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Champagne Tea without the Tea

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Whatnotea Mon 25-Feb-19 15:09:11

I was very kindly bought a Champagne Afternoon Tea in a very nice (expensive) local restaurant. Very nice.

We were given a glass of champagne on arrival and then when we went to order out tea with the afternoon tea we were told that was extra ... is that just weird & cheap. Surely tea is included in afternoon tea even f you have a champagne afternoon tea.

Shame I used really like this restaurant and have been there a few times, but it just seems cheap not to include it.

Anyway didn't ruin the afternoon, champagne drank, tea ordered, sandwiches and cakes scoffed.

Is it just me or is that strange?
Yep that was the only thing I had to be concerned about yesterday.

PurpleDaisies Mon 25-Feb-19 15:10:32

I’d assume the champagne was instead of tea.

Namechangeforthiscancershit Mon 25-Feb-19 15:11:39

I wouldn’t want tea if I had also had champagne.

Also I know which one I would prefer!

Petitprince Mon 25-Feb-19 15:12:13

No it should be in addition to tea - it isn't afternoon tea without at least the offer of tea!

thecatsthecats Mon 25-Feb-19 15:13:07

Has always been a glass of champagne to start then tea when the food arrives for me.

MargoLovebutter Mon 25-Feb-19 15:13:31

Yes, that's really strange. I've had a number of champagne teas and they always included tea and champagne!

SileneOliveira Mon 25-Feb-19 15:13:33

The "afternoon tea" refers to the whole thing - sandwiches, cakes, scones, drink.

You chose to substitute the cup of tea for a glass of champagne.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Mon 25-Feb-19 15:15:06

The champagne teas I have had have included both,although paid extra for the champagne version. Guess you need to read the small print!

OlennasWimple Mon 25-Feb-19 15:15:48

I'm with you OP - I'd assume that a pot of tea was included too

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Mon 25-Feb-19 15:16:13

How much does a pot of tea cost!?

Nottobesoldseparately Mon 25-Feb-19 15:16:35

I don't drink tea, so always go for the sparkling option.

I always have to tell them I don't require tea also as they always set the table with tea cups etc and ask when id like it bringing out, so yes, I think they are being cheap!

howdoyoukeepawaveuponthesand Mon 25-Feb-19 15:16:36

I had a Champagne afternoon tea at a lovely restaurant for my hen do a few years back and it definitely included tea AND bubbly.

icelollycraving Mon 25-Feb-19 15:17:20

I’ve had several champagne teas. Always been served yes as well as the champagne.

user1457017537 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:17:49

The price of afternoon, which after all costs a couple of pounds to do yourself, should definetely include a pot of tea for the money. Write a review on their website.

AnneLovesGilbert Mon 25-Feb-19 15:18:32

I’d expect tea as well. The champagne option will have cost more so the tea, cakes, sandwiches bit should be the same.

Hillarious Mon 25-Feb-19 15:19:27

As Breakfast says, how much does a pot of tea cost! It's the Champagne that's the optional extra.

Travis1 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:19:48

Never had an afternoon tea without the tea? How bizarre! Doesn’t matter what kind I’ve had(Prosecco, champagne, cocktail, gin) always always get a pot of tea. Earl Grey preferably

PinkHeart5914 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:20:41

Yes it’s cheap!

I’ve been to so many champagne afternoon tea, I’ve lost count and tea (or coffee for 1 of our group) has always been provided

I mean seriously afternoon tea is not cheap especially with champagne so to give you hot water and some tea is hardly going to cripple them is it now

DanglyBangly Mon 25-Feb-19 15:31:36

That’s odd. Usually you get the standard afternoon tea or you can ‘upgrade’ to a champagne afternoon tea for more money but the champagne is on top, not instead of.

Whatnotea Mon 25-Feb-19 16:32:06

Champagne Tea w/o Tea was £34
Afternoon Tea w/o Champagne £24

Tea was £3.25 (though on the bill £3.50 - I couldn't bother to point that out) no second helpings of anything.

MargoLovebutter Mon 25-Feb-19 16:34:09

So, the £10 difference was to cover the additional cost of a glass of champagne! They are cheeky fuckers asking extra for the tea - IMHO.

OlennasWimple Mon 25-Feb-19 16:36:40

That's very odd (and cheap!)

Hunter037 Mon 25-Feb-19 16:45:31

£3.50 for a pot of tea shock
I think I would have just gone without!

Travis1 Mon 25-Feb-19 17:27:41

You were robbed! I’d be curious as to how much a glass of champagne on its own would cost.

Namechangeforthiscancershit Mon 25-Feb-19 17:27:58

If the difference was £10 then I take back my comment. They can’t charge £10 PLUS the cost of a pot of tea for one glass of champagne!

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