Friday 3 July 2015

The Afternoon Tea Club Reviews: The Baltic Social, Liverpool

The Baltic Social

The other week we realised that the ATC hadn't been to Liverpool in forever. So since it was about two years since our last visit, we decided to have a scout around the internet to see what was about, and boy did we find a lot. There has to be at least five or six places that we'd like to try over the next few months, but since we can only do one at a time, we decided to head to one of Liverpool's more quirkier venues for our first foray back into the scene. 

The Baltic Social is a cute little bar just off Jamaica street, right at the heart of the city's coolest hangouts. With a mish-mash of multicoloured furniture, distressed woodwork and exposed brick, this place is one of the cutest I've been to in ages.

A celebration of all things cool and edgy, the bar's Punk Afternoon Tea is about as far removed from traditional finger sandwiches and scones as you can imagine.

To start, we were presented with a tub of popcorn to nibble on whilst the tea was being prepared. However, we weren't left waiting long before a large basket of fries were delivered to the table, making us jump in with a 'sorry, I think you've got the wrong table, we didn't order this', to which the lovely waiter replied, 'they're part of the afternoon tea!'

Music to our ears - Now, we've never had fries with tea before, but it's definitely something we could get used to!

After this we prepared ourselves for the unknown, trying to guess what other treats might arrive and as you can see from the pictures, it was quite different. Presented on vinyl cake stands (sacrilege!), this quirky sandwich selection comprised of mini hotdogs, sliders and delicious BLTs, and if that wasn't enough we were also treated to a stack of pretzels as an accompaniment. Now I'm not a massive meat fan - I'm not vegetarian, but I tend to lean more towards chicken - however, the hotdog was most definitely my favourite of the selection, garnished with crackling and mustard. 

Following this, we were then spoilt with slices of chocolate and Madeira cake and lots of retro sweets and haribo - delicious. 

It's always nice trying quirky teas as sometimes you just want a break from finger sandwiches and patisserie and that's exactly what this place gives you - All in all I'd say that we were pretty impressed. As far as price tags go, it’s great value for money and although you have to share a tea pot, the food and ambiance is definitely worth the spend. If you're ever in the area, check it out!

Read more about The Baltic Social here

The Baltic Social kindly provided us with a tea for review puroposes, but as usual all thoughts are our own!


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