The weather was glorious last week and this was perfect since the work girls had arranged a baby shower cream team for Gemma (about-to-pop work-friend), on the roof terrace of Bohemia in Brighton’s lanes.
When we arrived it was so hot that we couldn’t actually sit on the roof terrace, for fear of poor Gemma fainting. Instead, we sat at the front of the venue, where we had shelter underneath the parasols.
We had ordered the Champagne Afternoon Tea (£22pp) in advance, which includes a tier of sandwiches, cakes and scones (with Cornish clotted cream and jam) as well as a pot of tea and a glass of house champagne. Unfortunately for some reason the venue didn’t have this booked in and it was just the Traditional Sussex Afternoon Tea (£14pp), less the bubbles, that arrived.
Since our hearts were set on bubbles we ordered two bottles of Prosecco (£30 each) to wash the cake down with, which went down all too easily.
In terms of the cream tea, the Victoria Sponge cake was incredible – better than my mum’s dare I say it. The scones were fine, but could have been lighter and fluffier, but the sandwich fingers were disappointing. The bleached white bread was tasteless and we weren’t given the option to have a healthier wholemeal or granary, an oversight in my opinion. On the other hand, the pâté filling was very tasty and I appreciated this one as it’s my favourite sandwich filling and rarely on offer.
PRICE: Traditional Cream Tea £14pp (with champagne £22pp)
Bohemia is a great central spot in town and the staff are very helpful and accommodating, but the sandwiches need a little love to bring the rating up!