There’s afternoon tea and then there’s The Fine Food Store’s picnic table afternoon tea… and it’s magnificent. Beautifully presented (really beautiful) with edible flowers n’ all; a great selection of usual and not so usual bites including cucumber finger sandwiches, mini pork pies, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, and an amazing chorizo scotch egg with a perfect yolk, followed by almond and elderflower cake, macarons, meringue kisses, raspberry posset, raspberry tarts, fresh figs and berries, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, plus a pot of tea with a knitted tea cosy on the side….. oh, and a glass of prosecco! Wow!
Every part of this gorgeous tea was well thought out and truly delectable, but the scotch eggs and posset were stand out- I’d go back for the scotch egg alone! With bread from Askers, mini pork pies from Nelson’s and cakes made by Jenny’s mum, The Fine Food Store’s offering is a celebration of local producers and the afternoon tea is a celebration in itself! At £16 per person or £20 per person with prosecco, it’s fantastic value for money and gift vouchers are available.
Having recently celebrated it’s 12th year of business, now I understand why this place is so popular with fellow Stamfordians (whenever I walk past, the place is busy- always a good sign) but if you’re a little further afield then it really is worth making the effort to come in to town and indulge your tastebuds.
I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to try the new afternoon tea menu and having tried several other teas in the area, I can confirm that The Fine Food Store’s was my favourite- well done to The Fine Food Store team!
The Stamford Foodie