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English Tea at The University Club

It was a quaint fall afternoon when I strolled down to Queen's University campus - a place I called home for four years. This time my adventure led me to the exclusive University Club with a gracious invite to attend English Tea Time.

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

Tucked away on a slight hill between Stuart and King Street overlooking Lake Ontario, I was joined by the lovely Jessica of Explore YGK and her adorable son whom was the sweetest little gentleman and got all the ladies attention! We were directed to the front hall where a gorgeous table awaited us by a big bay window. After a much needed catch up, we were showen with a vast selection of teas and of course our choices were unanimous - a traditional English Breakfast presented to us in a white porcelain teapot that I simply couldn't help admire while our tea steeped.

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

It was great to see such a vibrant and historic space offer this unique experience - you know, pinkies up in the air and little finger sandwiches with ladies who are dressed in pretty dresses.

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

As the chatter continued amongst us, the best part followed - the food and of course as a foodie, I was most excited and didn't know where to start!

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

Plated on a two tiered serving platter, we enjoyed mini sandwiches and dainty sweet treats all prepared by executive chef Keith Lee and his culinary team at the University Club. Sandwiches included egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber alfalfa and adorable smoked salmon pinwheels along with delightful cinnamon raison scones served with strawberry jam (my favourite!) and clotted cream. Quite the mouthful I know - but that wasn't all. Oh the sweets - they were marvellous from wild berry tarts, chocolate brownies and short bread.

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

 Seriously us two gals managed to satisfy our cravings just perfectly and finished our tea time with a last sip to good times. This was the most ideal way to end an afternoon!

English Tea Time at Queen's University Club

Do I have you hooked? If you're looking to host a similar event, look no further than this wonderful spot with the most gracious ambiance. The University Club at Queen’s is available as an event venue and is the perfect backdrop for small intimate and elegant gatherings such a birthdays or bridal showers - the options are truly endless.

For more information, visit here or contact ucevents@queensu.ca to book your next fabulous event!
Rosalyn Gambhir
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