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Top 5: Afternoon Teas

Kate Whitaker

Bettys Harrogate – the place where Bettys Cafe Tea Room began almost 200 years ago, this elegant setting is truly irresistible. Their traditional afternoon tea in the exquisite tea rooms draws crowds from far and wide; perfect for such a special occasion.

Lounge on 12, Manchester House  – with the Manchester cityscape and skyline offering a panoramic view, The Lounge on Tower 12 is a spectacularly stylish venue for afternoon tea which is sure to impress. Make the most of your visit and stay to see the sunset and even indulge in a cocktail or two.

The Orangery at The Fan Museum, Greenwich – hidden in Greenwich is a charming haven which exudes a sense of calm and enchantment. The muraled orangery is the ideal place to celebrate Mother’s Day complete with traditional scones and freshly-baked cakes and all for just £7 per person.

The Idle Rocks, Cornwall – you can’t go through life without experiencing a proper Cornish afternoon tea and The Idle Rocks on the Harbourside of St Mawes is the ideal place to enjoy it. Consistently voted as one of the best places to eat by the sea, this restaurant forms a relaxed getaway with excellent local produce.

Southern Cross, Devon – it may look humble, but The Southern Cross has longstanding reputation for its excellent cream teas. With freshly bakes scones and locally sourced clotted cream and jams, these delicious treats will make every mum smile.

Look out for Eric Lanlard’s Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard to recreate stunning treats at home. Pre-order here