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Safari Supper for Sunderland Restaurant Week [ad]

I was invited to the #EatDrinkSunderland Safari Supper to get a taste of what is on offer for Sunderland Restaurant Week in return for me to share my experience on my blog and social media. All views in this post are my own.
It's already half way through March and I've just been so terrible at keeping my blog up to date! I decided to extend my hiatus after getting caught up in a car accident last month (thankfully aside from some whiplash I'm fine!) as I needed to make sure I didn't stress myself out any further. I feel like I'm back on track now though and I'm really excited to be posting again as I've got loads on this year! This post will actually be quite a long one, and my photos have actually ended up being terrible so please bear with me! Hopefully you get the gist of it, but I'm a bit rusty and I was a bag of nerves most of the night!
I was so lucky to be given the chance to attend the #EatDrinkSunderland Safari Supper to get a taste of just som…

Afternoon Tea Adventures | South Causey Inn

My Afternoon Tea Adventures so far has been full of some absolutely delightful Afternoon Teas that I would definitely recommend, but I think I might just have found my all time favourite (at least, so far, I still have plenty more on my list). The South Causey Inn has been high on my list for afternoon tea for quite a while now, and me and my sister hadn't been in a while so we thought this would be the perfect one. I've been to the South Causey a few times for food, and it's always been amazing so I knew it would be impressive.

Just look at that man, amazing. You should have seen my face when this came out. 

They have afternoon tea in sets, so when you book they give you the option of either 12pm or 4pm, meaning all the food is ready in time so there's no waiting around. You can tell everything is fresh which is really important to me, you don't want hard bread and dry cakes! I loved the table we were sat at, I've never seen anything like it before, the decor in their restaurant is fab. I loved that we each got our own jars of jam and clotted cream - both me and my sister are huge fans so we would have been fighting over the jam and cream if not!

The amount of food you got was just crazy. You ended up with 8 sandwiches (!!!) - tuna and sweetcorn, cheese savoury, egg mayo and cheese and cucumber. I'm a fan of tuna sandwiches and they're a popular choice for afternoon tea, but I was buzzing that these had sweetcorn in too! All of the sandwiches were really tasty here, some of my favourite fillings too.

On top of the sandwiches, there was a cheese and onion tart, a basket of fish and chips, a cheese and fruit scone, and then all the desserts. I've never seen an afternoon tea like it. £19.95 is a common price for afternoon tea, but this was so worth the money. 

Dessert wise, there was a strawberry milkshake with a cookie, a mini sundae, salted caramel tart, cheesecake and a carrot cake. Some of the desserts change per day, so I definitely want to come back to see what else is on offer. All of the desserts were amazing, but the cheesecake was out of this world, I've never tasted anything like it! As always, I had to take most of the desserts home, I'm starting to think I'll never manage to a full set of afternoon tea in one go. Considering the size of this one though, I don't think you can blame me. 

I'm a sucker for novelty, so the fact the afternoon tea was served on a picnic bench made my day. I wish I could serve all of my food on a picnic bench. Everything about this afternoon tea was just fab, I'm sure you can see now why this is officially my favourite afternoon tea (so far).

I know I say this about all the afternoon teas I've been too, but this is honestly a must visit! Everything from the venue to the food was amazing, so even if you don't go for afternoon tea, you should try and visit for just a drink or a 'normal' meal. You can find all the menus, including the afternoon tea one here.

I've got a pretty impressive list of afternoon teas that I need to try, but if you have any to suggest, why not comment or you can tweet me. If you've tried this afternoon tea before, let me know what you thought!

Abbey xx


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