The highly popular dining attraction can now be enjoyed in Thomas Restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff
We like to do it a bit different from the rest, and so we guarantee a Taste of Wales with our afternoon tea selection. The Welsh word for taste is Blas, and our amazing chefs certainly bring you that, producing distinct and authentic flavours. We think we have the best afternoon tea in Cardiff. The chefs have recreated the traditional afternoon tea menu of delicious finger sandwiches, mouth-watering homemade cakes and handmade scones with lashings of cream and fruit jam, by adding a truly Welsh twist.
The Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served with unlimited servings of tea or coffee, but we highly recommend continuing the theme with Welsh Brew Loose Leaf Tea. You can also add on a glass of bubbles, prosecco or even a cocktail. All of our dishes are homemade on site. We use local and fresh produce to give you a true Taste of Wales.
Afternoon Tea Gallery
The Taste of Wales afternoon tea menu with unlimited freshly brewed tea or coffee
£19 per person
Taste of Wales menu with unlimited tea or coffee and a glass of prosecco
£22.50 per person
Taste of Wales menu with unlimited tea or coffee and a house gin and tonic
£24.50 per person
Taste of Wales menu with unlimited tea or coffee and your choice of cocktail
£26 per person
Mini Taste of Wales menu with unlimited tea, hot chocolate or cordial
£9.50 for under 12's
Under 2's are complimentary
Taste of Wales menu with bottomless Prosecco for up to 2 hours
£29 per person
The Taste of Wales menu served buffet style with some extras
Served daily between 1pm-5pm
Pre-booking is essential, with 24 hours notice
Vegan afternoon tea and gluten-free afternoon tea are also available!
A £10 per person deposit is required, and the remaining balance 24 hours before your booking. Our Restaurant Team will contact you to arrange the payment if you book online. The booking will be cancelled if the customer is uncontactable.
Contact us today to make a reservation:
Tel: 02920 487 111 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As our afternoon tea is homemade in house, we are able to assist anyone who has a specialist diet or allergies and intolerances. If you require a vegetarian or vegan afternoon tea, or if you need gluten-free afternoon tea or a dairy-free afternoon tea for example, please mention this when booking. It is essential that these are pre-ordered, giving us as much notice as possible, so they can be made for you.
Buying for someone else, and don't know when they would like to dine? Gift vouchers can also be purchased and are ideal for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Wedding gifts and other special occasions.
The Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers include:
The open-plan restaurant is found on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. There is booth seating and tables where a chair can be easily removed for a wheelchair. Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the restaurant. Admittedly there is no disabled toilet in the restaurant; however, there is one in the conference corridor next to the other bathrooms. This is a short distance away. Be sure to check out our accessible guide to the hotel and restaurant.
Guests at Thomas Restaurant get free parking. Please ensure you enter your car registration details on one of the restaurant consoles or reception consoles when you arrive. This is to avoid being sent a parking penalty notice. Have an electric car? Take advantage of our electric car charging whilst you dine.
Had the bottomless Prosecco afternoon tea and it was fabulous. Great to see that gluten free was catered for and was just as delicious as the other dishes. The service was fantastic. I was a little concerned that we may have felt rushed, or that the staff were clock watching that we didn't go over our time, like I have experienced in other places, but absolutely not the case. It was lovely and relaxed but professional and polite. Would definitely go back. Rachel on Google Reviews
Our group of 23 had a fantastic afternoon tea here as a celebration. There was plenty of food; sandwiches, scones, jam, cream, cakes and tea. Producing all that food immaculately fresh and tasty was a minor logistic miracle. It was the perfect way to celebrate our time in Cardiff Matthew on TripAdvisor
The Welsh theme made it extra special knowing it was locally produced products like Caerphilly cheese. Everything is made in house and you also get unlimited tea or coffee. I liked the extra touch of mini Welsh cakes with my tea. We didn’t have wait to long for our food. The platter was so big it filled the table! It all looked lovely and pretty decorated with violets. Afternoon Tea Cardiff, Blog
We booked the afternoon tea when we saw it advertised during our recent stay at the Cardiff Future Inn. It was for a treat for some visitors coming to see us for the day. We use the Bar & Restaurant when staying there so knew the quality of the service & food was excellent. We were pleased to find out that it was the same although we were only there for the afternoon tea and not staying at the hotel. When booking we gave some dietary needs, these were kept to. The young lady looking after us was very helpful, explained how the tea would be brought to us. The food was excellent quality, plentiful and the set price very good value for money. Margaret on Res Diary
We were greeted and shown to our seats immediately. Our surroundings were clean, and inviting, everything looked lovely. The staff were attentive and polite .We were really pleased with the afternoon tea which both looked and tasted scrumptious. Fresh and very filling. Wonderful, very good value, we would happily come back again . Tracey on Dishcult
Had a wonderful Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Thomas Restaurant on Sunday. It was absolutely lovely! Couldn’t have been tastier and the staff and venue couldn’t have been nicer! The only problem we had was that it was so generous we had so much left over that we needed doggy bags! Our husbands and my daughter at home weren’t complaining through! Jo on Facebook
My friend treated me to afternoon tea in Thomas's which is the restaurant at this Hotel for my 70th Birthday, the cost is £12 and an extra £3.50 with the addition of a glass of very nice Prosecco. There is a choice of unlimited tea or coffee. The sandwiches were absolutely delicious you could tell they had just been made as they were so fresh. We had scones with jam and cream, bara brith and Welsh cakes along with an almond cake. It was presented on slate with edible fresh flowers and strawberries. I cannot recommend this highly enough, for value and quality and presentation, I don't think it can be beaten. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I would definitely return. Diane on TripAdvisor
I recently took my mother for afternoon tea at the Thomas restaurant and bar. My mother is gluten and wheat free, (which can be a nightmare) and I haven't seen many places that do this. So I was very surprised when I heard they do gluten free sandwiches and cakes. The staff were amazing in catering for what ever we wanted and nothing was too much trouble. The prices were reasonable aswell. The place was very clean, and the decor including the lighting looked elegant. Teresa on TripAdvisor
We had a lovely afternoon tea experience. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. The guy who served us was so lovely and polite and couldn't do enough for you. We will definitely be back and referring to friends. Thankyou Review on Dishcult
The Taste of Wales afternoon tea in Thomas Restaurant certainly presents something a little different to other afternoon tea offerings in the capital, with its Welsh-inspired theme evident in the local ingredients used in the sandwich fillings, and the traditional Welsh cakes and bara brith included with the tea. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and drink, and at just £12 per person, with a glass of Prosecco priced at just £3.50, the cost simply couldn’t be more reasonable. The Welsh Rarebit, Blog
Thank you for looking after myself and friend yesterday for afternoon tea, it was delicious. Knowing it was all homemade and you used Welsh products made it even better. Thanks to Mark and waiting staff for their attention to detail, will definitely come back again (the Prosecco, gin and cocktails were great too). Thank you everyone, it was a special day for my friends birthday. Keep up the good work! Heather on Facebook
The vegan afternoon tea and child’s vegan afternoon tea were both delicious. Really nice atmosphere, attentive staff, will recommend! Such nice vegan cakes. Jo on Res Diary
Had a lovely afternoon tea here. Excellent value for money and well presented. Would definitely recommend. Rebecca on Dishcult
Amazing array of delicious food for our afternoon tea - and all, at our request, gluten free. Delightful servers and lovely atmosphere. Excellent value! Sharon on Dishcult
Staff very attentive and welcoming. The afternoon tea was outstanding and delicious. Very good value for money! I have already recommended the afternoon tea to family and friends and I will definitely be booking again. Jane Morgan
Often, customers are unsure of what is included in an afternoon tea or will use the wrong name, as each one has a different meaning. We thought we would help to clear things up:
Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty finger sandwiches and is served alongside a scone or two with clotted cream and jam, plus a variety of cakes and sometimes sweet pastries.
It is believed high tea came from the fact that it was eaten at a table, usually by the upper classes, rather than comfortable chairs or sofas. These days, high tea is often a traditional afternoon tea served with prosecco or champagne, sometimes known as a sparkling afternoon tea. Also, it is more likely to be served with more savoury items such as mini pies, cheese and meats, or crackers.
The name originates from Devon and Cornwall, and the name has stuck. It is merely a scone or two served with a fresh pot of tea. All you need to decide is if you are going to put the jam or clotted cream on first? Those in Devon typically spread the clotted cream first followed by jam, the Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by the cream.
Our popular birthday, bridal and baby shower packages are very on-trend. You can choose to celebrate in the restaurant or in a private room. For larger groups, the afternoon tea may be served buffet style, but it will bring a level of elegance and sophistication to your event.
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