We’ve found the most magical afternoon tea known to muggles.
As any Potterhead worth their Bertie Bott’s Beans will tell you, there are plenty of ways to live out your wizarding fantasies in the muggle world.
From walking tours that show you real locations from the films, to the Warner Bros studios in Watford that invites guests to explore the Forbidden Forest and witness the seasonal changing of the Great Hall (for Halloween you can expect 100 floating pumpkins) – there are plenty of ways to get your witch on.
But we think we may have just found the tastiest one yet. It’s no secret that we’re afternoon tea enthusiasts (especially themed ones) and so we were particularly excited to discover The School of Magic Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House in Norwich, which includes a selection of cakes, sandwiches and ‘Philosopher’s Scones’.
Over three courses, guests have the chance to consume more cakes than you could shake a broomstick at, including The Boy Wizard’s Gateau Opera which is topped with tiny scarlet and gold Gryffindor sugar scarves, A Bolt out of the Blue macarons which come with butter beer-flavoured filling and an edible, chocolate mouse-dipped Sorting Hat.
The Philisopher’s Scones come in both sweet and savoury options, so you can start with cheese, mustard and chive and move on to a fruit scone with sparkly strawberry jam and clotted cream.
And for the savoury course of the menu, The Assembly House has swapped traditional finger sandwiches with a warm cheese toastie with tomato chutney, a club sandwich and a brioche roll filled with smoked chicken, bacon, tomato and avocado. Merlin’s beard, have you ever heard of such a good spread?
The School of Magic Afternoon Tea is available until 5 September and is priced at £20.95 per person, or £40 for two. You can make a reservation here.
And if you have dietary requirements, fear not, the chefs have created gluten-free and vegan options too.
If you like the idea of theming your food with some of your favourite literature, take a look at our afternoon tea round-up which features teas based on books like Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland.
Images: The Assembly House