Afternoon Tea at Cambridge’s cool new hotel The Tamburlaine

Tamburlaine-Hotel-Cambridge1578

Tamburlaine-Hotel-Cambridge1579-700x464
The Tamburlaine hotel is located on Station Road in Cambridge, very close to the railway station
2017-04-11 16.22.52 (2)
We enjoyed our traditional Afternoon Tea in the plush and luxurious Garden Room

2017-04-11 14.59.47 (3).jpg

2017-04-11 14.59.56 (4).jpg

Afternoon Tea was served on pretty bespoke china with linen napkins

2017-04-11 15.00.51 (3)

Unusually The Tamburlaine Afternoon Tea was served on a floor-standing three tiered stand

2017-04-11 15.00.54 (3)

The finger sandwiches were freshly made with delicious fillings of egg, smoked salmon, ham and cheese and cucumber

2017-04-11 15.25.33 (2)

The large freshly baked raisin and plain scones were served warm, and there were two of each

2017-04-11 15.01.00 (3).jpg

The top tier held a selection of gorgeous miniature cakes and sweet and tangy Mango Panna Cotta mini desserts

2017-04-11 15.25.40 (2).jpg

2017-04-11 15.25.07 (2)

The scones were light and fluffy and served with strawberry jam and fresh cream

This brand new four-star hotel is the first UK property from the Irish O’Callaghan group, who own four stylish hotels in Dublin. The Tamburlaine is ideally located on Station Road close to the rail station at the heart of the extensive regeneration of this business and residential area, which has now changed out of all recognition. The 155-room hotel had only been open for three weeks when I visited yesterday, and work is still ongoing inside and out. The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic and they gave us a guided tour after our tea. I noticed that the restaurant has an impressive fine dining menu which I intend to sample sometime.

By the way, the hotel’s name Tamburlaine references a 16th-century play by Christopher Marlowe, who attended Corpus Christi College in the city.

My friend and I were celebrating her birthday and taking Afternoon Tea amid the genteel grandeur of the Colonial-style Garden Room made an excellent start to her celebrations. With ornate Victorian wallpaper and gorgeous silk velvet sofas, this is an exceptionally light and splendid room with a unique style.

The Tamburlaine traditional Afternoon Tea cost £21.50 per person and is priced on the high side for Cambridge, so not the best value for money but the surroundings more than compensate with a strong sense of occasion. One minor quibble though – I was surprised that a selection of loose-leaf tea blends wasn’t available, although we could have unlimited tea or coffee to accompany the food. Highly recommended.

Tamburlaine
27-29 Station Road
Cambridge
CB1 2FB
Tel: 01223 792888

email: z.pearse@ocallaghanhotels.com

http://www.thetamburlaine.co.uk

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea at Cambridge’s cool new hotel The Tamburlaine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s