Find the ultimate, UK luxury afternoon teas out there in our guide! Whether you are looking for opulence, extravagance or both, we have it covered. Starting from a mere £500, you will not find an Afternoon Tea more indulgent or luxurious this Christmas!
Afternoon Tea for Two on the Northern Belle Luxury Train (£430)
Set out on a luxurious day for two taking in the sights of the picturesque countryside and delight in an enchanting afternoon tea aboard the Northern Belle. Inspired by the golden age of the 1930s, each carriage is ornately furnished evoking the romantic nostalgia of the era. Every voyage begins with a glass of sparkling wine to accompany the delicious food and the scenic views as they rush past. Decide between traditional afternoon tea or try something a bit different with The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party – a fitting nod to Alice in Wonderland. Take pleasure in the charming entertainment throughout the experience, including a table magician and wandering musicians. Travel in style and relive the magic of a bygone era by treating someone to this fantastic, classic dining experience. Find out more here.
VIP The Potion Room Themed Afternoon Tea for Two at Cutter and Squidge (£159)
Treat a budding magician to an immersive afternoon tea experience at Cutter and Squidge’s The Potion Room. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of London’s lively streets and retreat to an exciting potions class. Descend downstairs and let the magic begin. Once everyone is cloaked up, it will be time to take a seat. Learn to concoct some magical potions before savouring a scrumptious afternoon tea for two. Tuck into sandwiches with a classic ploughman’s filling, honey roasted ham and roast chicken, various sweet and savoury bites and rock cakes served with clotted cream and homemade jam. Discover the magic of witchcraft and wizardry with this fun fantasy experience. Bubbling to the brim with excitement, be swept away for some fun potion-making and tempting nibbles. Book yours here.
Two Night Stay with Afternoon Tea for Two at The Grand York (£469)
Formerly the headquarters of the wealthy North Eastern Railway Company, The Grand, York offers a slice of luxury in the heart of a cathedral city. This beautiful hotel enjoys a fantastic location, close to York’s world-class shopping streets and attractions. Relish two nights of comfort in a stylish double room, complete with contemporary decor and a marble en suite. Spend quality time together with complimentary spa access. Take a leisurely swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub and sauna. On one day of your stay, you will be treated to the hotel’s signature afternoon tea. From fluffy scones and delightful cakes to classic finger sandwiches, marvel the hotel’s Edwardian features whilst savouring sweet and savoury flavours. Luxuriate at York’s highly acclaimed 5-star hotel. Book yours here.
Golden Tips Tea Experience for Two at The Rubens at the Palace (£500)
Sample one of the world’s finest teas with this famous Golden Tips tea experience at The Rubens at the Palace. This 5-star hotel is one of London’s most luxurious hotels, oozing elegance and splendour. Steeped in history and royal heritage, this Victorian hotel sits overlooking Buckingham Palace, so it’s perfectly placed for a day soaking up great British culture. Take a seat in The Palace Lounge where you’ll be served arguably one of the best and most exclusive teas Sri Lanka has to offer. Grown at an altitude of 6000m near Adams Peak, Ceylon Golden Tips is a very rare and exotic loose-leaf tea. Receive white-glove service, where your waiter will weigh out this delicate tea to precision using golden scales before infusing with mineral water to produce an extraordinary liquor and a smooth, light texture with fruity notes. This gorgeous tea blend will be served alongside a regal afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries and a bottle of Lanson Champagne. It’s the ultimate experience for a tea connoisseur! Book yours here.
Alice’s Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea for Two at 5* Taj 51 Hotel (£109)
Enjoy a fantastical tea party with a friend at Taj 51’s elegant and vibrant Kona dining room as you savour a delightful Alice in Wonderland themed ‘Queen of Hearts’ afternoon tea, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved literary classic. This 5-Star hotel is formed of an impressive collection of townhouses at Buckingham Gate and boasts a quirky blend of period features, colourful artwork and unique peacock wallpaper. It was also awarded a Highly Commended Awards of Excellence at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018. The one-of-a-kind decor will certainly have you feeling as though you have fallen down the rabbit hole, as you savour each beautifully-presented delight – inspired by the menacing monarch herself! Choose a tea to start as you dive into an eclectic mix of finger sandwiches, from the ‘On Duty’ to the tasty ‘Double Time’. Each tempting treat is exquisitely prepared on crockery that illustrates the magic of the Alice in Wonderland story. From the fruity ‘Royal Flush’ cake to the sumptuous ‘No White Roses’ red velvet cupcake – you’d be a mad hatter to miss it. Book yours here.
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