Available for collection or delivery within 15 miles of their Coltishall-base, the boxed up Afternoon Tea includes sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and cakes as well as everything else you might need including homemade jam, clotted cream, tea bags and milk. You can also request additional wine or Prosecco.
Norfolk Mead owner James Holliday commented: "We have been absolutely blown away by the support for our takeaway Afternoon Teas since we launched them in early May. For the first two Saturdays we have completely sold out our allocated slots which is just fantastic and such a boost for our whole team.
"As well as our loyal guests ordering their favourite treat, offering an affordable and safe Afternoon Tea at this time has captured the attention of local residents who may not have tried our high quality food offering before. We are delighted to be able to put our experience in delivering outside catering events into good use by adapting our usual Afternoon Tea offer into takeaway format. We can confidently stick within the new Covid-secure guidelines, and apply social distancing in the workplace and when arranging the collection and deliveries with our customers.
"We are really proud of what we have put together, which reflects the attention to detail and quality we put into all our food. Being currently closed in line with the Government pandemic guidelines, the takeaway is a great way to continue doing what we love and to give our customers something special to look forward to and savour. Many customers have ordered the Afternoon Tea boxes for their self-isolating neighbours or relatives, for lockdown birthdays and anniversaries, as a treat for key workers, and we have even had groups order them separately and then eat together over video call.”
The Afternoon Tea is priced at £15 per person, with £3 extra for delivery within 15 miles of Coltishall. Afternoon Teas can be ordered online, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 737 531. Whilst 16th May is full, there is remaining availability for Sunday 17th May, and the following weekends until the end of June.
Reviews received for the takeaway Afternoon Teas include:
"Ordered an afternoon tea for my mum and stepdad, as a surprise to cheer them up. My mum was so pleased with it, and said it’s one of the nicest afternoon teas she has had! My mum said the sandwiches were so fresh with delicious fillings and the cakes were amazing. Thanks Norfolk Mead, can’t recommend enough!"
"Had a lovely surprise with our afternoon tea and wine ordered by my lovely daughter for mine and my partner's birthday. The food is fantastic and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much everyone concerned."
"We would just like to say a very big thank you for providing us with afternoon tea today. We have just finished the last of it, and it was truly delicious! We are both key workers, and have been working very hard over the past several weeks and needed a little something different to pick us up a little. Oh my goodness, the afternoon tea sure supplied us with the tonic needed. That, with a beautiful day, took us back to memories of staying at your hotel, where we have stayed on several occasions despite being 'only up the road'. We are now looking forward to when you are able to re-open, and we intend to spend a night with you, picking up the little boat for a river trip as well. Unfortunately, we shall be working next weekend, and so unable to take advantage of another afternoon tea, but you can rest assured, you will be seeing us again."
"Thank you for a scrumptious afternoon tea today - great way to celebrate our daughters birthday - sharing the tea virtually."
"Just had our afternoon tea and to say it was scrumptious would be doing it an injustice ... it was out of this world, the taste of each item was a serenade to the taste buds. Will have to have another for my birthday at the end of May."
"Ordered one for my mum and step-dad who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in lockdown this week. They said its absolutely beautiful! They LOVED it. Thank you."
"Norfolk Mead is one of my favourite places to visit. I had my baby shower there and also got married at Norfolk Mead so when I saw they were doing Afternoon Tea delivery during lockdown I was so happy! The afternoon tea was delivered to my home from a safe distance. It all looked and tasted delicious. There was so much to have from sandwiches, scones, cakes and included tea, coffee and a small bottle of milk. They even added the cream and jam. Thank you so much! Would order again."
"On 09/05/2020 we collected an afternoon tea to celebrate our daughters birthday which we shared virtually, once we had delivered it to family (you can have it delivered for a small extra charge). Ordering and payment were completed online. Collection was well organised and efficient (social distancing being maintained, as you remain in your car). The tea was scrumptious - well presented and packaged. Even tea, coffee and milk provided, we only had to boil the kettle. Thank you Norfolk Mead for enabling us to make a birthday a little more special during this challenging time. An excellent service."
"To celebrate our wedding anniversary we chose a takeaway afternoon tea from The Mead. It was gorgeous! Apart from the food being lovely as always, the detail including the little bottle of milk and menu on the box made it feel extra special. It was delivered with a smile ... again, as always and helped to make our day. We discovered The Mead a year ago exactly and we will keep going back!"