Enjoying a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea with friends, family or a loved one is something to definitely delve into and Southampton is brimming with venues on where you can experience Afternoon Tea. Take a look below at some of the places you can visit for a delicious cake (or two!) :
Simons at Oxfords
Simons at Oxford is a restaurant and live music bar within Oxford Street, Southampton. The bar restaurant offers an event of Afternoon Tea served with Bottomless Prosecco which is available from 3-5pm – costing only £26 per person. There is also tea; coffee and traditional cream tea available within the vintage themed bar and restaurant. This offer also includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and preserves, as well as a selection of different cakes and pastries, with a choice of selected loose teas and coffees.
The Grand Harbour Hotel
The Grand Harbour Hotel is a luxury 4 star hotel and spa based within the centre of the city of Southampton. The hotel offer 3 different options of Afternoon Tea; Cream Tea which is £7.95 per person and consists of home-made scones with jam/clotted cream, served with either a pot of coffee or a selection of teas of your own choice. The next offer is a Classic Afternoon Tea, which costs £15.50 per person and includes a delicious selection of sandwiches with a choice of different fillings, homemade scones served with clotted cream and carefully prepared homemade deserts, and a pot of coffee or teas of your own choice. The third option is a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two, which will come to a cost of £45 featuring the variety of the classic afternoon tea served with two glasses of Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne.
The Mercure Southampton Centre Hotel
The Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin is a hotel that has been in the centre of Southampton for over 500 years, which is located near by the cruise port as well as other functions within a walking distance such as the WestQuay Shopping Centre. The hotel itself has been ranked as one of the best places to go to in Southampton for Afternoon Tea and is also something that the hotel aims to serve very well. You will definitely enjoy Afternoon Tea in this hotel; within the soothing and relaxing environment, and there are 3 different offers to suit people. These are; Afternoon Tea 2 for £20 which includes your own choice of tea, a selection of different sandwiches, homemade deserts and cakes as well as lovely warm scones which will be served with Devonshire clotted cream and the refreshingly fruity New Forest strawberry jam. The next offer is the Sparkling Wine Afternoon Tea 2 for the price of £30 which includes your own choice of tea, a selection of different sandwiches, homemade deserts and cakes as well as scones served with clotted cream and fruity preserve, and one glass of sparkling wine each. The last offer is cream tea, which is £7.95 per person and includes your own choice of tea, homemade scones served with clotted cream and fruity preserve.
Grand Café Bar
The Grand Café is a bar, bistro and restaurant based within the centre of Southampton that has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. There are two different choices of Afternoon Tea offered at this restaurant, which is the Classic Afternoon Tea which is £17.50 per person and includes a different selection of sandwiches which are Egg, Mayonnaise and Cress on white bread, Wiltshire Ham served with Wholegrain Mustard on brown bread, Poached Chicken served with Lemon and Thyme Mayonnaise on white bread, or Scottish Smoked Salmon served with Beetroot Crème Fraiche on brown bread. This will also include scones with clotted cream and different selections of preserves, the chef’s selected Petits Fours and a choice of your own tea. The second offer is the Flora Afternoon Tea, which is only £19.50 per person, and features a Flora Tea, which is infused with interesting Eastern Flavours which is definitely an enchanting taste and worth trying, this will be served alongside the Afternoon Tea!
Elsie’s Tea Rooms
Elsie’s Tea Rooms is an extraordinary tearoom that is based in Botley, Southampton and has a vintage theme along with a stunning building, vaulted ceiling and original beams. Afternoon Tea is definitely a chosen favourite at this place, where your food will be served on vintage china tiered plates. You will be able to choose from a selection of freshly made sandwiches, either warmed fruit or plain scones with clotted cream or butter and served with a delicious spoonful of homemade fruity preserve, as well as a choice of different teas/cream tea.
Gatehouse Grill Steakhouse on the first floor at Kuti’s Royal Pier
The Gatehouse Grill Steakhouse is a restaurant based on the first floor on Kuti’s Royal Pier. Afternoon Tea served at the restaurant is a lovely well-known English tradition served at it’s finest. There are two different choices relating to Afternoon Tea. The first option is Afternoon Tea which is £12.95 per person including finger sandwiches that are either served on white or granary bread, freshly baked which is served with a different selection of jam preserves and clotted cream, 4 different choices of bite-sized cakes, and a pot of your own preferred tea. The second option is Champagne Afternoon Tea which is £23.95 per person, which includes the classic Afternoon Tea as well as a glass of champagne. This is definitely one of the best places to go for Afternoon Tea whether it is a nice gift or just an arrangement to spend time with a group of friends. There are also gluten free choices for Afternoon Tea which would need to be arranged prior to it happening.
Halladay’s Tea Rooms
Halladay’s is a tea room restaurant based within Bedford Place which is in the city centre of Southampton. One of the choices offered to you is a Cream Tea for one person which costs £6 per person and includes a choice of two large fruit or plain scones served with a refreshing strawberry preserve, clotted cream and fresh strawberries, and either a pot of tea or Americano. There is also a choice of different homemade cakes that cost £2.50 each, a choice of specialty teas such as red fruit, Ceylon blackberry, and many others.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
The Doubletree is a hotel based within 4 miles from the city centre of Southampton, and offers Afternoon Tea which costs £16.95 per person. This includes a selection of different sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and a selection of jam preserves, choice of different cakes and either Twining’s tea and coffee.