Zurich: Afternoon Tea at the Eden au Lac

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady


Spring has certainly arrived in all its sunny yet chilly beauty. The lake shore was filled to the brim with sun-seekers who all seem to have come out of hibernation yesterday.
I could think of nothing better than sipping a cup of tea and enjoying the view of the lake; so following a recommendation from The Girlfriend Guide, I invited a friend to join me for afternoon tea at the Eden au Lac, a hotel directly across the lake.
IMG_2194The tea room / lounge was bright and sunny with huge comfy chairs,crisp white linen and shiny cutlery; IMG_2195so no, I don’t feel bad for not sitting outside at the lake, this was definitely the better option in my opinion!
IMG_2196 The finger sandwiches (cottage cheese, salmon egg and of course cucumber) were just perfect in size and quantity. With my friend and I indulging in the scones and savoury delights, I have to admit that we didn’t even look to see what sweets were on the top tier, though it looked like fruit cake and shortbread.IMG_0585Having such a sweet tooth, I loved the mini scones (both plain and with raisins) served with fresh cream and strawberry and apricot jams.
After tea we took a walk along the lake taking in some more sun and people watching. We came across a these rock balancing displays –I’ve always found them fascinating. IMG_2201IMG_2203
So, if you’re in the mood for a relaxed afternoon with friends in a friendly atmosphere and delightful treats, I recommend making a reservation at the Eden au Lac and going for tea. At CHF29 per person its far from expensive (compare this to going to a restaurant for lunch??) and if you want to add Prosecco to the mix it’s CHF39 per person – definitely value for money by Zurich standards for sure!


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