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About Afternoon Tea
Indulge in a perfectly prepared selection of savoury treats including delicious unlimited finger sandwiches and tempting modern touches alongside freshly baked scones with clotted cream and homemade seasonal jams. and miniature delectable bite-size cakes, pastries and delicacies.
Afternoon Tea includes an opulent cocktail. Well it wouldn't be a Gin Kitchen tea without some gin. Mocktails are available for non-drinkers as well as a selection of teas from Fortnum and Mason.
More cocktails and coffees can be ordered à la carte.
Vegan, as well as gluten and dairy free alternatives are available when booked a week in advance.
Please notify us at least one week in advance of any food allergies. We cannot guarantee to meet your needs with shorter notice as all ingredients are ordered in fresh each week.
Afternoon Tea Menu
Example finger sandwich selection:
Duo of Salmon Eclair - Scottish smoked salmon flavoured with dill, garlic chive and cream cheese. Topped with a bbq hot salmon brushed with honey, ginger and lime. Contains wheat, milk, egg, fish.
Cucumber - Bread slices of thinly cut salted local cucumber with cream cheese, horseradish and dill on a green olive bread. contains wheat, milk. Suitable for vegetarians
Salt Beef - 14 hour braised, brined beef brisket with a mustard tartare on an open mini bagel topped with radish. contains wheat, mustard, milk and egg.
Duck Egg and Truffle Mayonnaise - A soft rich bun filled with truffled duck egg mayonnaise flavoured with diced red pepper, spring onion, Parmesan cheese topped with micro cress. contains wheat, gluten, egg, milk. Suitable for vegetarians.
Coronation Chicken - Lemon bread filled with organic free range shredded chicken combined with a homemade mayonnaise, yoghurt, dried fruit, sweet mango chutney and herbs and spices. Contains wheat, milk, egg.
Scones and Preserves
Selection of freshly baked fruit and plain scones.
Home-made seasonal jams strawberry honey lavender, rhubarb rose
Surrey clotted cream.
Selection of Cakes
Examples of the miniature delectable bite-size cakes, pastries and delicacies:
Passion and white chocolate Delice - Tangy passion fruit on a sweet smooth white chocolate mousse. Sat on a chocolate cookie base. Contains milk, soya, egg. Gluten free.
Kaffir Lime Pie - Kaffir lime tart topped with a cardamom toasted meringue. Contains wheat, egg, milk. Suitable for vegetarians.
Verrine - Mango, coconut & raspberry verrine. Contains soya, milk. Gluten free.
Battenberg Cake - Light matcha tea sponge and strawberry sponge cake held together with strawberry jam, covered in marzipan with sesame seeds. Contains almond, wheat, sesame. Suitable for vegans, dairy free.
Banoffee pie - A crunchy pastry shell filled with a creamy toffee banana pastry cream and toffee pieces. Contains wheat, milk, egg.
N.B. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. There may be traces of allergens.
Example welcome cocktail included:
For the train to Wimbledon -Insane Ostrich Classic Gin, Strawberries, elderflower and Champagne. This can be substituted for another cocktail or a mocktail.
Example à la carte cocktail list:
French 75 - The Gin Kitchen’s own twist on the classic champagne cocktail, made with carbonated Insane Ostrich Classic Gin, freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice and sugar syrup served in a chilled coupe glass and topped with champagne.
Lapsang Souchong Negroni - Gutsy Monkey Winter Gin blended with Campari, Antica Formula sweet vermouth and Lapsang Souchong syrup. Served in a teapot with ice cubes. This goes well with the finger sandwiches.
Dance Like a Butterfly - Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin, lemon juice, grenadine, pineapple juice. Served in a teapot with ice cubes.
50 Shades of Earl Grey - Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin with creme de mure blackberry liqueur, lemon juice and topped with prosecco. This fruity cocktail pairs well with the scones.
The Concubine's Bellini - Rose-infused rum, lychee, sugar syrup, vanilla, lime and prosecco..
Strawberry Daiquiri - A daiquiri made with Resurrection Rum, strawberry puree, coconut and vanilla syrup.
Earl Grey Collins - Dancing Dragontail Summer Gin, lemon juice, Earl Grey syrup.
Espresso Martini - Kahlua, espresso shot, vanilla syrup and The Ginger Cat Gin.
Fortnum and Mason Earl Grey Classic, Darjeeling, Assam, Lapsang Souchong and Jasmine Green Tea.
Location of the Afternoon Tea in Surrey
We are based in the Surrey Hills in the beautiful countryside on a farm setting. The nearest town is Dorking and the train station is only 2 mile away with a 5 minute taxi journey.
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Parking is available.
Days & Times
Afternoon tea is held on selected days at 2 pm. It runs until 5pm.
Upcoming Afternoon Tea dates:
17 September 2023
Cost & Reservations for Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea costs £60 per person and includes one cocktail and unlimited tea. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill. We request a deposit of £10 per person at the time of booking as we prepare afternoon tea with fresh ingredients.
Reviews of our Gin Experiences in the Surrey Hills
Read a few of our marvelous guest reviews about our gin expereinces in Surrey below. You can see more guest reviews on our Google Reviews listing and you can even add your own review.
"What a great experience tour with such interesting stories about the history of gin and the owners! The gin tasting experience was very interesting and the gins were just amazing. A lovely evening"
"What an amazing gem to spend Saturday afternoon. Booked Gin Tasting which was fun, Angie is absolutely amazing. They accommodated even our last minute request to have some tapas which was absolutely delicious. Ended up spending over 5 hours drinking gin and eating. Amanda was as amazing with drinks and dealing with us being slightly on tipsy side, well not our fault they gave us gin to drink! Loved it and will 100% return very soon."
"Despite the windy conditions, had a very interesting 'tasting experience' and learnt a lot about Gin and the 'Gin Kitchen' story. Also had some Tapas after the tasting which tasted great and the staff were very friendly and helpful too."
Other Gin Experiences at The Distillery
Apart from afternoon tea, we also offer at our distillery in the Surrey Hills:
Please check out gin experiences calendar for dates and times of current experiences for the next few months.
You can also buy a Golden Ticket - Gin Experience Gift Voucher as a present for yourself or someone else.
Find out more about all the gin experiences we offer by clicking on the link below.