It is with great regret that I feel a scathing review of this experience is required. The deal I purchased was a £9 voucher for afternoon tea for two at the Vinea Wine Bar (Albert Dock, Liverpool). It claimed that a guest and I would be able to enjoy "a selection of sandwiches and cakes, two homemade scones served with clotted cream and preserves, tea or coffee, and a glass of bubbly each."
However, what was offered could hardly be called a selection. The sandwiches were merely small slices of extremely chewy French baguette with cheese and Branston pickle (or, as an alternative, some very small pieces of ham). The "selection of cakes" amounted to two tiny pieces of carrot cake and bite-sized chocolate muffins that might as well have come from Tesco. The "scones" were equally as tiny and were not served with clotted cream, but were in fact served with butter and jam (with no knife - we actually had to ask for one instead of resorting to spreading them with our fingers).
The presentation of the food, which did not come with some extra plates to eat from, meant that the afternoon tea was a rather messy and undignified affair. I would certainly not purchase this deal again. Disappointingly, I had purchased two (so I could take out two different guests) and am now considering giving my second voucher to someone else.