The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford.
As a young woman in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occurring late in the evening.
Weakened and irritated by hunger pangs each day, she decided to schedule time to take tea and snack each afternoon.
This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time well-heeled acquaintances joined her and the practice was perpetuated.
The View Boutique Hotel offers a High Tea Menu for special occasions such as bachelorettes, Baby Showers and family and social gatherings.
Either served in the cosy lounges, or out on the patio overlooking the vast grounds and the city, this traditional afternoon tea includes a menu with a variety for you to select from.