Ruth Writes is a 30-something Liverpool based blog covering mid-size fashion, pescatarian food and beauty.
Afternoon tea is something that’s enjoyed by many. Your parents, grandparents, get together with the girls…mini sandwiches and savoury eats will even put a slight smile on the face of your grumpy boyfriend. It’s just lovely. So, when the lovely guys over at The Malmaison Liverpool got in touch to invite a guest and I along to sample their festive afternoon tea, I was all over it. My mum and I headed along this weekend to start getting into the festive spirit and take shelter with mince pies and prosecco away from the sleet and snow! Ariving at our 2pm booking we were show to our table in the busy and bustling Brasserie. Beautifully decorated with Christmas trees and a swing singer, the atmosphere was in full flow with diners enjoying both afternoon tea and eats from the lunch menu. Settling in with a glass of bubbles in hand, we were ready to enjoy the afternoon! We loved the seasonal twist on afternoon tea, with Christmas fruit cake, mince pie, festive ginger bread biscuit, yule log, sherry trifle, turkey, cranberry and stuffing wrap, Mal slider, scones, pig in blanket brioche roll and a variety of speciality teas on the menu! We started with the savoury selection, before swiftly moving onto the sweet treats. The Mal slider was a lovely addition to the festive afternoon tea as who doesn’t love a little burger? Accompanied with the turkey, cranberry and stuffing wrap which was very moreish and the utterly delightful pig in blanket brioche roll, I’m now very excited for my Christmas dinner on the 25th! And now we move onto the good bit – the sweet stuff! The yule log was so moist and chocolatey I could certainly have gone for a second slice, whilst my first mince pie of the season went down a treat! Oh and let’s take a minute to talk about the sherry trifle. In the words of Joey Tribiani, ‘What’s not to like? Cream? Good. Custard? Good. Sherry jelly? Goooood!’ Honestly, it’s worth headed down for the trifle alone! Whilst the portion sizes are small, the number of foodie bits included was just right and we left feeling very full and full of festive spirit after treating ourselves to a second glass of prosecco! It’s Christmas, right? Certainly rude not too! I’ve also got to give a little nod to the atmosphere…the room was buzzing with Christmas parties and weekend get-togethers and the addition of the swing swinger was fab. He told the room he was advised it would be a quiet affair with little singing along…how wrong he was!