Whether you like your tea with vegan milk or in a cocktail, there’s a tea room in Britain to suit your taste. Here are 7 fabulous tea rooms to enjoy a perfect cup of tea.
1. OH ME OH MY, Liverpool
Located in the grand West Africa House in downtown Liverpool, OH ME OH MY is an opulent 1950s- style tea room. Serving unlimited loose tea with finger sandwiches and delicate cakes, OH ME OH MY has a relaxed vibe. After tea, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy spectacular views of the Mersey from their Mediterranean-inspired roof terrace.
2. Bettys, York
A well-loved Yorkshire institution, Bettys have been serving tea and making cakes since 1919. Devour freshly made sandwiches and dainty handmade cakes served on elegant china. For that extra special touch, book at table at the York or Harrogate tea room as the in-house café pianist is the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon tea.
3. Time for Tea, London
Head to London’s East End for a cup of Rosie Lee and a slice of cake at Time for Tea. This family-run, traditional tea room has a distinct retro feel with its bunting, tea cosies and floral print decor. Skip the sandwiches and dive into sugary delights with their Sweet Treat Afternoon Tea.
4. Metro Deco, Brighton
Staying in the southeast, get in the swing of 1930s Europe as you enter Metro Deco tea salon. With geometric wallpaper, Chesterfield sofas and Parisian-style bistro tables, this tea house drips art deco chic. There’s even a rail of vintage dresses if you want to get into the full spirit of things. Choose from more than 20 teas on their menu and if you fancy something stronger, there’s also tea cocktails too!
5. Casa Angelina, Edinburgh
If you follow a vegan diet, Casa Angelina offers a tasty alternative to the usual dairy-heavy afternoon tea. Forget boring sandwiches! Think mini bagels with aubergine and beetroot hummus, mini spinach pies and delicious cupcakes. And with a menu that can vary weekly, you’ll have the perfect excuse to visit to Casa Angelina again (and again).
6. This is Leaf, Manchester
Housed in a former art gallery, This is Leaf is a break from the traditional tea room with not a tea cosy in sight! Its modern deco shouts trendy hotspot as it hosts art exhibitions, serve top notch food and a staggering array of tea. Try to catch their monthly Basement Sessions events showcasing local rising talent.
7. Characters Tea House, Llandudno
For that ‘home from home’ feeling head to Characters Teahouse in coastal North Wales. This tea house and curiosity shop also serves soups, jacket potatoes and sells quirky knick-knacks. For a more substantial meal, try the sizzling steak cooked on hot volcanic stone served after 6pm.