Afternoon Tea

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.

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Sandwiches & Pastries

Finger Sandwiches
(Sandwiches can be served on gluten-free bread upon request)

Ballut Farm Eggs Mayonnaise
Roasted Local Ham, Wholegrain Mustard
Classic Cucumber Sandwich
Smoked Salmon, Lemon & Black Pepper Butter
Roast Beef Sirloin, Horseradish


Freshly Baked Phoenicia Scones served with Devonshire Clotted Cream & Seasonal Preserve

Pastries & Cake

Valrhona Chocolate Brownie
Raspberry Macaroon
Baked Pistachio Cheesecake
Apple & Almond Crumble
Lemon & Poppy Seed Parfait

Tea Selection


Jasmine Silver Needle

A delicate white tea, scented with whole, natural jasmine flowers


Organic Jade Sword

A refreshing, sweet, organic green tea; the essence of spring

Flowering Jasmine and Lily

A beautiful bloom of green tea hand tied with jasmine and lily flowers


Iron Buddha

A Chinese oolong: lightly roasted, with creamy and floral notes


Assam Breakfast

A robust black breakfast tea: rich, malty and rousing

Earl Grey

A rich Ceylon black tea, lifted with fragrant,

zesty bergamot

Darjeeling Second Flush

A fragrant & elegant black tea with a rounded, warming finish


A rousing black tea, with delicate and whole exotic spices


Blackcurrant & Hibiscus

A bold herbal with whole blackcurrants, berries & cracked hibiscus shells

Whole Peppermint Leaf

An intensely refreshing herbal tea: whole peppermint leaves picked & dried

Lemongrass & Ginger

A spicy & warming herbal tea with lemongrass lengths & dried ginger

Whole Chamomile

A herbal tea: elegant, floral & deeply soothing whole chamomile flowers

Tea Time Cocktails

Pegasus Pot €10

Tequila, Blackcurrant & Hibiscus Tea, Homemade Rosemary Syrup, Fresh Lime

Grey Time €10

Bacardi Rum, Coconut Milk, Fresh Lime, Earl Grey Tea

Botanical Sour €10

Tanqueray Gin, Rose Water, Peppermint Tea, Fresh Lemon

Lemongrass & Ginger Fizz €12

Lemongrass & Ginger infused Gin, Italicus, Fresh Lemon, Aquafaba, Fresh Cream, Ginger Beer

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

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