Birthday Afternoon Tea: Pettigrew Tea-rooms – Cardiff

25 Mar

The Place

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I’ve been meaning to pop into Pettigrew Tea-rooms for a while and always comment on it when passing. Fortunately my good wife must have been paying attention as she arranged for us to go there for afternoon tea to celebrate my 31st.

The place is lovely inside with a vintage look and situated in Sophia Gardens it is an ideal location where the Gryffalo could then run around in the fresh air after we ate.

The Hot Chocolate

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One of the reasons I have avoided going for afternoon tea is that I don’t drink tea or coffee. Thankfully the staff at Pettigrew were kind enough to substitute in hot chocolate.

The drink itself was very nice although maybe could have had a tad more of a chocolate kick. The cream was delicious. Very silky and smooth and did really lift the drink from your average hot chocolate.

The Gryffalo however is far more content with a cup of tea.


The Carrot Cake

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(My good wife was thoughtful enough to bring a birthday candle with her)

The cake was beautifully moist with a fantastic flavor. The right levels of spice with perfect frosting. Overall I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this carrot cake. Whisper it….it may very well be the best cake I’ve had yet. Highly recommended.

The Rest

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As part of the afternoon tea we also had finger sandwiches (Ham & Mustard; Beef & Horseradish and Brie & Chutney) and two huge scones with clotted cream and a selection of jams.

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All of these were very tasty and along with the accommodating staff made the day very special. Thanks to my good wife for organising.

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