World Cup Widow's Afternoon Tea with Hastings Hotels

Time for tea! Top by Mary Portas
The new Miss Northern Ireland Rebekah Shirley with last year's winner Meagan Green

Well the World Cup has started. I must admit that I love to watch the odd match but all the talk about it 24/7 can wear a little thin! I was invited to a fabulous event in the Europa Hotel which is part of the Hastings Hotel Group. The clever people behind this had the idea to get a group of different media girls together to have a "World Cup Widow's" Afternoon Tea in the iconic Europa Piano Bar. I have frequented the Europa many times but to sit with a huge group of women to chat and eat for an afternoon was an absolute joy. The afternoon tea was of course very tasty but the thing which made it outstanding for me were the excellent staff. The staff were so attentive and friendly. 

The afternoon tea consisted of lots of the good old classics- delicious crustless sandwiches, dinky scones and sweet treats along with the addition of the cutest round sausage rolls! The tea which the Hastings Group use in their hotels is all brewed by Thompsons for them. I opted for the Florida Fruit Tea. This was very sweet and refreshing- and bright PINK! I adored the glass teapots which aided in making the tea look so beautiful.

I did not finish my massive stand of treats so I was able to bring the rest home in a a cute little pink box. It made me feel like I'd gone on an amazing picnic when I was walking to my car with it!

The Europa Afternoon Tea is a brilliant experience and I would recommend it for big birthdays, hen parties and special occasions.

Many thanks to Bronagh & Fiona for the invite and many thanks to the staff of the Europa for a lovely afternoon.

That Belfast Girl