Hemingways is the place to be between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock from Monday to Saturday. Out comes the cake stand, burgeoning with hand-crafted miniature cakes, gateaux opera, fruit delice, mini-eclairs and fruit tartlets. Lavish your freshly-baked scones, warm from the oven, with Cornish clotted cream, home-made strawberry jam and lemon-curd.
The finger sandwiches offer classic fillings on white and brown bread. There’s an exotic selection of teas and infusions to compliment your Viennoisseries — chamomile, hibiscus, cinnamon, jasmine and bergamot aromas perfume the air at this time of day in the hotel. Add some fizz to your afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.