I had been wanting to try The Deck for a long time as I have only heard good things. I went along on a Saturday with my three sister in laws. Luckily for you guys they love taking photos and most of the pics in this post have been stolen from them- Thanks girls 😉
You can book afternoon tea by text message, this was a first and was nice and easy. When we arrived at The Deck, we were greeted and asked to pick a cupcake. Oh my… this was hard. We went for fudge cappuccino, Turkish delight, Kinder Bueno and chocolate orange.
While we awaited our table we were busy looking at the quirky decorations and we were then shown downstairs to our table by Debra.
Our table was so cute!! it was perfect in every way, mini sugar tongs with the sugar cubes, lovely vintage crockery and cute milk bottles of water with a paper straw. There was war time music playing and a display of vintage Singer sewing machines.
We were asked if we wanted tea or coffee and we ordered 3 breakfast teas and one decaf coffee. The decaf coffee came in its own tea pot and the tea was in a huge teapot. It was nice to have a decent size jug of milk too, as this is one thing we always run out of!
When our tea stand arrived it was stacked high with food! I have never had so much food before in an afternoon tea! The sandwiches were cheese and tomato, cheese and cucumber, ham, egg and mayo. There was six sandwiches per person! Only slight criticism is that there was lots of cheese. Maybe just one cheese flavour would be better. I have noticed on the website it says brie and cranberry and cheese and cucumber. We were asked how many baby bumps were coming on booking. We did have one baby bump on board, so this may explain the lack of brie.
The scones deserve their own section. There was enough for two each! They were lovely and the clotted cream and jam came in vintage teacups. I thought that was really cute.
The top tier had chocolate brownies, again there was two each! The brownies were tasty and they were not too rich. I was thinking there was no way I can eat my cupcake after all this! When we had our teapots and cream refilled, our waitress said that everyone takes boxes home with their leftovers. So I decided I would take my cupcake home, I also took a scone and a brownie!
On our way out I decided to buy the vanilla custard cupcake for my husband, as he was jealous he wasn’t invited this time. He actually ended up with the scone and the brownie too, so he didn’t do too badly.
Afternoon tea is £18.00 per person and this was really good value for the amount of food you get. Unlimited tea/ coffee refills and boxes to take your food home- I would be suprised if anyone can finish the whole stand.
I really did enjoy afternoon tea at this venue. It really lived up to everything I had heard. No wonder it is number one in places to eat in Cardiff on Trip Advisor! The staff were really attentive, the food was great and the venue was decorated lovely. It was my idea of the perfect tea room. You can tell the owners have put so much attention to detail to the venue and the service. It is the type of venue that I would love to own myself one day!