Parker’s Tavern Review- Afternoon Tea in Cambridge

Parker’s Tavern Review- Afternoon Tea in Cambridge
Parker's Tavern
Afternoon Tea with a glass of fizz.

The University Arms Hotel has always offered afternoon tea in Cambridge, but never like this! After its recent refurbishment and the opening of Parker’s Tavern, the traditional treat has been given a substantial makeover.

Parker’s Tavern:

Parker's Tavern Menu

Tristan Welch has worked in many Michelin starred kitchens and luckily for us locals is now cooking in Cambridge! Parker’s Tavern offer an extensive menu- this visit we opted for the afternoon tea.

The afternoon tea menu (and the beautifully crafted plates) tell tales of Cambridge history and run throughout the whole experience , including of course Sir Isaac Newton and that apple.

The Savouries:

Parker's Tavern

Light, flavoursome sandwiches included coronation chicken, beef and smoked trout. We loved the Musk’s sausage roll and the crayfish pasty boat.

The Scones:

Parker's Tavern scones

The plum pudding scones were crisp and light and served with a delicious apple butter, jam and clotted cream. We could’ve eaten a couple more of these but then we are a greedy pair!

The Sweets:

Afternoon tea in Cambridge

We had been waiting to try the Duke of Cambridge Tart for a long time and it didn’t disappoint. Candied lemon and orange peel in a light pastry case- delicious! Sweet, rich, and deep in flavour.

Parker's Tavern

Delicate, beautifully crafted and most importantly tasting great a wide range of sweet treats, from the rice pudding macaroon (my favourite), to the iced saffron and rose cake, and the chocolate truffle.

Afternoon tea in Cambridge:

A delicious walk through some of the history of Cambridge. At £33 per person, this is the higher price end of afternoon teas locally but good value when considering the quality of the ingredients. A great option for afternoon tea in Cambridge.

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