Pretty china patterns, homemade cake and classic British decor, what's not to love about tea rooms?
Here is a list of 10 delightful tea rooms to visit in the UK...
- Betty's - Harrogate
With its very own café pianist, the original Betty's opened in 1919. Since then it has become so popular you can find various others across Yorkshire serving afternoon tea the way it's meant to be.
- Claridge's - London
As classic as they come. If you are looking for delicate china, perfect service and plenty of sandwiches then this is the place for you.
- Drink, Shop & Do - London
Who said afternoon tea was meant for women? Enjoy a 'manly afternoon tea' that includes big filling sandwiches and pork scratchings!
- Richmond Tea Rooms - Manchester
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this tea room will transport you into Tim Burton's mind with its OTT decor and delightfully playful menu. (ilovemanchester.com)
- Anteaques - Edinburgh
What do you get when you cross tea and antiques? Anteaques! Enjoy traditional English tea then browse amongst the selection of antique furniture and tea sets.
- Mari Vanna - London
If you fancy stepping away from the traditional English tea room, why not step into a Russian one instead!? Packed full of Russian decor and traditional Russian cuisine, a truly unique experience.(itsrudetoshare.com)
- Titanic - Belfast
Experience tea the way Rose did- in the height of luxury. It's even kitted out with a replica staircase (if only Leonardo was stood at the top)
- Julien Plumart Boutique Salon du Thé - Hove
Okay, so it might not be English but with such delicate and perfect Macaroons to indulge in who cares!?
(Laura Jane Stephens)
- The Bridge - Bradford on Avon
Take a step back in time into the Victorian period. Housed in a former blacksmith's cottage, you can tuck into classic afternoon tea served by staff in Victorian costumes.
- The Willow Tea Rooms - Glasgow
A modern twist on the classic afternoon tea with its art nouveau design. Edgy and delicious!
As the Mad Hatter wisely said - “It's always tea-time.” So chin chin darlings!