It’s just over two months since I got married and I hadn’t had a chance to catch up with my bridesmaid Eileen since the big day! We decided to go for afternoon tea rather than a quick catch up over coffee, and searching around, decided to try Maryville House on Maryville Park, just off the Lisburn Road.
Marvyille House is a boutique B&B, but also has tearooms which have become more popular for its high tea. We arrived on Sunday afternoon at 2.30 (the last ‘setting’ as it closes at 4pm on Sundays.)
We were asked to pick one choice of sandwich each (13 to choose from), on granary, white or gluten free bread. I went for the bacon and brie with mango chutney, while Eileen chose chicken, avocado, lettuce and sweet chilli sauce. It was good to have a choice rather than have sandwiches set in front of you that you mightn’t eat, but it did mean that we only had two different options.
We then went for the handmade scones with jam and cream, and finished it off with the great selection of sweet treats, such as shortbread, red velvet cake and mini cupcakes. This was, by far, my favourite layer- and probably had a better mix of treats than some other afternoon teas I’ve been at.
I would have liked maybe a third sandwich option, but the buns and cakes definitely made up for it! Lovely! The price is £16.95pp which is good but you do have to pay £5pp deposit if you book so make sure everyone turns up!