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Afternoon Tea at The Grove

The Grove, Chandler's Cross, United Kingdom, WD3 4TG
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Traditional afternoon tea £37.50 per person
Children's afternoon tea £18 per person

Monday - Thursday
13.30 - 16.00

Friday & Sunday
14.00 - 16.30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Afternoon Tea at The Grove

Afternoon tea in leafy Hertfordshire
Dreamy leaf teas from faraway places
A feast on towering silver tiers… every mouthful is bliss. Neat finger sandwiches. Warm fresh scones folded in linen napkins and a selection of traditional British afternoon tea cakes. A truly luxurious experience at The Grove, served in our historic Mansion Lounges. You’re treated like royalty… yet the atmosphere is so relaxed, you can feel free to take your shoes off and curl up as you catch up on the gossip. Read the papers. Watch the flames in the real log fire… admire the astonishing flower displays, inside and out.

Afternoon Tea is a truly luxurious experience at The Grove, served in our historic Mansion Lounges and Library.

Afternoon Tea is served Sunday - Friday 13.30 - 16.00 (Saturday is mainly reserved for residents only)
For parties of five or more please call the restaurant reservations team on 01923 296010

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $ $
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Visited On Monday, 22 February 2016

If you are going to charge £70 for 2 cups of tea and some cake you need to be offering something special or I may as well go to Costa! Every aspect of my visit yesterday was disappointing but above all the (lack of) service and lack of attention to detail. I am a very frequent visitor to The Grove and often use tea and breakfast voucher as gifts. I will be looking elsewhere in future as The Grove has let its standards slip considerably.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sandwiches much too fussy and not traditional fillings.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 February 2016

Beautiful afternoon for my birthday

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Visited On Saturday, 20 February 2016

The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The food was lovely and dealt with my dietary requirements very well. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 19 February 2016

The children's afternoon the was lovely but the adults wasn't good value for money in my eyes. The service was fantastic though and my nieces were very well looked after.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 February 2016

What an amazing experience. Would definitely come back

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 February 2016

I phoned after my visit earlier this week to complain following our Afternoon tea experience and was advised by a member of your team that a manager would get back to me within 2 days and nobody has. I am exceedingly disappointed following an Afternoon tea experience earlier this week, our sandwiches were dry and we had to request fruit scones and were initially only offered plain scones by our waiter. When the fruit scones arrived at the table, they had clearly been heated up and tasted extremely dry. I took a friend for her birthday after having a fantastic experience on a previous visit and insisting she would love the experience in the same way and was left mortified that this afternoon tea failed to meet the standards and expectations I would have expected at The Grove.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Thought it was more about the brand name of being The Grove, too much hype on the name

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Excellent service in lovely setting. Plenty of room for us to enjoy a special afternoon tea.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 February 2016

It was such a lovely afternoon and the service was brilliant every member of staff were so friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 February 2016

A luxury experience. Will return.

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Visited On Monday, 15 February 2016

Took my daughters for the first time to The Grove. They have fallen in love with the place, afternoon and the service. Can't fault anything.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 February 2016

Loved the afternoon tea, particularly the stunning range of teas, the Valentines changes to the cakes was particularly impressive

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Visited On Friday, 12 February 2016

We had a fabulous afternoon. We couldn't have been made any more welcome. Staff were excellent and so was the afternoon tea. Great experience. Great memory. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 12 February 2016

Beautiful Afternoon Tea ! Children's Tea was also very good ! It doesn't state on the website it's offered but when we arrived we were informed of its availability. My only small nag was the lighting in lounge area...was very dark around the sofas and a little uncomfortable when trying to appreciate the Tea. We were also offered a table with chairs but we wanted the sofas for the relaxation as it was a late booking of 4.30pm and we had just finished work. Can't fault the service as it was impeccable and the lovely warm fires dotted around the Hotel created a beautiful ambience.

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Visited On Friday, 12 February 2016

Excellent experience

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Visited On Friday, 12 February 2016

Poor service, didn't even know what was being served at one point. Sandwiches and cakes not fresh at all. Cakes not tasty, too sweet for everyone liking. Scones didn't even come with strawberry jam!? Came with apricot jam? All in all, 7 very disappointed guests that would certainly not return, terrible value for money.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 February 2016

We had a wonderful afternoon. Each and every member of staff was friendly, polite and showed us just the right level of attention. Delicious food too, thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 February 2016

Really lovely service from Victoria, we ate in the Library. Enjoyed the experience. Would really recommend the chocolate layer cake and the gorgeous curried egg mayo sandwich. I personally would have liked some strawberry or raspberry jam - but I am sure I could have had it had I asked! Also one of our scones was not really fruity. But overall it was so lovely and I would recommend as a lovely treat.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 February 2016

Disappointing service. No one attended to our fire, took our coats or cleared dirty plates.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 February 2016

Great afternoon tea

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Visited On Saturday, 06 February 2016

Was a lovely afternoon. Tea experience well recommended. Staff were pleasant as always

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Visited On Thursday, 04 February 2016

I always enjoying coming to The Grove as the cakes are top notch and this visit do not disappoint! We were also blown away with all of the personal touches that your excellent staff presented us with. From a candle in cupcake for my mother's 70th birthday to a toy for my toddler.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 February 2016

Fabulous afternoon tea although the sandwiches didn't have a lot of filling in them compared to the last visit we made. Great vegetarian selection.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 February 2016

Not as good as the last 2 visits , couldn't fault either time . This time there was a change in cakes , in my option not traditionally English , also jam for the scones was peach ! Again not typically English . The tea menu again had changed from a lovely leather folder with little widows with samples of the tea in , and been replaced with descriptions on pages , no little samples and certainly not so luxurious ! Seervice again was a bit hit and miss , had to ask for more plates and had to prompt them for more tea , perhaps it's because we were a bit out of the way but even so I was a little disappointed after this visit especially as I had brought friends with me and I had really rated the afternnon tea highly based on previous experiences . Still had a lovely time and food was fantastic .

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