The quintessential Jersey afternoon tea experience…
All your favourite afternoon tea elements together on one plate to make a perfect experience! That’s what we want to achieve here at the Cristina, just for you and your friends and family.
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
The long-standing tradition of afternoon tea is alive and well at the Hotel Cristina. This most English of traditions started in around 1840 when the Duchess of Bedford became hungry around 4 o’clock in between lunch and dinner. She asked for a tray of tea and bread and butter to be bought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit for her and she found it so enjoyable that she began to invite her friends.
Who are we to argue with tradition? After all, it’s such a great idea to have some refreshments after a day exploring the Island, or a great ritual to sit down with good friends and enjoy delicious scones with jam and cream, sandwiches and dainty pastries. Don’t forget, you can always have a glass of bubbles to make your tea experience extra special! Champagne afternoon tea is a wonderful addition to your day.
Afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches which traditionally have the crusts removed and are very delicate. Fillings range from roast chicken and tarragon mayonnaise, smoked salmon, cucumber and soft cheese, egg mayonnaise and cress.
Sit out on the Terrace to enjoy fabulous views over the entire St Aubin’s Bay, there’s no better place to be when the weather is fine. Or, find a cosy space in the Lounge Bar where you’ll find books, a flat-screen TV and board games.
It’s easy to see why guests rate the hotel as one of the best afternoon teas in Jersey! Please let us know if you have any special requests.
We also have a vegan option available which includes toasted fruit tea cakes with coconut clotted cream, chocolate & caramel brownie, blackcurrant crumble slice, apple pie and vegan spreads & preserves.
Afternoons are made for tea
Generations of Islander’s have enjoyed traditional afternoon tea at the Hotel Cristina in Jersey. It’s the combination of the views, the relaxed feeling of a lazy day and the sweet sensation of homemade scones, cream and jam.
Bring your friends, your mum or your grandmother; everyone loves this most traditional of English rituals to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Plus, a glass of bubbly, either Champagne or Prosecco, is a perfect toast to an afternoon of friendship.
Have tea on the terrace or in the lounge bar area, just be comfortable and enjoy the service. We serve tea to residents and guests – just take your time and take in the views. When the weather is fine you can enjoy your tea al fresco on the terrace, under an umbrella if you wish. You can savour the views for hours.
One of the most popular afternoon tea venues in Jersey and certainly around the St Helier area. Tea is served from 4 pm to 5.30 pm.