browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Afternoon Tea in Manila: Marriott Hotel

Posted by on May 8, 2015

* Part 8 of a series *

There’s nothing wrong with getting oneself an early Mother’s Day treat, is there? Honestly, I feel like I ought to give myself a simple reward — nothing grand, nothing extravagant — for all the little things that I do for my family, knowing that motherhood is not the easiest thing in the world. And because I’m doing this afternoon tea series, I decided to treat myself to Marriott Hotel Manila‘s “Afternoon High Tea” which, technically, is not high tea but is, in fact, afternoon tea.

Marriott Hotel Manila's Afternoon High Tea

Marriott Hotel Manila’s Afternoon High Tea

Available from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Marriott‘s The GreatRoom, the set costs P550++ and can satisfy one to two persons with small appetites. Tea is served first, and I picked the Single Origin Darjeeling from Dilmah. Unlike Makati Shangri-La and The Peninsula Manila, which have both established themselves asĀ  sought-after afternoon tea venues, I believe the afternoon tea craze has not caught on in this hotel yet. It took forever to wait for my food to arrive — it’s a good thing my tea remained hot.

The first layer of the 3-tiered serving tray had some really dainty savory bites: arugula leaves wrapped in smoked salmon, tomato and cheese skewer, mushroom and onion tartlet topped with cheese, and a couple of vegetable sandwiches that I skipped eating.

first layer

first layer

The next layer contained 5 miniature scones (just slightly bigger than a ten-peso coin) accompanied by clotted cream and fruit jam. Not bad, but not remarkable either.

second layer

second layer

The last layer was composed of pretty but tiny portions of sweets. I particularly liked the elongated macaron and the mango dessert. Nice and sweet. The whole afternoon tea set was just okay for me. At least it was reasonably-priced for a hotel offering. And the Dilmah specialty tea was lovely, as always.

third layer

third layer

I would like to greet all the loving and devoted moms in the world a very happy Mother’s Day! We all deserve the best because…

“A mother’s love is like a cup of tea — it is always there to comfort you.”

Share via email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *