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Afternoon Tea Week: How to Celebrate in Notts

Celebrate the age-old tradition of afternoon tea in style as National Afternoon Tea Week gets underway this week, lasting through until Sunday the 13th of August. This quintessentially English ritual, often associated with decadence and sophistication, is a chance to celebrate with family or friends and have a simply delightful afternoon in Notts.


The tradition of afternoon tea can be traced back to 1840, when the Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell, initiated a light meal to stave off hunger during the late afternoon hours. Fast forward to today and there are so many amazing afternoon teas to be enjoyed here in Nottinghamshire which Visit Nottinghamshire have rounded up:


Josephine’s Tea Room and Cafe

Location: 49 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 2AB

Price: £35 per person


Nestled across from the Theatre Royal, Josephine’s Tea Room and Cafe offers an opulent pre-theatre indulgence. Delicate sandwiches, warm scones, and captivating ambience make for a delightful experience.


Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall

Location: Rececourse Road, Nottinghamshire, NG2 4BH

Price: £23.95 per person


At the stately Colwick Hall Hotel, Lord Byron’s former residence, afternoon tea becomes an event. Mouthwatering finger sandwiches, unique chef’s savouries, and an array of cakes and desserts create an experience fit for a lord (a peerage is not required to enjoy afternoon tea).


Lace Market Hotel

Location: 29-31 High Pavement, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HE

Price: £21 or £26 per person


Escape into comfort at the Lace Market Hotel, where finger sandwiches, homemade scones, and expertly crafted pastries await. Afternoon Tea – £21 per person or Afternoon Tea with a Glass of Prosecco – £26 per person


Hart’s Hotel and Kitchen

Location: Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6GN

Price: £23.95 per person


For a traditional experience, Hart’s 2 AA rosette restaurant welcomes you with a standout afternoon tea with all the classic staples. Exceptional loose-leaf teas from Jing Tea elevate the experience.


Debbie Bryan

Location: 18 St Mary’s Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1PF

Price: £23 per person

Special Offer: From August 8th to 12th, enjoy a free cocktail with afternoon tea.


Debbie Bryan is one of the Lace Market’s most recognisable shops. With an amazing studio, gift shop and a fantastic afternoon tea experience, it’s the perfect place to enjoy this English tradition. The team can cater for traditional, vegetarian, vegan, and dietary-friendly options.


Browns Bar & Brasserie

Location: 20 Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6GR

Price: £22 per person

Anniversary Special: Celebrating 50 years with a raspberry marble birthday cake.


Treat yourself to Brown’s traditional afternoon tea, in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Savour their delicious raspberry marble birthday cake, delectable savouries, warm scones with seasonal jams, and irresistible mini cakes and puddings.


Afternoon Tea at Home

Location: Wherever you call home

Price: However much you fancy


Sometimes the best afternoon tea is the one you have in the comfort of your own home with family and friends! Enjoy afternoon tea just how you like it with some delicious home made treats, just as the Dutchess would have intended.


Alternatively, The Pudding Pantry and Colwick Hall also provide a click and collect service. Perfect for older members of the family or as a picnic alternative when out and about!


Delilah Fine Foods – Afternoon Cheese

Location: 12 Victoria Street, Nottingham, NG1 2EX

Price: £25 for two


Fancy an afternoon tea which is a little different? Starting from August 7th in celebration of Afternoon Tea Week, indulge in the ultimate cheese delight at £25 for two! Choose your glass: Prosecco or Sparkling Green Tea – both perfect companions to savour alongside cheese.


The Pudding Pantry

Location: 27/29 Trinity Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4AF

Price: £22.95 per person


The Pudding Pantry work hard to create an afternoon tea that is modern, memorable, and full of flavour. Everything is made in house from the petit fours to the strawberry jam to their sausage rolls. Pushing the traditional boundaries of afternoon tea but keeping it classy & delicious is their aim.


Langar Hall Restaurant

Location: Church Lane, Langar Village, Nottinghamshire, NG13 9HG

Price: £30 per person


At Langar Hall you are guaranteed a remarkable experience. This is a restaurant which prides itself on its unique & personable service in keeping with the warmth and good memories that it certainly had as a family home. This is one of the finest afternoon teas you can experience anywhere around.


Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

Location: Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS

Price: £25 per person


One of England’s most treasured simple pleasures; served on the finest vintage China, traditional afternoon tea with a contemporary twist at Ye Olde Bell bursts with homemade deliciousness.


Bistrot Pierre Nottingham

Location: 13-17 Milton Street, Nottingham, NG1 3EN

Price: £16.95 or £19.95 per person depending on menu


Bistrot Pierre have been serving up French style dishes here in the UK for quarter of a century. However, they know a thing or two about serving up afternoon tea. Enjoy their afternoon tea served up in one of their relaxing restaurants.


Whether you’re seeking tradition or a modern twist, Nottingham’s finest establishments have something to tantalize every palate during National Afternoon Tea Week. For gift options and click-and-collect services, contact the venues directly.

Posted on 07 August 2023

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