Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Afternoon Tea | Roast + Conch, Leeds

Last weekend myself and the lovely Faith from Music and Eyeliner headed over to Roast and Conch in Leeds for the most delightful and delicious afternoon tea. If you regularly read my posts you may have seen that as best dressed at the Plus Size Pre-Party, I won the afternoon tea! I'm such a lucky lady. 

So we headed along to the restaurant (after heading to tyne newly opened Kiko!) and got ourselves sat comfortably for the first round of afternoon tea... The afternoon tea comes in 'two rounds', firstly the sandwiches which included mackerel pate on cocoa nib bread, beef and white chocolate horseradish on cocoa nib bread, and an aubergine concoction on the same bread. (I can't exactly remember what everything was and I can't find the afternoon tea menu online either so I'll just wing this.) Oooh I forgot to mention as well the super amazing folks even amended our menu slightly to include gluten free options too, the service was so fantastic. The sandwiches were extremely filling and quite rich, but tasted absolutely delicious! With this course I had a jasmine tea infused white hot chocolate, I seriously couldn't fault this at all, but Faith said it felt like she was drinking plants!

The second round of afternoon tea came full of sweet treats! Two chocolate shots arrived, which were just mini milkshakes, but gosh you could really taste the chocolate. The top layer had gluten free treats on, and the chef had just made the gluten free chocolate muffin there and then, so kind! The chocolates were a praline swirl and banana and peanut butter. I only managed to have half of the banana and peanut butter as I was super full from the sandwiches! The chocolate disc was covered in cocoa nibs and was bitter-sweet, just how I like my chocolate. The scone was chocolate and orange and was massive, I literally only had a bite or two with the almond and cocoa nib butter along with the strawberry jam. Honestly I felt I was in heaven. The brownie was light but full of flavour, and again was quite bitter. Lastly was a chocolate mousse cake, oh my, silky smooth. 

We were there for around three hours chatting with the staff, who may I add really know their stuff and have such a passion for their job, and eating away. An afternoon tea like this needs to be savoured as it truly is a taste experience. I couldn't more highly recommended Roast and Conch, and we will definitely be heading off there again to experience more of their cocoa goodness!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, could that look any more delicious? It sounds absolutely heavenly. I would like to win a nice little sweet treat to somewhere like this.
    Nom nom!
    Rebecca xxx
    www.queenbeady.com

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    1. It was absolutely divine, I've never had food that was so rich and luxurious! x

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  2. This all sounds divine!!!! What a lovely little treat. I've always wanted to go for afternoon tea.

    lmatkins.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Afternoon tea is by far one of my favourite things to do - I just love food! x

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  3. Hi Michelle. That looks amazing! I'm from Leeds and I love to see people blogging about it. I moved 30 miles away in 2012 and miss it so! Love your layout and content. x

    Amy | www.TheWanderlustEntries.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Amy :) x

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