The Palm Court Strings Afternoon Tea

£43.00 per person

The Grand is proud of its rich musical heritage and is passionate about bringing high-quality performances to guests and visitors... and 2023 is no exception!  We are still passionate about live music, and look forward to sharing this with you this year.

On selected Sundays throughout the year (see below), relax in timeless elegance and step back to the bygone age at the Grand Hotel’s Palm Court Strings Afternoon Tea. Savour delectable treats inspired by the late 1920s accompanied by live entertainment from Shelley Van Loen and her Palm Court Quartet wearing original Period attire.

Enjoy finger-cut tea sandwiches and a generous slice of Chef’s fresh homemade seasonal fresh Gâteau each, freshly baked scones and Sussex Charmer & tomato quiche accompanied by a choice of Tea, Coffee, Fruit or Herbal Infusion.

... and why not upgrade to a glass of Champagne or try one of our 1920’s themed cocktails?

Perfect Sunday afternoons are spent here whilst traditional Afternoon Tea is served between 3.00pm – 5.30pm...

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday 24th September 2023

Sunday 26th November 2023

Sunday 28th January 2024

Sunday 31st March 2024

£43.00 per person or £53.00 per person with a glass of Champagne.

For more information or to book please contact our reservation team on 01323 412345.

For members of our ‘Elite Diners’ programme, we extend a 10% ticket discount*. Please confirm your membership number upon booking to receive your exclusive discount.
*Discount is applicable to Elite Diners members only and cannot be extended to non-members.


Finger Sandwich Selection
Springs Smoked Salmon (G,F,M) 
Honey Roasted Ham (M,G) 
Cheddar Cheese & Chutney (M,Su,G) 
Cucumber and cream cheese (G,Su,M) 

Scones, Pastries & Savouries 
Freshly Baked Fruit and Plain Scones, Cornish Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve (G,M,E,Su,So) 
Mini Tomato & Sussex Charmer Quiche (G,M,E, Su,So) 
Coronation Chicken Finger roll (E,G,Su,S) 
Assortment of Pastries and Cakes (G,M,E,N,So,P) 

Served with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, please inform a member of staff who will be happy to assist you with your order and note the following menu content abbreviations for your information: 
Ce - celery   C - crustaceans   E - egg   F - fish   G - cereals containing gluten   L - lupin   M - milk & dairy  Mo - molluscs  Mu - mustard   N - tree nuts   P - peanuts   Se - sesame   Sh - shellfish   So - soybeans  Su - sulphur dioxide & sulphites   V - vegetarian   PB - plant based

A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill for all food and beverage services and will be shared by the entire team.