It has been such a long time since I published a Best Of for afternoon teas, and I’ve had many since I would highly recommend. You can read my last post here to see how it compares. As it is #AfternoonTeaWeek I thought it was about time to revise the list, and they are in no particular order. I hope this gives you some inspiration if you have a baby shower or hen party to organise, although I know quite a few lads who are partial to a scone or three!
Six at the Baltic, Gateshead – £16.95 pp
The stunning views and canny grub make it a no-brainer for recommending when people ask where to go for an afternoon tea. Definitely one to book in advance.
Jesmond Dene House Hotel – £25 pp
The Teen’s favourite place to eat, and somewhere he begs to be taken for afternoon tea. In fact, we’ve visited for his birthday on more than one occasion! (See post here) It may not be the coolest activity for a teenage boy, but he doesn’t care when that cake stand filled with delicious treats arrives.The ambience, faultless service and attention to detail on a JDH is second to none, and you certainly get what you pay for. I have it on good authority they also cater for a vegan with advance notice. Another I’d advise booking in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend.
Violets Cafe, Newcastle Quayside – £25 pp
Violets is a new addition to the afternoon tea scene of Newcastle, and has caused quite a stir on account of its price tag. At £30 per person for the Prosecco option, it isn’t cheap. My friend and I enjoyed our visit in spite of this.
The Instagram-worthy cake and dainty sausage rolls were highlights for me. There is no option to book at present, so be aware it could get busy on a weekend. If you have dietary requirements it is advisable to contact ahead of your visit.
Vermont Hotel, Newcastle – £19.95 pp
The Vermont, like Jesmond Dene House, serves up its afternoon tea in a grand setting. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves, pastries, chocolate and fresh fruit delights in the hotel’s lounge with a pot of freshly brewed Rington’s tea or coffee. Traditional is very much the order of the day here, and that’s just the way we like it.
The Running Fox, Felton – 2 for £25
The Running Fox will always feature on our list! Excellent value for money, fantastic quality cakes and sandwiches on offer and a friendly atmosphere, this little cafe is a must-visit if you’re up in Northumberland.
Wynyard Hall – £21.50 pp
Although our last visit was marred by an issue over voucher redemption, I will overlook this as Wynyard Hall serve up a consistently good afternoon tea.
Coupled with a spa visit, this is a great way to celebrate a birthday. Read about our Mad Hatter themed afternoon tea here. Their ‘boiled egg’ is the only one I’ll eat, that’s for sure!
Wallsend Hall – 2 for £25
The Georgian Tea Rooms of Wallsend Hall offer the perfect backdrop for taking tea and scoffing scones.
Offering sittings on selected dates, it is worth checking out their Facebook page to see when the next event is scheduled. You won’t be disappointed.
South Causey Inn £15.95 pp
My mum and sister joined me in reviewing this mammoth afternoon tea, which featured an array of tasty treats. You can read more here.
Cafe Royal, Newcastle – £27.50 for 2
It’s safe to say that I was impressed by what was served up if it is already featuring in my Top Ten! I felt the standard of food and the price make it one of the better value afternoon teas available in the city centre, and therefore well worth a visit.
The GB Cupcakery, Newcastle Quayside – £19.95 pp
Their ‘regular’ version is huge and great value for money, although it can be difficult to get a table on a weekend due to their popularity. Worth checking to see if you can pre-book a table.
Do you have any recommendations? Leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading,