10 tea rooms in Liverpool City Region that you need to try
2 years ago
There are tea rooms a-plenty across Liverpool and the city region, here are just 10 of many that you can choose from
There are few problems in life that can’t be made to feel better with a good cuppa, and Liverpool’s got loads of places where you’re guaranteed a great brew, a lovely setting and a warm welcome.
You can head to one of these 10 top tearooms just to brighten up your day – or fit one in with a good healing walk.
Mrs Danvers Bakery, Gildart Street
With new premises in Liverpool’s fabric district off London Road, Maria Panayiotis has now created Mrs Danvers’ Bakery and Deco Bar. It offers the same fantastic afternoon teas – although they’ve had a revamp with a new Italian pastry chef creating some of the most amazing cakes and pastries – and there’s now a bar and events space so you can have a glass of fizz or gin with your sandwiches and scones, and plan your next party there. It’s also only a short walk from St George’s Hall and St John’s Gardens if you fancy a stroll around one of the city’s most cultural corners.
Cuthbert’s Bakehouse, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool
Matt and Elaine Price founded Cuthbert’s Bakehouse, building their ideas and dream from a scrapbook created through their love of travel and great food. It offers a classic afternoon tea menu with all the homebaked sweet treats you can imagine as well as a lunch menu which includes quiche, burgers and soup of the day. And, if you fancy a trip to the city’s cathedrals – well, you can fit this in on the way there – or back!
Oh Me Oh My, Water Street
One of the loveliest afternoon tea venues in the bright and airy former bank building. You’ll be greeted with polished wooden floors, pendant lights – and lots of welcoming, friendly smiles. You need to book for afternoon tea which includes sandwiches and sausage rolls and delicious cakes and pastries (including carrot cake macaroons and buttermilk scones) as well as that delightful warming brew. You’re not far from the waterfront if a bracing, cobweb clearing walk is also on the menu – and when the weather’s fine, Oh Me Oh My opens its stunning roof garden with some of the best views for you to enjoy.
Benty Farm Tearooms, School Lane, Thurstaston
Enjoy seasonal homemade food and cake while overlooking Thurstaston Common – that’s the invitation from Benty Farm Tearooms and who could refuse? Set within the rolling countryside of the Wirral, it’s become a firm favourite with locals and a magnet for walkers since it opened in December 2014. Everything’s homemade and freshly prepared using local produce, and its cakes and freshly-baked fruit scones are all made in-house by Charlotte. You can expect spot-on service along with the best loose leaf teas – English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Very Berry – from Liverpool Tea.
Annie’s Tea Rooms, Endbutt Lane, Crosby
Annie’s prides itself on its love of cooking and baking delicious wholesome food, and serving excellent coffee and beautifully-blended tea. The tea rooms are decorated with a vintage vibe, complemented by charming chandeliers – and teas are served in individual china tea sets. (A must-try is its signature mini-Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and fresh cream). There’s a relaxing and homely vibe here and as well as its speciality teas and coffees, Annie’s offers a mean breakfast, brunch, and lunch-time food. You’re not far from Coronation Park for a wander, or Seaforth Nature Trail and Crosby Coastal Park.
Westminster Tea Rooms, Lord Street, Southport
Silver service, the best bone china, and the most luxurious setting, with dark wooden tables and walls panelled with the finest oak. If it sounds a bit special, that’s because it is. A small independently run tea room on Lord Street, the prestigiously-named Westminster Tea Rooms offers all the grandeur of its name sake, while promising a warm and friendly welcome. And whether you are having a drink, breakfast, brunch or homemade cake and tea, you can sit back and relax, listen to soothing music and soak up the quintessential ambience of days gone by. Combine a visit with a trip to the beautiful boutiques that surround it, a walk along the prom or Victoria Park, and a stroll along the beach.
Nostalgia Tea Rooms, Lord Street, Southport
Not surprisingly you can expect more than one good tea room in this seaside town, and there’s room enough for all. Here you have another chance to step back in time with its nostalgic feel – always a great touch to a tea room. Staff are dressed in Victorian costume to serve you in bright and beautiful surroundings amid the sounds of music from yesteryear. You can enjoy Lynn’s famous homemade scones with jam and whipped or clotted cream, lunch or one of its famous breakfasts (so good it serves them all day).
Isabelle’s Teas & Cakes, Telegraph Road, Heswall
Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, cream teas, and afternoon teas, you can expect great food and service from this busy little tea room. As well as sandwiches, soups and lots of lovely light bites to eat – and homemade cakes and scones, of course! – it’s got one of the best tea selections with loose leaf varieties including its own speciality blend, Assam Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey and Bergamot. Tie it in with a visit to Heswall Fields near the shiny waters and mudflats of the Dee Estuary.
Lily’s Victorian Tearooms, Hall Street, St Helens
Afternoon teas, breakfast and brunch and everything else from steak and chips to Sunday lunch. Lily’s is a well-known tea room in St Helens, with a great reputation for home-made fayre and the best afternoon teas served on tiered china stands, with the traditional selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. You’re not too far from World of Glass to discover more of the town’s heritage and a wander along the canal.
SunShine TeaRooms, Victoria Road, Ince Blundell
Based among the beautiful countryside of Ince Blundell, the much-loved SunShine TeaRooms are perfect whether you’re in the mood for a full English breakfast or an afternoon tea with a cheeky Prosecco. They reckon they’ve got something that’s sure to hit the spot. Their chef, Tina Makin, has got 30 years’ experience catering – she’s even fed and watered the rich and famous including U2, Take That and Celine Dion and more! – and her cakes and soups, and signature SunShine Scones have been ‘years in the making’ to get the recipe just right.