Our gluten free afternoon tea was an obvious recent inclusion on our menu. Not only are more people discovering they are coeliac and/or wheat intolerant but more and more are discovering the joys of afternoon tea.
Because of our reputation for afternoon tea (see our reviews on Tripadvisor), we knew we would have aim for the best gluten free afternoon tea in Brighton. We also wanted to create beautiful vegetarian and vegan afternoon teas so I’ll tell you about those too.
Vegetarian afternoon tea
We cater for as many dietary requirements as possible and the most regularly requested take on our afternoon tea is vegetarian. This is simple to cater for as we can do a lovely range of veggie sandwiches including pesto and avocado and brie with cherry tomato.
None of our products have animal rennet or gelatin so there are no concerns there.
Gluten-free afternoon tea
This is a little harder as we try to restrict ourselves to local suppliers and we’ve always baked our own scones – but Metrodeco’s bakers have come up with some amazing gluten free recipes. It took a period of trial and error but I think we have mastered the gluten free scone mixture.
We’ve also sourced some gorgeous gluten free bread, which has received good feedback from our wheat-free customers.
Vegan afternoon tea
We also have a lot of vegan requests which is also not a problem. Our vegan cake is one of the best sellers in the shop even amongst the meat and dairy eaters.
The option that does prove more challenging is vegan AND gluten free together. Because demand is low, we need to plan ahead. But we pride ourselves in catering for all needs – so if you need an afternoon tea that is both vegan and wheat-free, just let us know when you book.
In the meantime, feast you eyes on the gluten free afternoon tea above, which we served at the weekend. Not a scrap was left so we think it went down very well.
Click on this link to book our vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free afternoon tea.