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Review: A Victorian afternoon tea at Goodwood Park Hotel's lobby lounge L'Espresso

Expect English-inspired treats such as Coronation Chicken and Toad-in-the-Hole at the buffet that starts from $45++ on weekdays and $48++ on weekends
 

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From now till July 22, 2018, Goodwood Park Hotel is hosting its latest themed afternoon tea, the ‘Victorian English Afternoon Tea’ at L'Espresso. 

Alongside the mainstays of fresh-baked English scones and petit cakes, the buffet will also introduce a range of other treats inspired by staples from traditional English afternoon teas

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From the sandwich counter, expect a more traditional selection such as the coronation chicken (a cold dish of chicken cooked with herbs and mixed with mayo) with a sweet mango chutney and almonds. There's also a more creative take on other classics: the beef Wellington is represented as an arrangement of slices of parma ham, beef pastrami and a spread of portobello confit. The 'Three Little Pigs' with smoked pork, gammon ham and meatloaf is another moreish sammich to go for. 

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But don't fill up on those yet. The carving station also has a baked salmon Florentine puff, served with wild rice and horseradish cream. Other hot savouries include a hearty stew of braised pork in stout, Toad-in-the-Hole (aka sausage in a Yorkshire pudding, yum!) and a rustic cottage pie.

The tea menu is available at the same price of $48++ per adult and $24++ per child from Fridays to Sundays, eve of and on public holidays; and $45++ per adult and $22.50++ per child from Mondays to Thursdays, including two coffees or tea.

Fancy some tipple to lighten up the afternoon? Go for an additional glass of champagne, which totals up to $72++ per adult from Fridays to Sundays, eve of and on public holidays, or $68++ per adult from Mondays to Thursdays.

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