Spending time with family and friends over afternoon tea is a classic pastime.

Located on Mapperley top in Nottingham is a beautiful independent tea room and cocktail bar called Tipsy T. Open 9am – 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 9am – 12am Friday – Saturday; they offer a range of food and drinks from breakfast to dinner, not to mention a wide variety of beverages (including gin!).

Welcoming both gin-lovers and newbies, Tipsy T encourages you to join them on their monthly tasting nights. A place to broaden your horizons as well as enjoy a lively evening full of laughter. You can find out more on their Facebook page @tipsytmapperley.

When IN Magazine were kindly invited to try Tipsy T’s afternoon tea, we were very excited and couldn’t wait to see what they had to offer. Depending on personal preference, you can choose from their traditional or sparking afternoon tea. On our visit we indulged in a traditional afternoon tea, paired with two English Breakfast teas.

Perfect for a family treat out, children can enjoy smaller, more manageable portions whilst parents tuck into the sparkling afternoon tea. First to arrive was our teas which were served in beautiful vintage tea cups and saucers. Our milk pourer was a fine china cat which poured milk out of its paw – how cute! It’s the little details like this that make Tipsy T’s afternoon teas so wonderful and quirky!

Shortly after, we were served our afternoon tea, wow it looked amazing! Carefully placed over three tiers was a selection of sandwiches, treats and nibbles.

If that doesn’t sound incredible, I don’t know what does!

Everything can be tailored to suit different needs, we decided to go for a selection of tuna, ham, cheese, egg and salmon with cream cheese sandwiches, they were utterly scrumptious!

The bread was soft and fluffy which complimented their freshly made fillings. Next, we sampled their miniature pork pies and quiches. The quiches were still warm and packed full of flavour, it was hard to say no, but we had to keep room for desert. We were asked which cakes we’d like for our afternoon tea and with a selection of five handmade cakes to choose from, it was a very difficult decision. With plenty of choice we decided on both their rainbow cake and lemon and blueberry.

Both of the cakes tasted wonderful; the rainbow cake not only looked incredible but also tasted incredible too! Covered in a light, fluffy buttercream and topped with sprinkles, this is definitely a fun and delicious choice for all ages to enjoy! The flavours, texture and appearance of the lemon and blueberry cake were amazing and definitely one I recommend to all! Next on the list were the macaroons, the vibrant colours made them look too good to eat, but that wasn’t going to stop us as we took our first bite and were hit with the most delightful flavours!

Finally, all we had left to try were their miniature scones and there’s something about miniature food that makes them look so cute! You can choose from warm traditional or cheese topped scones and both were divine which created the perfect end to the perfect afternoon tea.

So, as you can see, IN Magazine had an incredible time at Tipsy T and we highly recommend you pay them a visit the next time you’re out and about – you won’t be disappointed!

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