7 Special Easter Afternoon Teas From North to South
Lent is the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. It is traditionally a time of fasting and reflection upon the life and death of Jesus. For some, Lent is a 40 day period of giving up chocolate, caffeine, sugar or something else after Pancake Day.
However, whether you managed to make it through Lent without touching a treat or not, we still think you deserve the best afternoon tea this Easter which is why we have compiled a list of our favourite spots from Scotland to Sussex.
1.) Experience a Heavenly Easter at the Palm Court
The Palm Court at the Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
Treat yourself to some high ceilings and a sense of occasion this Easter with super silver service. Nestle yourself under a Venetian crystal chandelier and enjoy vintage champagne served alongside premium afternoon teas, all to the sound of live harp music which provides a perfect setting for the long weekend.
2.) Fun for All the Family at The Vermont
The Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 1RQ
This stunning hotel combines some 1930s grandeur with contemporary elegance. Overlooking the River Tyne, The Vermont boasts both fantastic views and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon tea. Join The Vermont Hotel on Easter Weekend for a delicious afternoon tea that the whole family will love.
3.) Weird and Wonderful Afternoon Tea in Manchester
Richmond Tea Rooms, 15 Richmond St, Manchester M1 3HZ
This award winning ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed dining experience may be one of our favourite choices for afternoon tea this Easter. The Richmond Tea Rooms will be serving up a rare array of exotic teas from around the world stand side by side with traditional favourites ensuring that every taste is catered for. What is more, the venue is truly splendid.
4.) Sip Your Tea Whilst Soaking in the City
Panoramic34, 34th Floor, West Tower, Brook St, Liverpool, L3 9PJ
Why not enjoy an Easter afternoon tea with a bird’s-eye view of the city this year? Situated all the way up in one of Liverpool’s highest towers, Panoramic34 offers incredible views across Liverpool accompanied by delicious afternoon tea and a glass of bubbly.
Their luxury afternoon tea is our favourite, which takes a sophisticated twist on the classic featuring a glass of champagne, Crab & Brown Butter “Baklava” and Banana Cheesecake with Honeycomb.
5.) Treat Yourself to A Superior Service at Six
Six, Varsity Hotel and Spa, Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ
Set in the splendour of the sixth floor of the boutique hotel in Cambridge, the floor to ceiling windows are sure to guarantee you a spectacular view of the historic Cambridge’s skyline and their extensive tea selection is second to none. Easter Afternoon Tea at Six’s is a truly a magical experience.
6.) Get Uber-Luxurious in the Mandarin Oriental
The Rosebery, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
We’ve had a lot of great afternoon teas, but this is one of our favourites. Located in the Rosebery restaurant at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, this is one of the most decadent. Expect lots of natural light, spring-green sofas, bird-cage tea trays with a bounty of goodies and simply impeccable service.
7.) Enjoy the Timeless Elegance of a Country House
Horsted Place, Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TS
Finally, and not one to be overlooked! Head down to Little Hosted to enjoy a special Easter treat in a truly fabulous country house. Experience a Full Afternoon Tea menu, enhanced by beautiful views, Toasted Hot Cross Buns and Chef’s delicious Easter themed cakes. Scrumptious!