It’s been almost a year since the Marco Pierre White restaurant hit the city centre of Cardiff. With a wide selection on their menu from breakfast to dinner, I couldn’t wait to try their prosecco afternoon tea and it certainly did not disappoint.
On arrival, we were kindly greeted by a host who took our coats and then seated us in one of the little nooks in the restaurant. The elegant grey interior of the restaurant was sleek with modern furniture and photos of Marco on the walls. It was a cosy escape from the bustling streets outside. Although the restaurant seemed busy with a constant stream of customers coming through the doors, you wouldn’t have known as the tables are nicely spaced apart creating a really relaxing atmosphere.
The Cake Stand
We were treated to a glass of bubbles while our cake stand was prepared and then to a selection of Teapigs teas (the peppermint one was one of the best I have had). The gorgeous cake stand soon arrived at our table and it consisted of a range of sweet treats, cakes, finger sandwiches and of course some scones. We tucked into the finger sandwich tier first, which had a choice of egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham & mustard, beef & horseradish and finally cucumber and cream cheese.
The sweet treat tier had a lovely selection of cakes that you don’t always find in your average afternoon tea including strawberry & clotted cream cheesecake, carrot cake, sachertorte and a macaroon each to top it off. Of course, any afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete without a scone each and there were two large fruit scones served warm with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Not to mention the fresh strawberries in a mini colander – the perfect finishing touch. There was more than enough food for the two of us and of course we were easily defeated. The staff were kind enough to pack our cakes up so that we could take them away to enjoy later. It was a beautiful selection with each tier having plenty of variety.
The steakhouse bar and grill restaurant is situated inside the Dominions Arcade on Cardiff’s Queen Street making it super accessible. There is plenty of parking near town and it’s the ideal spot if you would like pop into town and do some shopping at the same time or have a catch up after work or on a weekend. Although it’s in the lively city centre you would never know once your inside. Six floors up and it’s like being in your own serene little bubble.
Prices & Options
Afternoon tea prices start at £19.95 per person without prosecco and slightly higher priced options include a glass of prosecco or champagne. If afternoon tea is not your thing there are plenty of other options to choose from on the various menus. We saw some of the lunch items go past our table and they looked absolutely delicious; I would definitely go back to try out something else.
Marco Pierre White Restaurant Cardiff, 6th Floor, Dominions Arcade, Dominions House, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AR
02920 102 711
Afternoon tea is available from Monday – Saturday (12pm-5pm) and booking is required.
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