Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House
At Brentwood Social House we serve a 3-tiered stand of crafted sweet and savoury items, in keeping with the traditional English Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea). Ours is a casual, cozy Afternoon Tea with mismatched vintage china pieces set in a quaint coffee house. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, and a pot of tea for each person.
The price is $30/person. There is an additional charge for gluten-free or vegan settings. We have 1 seating daily at at 3:00.
For parties of 10 guests or fewer, you can BOOK ONLINE. We do need at least 48 hours advance booking. If you have any special requests or need to let us know anything about your event, you can make a note at the end of the booking process.
For parties greater than 10, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Items may vary and are subject to change
(3 varieties, typically vegetarian)
Cucumber and Lemon Dill Cream Cheese
Housemade Tomato Chutney with Cheddar Cheese
Hummus with Savoury Butternut Squash Spread Sandwich
Scone with Butter and Jam
Various sweet treats such as:
Mini Raspberry Bakewell Tart
Lemon Tea Bread
Chocolate Tart with Fresh Whipped Cream
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Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?
Afternoon Tea is an English tradition which began in the 1840s when nna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford announced she would get hungry between lunch and dinner. She declared she would like to eat a light snack around 4pm everyday. Cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam and cream along with a hot pot of tea were on the menu for the Duchess.
This wonderful tradition has since evolved and Afternoon Tea is increasing in popularity, especially in the UK. Chefs are adding to the basic menu and including new savoury items and more French-inspired patisserie. Afternoon Tea still remains a delicate, lighter treat than the alternative English ‘High Tea’ which is much hardier. High Tea was historically enjoyed by hungry manual workers when they came home and comprised of pies, bread and ‘builders’ tea.