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This Proper Yorkshire Afternoon Tea is Chock-full of Local Delicacies & You Have to Try It

· Ali Turner · Food and Drink

Fat rascals, Yorkshire curd tarts and bottomless bubbles!

Firelake Yorkshire Afternoon Tea

At FireLake, fine contemporary dining is served with a distinct Yorkshire accent. Pop in for a warm Yorkshire welcome and savour exquisite dishes, hand-crafted local beers and masterful cocktails. Book now.

Afternoon tea with all the Yorkshire trimmings? Oh aye!

The impossible has happened – afternoon tea just got better! Why? Because FireLake has given it a proper Yorkshire makeover. It’s quaint, it’s quintessential and it’s wonderfully whimsical, but it’s also packed with local delicacies like rhubarb cheesecake, fat rascals and Yorkshire curd tarts. Served with a pot of tea, a glass of prosecco and an exclusive cocktail, the Yorkshire Afternoon Tea is a steal at just £18 per person – and you can add bottomless bubbles for just £10.50 more!

This is a reet-good spread

Firelake Yorkshire Afternoon Tea

Credit: Adrian Wilson

The Yorkshire Afternoon Tea starts, as you’d expect, with a charming selection of freshly made sandwiches. There’s coronation chicken, egg mayonnaise and cream cheese with thinly sliced cucumbers, but the real highlight is the honey baked ham. It’s homemade, sliced from a gammon joint baked in their secret-recipe honey, black treacle and orange glaze.

The savouries don’t end with the sarnies. You’ve still got their mini quiches and sausage rolls to look forward to. Baked fresh every day and served warm, they’re a delicious twist on the usual afternoon tea fare. The quiches are filled with pancetta and Wensleydale, while the sausage rolls are made with Yorkshire pork from R&J Butchers in Ripon.

Firelake Yorkshire Afternoon Tea

Credit: Adrian Wilson

And then it’s onto the sweet treats. Ever had a Yorkshire curd tart? Made with fresh curd and juicy sultanas, it’s a whole lot of tasty all squeezed into a shortcrust pastry case. And of course, there had to be rhubarb – sourced from the Yorkshire triangle, it’s poached with ginger, then served on top of a home-baked cheesecake with a cookie dough base.

Scones are an afternoon tea tradition, but FireLake has gone one step further by replacing them with fat rascals. They’re a little bit denser and a little bit flatter than a traditional scone, but they pack a real punch in the flavour department because they’re laced with glazed cherries and candied fruit. Smother them in whipped sweet cream and strawberry jam for the ultimate mid-afternoon treat. And for their final trick? Fruitcake and Kit Calvert Wensleydale cheese.

Go bottomless for £28.50 or keep it traditional for £18

Firelake Yorkshire Afternoon Tea

Credit: Adrian Wilson

If you do the Yorkshire Afternoon Tea, you’ll get all those scrumptious eats, with a pot of tea and a Yorkshire Sunrise cocktail, no matter what, but when it comes to your prosecco, you have options. You can keep it simple with a glass for £18 per person or go all out with bottomless bubbles for £28.50 per person – the choice is yours. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy a wonderfully decadent in-between meal.

Hurry, limited availability – book now before it’s gone

This proper Yorkshire afternoon tea is only available until Saturday 21st September 2019 – and you can only get it right here. So pay with the form below, then check your inbox – we’ll send you a confirmation email telling you how to book your table. It’s that easy. And don’t worry, we use the info you share with us in accordance with our privacy policy.

Terms & Conditions

Yorkshire Afternoon Tea and Bottomless Yorkshire Afternoon Tea are available between 1pm and 4pm from Saturday 10th August to Saturday 21st September 2019. Allergy information available upon request. Pre-booking required. Cannot be used retrospectively. Subject to availability. No cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. Pre-paid bookings are non-refundable/exchangeable. Please be aware that you will be required to pay for any additional food or drink that you order on the day. Please drink responsibly.