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Spring Afternoon Teas
Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British way to dine and not only is it perfect for a special occasion but it’s a guilty pleasure we should all take the time to enjoy once in a while.
In the UK, London is without a doubt the most diverse place to have afternoon tea but there are plenty of other traditional tea rooms or modern takes around the country. Below are some of our top picks for the coming months
Top Traditional – Bettys Tea Room Harrogate
Betty’s Tea Room in Harrogate is a must have place to visit for the most traditional afternoon tea. If you’re after homemade chutney and waitresses in old fashioned aprons then this is the place for you! Read more about the food and experience here.
Must-have novelty – Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea at the Kensington Hotel
Themed around the release of the new Beauty and the Beast film, this whimsical afternoon tea is a novelty that any fan of the classic should try out. With savouries such as venison pie and cheese soufflé and plenty of yummy sweets too, this is definitely not just a case of style over substance and worth a try for sure!
For the fashion conscious – Fashionistas Afternoon Tea at the Berkeley
The Berkeley’s legendary designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. The menu of mouth-watering delicacies with a fashionista twist is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion.
Family Friendly – Grosvenor House
Recently voted the most family-friendly place for afternoon tea on AfternoonTea.co.uk, we could miss off Grosvenor House in London. Their afternoon tea is named after Anna, the 7thDuchess of Bedford who is understood to be responsible for starting the ritual of afternoon tea in the early 1800s. With beautiful views overlooking the Royal Hyde Park, Park Room offers a seasonal twist on a traditional Afternoon Tea experience with delicate pastries hand-crafted by Executive Pastry Chef, Dale DeSimone.
For chocolate lovers – Chocolate Afternoon tea at One Aldwych Hotel
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes to life with this Scrumdiddlyumptious afternoon tea! From golden chocolate eggs and chocolate milk, every item on this afternoon tea has a chocolate twist inspired by Roald Dahl’s Classic tale. This is one for someone with a serious sweet tooth!
Chain – Bill’s Restaurant
With restaurants all around the UK, Bill’s has become king of relaxed yet yummy dining. While they don’t serve a full afternoon tea, their cream tea is the perfect chilled out treat and comes with homemade scones, jam AND a slice of Victoria Sponge cake. We recommend trying the Hedgerow Fizz as a fresh alternative to tea.