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 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.
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.
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.