Tea* at the NYL Restaurant at Aloft Hotel in Liverpool is something I have been hearing a lot about lately, so I was delighted to sample it recently. I love the interior design of NYL Restaurant which conjures up New York cool with its sweeping bar area, high ceilings and plush booth tables.
After a warm welcome I settled in at a spacious booth, where I was immediately served iced water – a simple touch, but one which I always appreciate when dining out. The New York inspired afternoon tea is available with Suki tea or Starbucks coffee and you can upgrade to a glass of Prosecco or a cocktail as an extra treat.
I decided on a glass of chilled Prosecco and I also sipped a smooth Starbucks coffee as I was served the towering afternoon tea which was a sight to behold, stacked with three tiers of savoury and sweet goodies.
The only dilemma was where to begin and I decided to start with the savoury selection of tasty sandwiches including smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese and tarragon, BBQ pulled pork sesame slider, Caprese with buffalo mozzarella, sundried tomato and basil oil on ciabatta and Rueben with pastrami, pickled cucumber and Dijon mustard on rye bread. All the sandwiches were delicious and my personal favourite was the Caprese, which had a balance of subtle flavours from the tangy tomato, creamy mozzarella and basil oil.
Next I progressed to the sweet treats of chocolate hot dog (dark chocolate rolled ganache, brioche bun, banana cream and fruit coulis) apple pie donut rolled in cinnamon sugar, chocolate chip cookies, lemon cheesecake and macaroons which are always a favourite of mine.
Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without scones and NYL Restaurant did not disappoint with their fluffy freshly baked blueberry scones served with clotted cream and jam which were a satisfying treat to round off the afternoon.
This afternoon tea definitely delivers on New York ambience and the plush surroundings of NYL Restaurant are always a lovely place to dine. This would be a perfect way to celebrate with friends or family at this time of year. New York Afternoon Tea at NYL Restaurant at Aloft Hotel is available Friday - Sunday from 12pm – 5pm. Booking is essential. Vegetarian options available upon request. Afternoon tea with Suki Tea or Starbucks coffee - £17.50 per person. Upgrade with a glass of Prosecco - £22.50 per person. Upgrade with a Liverpool Collection cocktail - £25 per person.
NYL Restaurant and Bar
The Royal Insurance Building
1 North John Street
0151 294 4069
What do you all think, do you like the sound of a New York themed afternoon tea and which of these cakes and sandwiches would you try first? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,
*I was invited to review the New York afternoon tea, this was complimentary for review purposes. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest.