VesuviO Italian Afternoon Tea
The VesuviO Italian Afternoon Tea is available Monday to Friday from 1pm to 4pm. See below for details, special offers and the origin of this delectable treat.
Mezza Luna Panini
Parma Ham, Tomato & Basil drizzled with Olive Oil, Chicken Mayo
& Spring Onion, Smoked Salmon, Arugula & Cream Cheese
Toasted Italian bread topped with chopped tomatoes, Basil, onions & olive oil
Freshly Made Traditional Scone
Served with clotted cream & preserve
Nonna’s Chocolate Tartufo
Chocolate Lobster Tail
Limoncello Posset & Amaretti
Unlimited caffe, Selection of Teas & Choice of Mineral Water
Only £18.50 per person
£27.50 per person
Including Bottomless Prosecco
Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. At the time it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast, and dinner at around 8 o'clock in the evening.
The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon - Respecting Bedfordshire's roots & the astonishing Woburn Abbey serving up the traditional perfectly, we've chosen to create our own Ilatian Afternoon Tea Feast but with the same inspiration!