Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, served in the surroundings of our beautiful Palm Court Lounge.
The tradition of afternoon tea was introduced by Anna Marie, 7th Duchess of Bedford in England around 1840.
It was not unusual for people to have only breakfast and dinner at this time and the Duchess found herself complaining of a mid afternoon hunger. She requested tea and a light snack, which soon became a regular occurrence as she invited friends to join her. Before long other socialites started hosting afternoon tea and it became the tradition we celebrate today.
Now it is more likely to be enjoyed a special treat for a birthday or a catch up with friends, afternoon tea is served in luxury hotels all over the world. The newly refurbished setting of our stunning Palm Court Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy this indulgent afternoon treat while in Valletta.
Sandwiches & Pastries
Finger Sandwiches Ballut Farm egg mayonnaise Local roast ham, wholegrain mustard Classic cucumber Smoked salmon, lemon & black pepper butter Roast sirloin of beef, horseradish Sandwiches can be served on gluten free bread on request
Scones Freshly baked Phoenicia scones Served with Devonshire clotted cream & seasonal preserve
Pastries & Cake Maltese honey & lavender Macaroon Chocolate, peanut & salted caramel slice Fruit & custard tart Hazelnut praline choux Lemon & poppy seed cupcake
White & Green Teas
JASMINE SILVER NEEDLE
Fine downy buds of white tea scented with fresh jasmine
A bright spring fresh and grassy sweet Chinese green tea
A fragrant classic of rich Ceylon scented with bergamot
A traditional blend using pure Assam and Ceylon
A fragrant and comforting afternoon tea classic
Rich and warming Ceylon tea with fragrant spices
Intensly floral with a characteristic tart freshness
FLOWERING JASMINE AND LILY
Green tea topped with lily petals and jasmine flowers
BLACKCURRANT AND HIBISCUS
A vivid blend of berry fruits and flower petals
Whole camomile flowers dried to create a soothing and cleansing infusion
WHOLE PEPPERMINT LEAVES
An intensely refreshing infusion of dried peppermint leaves
LEMONGRASS & GINGER
A zesty, warming and invigorating combination
Afternoon Tea Choices
Classic Afternoon Tea €24 per person
Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco | €30 per person
Champagne Afternoon Tea with a glass of Baron de Rothschild Champagne| €40 per person