Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating your mum to a delicious afternoon tea. Spend quality time together and make new memories while enjoying an exciting selection of sandwiches, cakes and more. Check out our pick of places in the UK for afternoon tea that are sure to impress your mum and make her day extra special.
1. No4 Clifton Village
Best for: Fun upgrades
Located just a few minutes walk away from the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, No4 Clifton Village in Bristol serves a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes. Stick with traditional tea and coffee or add a boozy drink such as a glass of prosecco or even a teapot filled with Hendricks G&T. You can also upgrade your afternoon tea to more of a ‘high tea’ with extra treats such as mini quiches and sausage rolls. Prices start from just £15 per person and a vegan option is available.
Address: 4 Rodney Place, Bristol, BS8 4HY
2. Jameson’s Tea Rooms
Best for: Savoury options
You’ll be spoilt for choice at Jameson’s Tearooms in Sheffield, with eight different afternoon teas to choose from. Some of the options available include a cheese lover’s selection and a vegan one, and you can choose to add prosecco, wine or champagne. If you don’t fancy going out and are within the local area, you can also have afternoon tea delivered to your door. Prices start from £16 per person.
3. Sugar Junction
Best for: Larger groups
Located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Sugar Junction is the perfect place to bring the whole family together. They are able to cater to up to 30 guests and serve afternoon tea every day rather than just Friday through Sunday. Choose from a wide range of organic loose leaf teas or coffee, and enjoy sandwiches, scones and a selection of desserts. Prices start from £22.95 per person.
Address: 60 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LG
4. MetroDeco Tea Room
Best for: Herbal tea fans
Fancy something a little different from a traditional pot of tea or coffee? MetroDeco in Brighton offers an extensive tea menu containing 30 blends, including green teas, fruit teas, traditional breakfast tea, and more. Their mix of sweet and savoury treats are handmade from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and can be tailored to suit a range of dietary requirements. Each booking comes with unlimited tea so you can try as many blends as you want. Prices start from £29.50 per person.
5. Teapots Of Olney
Best for: Gluten-free food
This charming tea salon is located in the market town of Olney in Buckinghamshire. At Teapots of Olney you can enjoy a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes. This family-run business offers a wide range of gluten-free options all freshly made to order and can cater for other dietary requirements too. Prices start from £17 per person.
6. York Afternoon Tea Cruise
Best for: Sightseeing
Tuck into a fine selection of sweet and savoury treats while exploring York city. Celebrate Mother’s Day while admiring the stunning views along the River Ouse on the 90-minute York Afternoon Tea Cruise. Prices start from £28.50 per person and include unlimited tea and coffee.
Address: King’s Staith, York, YO1 9SN
7. Palm Court – The Langham Hotel
Best for: Luxury
The Langham Hotel in London has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1865. Their delightful menu is made from the finest locally sourced ingredients and is sure to impress. Graze on a selection of fancy tea sandwiches including cucumber and smoked salmon, along with plenty of expertly made sweet treats. Their in-house tea sommelier will be pleased to advise you on which blend to choose and you can make the occasion extra special with a glass of champagne. Prices start from £65 per person.
8. Seaside Kitchen & Cake Parlour
Location: Margate, Kent
Best for: Vegan food
The Seaside Kitchen and Cake Parlour in Margate is run by a trained pastry chef and vegan nutritionist. They have a passion for all things plant-based and proudly offer an entirely vegan menu. Enjoy an afternoon tea which includes freshly made cakes, scones, sandwiches and more. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance and takeaway afternoon tea boxes are also available. Prices start from £15.90 per person.
Address: 24 Hawley Street, Margate, CT9 1QA
Best for: Mother’s Day gifts
Bettys opened in 1919 and is still a family-owned business. Betty’s Cafe Tea Rooms is now a registered trademark with six different locations spread throughout Yorkshire. They offer an afternoon tea service at their Harrogate branch, with several versions available to suit dietary requirements, including vegan and gluten-free. Bettys also offer a number of lovely Mother’s Day gifts including hampers, biscuits and chocolates that can be purchased through their website.
Addresses: 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QU