Crafthouse Leeds Afternoon Tea Review
When we heard that Crafthouse were launching an Afternoon Tea menu, we thought it couldn’t be more fitting in one of Leeds most stunning restaurants. Situated within Trinity Shopping Centre with stylish interior and spectacular views over Leeds, every visit to Crafthouse feels like a treat. One of our favourites and well known for its desserts due to the talent of in-house Pastry Chef Stefan Rose, who will again be on BBC’s Bake Off Crème de la Crème this year.
With Head Chef Lee Murdoch’s modern way of cooking and Stefan’s skills, their Afternoon Tea has the classic elements of what we all know and love about Afternoon Tea, but with their own unique twist. Sitting down and excited for what was to come we started with a glass prosecco and English Breakfast tea. With unlimited prosecco throughout April it would be rude not to! The menu itself is quite understated, something I assume is deliberate to add an extra wow.
Wow was definitely our reaction when it arrived to the table, colourful and beautifully presented sandwiches, scones and cakes. It looked too good to eat. Starting with the sandwiches, Yorkshire Ham with a sweet sharp tomato chutney, served in mini tomato brioche buns topped with poppy or sesame seeds, and a delicate nasturtium leaf inside. Next egg mayonnaise with chive, and cucumber and cream cheese on truffle infused bread. Delicious and a really interesting twist with the tomato brioche buns and taste of truffle in the herb bread. A great addition to Crafthouse’s Afternoon Tea was the smoked salmon roulade in charcoal wafer cones, citrusy and moreish.
Saving the immaculate sweet treats till last we started on the scones, perfectly baked with clotted cream and homemade raspberry jam. A sip of tea, prosecco and time to sit and take in the surrounding restaurant and views added to our experience, we weren’t feeling too over-faced by this point. A good sweet to savoury ratio. The delicious beetroot macron was chewy on the inside with a crispy shell. The chocolate and praline torte was rich and decedent, decorated with gold leaf. Last but not least the fresh raspberry tart served with crème patisserie in a buttery crisp base. All the cakes complimented each other well with, light and fresh verses indulgent and rich.
We were blown away from our experience of Crafthouse’s Afternoon Tea. From the presentation of the food, the unique twists and service. Such an indulgent treat in this stunning setting.
Afternoon Tea served every Tuesday to Saturday between 2 pm and 5 pm. To celebrate the launch of the new Afternoon Tea menu, diners can make the most of an unlimited Prosecco offer for £23pp until Saturday 29th April.
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Crafthouse, Level 5 Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW
0113 897 0444
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