Record numbers of our favourite hotels, tea rooms, restaurants and even a Routemaster bus are planning exclusive events and discounts up and down the country. www.afternoontea.co.uk @afternoonteauk
The Bakewell Baking Festival will take place 14-16th August at Bakewell Showground. The festival features a whole host of your favourite baking stars including Edd Kimber and Fabulous Baker Brother, Tom Herbert. www.bakewellbakingfestival.co.uk
Exclusively for Afternoon Tea Week, L’Atelier des Chefs will be offering a 20% discount on their Champagne Afternoon Tea classes, with places costing £57, usually £72. www.atelierdeschefs.co.uk/
You are cordially invited to afternoon tea at The Ritz London, who will be launching a new Chocolate and Salted Caramel Fudge cake during the week. Composed of a milk chocolate mousse, cocoa nib crème brûlée, dacquois, sponge, salted caramel and hazelnuts, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the exquisite surroundings of the famed illustrious The Palm Court. www.theritzlondon.com
Yang Sing Master wok chef, Harry Yeung MBE, dubbed one of the best Cantonese chefs outside of China, has created a new afternoon tea menu at his Yang Sing restaurant, which has been a Manchester landmark for almost four decades. Harry’s menu is inspired by China’s rich heritage and the ability to recreate an authentic Cantonese tea ritual within a Western setting. Yang Sing’s Afternoon Tea costs £17.50 per person. www.yang-sing.com
Chocolate work can now be enjoyed by guests and visitors at the 4-star waterside Dart Maria Hotel & Spa in Dartmouth, Devon. From delicate sandwiches decorated with colourful micro herbs, freshly baked plain and fruit scones and sweet pastries to fresh fruit and chef’s handmade chocolates. Loose leaf teas dancing in glass teapots, rich Devon clotted cream, local strawberry jam and a glass of Champagne, to ease the chatter, will all leave a lasting impression long after the last crumb has been consumed. visit www.dartmarina.com.
Signet Library opening its newly refurbished doors to this glamorous afternoon tea offering the finest in food and drink throughout the year. The Lower Library has opened under the name Colonnades, which is a reference to the classical pillars, boasting their own Tea Sommelier, Champagne experts and mixologists and an on-site pastry chef, with all food cooked from scratch and served in style. The signature afternoon tea will change with the seasons and reflect the best of Scottish produce. A gluten free afternoon tea option also features, alongside a range of seasonal specialities and the best in Champagne and cocktails. www.thesignetlibrary.co.uk/colonnades
The Venus Café Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at The Venus Café in South Devon, overlooking clear turquoise waters on the secluded ‘Blue Flag’ awarded Blackpool Sands beach. It is renowned for serving organic, fresh produce, mouth-watering cream tea, seafood specials, organic beef burgers, scrumptious sandwiches and a wide selection of child friendly favourites. (www.lovingthebeach.co.uk)
Weetons Afternoon Tea. This a sumptuous food hall and cafe located on the fashionable West Park, in Harrogate, with unrivalled views over The Stray (a 200 acre area of open grassland wrapping around the old town of Harrogate, filled with 6-7 million crocuses). Celebrating 10 years of Weetons this August and they have launched an Afternoon Tea to honour of delicious local Yorkshire produce but giving it a contemporary twist. www.weetons.com/afternoontea.
Around The UK
English Cream Tea at Hallmark Hotels offers a relaxing UK escape to the countryside or city, to enjoy the sights and surrounding attractions, as well as indulge in the traditional English summer treat. See Hallmark Hotel in Croydon review on this webpage.
Carlisle – contemporary 4* hotel with period charm; Hull – Hull’s only 4* hotel with stunning views of the Humber Estuary; Manchester – 4 * relaxation, wining and dining; Hotel Derby – A 4* historic hotel; Gloucester – the 4 * hotel gateway to the Cotswolds; Bournemouth – A 4 * South Coastal Hotel and Spa; & Croydon – A Contemporary 4 * hotel www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk
Delectable Seaside Afternoon Tea at Bournemouth Carlton overlooking the beautiful seascapes of Bournemouth. The Carlton’s Seaside Afternoon Tea is a lovely way to pass the time. Located just a short cliff lift from the beach and overlooking the stunning vistas of the East Cliff, your Afternoon Tea will consist of seaside favourites such as candy floss, cola cubes and marshmallows evoking childhood beach trips. Alongside these sweeter treats are sandwiches, homemade scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream – all paired with a delicious glass of prosecco The Carlton Hotel, East Cliff, £17.50 per person Reservations: 01202 552011 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.bournemouth-carlton
Kings Head located in the heart of the marketplace, sink into the comfy sofas next to the feature fireplace and relax whilst enjoying a quintessential afternoon tea. The Kings Head afternoon tea includes delicious scones, bite sized cakes and other sweet delicacies, as well as a selection of finger sandwiches accompanied by a steaming pot of tea. From 3pm-6pm daily, £17.95 per person. Add a little sparkle to the occasion with a glass of Champagne from £26.50 per person. http://kingshead-hotel.co.uk/eating/afternoon-tea/
The Magdalen Chapter, Choose from the lounge, terrace or garden and enjoy a delicious assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, scones and cakes accompanied by your choice of hot drink. The selection of finger sandwiches include: Smoke Salmon Poached ham & mustard Cucumber, cream cheese and chive. Full Afternoon Tea – £15.00 Add some bubbles with a chilled glass of champagne for £22.50. www.themagdalenchapter.com/bar-and-lounge/afternoon-tea/
Terre à Terre Celebrating over 22 years of feeding Brighton and beyond this menu is all about that wonderfully indulgent time between lunch and dinner where we can all eat what we like but especially enjoy cake! They have created a menu that offers anything from a small plate to a multi-tiered feast and offer alternatives without gluten and vegan. They are also delighted to offer a selection of single-estate organic fine loose teas and infusions to suit every taste. Terre à Tier Tea – £18.95 per person Three tiers offering savoury, scones and sweet with a choice of tea or coffee pot! www.terreaterre.co.uk