My Italian Afternoon tea
So for my best friend’s birthday, I booked an Italian Afternoon Tea for two at our local Alforno, as a special birthday surprise. I personally haven’t actually been to Alforno before, but my friend Cathryn has, as the Ingley Barwick restaurant is basically opposite her house! But I didn’t want your average Italian meal this time, (not like there’s anything wrong with that, Italian is my fave!) I wanted something special…well it was Cathryn’s birthday after all! Read on to discover my thoughts on Alforno’s Italian Afternoon Tea…
I love afternoon tea
Myself and Cathryn are such big fans of afternoon tea! It’s sort of becoming like a birthday tradition now. So after browsing the Alforno online menu, the thought of Italian pastries and bruschetta definitely caught my eye. Plus not to mention, it comes with prosecco for just £2.50 extra! I placed a reservation on their online booking system and rang to confirm the day before too. This was just to be certain they were still doing the afternoon tea, I wouldn’t normally have done this!
The afternoon tea came with an Antipasto of marinated olives, an Italian meat selection and sun-dried tomatoes. I especially loved the sun-dried tomatoes! We also had Caprino Al Forno (grilled goats cheese open sandwich with red onion jam) and bruschetta. I’m such a huge bruschetta fan anyway, so this was one of my personal favourites from the full spread! And goats cheese is by far my favourite of all cheeses and my usual go-to on every menu. So I was loving the fact that so many of my favourite foods were in this selection!
Moving on to dessert, we had sweet pastries filled with hazelnut praline and lemon & white chocolate and also pistachio. The hazel praline was my favourite out of the bunch. Controversial I know, but think Nutella, just nicer! We think finished with our meal with a fruit scone each, served with clotted cream and jam.
My experience at Alforno Ingleby Barwick
The staff at Alforno Ingley Barwick were so lovely! There was a slight confusion around my online reservation, (apparently, you do have to book the afternoon tea, I was right to check!), but once this was cleared up, the food came super quickly.
The atmosphere was nice and I really liked the decor of the resturant…think classic Italian with a funky modern twist! I would 100% recommend visiting Alforno, especially to try the Italian afternoon tea!
The Italian Afternoon Tea is £8.50 per person and you can add prosecco like we did for just £2.50 each. For more information on the full Alforno menu or to place an online booking, click here!
Do you love afternoon tea as much as me? Would you try Italian afternoon tea? Please let me know in the comments!