Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza
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Afternoon tea at Park Plaza Cardiff review

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Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza Cardiff is one of the most fun activities if you are spending a weekend in Cardiff. You totally deserve it darlings.

Park Plaza is a seriously sophisticated four-star hotel in Cardiff. It’s the ideal place for a grown-up spa weekend or afternoon treat in the city.

Here’s a review of Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza Cardiff, to get you in the mood for some seriously good afternoon tea.

Disclaimer: Our afternoon tea and spa was complimentary

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza
Park Plaza is a seriously sophisticated four-star hotel in Cardiff. It’s the ideal place for a grown-up spa weekend or afternoon treat in the city

Why you need a Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza Cardiff

If you are a gin fan, I would highly recoomend having a Hendricks Afternoon tea at Park Plaza.

Spoiling yourself with a Hendrick’s Afternoon Tea means you can seamlessly combine ‘tea time’ with happy hour, how utterly splendid.

I was so excited that I had to have a large Sauvignon Blanc to level me out.

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

I was lucky enough to go and sample a Hendricks Afternoon tea with gin-loving husband Luke and squeeze a cheeky trip to the spa as well.

Obviously one must jacuzzi after an afternoon tea. The Hendrick’s afternoon tea is a cheeky little twist on the classic British afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea at Park Plaza Cardiff review

Hendricks Afternoon Tea Park Plaza

Hendricks is a brand of gin that is somewhat of a favourite amongst gin fanatics.

It’s unique flavourings consist of flowers, roots, fruits and seeds which complement the two main infusions of rose petal and cucumber.

Afternoon tea at Park Plaza Cardiff review

Our gin refreshment was a summery mixture of Hendrick’s Gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur, Maraschino liqueur, lemon juice & soda served in a special Hendrick’s teapot with matching china.

I could feel my dormant materialism stir, all I could think of was how much I needed the teapot. ‘It would just look smashing in my home bar, I thought dreamily ‘maybe they sell them on Amazon? Maybe…’

My rampant consumerism was interrupted by the very friendly waiter asking if we were ready for our afternoon tea.

As I had starved myself all day in anticipation of this cake and gin wonderment I was very much ready.

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

Best place for afternoon tea in Cardiff

The tower of loveliness arrived looking even more delicious than I had anticipated.

With a superb selection of afternoon tea goodies to accompany your teapot of Gin.

We feasted on a selection of elegant finger sandwiches including, Severn & Wye smoked salmon, cucumber, dill & cream cheese, free-range egg mayonnaise & cress and home-roasted ham.

It was a good selection of sandwiches with tasty fillings, it was also portioned out well, ensuring there was plenty of room for sweet treats.

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

Afternoon tea Cardiff city centre

We then moved on to freshly baked, warm sultana scones with Cornish clotted cream & strawberry preserve.

Our waiter then suggested that we perhaps have a ‘jelly pause’ before getting started on the little cake treats.

This was no ordinary ’80’s children’s party’ jelly, this was lime Jelly topped with mint & cucumber Chantilly cream.

This was jelly for grown-ups, the sort of grown-ups that drink gin out of a teapot no less.

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

It was time for the little cakes, we feasted upon French macaroons, strawberry tarts filled with champagne pastry cream and chocolate opéra gateaus.

They were utterly divine, like little pieces of happiness. I was so full that I feared all I would be able to do in the spa was float, like a cake-full manatee.

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

Afternoon tea and Spa Park Plaza cardiff

Unwinding in the Laguna spa seems like a perfect way to round of an afternoon tea.

It is a veritable pamper palace with luxury treatment rooms delivering a range of relaxing Elemis treatments.

Some of the treatments on offer include Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Full Body Massage, Elemis Skin Booster Facial and Elemis High-Performance Skin Energiser.

Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza

Laguna Spa Cardiff Park Plaza

I opted to have the Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Back Massage, which promised ‘maximum tension-relieving results’.

I must admit I have never had a massage before, I have never thought I needed one, so I had no idea what to expect?

As I entered the low-lit room, with plinky-plonky spa music, I instantly felt soothed as I was swaddled in towels and had a vigorous shoulder massage.

It’s certainly a strange sensation being massaged for the first time, I found it both relaxing and sort of strenuous at the same time.

Like my muscles needed a good de-stress and I wasn’t even aware of it. I like to think I emerged a more balanced, zen-like human, I should have massages more often!

There is also a 20m indoor pool in Laguna Spa, a lovely, bubbly spa bath, steam room, poolside loungers and a gym.

We spent a marvellous few hours relaxing in the spa and have a lush unwind after our tea and treatment, it was very blissful and certainly a date night with a difference.

I would really recommend treating yourself to Afternoon Tea this week and take advantage of this fabulous spa offer. You really do deserve it darlings.

Book Afternoon tea at Park Plaza Cardiff

Hendrick’s Afternoon Tea at Park Plaza Cardiff is £21.95 per person and is available in the Laguna Bar daily from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Book online here or call 02920 111 103

Why not book a spa package to go with your afternoon tea? It’s the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing afternoon of eating scones.

What do you think of my review of Hendricks Afternoon tea with Park Plaza? Let me know in the comments below!

Park Plaza spa Cardiff

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