Afternoon Tea

Traditional British Afternoon tea is an institution throughout the world, from Tea at The Ritz, Claridges and The Savoy; all famous places to treat yourself to a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and preserves or mouth-watering home made pastries, fruit cake and biscuits. Here at Restaurant Guide we have a fine selection of places that will provide you with afternoon tea and all the decadence you require.





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St James's Hotel & Club, 7-8 Park Place, St. James's, London, SW1A 1LS [Map]

Started by Executive chef William Drabble, the Michelin-starred Seven Park Place is a fine dining restaurant within the St. James Hotel and club that serves modern French fare made primarily from British ingredients. Learn more

Started by Executive chef William Drabble, the Michelin-starred Seven Park Place is a fine dining restaurant within the St. James Hotel and club that serves modern French fare made primarily from British ingredients. Awarded 4 Rosettes by the AA, the ambience is chic, comfortable and reflects a distinct retro-Parisian style with elaborate seating, fine dining and rich furnishings. The food is more of a formal affair, which is prepared from the best seasonal ingredients sourced from specialist suppliers found locally.

Dishes include Poached tail of native lobster with cauliflower, truffle and lobster butter sauce, saddle of Lune Valley lamb with garlic and thyme, and roast breast and confit leg of mallard with parsnip puree and Madeira jus.

Desserts include ginger bread spiced parfait with figs slow cooked in mulled wine and assiette of milk chocolate which can be indulged in after the meal along with a variety of choices from the comprehensive wine list.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

British, French

£33.00£50.00

Traditional Afternoon Tea - Enjoy home-made traditional afternoon tea by Michelin starred chef William Drabble, £19PP Book

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25 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NR [Map]

We hear a great deal about recycling these days - du Vin recycles attractive but occasionally un-loved buildings to restore real gems in the best tradition of British understated style. Complement that with all that is best in the French bistro ethos, bars that reach out to please, and you have a setting that provides an inspirational background for people to meet, do business, get married, provide a base for golf or fishing, somewhere you can call your own for a private celebration, a spa or - most engagingly - a wine school that breaks the mould. Learn more

We hear a great deal about recycling these days - du Vin recycles attractive but occasionally un-loved buildings to restore real gems in the best tradition of British understated style.

Complement that with all that is best in the French bistro ethos, bars that reach out to please, and you have a setting that provides an inspirational background for people to meet, do business, get married, provide a base for golf or fishing, somewhere you can call your own for a private celebration, a spa or - most engagingly - a wine school that breaks the mould.

In Birmingham du Vin has taken on the former Birmingham Eye Hospital, a handsome building in the best style of Victorian public buildings, strategically placed in the newly revitalised Jewellery Quarter, but close enough to the city centre to make a liver-livening stroll in the morning a real pleasure.

Equipped with a spa and gym, the hotel has 66 bedrooms and boutique sites round a central courtyard that is blessed with many of the building's striking original features, including the grand sweeping staircase and granite pillars. Every room has handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths, power showers and high speed wireless internet access.

In the classy bistro a choice of six starters could include lamb's kidneys and wild mushrooms on toast with mustard crème, Serrano ham and celeriac remoulade, or Uig Lodge smoked salmon and traditional garnish. Tournedos Rossini remains one of the great dishes of all time, served with garlic roast potatoes and red wine jus. Poached smoked haddock is served with bacon and pea risotto, crispy leeks and chive veloute.

Whilst one might argue that the whole point of being in a du Vin is to snuggle up to the wine list, this list is designed to march with the food and can only be described as superb. With a team of four sommeliers, headed here by François Bourde, there is no room for anything but the best. Service is telepathic in the best possible sense.

Click on their Website for full information and rates. Hotel du Vin, with fourteen options throughout Britain, awaits your call.

Bistro, French, Modern European

£25.00£35.00

Traditonal Afternoon Tea, £14.50 per person Book

Afternoon Tea with fizz, £21.50 per person - Traditonal afternoon tea served with a glass of house champagne Book

Cocktail Afternoon Tea, £20.50 per person Book

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Café Royal Hotel, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY [Map]

Housed within the luxurious Café Royal Hotel, The Ten Room offers a refreshing take on the dining room concept, serving British cuisine with much flair. The elegant interior retains many original features of this landmark building and striking red furnishings, large windows and high ceilings add a regal feel. Learn more

Housed within the luxurious Café Royal Hotel, The Ten Room offers a refreshing take on the dining room concept, serving British cuisine with much flair.

The elegant interior retains many original features of this landmark building and striking red furnishings, large windows and high ceilings add a regal feel. Kick-start your day with a sumptuous Ten Room breakfast menu that includes a choice of continental, English, American and healthy breakfast options alongside bacon, sausages and eggs. A unique blend of classics and contemporary favourites are evident on the a la carte with dishes such as Scottish scallop ceviche, avocado, lime and hazelnuts, or Label Anglais chicken and confit leg 'Royale.

Diners can also enjoy a specialised selection of popular dishes on the Ten Room all day menu featuring pasta, fish, burgers, steaks and a variety of sandwiches. Afternoon tea time brings in a range of choices with black, herbal, oxidised, jasmine and fruit teas, served with pastries, cakes and freshly cut sandwiches.

In the heart of London's West End, The Ten Room on Regent Street exudes much charm as one of London's most famous dining rooms.

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station is a 2-minute walk away.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

British

£25.00£50.00

STAR DEAL - Afternoon Tea with glass of Champagne £32 per person Book

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89 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX [Map]

We hear a great deal about recycling these days - du Vin recycles attractive but sometimes un-loved buildings to restore real gems in the best tradition of British understated style. Complement that with all that is best in the French bistro ethos, bars that reach out to please, and you have a setting that provides an inspirational background for people to meet, do business, get married, provide a base for golf or fishing, somewhere you can call your own for a private celebration, a spa or - most engagingly - a wine school that breaks the mould. Learn more

We hear a great deal about recycling these days - du Vin recycles attractive but sometimes un-loved buildings to restore real gems in the best tradition of British understated style.

Complement that with all that is best in the French bistro ethos, bars that reach out to please, and you have a setting that provides an inspirational background for people to meet, do business, get married, provide a base for golf or fishing, somewhere you can call your own for a private celebration, a spa or - most engagingly - a wine school that breaks the mould.

Think quintessential British style - elegant and unpretentious. Combine this with a great spirit, wit, and an unquestionable devotion to wine, and you have captured the essence of Hotel du Vin.

Situated in the area known as The Mount, Hotel du Vin is a unique luxury boutique hotel close to the centre of the historic city of York. Housed in the distinctive architecture of a beautiful Grade II-listed building that dates back to the early 19th century, it was formerly a private home, then an orphanage and more recently the Shepherd Homes building. du Vin have transformed it into a real home away from home, with 44 stylish bedrooms and beautiful suites. Every room has handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths, power showers and high speed wireless internet access.

The classy bistro is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and offers a menu rooted in classic European cuisine with a contemporary edge. Head Chef Nico Cecchello introduces notes of originality by adding his own selections daily, all supporting the overall philosophy of using the finest and freshest local produce, cooked simply and priced sensibly.

From a choice of six starters on the à la carte menu expect to find Uig smoked salmon classic, smoked haddock chowder 'en croute', salted cod brandade with paprika and herb crostini, devilled lamb kidneys and toasted sour dough.

The simple classics option yields potted rabbit with pickled vegetables, or a Jerusalem artichoke veloute with white truffle oil, or on the mains menu the traditional fish pie, an impressively moist and well packed production with cheese topping that commands great popularity. In season don't be slow to order the traditional roast red leg partridge with bread pudding, game chips and jus rösti, a wonderful dish.

Other main courses delight customers with braised ox cheeks and fresh buttered tagliatelle, stuffed squid with carmague rice and tomato fondue, or pan fried halibut with butter bean ragout and rosemary sauce. Desserts look to homemade Bailey's cheesecake, traditional Black Forest gateaux, and a fine pear crumble with pouring cream.

Whilst one might argue that the whole point of being in a du Vin is to snuggle up to the wine list, this list is designed to march with the food and can only be described as excellent. Their selection of single malts is enough to stop a homebound Scot from going any further north. Service is telepathic in the best possible sense. Those gasping for a little nicotine are welcome in the Cigar shack or the luxurious, heated, candlelit, leather smoking bothy in the garden.

Click on their Website for full information and rates. Hotel du Vin, with fourteen options throughout Britain, awaits your call.

Bistro, French, Modern European

£25.00£35.00

The G & Tea – Traditional afternoon tea topped off with an English gin and tonic served from a china cup - £16.00 Book

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Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6AZ [Map]

Fourth Floor Café and Bar, situated on top of the Harvey Nichols store in the heart of Leeds, is a popular destination on the Yorkshire circuit, offering fantastic cityscape views by day and more formal romantic ambience at night. Learn more

Fourth Floor Café and Bar, situated on top of the Harvey Nichols store in the heart of Leeds, is a popular destination on the Yorkshire circuit, offering fantastic cityscape views by day and more formal romantic ambience at night.

The unique design of the ceiling creates the Café's signature with dramatic over-scaled vary-coloured lighting piercing through the perforated ceiling plane and backlit in fluorescent sky blue. The rich timber finish and warm colours of the lacquer bar surfaces are juxtaposed with the cooler palate of the restaurants shell finishes. This typical Harvey Nichols chic design creates an elegant dining atmosphere. A focal point of the restaurant is the fully glazed façade and terrace, which can seat ten, overlooking the rooftops of Leeds.

Born in Yorkshire, Head Chef Richard Walton-Allen recognises the importance of supporting local producers and his menu can be seen to reflect his passion. He is also a judge at the Great Yorkshire Cookery competition and as such looks for imaginative and innovative use of Yorkshire produce.

A choice of a la carte and prix fixe menus are available at lunch and dinner, which include starters such as slow cooked pork belly, soy, seared squid, orange and sesame sauce and seared fillet of mackerel, beetroot carpaccio, beetroot and blackberry puree, with mains like whole lemon sole, sautéed courgettes, grape, almond and verjus dressing and roast Nidderdale lamb rack, char-grilled baby leeks, beetroot jus and mini hotpot. Finishing with a trio of damson desserts - mousse, ice cream and damson polenta cake - or marzipan and honey cake with white wine poached pear.

With nearby theatres and cinemas such as the Grand Theatre; home of Opera North and the Northern Ballet, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Henry Moore Sculpture Gallery and the Light Cinema, the Fourth Floor Café and Bar is the ideal venue for pre-dinner theatre. It also offers morning coffee, lunch, afternoon bar menu, pre-dinner drinks and dinner with quality food, reasonable prices and efficient service.

Celebrating a decade milestone anniversary in Autumn 2006 they received the news that they had won both Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year at the Leeds Restaurant Association Awards 2006. In addition, Harvey Nichols also won the Leeds Restaurant Awards for Best Service 2 years running in 2007 and 2008. For more details do visit the Harvey Nichols Website.

Modern British

£30.00£40.00

Champagne afternoon tea £24.50 or Afternoon tea £19.50 Book

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The Mandeville Hotel, 8-14 Mandeville Place, Marylebone, London, W1U 2BE [Map]

Housed within the Mandeville Hotel, the design concept for Reform Social and Grill draws inspiration from the classic British gentleman's club. An informal yet stylish setting invites diners to enjoy a special celebratory dinner, quick lunch or a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day. Learn more

Housed within the Mandeville Hotel, the design concept for Reform Social and Grill draws inspiration from the classic British gentleman's club. An informal yet stylish setting invites diners to enjoy a special celebratory dinner, quick lunch or a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day.

Using fresh ingredients sourced from around the British Isles, the Reform menu features Cornish mackerel, duck Scotch egg and whole roast Cornish red chicken for two. Catch of the day includes a traditional fisherman's pie and shellfish stew, or enjoy dishes from the charcoal grill such as Reform cheese burger or rib-eye, sirloin and hanger steaks.

Served until 5pm, the popular Sunday brunch menu at Reform Grill includes a full English breakfast, Sunday roast, British artisanal cheeses and a selection of cocktails. The private dining is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends.

Close to Bond Street and Marylebone, Reform is an exciting dining destination combining a classic grill menu with an elegant interior.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

Modern British, Tea

£16.00£32.00

Free flowing Moutard Champagne, £32.50 Book

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Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR [Map]

A buzzing bar and restaurant in Edinburgh, One Square showcases innovative British cuisine at its best. The bright and airy interior is refreshingly casual with cosy furnishings and a lovely terrace area to enjoy a drink at summertime. Learn more

A buzzing bar and restaurant in Edinburgh, One Square showcases innovative British cuisine at its best. The bright and airy interior is refreshingly casual with cosy furnishings and a lovely terrace area to enjoy a drink at summertime.

Pop in for a classic Continental or full Scottish One Square breakfast or choose from a selection of morning rolls. A choice of sandwiches and salads are also served alongside fish dishes such as sea bream with red wine braised lentils, butternut squash and wilted rocket, and platter of Scotland's finest shellfish.

In addition to contemporary favourites, the menu also features classics like pot roast chicken, cottage pie and fillet steak with pan haggerty. Dining at the Pass at One Square Edinburgh is a unique experience and guests can choose from a 5 or 7-course menu while watching the chefs at work.
 
Situated at the heart of Edinburgh's Cultural Quarter, One Square restaurant is close to Filmhouse Cinema. Haymarket Rail Station is a 9-minute walk away.

To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.

British

£20.00£32.00

15% discount applied to anyone dining before 6pm. Book

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Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10, Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading, RG41 5TS [Map]

The stylish new 2 AA Rosette Caprice Restaurant & Terrace is the epitome of fine dining; offering some of the finest freshly prepared modern British cuisine in the Reading area. Located in the exceptional new AA Merit 4 Star Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, the Caprice is well placed for easy access to nearby Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell. Learn more

The stylish new 2 AA Rosette Caprice Restaurant & Terrace is the epitome of fine dining; offering some of the finest freshly prepared modern British cuisine in the Reading area. Located in the exceptional new AA Merit 4 Star Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, the Caprice is well placed for easy access to nearby Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell. The hotel is also conveniently located next to Winnersh Triangle train station on the Reading to Waterloo service and 20 minutes to London Paddington.

Striking colours and refreshing interior design greet you on arrival, and talented Head Chef Graham Weston will surprise you with his delightful creations. Guests are spoilt for choice, with a seasonal A la Carte Menu, featuring the finest local ingredients and a Set Menu for £18.95 to choose from. Most importantly you must leave space for the exceptional desserts - there is even a patissier who prepares an array of tempting treats, well worth the extra calories. The Caprice Terrace provides the ideal opportunity for al fresco dining in tranquil surroundings.

If you prefer something a bit more informal, try the stunning Monty's Lounge Bar. You can choose from a selection of light bites or a wide range of quality bar meals, including popular authentic Indian and Thai specialties. If you are after a quick, value for money breakfast or lunch, try Monty's daily specials or the express lunch menu. The Afternoon High Teas are also highly recommended. The hotel is transformed at night with music from the talented resident Pianist. There is complimentary secure parking and non-residents are always welcome.

To find out more, click on the restaurant's Website.

Indian, Modern British, Thai

£20.00£30.00

Classic Afternoon Tea, £15 Book

Indulgent Afternoon Tea, £20 Book

Bluebird Chelsea

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350 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU [Map]

The Bluebird restaurant is one of the favourite London destinations for anybody who relishes good food and drink in a setting that is right at the heart of fashionable Chelsea, yet provides an oasis of well-ordered calm and peace. Learn more

The Bluebird restaurant is one of the favourite London destinations for anybody who relishes good food and drink in a setting that is right at the heart of fashionable Chelsea, yet provides an oasis of well-ordered calm and peace. Built on the site of the old Bluebird garage on the King's Road it is a true gastrodrome, with one of the most remarkable and historic rooms in London as its centrepiece. No wonder it is Listed. Now an amazing skylit restaurant and bar with views of the King's Road and the spacious courtyard below, it was the setting for the building of Campbell's Bluebird in the '30s.

The menu offers a wide range of modern British dishes by Head Chef Mark Block, from classic fish pie to Sunday roasts. The stylish and comfortable bar has an extensive cocktail list and a bar menu perfect for those who fancy a quick nibble whilst seeking a well-deserved rest from shopping on the King's Road.

The à la carte menu serves most purposes, and the spirit of the place could be well served by rock oysters from West Mersea, seared yellow fin tuna or shellfish cocktail. Starters of grilled lemon sole, marinated scallops, or steak tartare with Galloway beef, hen's egg and sourdough toast should serve to tickle most appetites.

For some nothing does it better than a salad and four are listed, with beetroot, watermelon and feta with watercress, dandelion and walnuts, another of wild rocket with roast tomato, parmesan and aged balsamic, or Cornish crab and prawn with nam jim, chilli, coriander, lime and mixed cress. Cumbrian beef comes to the table with brioche bun, Kraft cheese and hand cut chips and the Goosnargh confit duck leg with butterbeans, pancetta and pearl onions, can only be described as inspirational.

On Sundays you can pop round and make your lunch from whole Devon cock crab in shell mayonnaise, followed by corn-fed chicken breast with crushed Charlotte potatoes, roast vine tomato and salsa verde before ending with apple, wild strawberry, mango and lime.

Back to the week and one soon becomes aware of the degree to which crustacean are part of the Bluebird scene, with marinated scallops served cold with lime, chilli, coriander and guacamole, West Mersea native oysters and the ceviche of scallops with chilli, lime, coriander, guacamole and olive oil, a feast fit for an iconic racing driver as well as those who still reflect upon his vision and courage. Nor, I am quite sure, would Campbell have turned up his nose at the traditional British pie, be it chicken and mushroom or fish.

Banofee sundaes and tarte tatin are about neck and neck for most but, perhaps, the chequered flag might just come down on the latter before you allow yourself to be beguiled towards the cheese selection.

One thing is sure - Campbell would heartily have approved of the excellent range of English wines on the list and would have been curious about this New World selection that had elbowed Europe aside. You would be well advised to follow his example. Service is excellent, with the entire place, including their cafe and epicerie of a remarkably high order.

Their Website will tell you much, much more, all of it in the same vein.

Modern British

£25.00£47.00

Traditional Afternoon Tea at £18.50 per person Book

Champagne Afternoon Tea at £25.50 per person Book

Butler's Restaurant

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Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, 35 Charles Street, London, W1J 5EB [Map]

Situated within the stunning four-star deluxe Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, you'll find Butler's restaurant. Butler's is a very attractive modern British establishment producing extremely good meals, served in an exceedingly professional manner, and at sensible prices for the area. Learn more

Situated within the stunning four-star deluxe Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, you'll find Butler's restaurant. Butler's is a very attractive modern British establishment producing extremely good meals, served in an exceedingly professional manner, and at sensible prices for the area.

The quality of the food is thanks to Executive Chef Ben Kelliher and his brigade, who have created a highly pleasing menu, boasting both fine fish dishes and excellent steaks. In fact, according to many frequent diners, they serve the best Dover sole in London!

The experience is further enhanced by live music courtesy of a pianist each evening reciting Cole Porter and Noel Coward style classics, making for a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

International, Modern British

£30.00£43.00

Traditional Afternoon tea for £34.50 per person or Champagne afternoon tea for £41.50 per person Book

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