A unique experience that we recommend our clients while visiting Madeira, is to enjoy the afternoon tea at the Belmond Reid’s Palace.
The historic hotel is located on top of a cliff, therefore it has a magnificent view of the Funchal Harbor and is surrounded by lush subtropical gardens. Since its construction in 1891 by Scotsman William Reid, it quickly became an attraction to European royalty and English aristocracy.
Winston Churchill, Emperor Karl Von Habsburg, Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, dramatist George Bernard Shaw and more recently Jean-Marie Le Pen and Stephanie of Monaco, are some of the important guests the luxury hotel has welcomed.
“Anticipate a truly timeless affair.”
Certainly, the afternoon tea is a unique and very special experience that you shouldn’t miss!
The 36€ Menu includes delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and homemade pastries, all accompanied by your choice from a selection of 24 teas (green, black or infusions). For the champagne lovers, you can also request a glass of champagne for 18,50€ more.
Tea is served in the hotel’s beautiful terrace with a breathtaking view over the City Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. If you want, you can also enjoy a botanical tour of the hotel subtropical gardens. The stroll through the gardens happens twice a week.
The afternoon tea is available daily from 3pm to 4:30pm. The hotel dress code for the afternoon tea is smart casual dress, as a result, no sportswear or shorts allowed.
To visit the Hotel’s Afternoon Tea Menu, click here.
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