15 April, 2019

Afternoon Tea With Smartbox By Buyagift At Jaspers Tea Rooms

GIFTED: If you struggle for present ideas for loved ones then a stress-free solution is to give them an experience they will never forget, or a lovely treat they wouldn’t normally splash out on themselves for from Buyagift.

Buyagift offers a great range of trips, experiences and treats via pre-purchased gift cards bought online.

Since it was mum’s 80th birthday recently, last weekend we tried out a Buyagift experience for ourselves, when we went for a luxury afternoon tea at Jaspers Tea Rooms in Llandaff, Cardiff.

I was sent a the Afternoon Tea Smartbox by Buyagift which contained a gift card for an afternoon tea for two.  The gift card came in a stylish box containing full instructions and a beautifully presented booklet outlining all our options.

Booking was really easy.  You simply choose where you would like to take your afternoon tea and book direct with the venue.  Then, all you do is take along the voucher contained in your box and present it as payment in full.

Read on because there’s a chance for one lucky reader to win their own Afternoon Tea Smartbox by Buyagift (worth £34.99) which offers over 425 experiences to choose from.  You can also upgrade to an afternoon tea with bubbles for a reasonable extra charge (not included in the prize).

Set in the heart of the leafy village of Llandaff in the shadow of the cathedral, Jaspers Tea Rooms is everything you would expect of a traditional tea room.

Traditional wood seating, an old fashioned fireplace and plenty of antique teapots gives the place a relaxed feel, enhanced by twinkly blue fairy lights.

It’s the kind of place where you could spend all afternoon gossiping and putting the world to rights with the aid of a good, strong pot of tea.

There was plenty of pottery on show from the local pottery at Ewenny and quirky showpieces such as an eighteenth-century chair.

We were seated quickly and service was swift with a three-tier cake stand containing a lovely selection of goodies appearing in no time.  Tea was served via a decent size teapot and the staff at Jaspers will refill the pot as many times as you like.

Since the teapot is practically a shrine in my parents’ house, this was very welcome indeed.

The afternoon tea itself comprises a selection of moist finger sandwiches in ham and mustard and egg and cress.

This was followed by home-made scones, jam and cream.

I thought the scones could have been warmed, however, they were fresh and wonderfully crumbly.

We both initially doubted whether we could do justice to the impressive top tier of the cake stand.  Miniature Victoria Sponges dusted with icing sugar nestled next to little blackcurrant and cream jellies, mini eclairs, macarons and bite-size Welsh cakes.

Mum has a much smaller appetite these days but we managed to make our way through most of our afternoon tea.  The staff kindly supplied take-away boxes for one or two remaining treats to take home to dad which was a thoughtful touch.

One point to note, though, we booked our tea for 4 pm not realising that the tearooms close at 5 pm so double-check if you don’t want to be the last ones on the premises.

The Giveaway

I have one Afternoon Tea Smartbox by Buyagift to give away worth £34.99 which entitles to bearer to one afternoon tea for two people at one of the locations detailed in the accompanying literature.

The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and ends at 11:59 pm on Friday 10th May.

The usual terms and conditions apply which can be viewed on my giveaways page.  Emails submitted will be used to contact the winner only and personal data is not retained.

Afternoon Tea Smartbox by Buyagift worth £34.99


Good luck!


169 comments so far.

169 responses to “Afternoon Tea With Smartbox By Buyagift At Jaspers Tea Rooms”

  1. cath english says:

    Vegan banana cake

  2. Katie says:

    I would love a Victoria sponge or a chocolate cake… or any cake really!

  3. MARK THOMAS says:

    coffee and walnut cake

  4. iain maciver says:

    carrot cake

  5. Cat says:

    Has to be a victoria sandwich, creamy jammy goodness

  6. Joanne Darnell says:

    I love Christmas cake! but a nice slice of chocolate fudge cake would be nice

  7. Peter Watson says:

    Maybe I’l old-fashioned but I don’t think you can beat a Victoria Sponge.

  8. Carolyn E says:

    I would love to find a cream slice, with really flaky pastry, a proper mille feuille.

  9. felicity says:

    Black Forest Gateau would be delicious – as long as it had fresh cream, morello cherries in kirsch and lots of dark chocolate swirls…YUM

  10. Lorraine Williams says:

    Lemon drizzle or carrot cake are my favourites, so would love to be on the cake stand!

  11. Kim Neville says:

    Chocolate fudge cake which is my favourite cake to eat

  12. Aileen RUSSELL says:

    Victoria Sponge

  13. Darrell Perry says:

    My favourite cake (and my achilles heel!) is the chocolate eclair. I wouldn’t call myself a greedy person, but I could eat one of them sideways ha ha

  14. pete c says:

    I would like some delicious banana cake to be on offer

  15. Susan Lloyd says:

    My favourite would be Victoria sponge cake or maybe chocolate brownie x

  16. Jennifer Hull says:

    I love coffee and walnut cake with a lovely cup of strong Tea and a dash of milk

  17. Christine Caple says:

    I would love to find some chocolate cheesecake, it’s my absolute favourite.

  18. katherine s says:

    I would definitely love to find a mini Victoria Sponge or some type of a chocolate cake!

  19. Annabel Greaves says:

    I love carrot cake

  20. Nicki Ramsay says:

    Carrot cake is my most favourite.

  21. Fiona Paley says:

    While I am partial to Victoria sponge I would really love to find some Battenburg in my afternoon tea.

  22. Coffee cake with walnuts would be lovely but I like anything with cream in too

  23. I really love lemon drizzle cake or coffee and walnut

  24. Karen Robinson says:

    \it’s chocolate eclairs (note the plural) every time for me. I’m sorely disappointed if there isn’t onethere

  25. heather says:

    Chocolate orange cake!

  26. Solange says:

    Red velvet or chocolate.

  27. Natalie Burgess says:

    Would have to be a carrot cake…..this would make afternoon tea even more amazing! Xx

  28. Sheena Batey says:

    Bakewell Tart

  29. Rachel Craig says:

    Carrot cake, as delicious. Afternoon tea would be a wonderful treat.

  30. A S,Edinburgh says:

    I’d most like to find some mini Victoria Sponge cakes. Victoria Sponge is my favourite for afternoon tea.

  31. Karen hutchinson says:

    Cherry cake or lemon drizzle

  32. Karen hutchinson says:

    Oops previous comment not long enough
    I love cherry cake , Lemmon drizzle or most other cakes

  33. Sj Straw says:

    Can’t pick one. I’d like a classic Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake or a black forest cake with fresh cream.

  34. Emma Morgan says:

    Coffee and walnut cake

  35. DAWN WINSKILL says:

    I have always loved a coffee and walnut cake

  36. Megan Williams says:

    Chocolate cake is my favourite but for afternoon tea you can’t beat a classic Victoria Sponge!

  37. Joanne Beale says:

    Has to be Victoria Sandwich

  38. Joanne Beale says:

    Has to be Victoria Sandwich with real cream in it

  39. clair downham says:


  40. sallie says:

    fruit cake

  41. charlotte isobelle says:

    ooo a victoria sandwich with strawberries and cream

  42. Victoria Prince says:

    A lovely moist lemon cake I think. I know there are more exciting things but I’ve just gone completely blank!

  43. Susan Chafer says:

    I love a scone with cream and strawberry jam

  44. Lesley Renshaw says:

    Can’t go wrong with a traditional victoria sponge with fresh cream

  45. kimberley ryan says:

    Victoria sponge with fresh cream and strawberries

  46. Elizabeth says:

    I like all kinds of cakes, but a lovely moist fruit cake is best with tea.

  47. Brigitte Gorez Santos says:

    A mini coffee éclair.

  48. SianiD says:

    welsh cakes or lemon merangue

  49. Peter Nickson says:

    Scones with cream and jam.yum yum

  50. Isabell Whitenstall says:

    I like most types of cakes but I would love to find a slice of carrot cake on the cake stand.

  51. Lucy says:

    I would love any chocolate cake or banana loaf 🙂

  52. Lynn Neal says:

    carrot cake with plenty of walnuts in and a thick layer of frosting!

  53. Hayley Colburn says:

    Afternoon tea isnt afternoon tea for me without jam and cream scones

  54. a sheldon says:

    Victoria sponge with butter cream and strawberry jam. 🍰

  55. Mark kar says:

    Victoria Sponge

  56. Nicki Evans says:

    Some kind of opera cake or macaroons maybe

  57. Claire Carter says:

    Got to be a scone with jam and cream (jam on the bottom, cream on top)

  58. Kim Coate says:

    Lemon drizzle.

  59. Andi Rose says:

    scones and cream or macaroons!

  60. Toni says:

    I would like to find Battenburg on my cake stand!

  61. Simon Tutthill says:

    For me it has to be a lovely tasty walnut cake mmmm

  62. Adele Hill says:

    I would lemon drizzle cake

  63. Fiona K says:

    Chocolate fudge cake

  64. Mariel. Pereira says:

    Carrot cake

  65. Keshia Esgate says:

    I would love to find a big slice of lemon drizzle cake on my afternoon tea plate

  66. Maria Gellar says:

    Lemon and poppyseed cake. ❤️

  67. Laura Pritchard says:

    A chocolate praline one with vanilla icing and decorated with strawberries & raspberries!

  68. Phil Darling says:

    Lemon drizzle cake all the way guys – doesn’t get any better than that

  69. Anne Bardsley says:

    Got to love a scone with clotted cream and jam

  70. Helen Milloud says:

    Lemon tart – sweet and creamy with that zing of sourness at the end

  71. Jo Young says:

    I’d like a red velvet cake, I never make it at home so it’d be a lovely treat!

  72. Michael says:

    Lemon drizzle cake

  73. Pauline Hill says:


  74. Lynne Durkin says:

    Would love to find either a bakewell slice or a lemon drizzle cake.

  75. Giles Dawe says:

    coffee and walnut cake

  76. Simon LC says:

    My favourite cake is my sister’s home made Victoria sponge cake

  77. Laura Banks says:

    any cake would be fine with me but im very partial to carrot cake

  78. Christine Shelley says:

    Lemon Drizzle cake

  79. Helen B says:

    Anything with chocolate although a really crisp macaron would go down a treat 🙂

  80. Kelly Glen says:

    It would have to be Victoria sponge cake with lots of strawberry jam.

  81. Zoe C says:

    Carrot cake, my mum makes an amazing one, used to love it when I was a kid

  82. Suan Watts says:

    Lemon drizzle

  83. Jodie Cook says:

    Tough choice! Probably Red Velvet as it’s my absolute favourite!

  84. Bob Clark says:

    coffee and walnut

  85. Jim Milligan says:

    I think an afternoon tea would not be complete without a slice of Victoria Sponge

  86. Sarah Lambert says:

    For me it has to be a traditional Victoria sponge cake

  87. chloe brill says:

    carrot cake

  88. jenna rothen says:


  89. Katie B says:

    Anything gluten free for me please. Love cake, just don’t get to eat it very much

  90. Kay Sherman says:

    Has to be a big chocolate cake or a fresh cream Victoria sponge

  91. Lynda Jones says:

    A lovely fluffy and light Victoria Sandwich

  92. Emma Gibson says:

    Carrot cake.

  93. Marycarol says:

    Coffee cake love it x

  94. Sophie Grayling says:

    Red velvet would be amazing

  95. Corinne Henson says:

    Victoria sponge

  96. Corinne Henson says:

    My favourite cake Would have to be a Victoria sponge 🍰

  97. moth says:

    carrot cake is my favourte

  98. Kristy Brown says:

    Home made pork pie and a lovely beef and cucumber sandwich would be amazing

  99. Katie J Blackmore says:

    There is so much to choose from but either a chocolate torte or a lemon drizzle

  100. Emma Wallace says:

    Custard Slice

  101. Denice says:

    A big creamy crumbly Meringue

  102. Louise A says:

    Chocolate Torte

  103. PhilA says:

    Rich Fruit Cake

  104. Ellie-Mae says:

    I love all types of cake…but probably a jam and cream scone!

  105. Hannah Yates says:

    Vegan Victoria sponge

  106. C Whitlow says:

    Any cake! Because all cake is good. And not strictly a cake I suppose, but I would love a scone with cream.and jam. Yum yum x

  107. Emma H says:

    I’d like to find a battenberg.

  108. Sharon Worsley says:

    I love a good home made Victoria Sponge!

  109. Margaret Clarkson says:

    Cherry and almond cake

  110. Hannah Wilding says:

    Any cake is good for me but I especially love coffee and walnut so would love to see that on the stand.

  111. Rachael Simmons says:

    A gooey chocolate fudge cake slice for me!!

  112. Liam Bishop says:

    I love Hummingbird cake!

  113. Janette says:

    A slice of Victoria sponge cake would be my choice

  114. Amy Hopkins says:

    I would love to see chocolate Diam cake with my afternoon tea.

  115. Angie McDonald says:

    Lemon and Poppyseed cake

  116. Emma T says:

    Lemon drizzle cake

  117. Julia Main says:

    Anything with a bit of icing on it.

  118. Julia Main says:

    It would have to include a french fancy!

  119. leanne weir says:

    It would have to be a classic victoria sponge with cream and jam

  120. Cheryl Edwards says:

    Lemon Drizzle Cake

  121. Christine Dodd says:

    I’m very partial to a macaron – preferably pistachio flavoured!

  122. Joanne McDonald says:

    Chocolate cake!

  123. Chocolate brownies! Not exactly a cake, but my favourite.

  124. Anna Wood says:

    Love a carrot cake with plenty of frosting! Although I don’t think there’s a cake I don’t like !

  125. Danielle Spencer says:

    Victoria Sponge

  126. Grace Keegan says:

    Scones to have with clotted cream and jam, yummy!

  127. Sarah Ballantyne says:

    Anything fruity – banana or raspberry are favourites

  128. Amy Bondoc says:

    my absolute favourite cake is toffee apple fudge cake ive tried baking it myself but fail every time! id love to fid it on my ideal afternoon tea!

  129. Jane Willis says:

    I’d like to find a slice of traditional Battenberg cake

  130. Alice Dixon says:

    Coffee and walnut cake

  131. Karen R says:

    I’d love to find a little carrot cake – maybe with a little marzipan carrot on top!

  132. Jen Rogers says:

    I love Carrot Cake, Coffee and Walnut Cake, Hot Cross Buns, and always Dundee Cake. @Guadalest

  133. Nicki Simpson says:

    Mmmmm Victoria sponge! But i do like a variety of cream cakes too….variety is the key if you ask me

  134. Dale Dow says:

    A strawberry tart. now I do love them, I may not share lol

  135. karim khimji says:

    victoria sandwich is so yummy and soft and i love that soft warm taste its the best feeling.

  136. janine atkin says:

    victoria sponge for me 🙂

  137. Keith Hunt says:

    Angel Cake

  138. Judith MacInnes says:

    I love a mini battenberg – they’re so pretty in miniature!

  139. Justine Meyer says:

    lemon drizzle cake would be fab for me

  140. Helen Tovell says:

    I would like to find a miniature eton mess cheesecake, a cheesecake with crispy meringue and strawberries on

  141. Meg Gaskell says:

    Has to be carrot cake, although in truth I like all cake! Great competition thanks for the chance to win.

  142. Sharon Hirst says:

    Lemon drizzle would be nice, but honestly love any cake.

  143. Chloe Taylor says:

    Coffee and walnut cake is my favourite, also like a chocolate sponge cake. x

  144. Paul Bingham says:

    A very boozy black forest gateaux would be great

  145. Geri Gregg says:

    A Victoria sponge cake or fairy cakes! Maybe even chocolate cake 🙂

  146. Jo Hutchings says:

    I’m not sure if it counts as a cake but I love Millionaires Slice.

  147. Alice Colling says:

    Mmmm so much choice, chocolate cake, carrot cake and fruit cake are my faves!

  148. Valerie Seal says:

    I love coffee and walnut cake. It’s delicious!

  149. melanie stirling says:

    Victoria sponge cake, my favourite.

  150. Lorna Walkden says:

    A good egg custard

  151. Tess D says:

    would love to find a chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream icing x

  152. Janine Phillips says:

    I love lemon drizzle cake, Victoria Sponge or a nice gooey chocolate fudge cake x

  153. Caroline Tinsley says:

    My favourite cake is lemon drizzle, so I’d be thrilled to find that in the selection!

  154. Simon Tinsley says:

    Oooh I like an Egg Custard myself. I’ve yet to see one on an Afternoon Tea though!

  155. Debi Gillard says:

    I love the scones with jam & cream but has to be jam first!

  156. Lorna Ledger says:

    Gosh I love Scones too, homemade everything! Love cream tea – fingers crossed

  157. Nikki Hayes says:

    Chocolate cake – although I’m a big cake fan so pretty much any cake will do 😀

  158. Esther Chambers says:

    A moist fruit cake with brandy and cream!

  159. Martina Pichova says:

    Any type of chocolate cake – I love chocolate taste.

  160. Katie Skeoch says:

    Red velvet cake for me

  161. Claire woods says:

    Victoria sponge

  162. Ursula Hunt says:

    A fresh fruit and creme anglais tartlet

  163. Helen Stratton says:

    A moist coffee cake with walnuts and the most amazing frosting.

  164. Deborah Bentley says:

    I like to find carrot cake as it is my favourite

  165. Laura Todd says:

    I would like to see a nice light chocolate cake with tasty butter icing, lovely

  166. JULIE WHITTAKER says:

    Egg Custard or Manchester Tart

  167. Sarah Rees says:

    I quite like carrot cake with a thin layer of icing

  168. Suzanne Gaulton says:

    Lemon drizzle! It’s my all time favourite cake – light & refreshing.

  169. Michelle Ferguson says:

    Happy with any type of cake but would say lemon drizzle cake as it is my favourite.

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