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Tea, treats, and tidings: celebrate Christmas with festive afternoon tea at Leila Lily’s

Think turkey with chestnut stuffing sandwiches, a Baileys cheesecake washed down with a pink partridge in a pear tree cocktail.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 20.11.2023

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by treating yourself to a luxurious festive afternoon tea at Leila Lily’s on historic Grey Street?

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle city centre, this award-winning Rosette bar and restaurant has unveiled a spectacular festive afternoon tea menu taste of Christmas you’ve all been eagerly waiting for.

From the moment you step through Leila Lily’s grand double-doored entrance, you’ll find yourself transported into a winter wonderland of wilderness-inspired décor.

Garlands of greenery elegantly encircle chandeliers above the bar, while tabletops adorned with beautiful flowers create a magical ambience. It’s not just a dining experience; it’s a journey into a visual feast that will brighten up these wintery days.

Leila Lily’s takes pride in offering more than just exceptional food; it’s about crafting a complete dining experience. Their festive afternoon tea menu boasts a vibrant fusion of seasonal ingredients and culinary creations that capture the hearty and wholesome winter flavours.

Here’s everything you need to know…

A FEAST FOR THE SENSES

For just £27 per person, you’ll be treated to a pot of tea and an array of delectable offerings that showcase a range of tastes and textures. But why stop there? It’s Christmas after all. Get the celebrations started by opting for a glass of non-alcoholic prosecco or rose prosecco for an additional £4 per person, or dive into the festive spirit with mulled wine or the tempting pink partridge in a pear tree cocktail, priced at £6 and £9 per person.

FOR THE SAVOURY LOVERS

The sandwich selection is a symphony of festive flavours. Picture savouring the flavour fusions of the turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry compote or tucking into the refreshing smoked salmon with granny smith apple and horseradish mayonnaise. And the menu doesn’t stop there – a mouth-watering pork and sage sausage roll and a rich smoked bacon and blue cheese quiche await to tantalise your taste buds.

 

FOR THE SWEET TOOTHS

As you move through the tiers, the sweet offerings unveil a dessert lover’s paradise. Indulge in a warm fruit scone with jam and cream, followed by the decadence of Christmas cake with brandy crème patisserie. And the passionfruit tart, Baileys cheesecake, and fresh mince pie complete this festive symphony for your palate.

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DELIGHTS

Leila Lily’s ensures that everyone at the table can get into the festive spirit with their vegan and veggie afternoon tea options. From heirloom tomato with basil mayonnaise and grilled tofu to the lentil, nut and mushroom sausage roll, these offerings are a testament to the talented chefs’ creativity and dedication to catering to diverse tastes. Plus, there are also gluten-free options available – just ask the friendly Leila Lily’s staff for recomendations.

View Leila Lily’s full afternoon tea menu here.

LEILA LILY’S, 2-12 GREY STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE1 6AE

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