5 Great Afternoon Tea Spots In Newcastle
With Afternoon Tea Week upon us, there’s no better time to engage in this tastiest of British traditions with your nearest and dearest. Here’s some great spots in Newcastle where you can get your tea on…
The idea of a traditional afternoon tea can often conjure thoughts of Victorian elegance and style. Obviously the modern afternoon tea doesn’t require you to turn up in a puffy dress or equipped with a monocle, but at Lelia Lily’s they’re keeping that tradition of elegant afternoon dining alive. The award winning rosette bar is known for its modern take on this quintessentially British tradition, offering options like tender Teriyaki Chicken Skewers and a beautifully creamy blue cheese and broccoli quiche rather than sandwiches. They’ve still got a selection of scones and other classic pastries on offer too, but there’s also the raspberry, milk chocolate & pistachio cream puff if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. Whether you’re choosing classic or modern, you’ve chosen style when you go to Leila Lily’s.
MARCO PIERRE WHITE
This celebrity chef’s steakhouse bar and grill has become one of the most popular spots in town for meat lovers, but did you know they also do a fantastic range of afternoon tea options? Whether it’s a quick tea filled catch-up or an afternoon of bubbly you’re after, Marco Pierre White’s selection of mouthwatering traditional sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones are sure to hit the spot. The Severn and Wye smoked salmon with light cream cheese has to be a menu highlight for us! Imagine that followed by a slice of the finest carrot cake you’ve ever set eyes on - utter magic.
Sometimes simplicity is key when it comes to the perfect afternoon tea - why fix something that’s not broken? Cafe 21 are lovers of tradition and they’ve put together a picture perfect British afternoon tea experience that ticks all the boxes for us! You’ve got a range of incredibly fluffy sandwiches with delectable fillings, lush pastries and beautiful tea. The Fenwicks based cafe has mastered the art of afternoon tea with old fashioned elegance and modern knowhow. Did we mention they’ve also got a champagne option? Pop a bottle and pour a glass - it’s tea time!
OLIVE & BEAN
The mighty O&B is an independent eatery that prides itself on bringing you the best in hand made and home baked goods - making it the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon tea made the old fashioned way. All of their cakes are baked fresh in store everyday, meaning you never quite know what’s going to be on offer when you get there but you can always bet on it being delicious. Once you’ve made the impossible decision about what cake to go with, you can then sit down and enjoy a delicious sourdough open sandwich with some truly lush organic Pukka tea.
The best thing about Colonel Porters is that they unashamedly do things their own way. They love to put twists on classics and bring some of their unique style to everything they serve. And we’re happy to report their afternoon tea experience is no different. Traditional this is not. Porter’s Tipsy Tea gives you the choice of two exciting alcohol infused teapots - the rum based ‘Cheeky Tea-ki’ and the ‘More Gin Vicar?’. This afternoon tea is in a world of it’s own and we can’t get enough. So, if you’re looking for a unique afternoon tea experience that’ll leave you giddy, let Colonel Porters be your first port of call - chin chin!