11 perfect places for Afternoon Tea in Liverpool
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It’s become the go-to treat when you want to get together with friends and family, have a chat and feast on some gorgeous foodie favourites – and afternoon tea is as popular as ever, especially now we can get out and about again.
Who doesn’t love a tower of tasty sandwiches and savouries, topped by scones with jam and cream and crowned with cakes?
There are lots of hotels and restaurants serving the most amazing afternoon teas across the city, and here is our pick of the best…
Hilton Liverpool City Centre
Who are your Fab Four? Because you’ll definitely want to invite them to enjoy this (including yourself of course) classic afternoon tea, designed for groups of four people and the perfect nod to John, Paul, George and Ringo!
The Strawberry Fields selection is available throughout August and includes four Strawberry Fields cocktails made with mouth-watering Beefeater Pink Gin, rose wine, strawberry puree, muddled with strawberry and mint and topped with lemonade.
With those you can enjoy a sumptuous selection of sandwiches – egg and cress, cheese and pickle, tuna mayo and ham with mustard mayo – and fantastic selection of cakes including carrot cake, victoria sponge, chocolate slice, strawberry cheesecake and lemon slice. And, of course, no afternoon tea would be complete without traditional scones served with cream and jam to round off your culinary experience.
The Strawberry Fields Afternoon Tea can be served al fresco on the stunning Hilton Terrace, or in either PIMA Bar or the Exchange Restaurant every day from 12-5pm (gluten free options are available on request).
To book either call 0151 708 4200, email: email@example.com or go to the website here.
Alma de Cuba
Well there’s nothing like an afternoon tea which encourages you to work off some of those extra calories with a little Latin shimmy.
Dine in true Brazilian style with Alma’s show-stopping Samba Afternoon Tea every Saturday from 2pm – 4pm.
It includes a delicious afternoon tea with delicate finger sandwiches, tasty scones and moreish cakes, while samba dancers put on a marvellous show and get you up on your feet.
Treat yourself not just to a beautiful afternoon tea but stunning views of the Mersey and city skyline with Panoramic’s Luxury Afternoon Tea.
For £35 per person, you will be served a glass of Gusbourne Rose Sparkling Wine, a glass of Champagne or a drink of your choice.
On the menu will be tomato and basil arancini; sandwiches with superb fillings of smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese; goats cheese, red pepper and rocket, and pastrami, gouda and pickle; as well as a selection of cakes and pastries (peach melba slice and lemon posset among them) and plain and fruit scones.
There’s even a special Children’s Afternoon Tea for just £12.50 too.
Visit the website here to book.
The London Carriage Works
Afternoon tea is served between 3pm-5pm at this rather lovely Hope Street Restaurant.
There’s a classic array of freshly baked cakes and delicacies made by its own sweet patisserie team, a warm scone, with fresh berries, clotted cream and preserves, and finger sandwiches of poached chicken, free range egg and cress, roasted salmon with dill and cucumber, and classic cucumber on malted granary and soft white bread.
You can choose from a range of speciality or herb teas to accompany your afternoon tea which costs only £17.50, and you can even add a glass of English sparkling Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée, n.v for £28.50.
Some of their cakes and bread can be made gluten free or vegan and, if they have 48 hours’ notice, they can serve a completely gluten-free or vegan afternoon tea.
Let’s hope your Carriage awaits you…
Oh Me Oh My
Oh Me Oh My is currently only open for afternoon tea on selected dates, details of which can be found in the ‘Secret Sessions’ section of its website – which only serves to make them even more of a treat than usual.
Between 12 and 4pm on the selected dates you can select a choice of afternoon teas from £18.95 (standard) to £26.50 with Champagne or a cocktail.
They all include unlimited tea from Oh Me Oh My’s loose leaf selection, a platter of finger sandwiches including herb chicken and bacon, ham hock and red onion and egg mayonnaise and chive, along with a parmesan and herb savoury scone with salted butter.
To appeal to our sweet tooth is rhubarb and custard brulee, pistachio macaroon, hazelnut and milk chocolate mille-feuille and spiced carrot cake, and, of course, a home-made scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
(There are vegetarian and vegan menus available).
Visit the website here to book.
Baltic Social Punk Afternoon Tea
There are original and veggie options for this alternative afternoon tea, both of which come at £25.95 a head and are equally mouth-watering.
The Original Punk Tea 2020 includes: chip shop scotch egg, mini Ruben grilled cheese, salt and pepper halloumi spring rolls, confit duck & chilli cheese empanadas, Gochujang pork belly skewers, buttermilk chicken waffles, and Parmesan and truffle fries.
The dessert element is served in the form of salted pretzel millionaires shortbread and a raspberry scone with chantilly Prosecco cream. An unexpected joy is an Oreo and Prosecco shot and Teapot Cocktail.
The Oreo and Prosecco Shot and Teapot Cocktail is also included in the Veggie Punk Tea 2020, the delicious food options for which are: chip shop veggie scotch egg, grilled cheese, salt and sepper halloumi spring rolls, mock duck and chilli cheese empanadas, Gochujang jackfruit, Seitan waffle, veggie pParmesan and truffle fries and, again for ‘pud’, salted pretzel millionaires shortbread and raspberry scone with chantilly Prosecco cream.
One definitely worth booking.
If you fancy a trip across the water for your afternoon tea, may we suggest this one in Bebington, available from Friday to Sunday from 1.30pm-4pm, with vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options so no one has to miss out!
It’s £20 for ordinary afternoon tea and £24 with a glass of fizz if you want an extra treat.
There’s a collection of sandwiches, buns and savouries, and cakes and desserts to-die-for, all created with local ingredients and to be enjoyed with constantly flowing tea and coffee.
Visit the Claremont Farm website to book.
Jam Restaurant and Bar
The Sir Thomas Street eaterie is offering a special afternoon tea with a free glass of Prosecco on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout August for just £9.50 per person with the Government’s Eat Out To Help Out 50% government voucher applied.
And it will still be served as normal from Thursday to Sunday until 6pm for the usual price of £19.
Advance bookings only as with most restaurants at the moment, and you get to delight in a selection of sandwich rolls, homemade scone with jam, clotted cream and strawberries, and delicious cakes and desserts and a pot of loose leaf tea with 26 varieties to choose from.
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
A sumptuous afternoon tea served in the elegant setting of Stanley’s Bar and Grill, overlooking the waters of Stanley Dock, the UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning views of the city.
The Titanic invites you to soak up the beautiful surroundings while they serve you a delicious afternoon tea (and they can offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free teas).
The menu includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with fresh clotted cream and mouth-watering sweet treats and cakes created by the restaurant’s expert pastry chef – including gin and tonic macaroons, praline choux bun, victoria sponge and more!
And, of course, a selection of speciality teas or Johnsons coffee, served in vintage china and much-loved pots.
The Classic Afternoon tea is the perfect high tea treat for £23 per person, and you can add a glass of Prosecco for £27 and Laurent Perrier Champagne for £32.
Afternoon tea bookings need to be made at least 24 hours in advance, and it’s served Monday to Friday from 2pm – 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm (last order 4:30pm).
Select a shrub for your garden, collect crafts for the kids and enjoy Dobbies’ Traditional Afternoon Tea – now that’s what we call making the most of your day.
It costs just £10.95 per person from the Speke garden centre’s restaurant and for that you can indulge in a variety of finger sandwiches, selection of mini cakes, slices and strawberry tart, plain and fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, plus a pot of tea or filter coffee.
There’s a vegan afternoon tea too, and a kids’ afternoon tea which costs £5.70 and includes: Two flower shaped sandwiches, carrot and celery sticks with cream cheese dip, mini treats: chocolate muffin, mini doughnuts, chocolate strawberry and grapes.
And, on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August, you can take advantage of Rishi’s Eat Out To Help Out so it’s a treat that’s tastier than ever.
Dash, Victoria Street
Indulge in the newly created afternoon tea, a Dash of Asian flavours burst throughout this new expertly crafted menu at Dash on Victoria Street.
You will enjoy luxurious lobster rolls and smoked salmon sushi nori and also cherry blossom infused Choux buns, Pornstar martini tart and seasonal macarons.
Then of course the warmly baked homemade scones served with a sweet jam and indulgent cream will finish your afternoon off perfectly.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your afternoon tea from Wednesday 26th August.