Afternoon tea is a delightfully British tradition that in recent years has undergone an exciting revival.
Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat a load of delicious cakes, whilst sipping tea or even champagne? Alongside your traditional finger sandwiches, scones and cakes, you can now enjoy hot dogs, sliders and nacho cups! Afternoon teas are no longer solely served on delicate china plates, but mini picnic benches and vintage records too. There are plenty of places in Liverpool serving up delicious afternoon teas, but we think these 10 are the best in the city. They are all within walking distance to our fantastic hotel The Bridewell as well as Parker Street short stay apartments. Always book direct to receive the best rate.
103 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TB
Inspired by the New York baking scene, Cuthberts are famous for their afternoon teas. Bagels, burgers and New York hot dogs are served alongside the traditional finger sandwiches, scones and cakes, with their red velvet cake not to be missed! Prices start from £18.00.
27 Parliament Street, L8 5RN
An afternoon tea unlike any other – the famous Punk afternoon tea at the Baltic Social is not to be missed! Instead of finger sandwiches, you’ll be served sliders, mini hot dogs and fried goods along with IPA in dainty tea cups. Vegan and vegetarians are also catered for with prices starting at £19.95
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Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, L1 9DA
This multi-award-winning restaurant on the beautiful Hope Street, offers a warm welcome for those seeking an exceptional afternoon tea. Perfectly cut finger sandwiches, well risen scones and dainty crockery make for a classy affair. Prices start from £17.00
34th Floor, West Tower, Brook Street, L3 9PJ
A luxurious afternoon tea, with unbeatable panoramic views of the city. Enjoy either sparkling rose or Perrier Jouet champagne with a decadent selection of sweet treats and sandwiches including confit chicken leg, gem lettuce and Caesar dressing. Prices start from £22.00 and gluten free is available with advance booking
Oh Me Oh My
West Africa House, 25 Water Street, L2 0RG
Adorned with large mirrors and cascading fairy lights, Oh Me Oh My is the perfect setting for afternoon tea. Their sweet selection includes delicious white chocolate and raspberry Crème Brule and banana and toffee eclairs. Upgrade to enjoy a class of fizz along side your pot of tea with prices starting at £17.95
7-11 Sir Thomas Street, L1 6BW
With jam in the name, you know it’ll be good. Serving up perfect instagrammable plates of cakes and delicate sandwiches with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available too. Prices start from £17.00
60 Hope Street
60 Hope Street, L1 9BZ
Enjoy a classic afternoon tea that can be upgraded to include a glass of prosecco or champagne along side your pot of tea. 60 Hope Street even do special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party afternoon teas with themed foods and decorations. Served daily from 12pm to 4pm (booking is advised).
Alma de Cuba
St Peter’s Church, Seel Street, L1 4BH
Afternoon tea with a samba twist every Sunday between 3pm and 5pm! Diners are treated to an exciting samba performance whilst tucking into Latin American inspired sweet and savouries. Enjoy braised jerk brisket and mango salsa wraps along with the classic scone and a glass of bubbly.
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, L3 0AN
For the best waterfront views, it’s got to be the Titanic Hotel. They’ll be serving soft sandwiches filled with delicious delicacies, freshly baked scones and flaky pastries oozing cream. Upgrade to a glass of prosecco to make it even more special. Prices start from £21
60 Victoria Street, L1 6JH
Located in the beautiful Shankly Hotel, the Bastion Bar serves their afternoon teas on quirky wooden picnic benches – very instagrammable! Sandwiches include pretzel buns with ham hock terrine and cheese, served with freshly baked scones and a selection of cakes and tarts. Prices start from £19.95.
Walker House, Exchange Flags, L2 3YL
As well as your traditional afternoon tea, you can choose to have yours with an Asian twist. For £15 pp, enjoy a selection of sushi as well as savoury and sweet Asian treats served with a cocktail of your choice.
7 William Jessop Way, L3 1QZ
A perfectly proportioned display of bite-sized desserts is presented to you. Think cream, think chocolate, think fruity, jammy, light, and fluffy. Choose your favourite tea type or add a cheeky little cocktail or a glass of fizz to really put the cherry on the cake! Prices start from £10 pp.
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