loose leaf tea, as you enjoy eachothers' company and views over Kensington Gardens. A resident pianist will play music on selected days at certain times so your afternoon tea may be further enjoyed with this treat. Your time spent at the 5* Royal Gardens Hotel is sure to tick all the boxes and have you telling all your friends. What's Included? Queen Victoria afternoon tea for two Exquisite location in the Park Terrace Lounge at the 5* Royal Garden Hotel Dine overlooking Kensington Gardens Enjoy freshly made savoury treats, pastries, cakes and scones with loose leaf tea Live music from the resident pianist Tuesday to Sunday Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival at the 5* Royal Garden Hotel, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff, who’ll direct you to the Park Terrace Lounge and show you to your pre-booked table. The two of you will be served a delicious selection of freshly prepared savoury treats, homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves, and cakes and pastries from the Royal Garden patisserie. Soak up the atmosphere and top things off with freshly brewed organic leaf tea. You are then welcome to round off your afternoon with a pleasant walk around the impressive gardens. A discretionary service charge of 12.50% will be added to your bill. Validity Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date Participant guidelines Under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult There is disabled access The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability Afternoon tea is available seven days a week between 14.00 and 17.30 in the Park Terrace Lounge. (Some exclusions may apply) The resident pianist will play live music Tuesday to Friday from 15.00 to 18.00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 14.30 to 17.30. We recommend you book up to four weeks in advance, to make sure dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow up to 2 hours to enjoy your afternoon tea. You are welcome to extend your visit with a stroll through the gardens. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Location London - Kensington
Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden, and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy, but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay's entire world is thrown off balance even further, and she doesn't know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision - even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love, and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000910/bk_twuk_000910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the New York Times best-selling author of Steeped in Evil.... Normally Theodosia wouldn't attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine 18th century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited. In the exotic garden staged in the museum's rotunda, a Chinese dragon dances to the beat of drums as it weaves through the crowd. The guests are serenaded by a Chinese violin as they sample an assortment of tempting bites. And to give them a memento of the occasion, there's even a photo booth. But Theodosia makes a grim discovery behind the booth's curtains: the body of museum donor Edgar Webster. While Theodosia prefers tea service over the service of justice, this case is difficult to ignore - especially after Max becomes a suspect. Now she must examine the life of the fallen philanthropist and find out who really wanted him to pay up.... Includes delicious recipes and tea time tips! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara McCulloh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008613/bk_reco_008613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ambitious debut, at once timely and timeless, that captures the complexity and joys of modern womanhood. This novel is gemlike - in its precision, its many facets, and its containing multitudes. Following in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf, Rona Jaffe, Maggie Shipstead, and Sheila Heti, Jana Casale writes with bold assurance about the female experience. We first meet Leda in a coffee shop on an average afternoon, notable only for the fact that it’s the single occasion in her life when she will eat two scones in one day. And for the cute boy reading American Power and the New Mandarins. Leda hopes that by engaging him, their banter will lead to romance. Their fleeting, awkward exchange stalls before flirtation blooms. But Leda’s left with one imperative thought: She decides she wants to read Noam Chomsky. So she promptly buys a book and never - ever - reads it. As the days, years, and decades of the rest of her life unfold, we see all of the things Leda does instead, from eating leftover spaghetti in her college apartment, to fumbling through the first days home with her newborn daughter, to attempting (and nearly failing) to garden in her old age. In a collage of these small moments, we see the work - both visible and invisible - of a woman trying to carve out a life of meaning. Over the course of her experiences, Leda comes to the universal revelation that the best laid plans are not always the path to utter fulfillment and contentment, and in reality there might be no such thing. Lively and disarmingly honest, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky is a remarkable literary feat - bracingly funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and truly feminist in its insistence that the story it tells is an essential one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Lowman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006105/bk_rand_006105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CAROLE'S SENSATIONAL SEASONAL SEQUEL, CHRISTMAS CAKES & MISTLETOE NIGHTS, IS AVAILABLE NOWWhat readers are saying about The Cake Shop in the Garden: 'A novel with heart''Brilliant. A relaxing book to read''I loved reading every part of this book and didn't want it to end''I could not put this book down''Would make a great film!''Carole at her very best'The scrumptious Cake Shop in the Garden is Carole Matthews' bestselling book ever! Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell.Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will?Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made.When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay's entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn't know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision - even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden.
2016 James Beard Award Winner (Baking & Desserts) 101 recipes for baking with whole and sprouted grains, making the most of the seasonal harvest, and healing the body through naturally fermented food Sarah Owens spent years baking conventional baked goods, only to slowly realize she had developed a crippling inability to digest or tolerate their ingredients. Unable to enjoy many of her most favorite foods, she knew she must find a health-sustaining alternative. Thus Sarah started experimenting with sourdough leavening, which almost immediately began to heal her gut and inspire her anew in the kitchen. Soon after, her artisan small-batch bakery, BK17, was launched, and with that, a new way to savor and share nutritious sourdough breads and treats with her Brooklyn community. Sourdough and other fermented foods are making a comeback because of their rich depth of flavor and proven health benefits. In Sourdough, Sarah demystifies keeping a sourdough culture, which is an extended fermentation process that allows for maximum flavor and easy digestion, showing us just how simple it can be to create a healthy starter from scratch. Moreover, Sarah uses home-grown sourdough starter in dozens of baked goods, including cookies, cakes, scones, flatbreads, tarts, and more--well beyond bread. Sarah is a botanist and gardener as well as a baker--her original recipes are accented with brief natural history notes of the highlighted plants and ingredients used therein. Anecdotes from the garden will delight naturalists and baked-goods lovers among us. Laced with botanical and cultural notes on grains, fruits and vegetables, herbs, and even weeds, Sourdough celebrates seasonal abundance alongside the timeless craft of artisan baking.
***CAROLE'S SENSATIONAL SEASONAL SEQUEL, CHRISTMAS CAKES & MISTLETOE NIGHTS, IS AVAILABLE NOW *** 'A novel with heart' 'Brilliant. A relaxing book to read' 'I loved reading every part of this book and didn't want it to end' 'I could not put this book down' 'Would make a great film!' 'Carole at her very best' The scrumptious Cake Shop in the Garden is Carole Matthews' bestselling book ever! Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell. Fay Merryweather runs her cake shop from her beautiful garden. She whips up airy sponges and scrumptious scones, while her customers enjoy the lovely blossoms and gorgeous blooms. Looking after the cake shop, the garden and her cantankerous mother means Fay is always busy but she accepts her responsibilities because if she doesn't do all this, who will? Then Danny Wilde walks into her life and makes Fay question every decision she's ever made. When a sudden tragedy strikes, Fay's entire world is thrown off balance even further and she doesn't know which way to turn. Can Fay find the strength to make a life-changing decision - even if it means giving up the thing she loves the most? Life, love and family are about to collide in The Cake Shop in the Garden.
In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals-but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . . Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective-so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried . . . especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy's Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey's grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn't want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart-but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey's murder. Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene-and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt's name and bag the real killer before things boil over . . . Includes delicious recipes for Iris's Lemon Tea Cakes and more!
Mrs Simkins is back with a fantastic collection of recipes, hints and tips for every kind of tea you could imagine. Whether it is simple tea and biscuits, traditional afternoon tea or a more substantial high tea, Mrs Simkins has it covered. There are also teas for various celebrations and tea parties, as well as cream teas and toasty teas, tea in the garden and picnic teas. As you would expect, there is plenty of baking and a considerable number of nostalgic treats! You'll find delicious recipes for:* Breads and pastries * Cakes and buns * Scones and biscuits * Savouries and sandwiches * Toasty teas * Ice creams, jellies and blancmanges