Red Letter days launches experiences in honour of afternoon tea week

Red Letter days launches experiences in honour of afternoon tea week

With afternoon tea week approaching on the 8th August, celebrate a true British tradition with unique menus, themed treats and family indulgences.


Afternoon Tea was introduced in Britain in the early 1840s, and has evolved into a perfect excuse to catch up with a friend, and a great way to indulge your cravings for a delicious spread of sweet and savoury nibbles. Add a little slice of elegance to the afternoon with a traditional English tea for two.

Afternoon Tea at Caffe Concerto for Two, £35

Decorated with sophisticated Italian flair, Caffè Concerto is a chain of stylish restaurants that offers fine food, gorgeous décor and a wonderful atmosphere. Choose from a range of locations and indulge in a decadent afternoon tea with someone special. Try an assortment of finger sandwiches and mini brioche rolls, including Scottish smoked salmon and soft cheese, cucumber with cream cheese and egg mayo-mustard. Delight in freshly baked plain and raisin scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam or choose from a tantalising selection of speciality mini cakes. All of this is perfectly complemented by a range of exotic international teas. Take the time to revel in wonderful cuisine in an elegant atmosphere with this delightful afternoon tea for two.

Traditional Afternoon Tea at Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa for Two, £30

Partake in a delightfully British tradition at the idyllic Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa on the edge of Staffordshire Peak Park. The delicious afternoon tea spread has been designed by the inn’s Executive Chef Gary Woolliscroft. The tea can be enjoyed in the dining area or on the terraced garden with views over the Staffordshire Peak District during warmer months. Savour a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and fruit preserve and a selection of British desserts, which are accompanied by tea or coffee.

Theatre Tickets with Afternoon Tea for Two at Patisserie Valerie, £95

Experience the perfect slice of British culture with tickets to a West End theatre show and an afternoon tea for two at Patisserie Valerie. Sit down to a mouth-watering spread of delicious sandwiches, sweets and tasty scones smothered in cream and jam. Sip on freshly brewed tea whilst savouring each mouth-watering bite of this delightful tea for two. As well as feasting on traditional treats and fancies, head to a dazzling theatre show in the West End and enjoy a stunning performance. Choose from a tempting range of top shows, from the magic of Wicked to the hilarious comedy of The Play That Goes Wrong. Make the most of a trip to London with two exciting experiences to look forward to.

Entry to The Wallace Collection for Two with Afternoon Tea and Fizz, £49.99

Guests will feel as though they are dining al fresco in France with this classic afternoon tea for two served at The Wallace Collection in London. Take a seat in the charming courtyard-style brasserie that oozes sophistication and toast the occasion with a crisp glass of prosecco. Flooded with natural light from the glass ceiling, dotted with trees and walls flushed with blush pink paint, this is a charming setting for a quintessentially British pastime. Enjoy a selection of deliciously filled finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and a mouth-watering selection of Peyton and Byrne miniature cakes and pastries. This afternoon tea also includes a choice of loose-leaf tea or coffee. Afterwards, enjoy the freedom to explore The Wallace Collection at leisure. From 18th–19th century paintings to unique objects and vintage armour, discover a world of wonderful and fascinating art.


Spend an afternoon in luxury with our selection of opulent Afternoon Tea’s available at Red Letter Days. Once a pastime enjoyed only by high society, afternoon tea is now a popular treat, enjoyed by all, offering an opulent way to celebrate a special occasion.

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at the Park Room at 5 Star Grosvenor House, £99

Indulge in a delectable Champagne afternoon tea in the glamorous Park Room, savouring delights that include a selection of delicate finger sandwiches (with fillings that include roast Aberdeen-Angus beef with creamed horseradish, cucumber with garden mint butter and North Atlantic cold water prawn with a classic Marie Rose sauce), extraordinary open sandwiches, plain and raisin buttermilk scones and an assortment of afternoon tea pastries and home baked cakes. Accompanying the tantalising treats, sip on a glass of refreshing Champagne.

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Luton Hoo Hotel, £92

Choose whether to sit in an elegant period lounge or a regal drawing room, beneath sparkling chandeliers, as you partake of a very English tradition. Afternoon tea at Luton Hoo is a truly five-star experience, with heavy silver cutlery and fine bone China teacups, crisp linen tablecloths and layer upon layer of the finest treats. Dainty sandwiches deliciously finished with such fillings as smoked salmon or goats cheese and chervil, freshly baked raisin scones with Devonshire clotted cream, and a selection of melt-in-the-mouth pastries that look too good to eat are accompanied by a pot of the fine tea or coffee of your choice. To complete the indulgent experience, you’ll sip on a glass of Canard Duchene Leonie NV Champagne each. Enjoy the serenity of the peaceful gardens and parkland that surround the impressively restored mansion, as you gaze out of the high windows, and share a moment of refined indulgence with a loved one.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at Coombe Abbey, £57

The charming Coombe Abbey is the ideal place to enjoy a truly unforgettable afternoon tea for two. Once a 12th century Cistercian Abbey, this venue has been lovingly restored into an elegant hotel and sits amongst 500 acres of meticulously tended grounds which include a lake, formal lawns and parkland – perfect for exploring after your treats. Afternoon tea will be served in the beautiful Garden Bar, where you will enjoy a selection of sandwiches, speciality teas, a slice of cake each and fruit scones served traditionally with clotted cream and preserves. As if that isn’t special enough, you will also enjoy a glass of bubbles each to make it a fantastically indulgent afternoon!

Exclusive Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Rubens at the Palace, £180

Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace is a historic hotel in Victoria, London, known for its exceptional heritage and traditional British hospitality. Experience an exquisite afternoon being served only the finest afternoon tea treats and sipping on bottomless Champagne. Take a seat in The Palace Lounge and tuck into a traditional afternoon tea that incorporates spectacular twists along the way. Dine on a selection of dainty finger sandwiches, heavenly pastries and scones with clotted cream and homemade seasonal fruit preserve whilst sipping on fine Champagne.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea at Broome Park Golf and Country Club, £49

Unwind in Broome Park for the ultimate relaxing afternoon tea experience in their exquisite Jacobean Restaurant. Set in the fabulous private estate, established during Charles I’s reign and known today as one of the best Grade 1 listed buildings in Kent. Share this wonderful dining opportunity in this luxurious mansion’s dining room that features an antique crystal chandelier and grand windows overlooking the stunning grounds of Broome Park. Your relaxing dining experience includes the finest locally sourced ingredients perfectly complemented by a glass of Prosecco.

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Langham London, £166

Notorious for serving afternoon tea since the Victorian era, The Langham London Hotel exudes luxury. A 5* hotel in the heart of Marylebone, you will take comfort in the opulent Palm Court tea room. Finished with a lavish décor, the beautiful room makes the perfect setting in which to enjoy your afternoon tea. With a fabulous selection of scrumptious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones, you can relax and unwind. Celebrate with a delicious glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne and feel like royalty as you tuck into the delicious food from Wedgwood teaware. Winner of the Best Tea Service at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience in this lavish hotel.

Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa for Two, £106

Add a little sparkle to the afternoon with this luxurious Champagne afternoon tea for two at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa. Located on the iconic Royal Crescent in the historic city of Bath and surrounded by an acre of stunning grounds, this elegant hotel is the perfect setting for a spot of indulgence. Sit down to a delicious spread and savour finger sandwiches, fine pastries, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, traditional Bath buns and a selection of speciality teas. All of this is complemented by a chilled glass of Champagne each. Cheers!


Savour this mouth-watering assortment of plant-based nibbles and fancies, along with your choice of tea.

Vegan Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa for Two, £79

Are you feeling peckish? Whether you’re visiting or you’re local to the historic city of Bath, a delicious vegan afternoon tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is a true indulgence. This splendid Grade I-listed sanctuary is set on the elegant Royal Crescent. Take a seat in the beautiful gardens of the hotel or admire the grand Georgian architecture within their restaurant. You’ll be served a variety of delicious sandwiches with assorted fillings, a selection of sweets, traditional scones and classic Bath buns.

Vegan Afternoon Tea with Bottomless Tea and Coffee and a Glass of Fizz for Two at Eden Cafe Clifton, £64.99

Take delight in a scrumptious vegan afternoon tea for two at Eden Café Clifton in Bristol. Savour a vegan prawn cocktail, scrumptious sandwiches, tempting sweet treats and fresh scones smothered with signature clotted cream. As you feast on this delightfully decadent afternoon tea for two, enjoy bottomless tea and coffee and a glass of prosecco each! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to treat yourself and a friend, this is the perfect slice of indulgence to enjoy. Tempt your taste buds with a variety of delicious sweet and savoury nibbles.

Afternoon Tea Experience for Two at Buddha-Bar in Knightsbridge, £84

Visit Buddha-Bar in London’s Knightsbridge for a mouth-watering afternoon tea with a difference. Tuck into an assortment of delicious Pan-Asian inspired sweet and savoury bites. This delicious spread will consist of Vietnamese summer salad rolls, cod and salmon fishcakes, crisp vegetable sushi, tuna tartar crackers, chocolate cookie cheesecake, panna cotta and more. Savour every bite and delight your taste buds with your favourite Pan-Asian flavours. This tranquil and stylish restaurant is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. If you are feeling peckish during your next day trip to London, why not indulge in something different?


Why restrict yourself to just one glass of fizz? Tuck into a delicious smorgasbord of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, home-baked cakes and freshly brewed tea and coffee, all topped off with a decadent side of bubbles. 

Afternoon Tea with Bottomless Gin and Tonic at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, £142

Savour a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience for two at the luxurious London Marriott Hotel County Hall, while taking in spectacular views of the River Thames and Big Ben. Decked out in elegant furnishings, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is the perfect setting to indulge in fine food and enjoy some quality time together. Feast on a smorgasbord of delicious sweet and savoury treats, including dainty finger sandwiches with a selection of fillings, freshly baked scones with tasty jam and clotted cream, homemade cakes and a variety of refreshing teas. Complement the meal with bottomless gin and tonic. Bon appetite!

Bottomless Afternoon Tea for Two at 5 Star The Montcalm London Marble Arch, £59

The refined surroundings of The Montcalm London Marble Arch provide a welcome escape from London’s bustling West End and Oxford Street’s notorious shopping district. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the chic surroundings of this luxurious 5-star boutique hotel made all the more special with bottomless fizz throughout. You’ll savour an assortment of decadent treats, including dainty finger sandwiches, homemade scones with whipped cream and jam and a sinful selection of cakes and pastries, all beautifully presented on a tiered cake stand and served with premium JING loose-leaf tea.

Afternoon Tea with Bottomless Bubbles for Two at Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, £89

Conveniently located close to the historic city centre of Chester, the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa boasts beautifully landscaped grounds, luxury facilities and a charming dining experience. Take time to indulge in a magnificent afternoon tea for two, comprising of delectable sandwiches, sweet pastries and a range of scrumptious delights. From freshly baked cherry scones to glazed handmade tartlets, treat the taste buds with this appetising afternoon tea and enhance the experience with bottomless bubbles! Keep the fizz and good times rolling.

Afternoon Tea with Bottomless Fizz or Gin for Two at The Mill Restaurant and Bar in Stowmarket, £80

Tuck into delicious sweet and savoury delights at The Mill Restaurant and Bar with this indulgent afternoon tea for two. Situated on the edge of the River Gipping in Stowmarket, it’s the perfect setting to unwind and spend some quality time together. Sip on a glass of fizz or perhaps a pink gin and tonic and take advantage of the unlimited refills during your tea. The delicious afternoon tea will include delicious sandwiches, fruit scones with cream and jam and a selection of traybakes and cakes.

Unique Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for a revolution on this quintessentially British treat, our range of unique ingredients offers an afternoon tea with a twist!

Afternoon Tea for Two at Veeno, £36

From the vibrant city of Manchester to the idyllic city of Cardiff, Italian wine café Veeno is located amongst fascinating attractions and sights. Full of charm, scrumptious food and an impressive drinks menu, it is an ideal venue to visit after doing some sightseeing. Take pleasure in a delectable Italian afternoon tea for two, indulging in an array of focaccia, scones with strawberry jam and mascarpone, and chocolate and lemon cakes. To accompany your wonderful afternoon treat, savour a pot of tea or coffee.

Burger Bites Superior Afternoon Tea for Two, £34.99

You won’t find a dainty finger sandwich here, as Burger Bites specialises in succulent, moreish burgers, made with only the best produce from leading suppliers. Your afternoon tea for two will include six mini burgers, which you can choose from the extensive pick ‘n’ mix menu. Vegetarians and vegans are also catered for, with tasty chickpea, portobello mushroom and aubergine burgers on offer. Your sweet tooth won’t miss out either, as you’ll also have a number of taste bud-tingling cakes to devour. Looking for a unique dining experience in London? This is it!

Tapas Style Afternoon Tea with Champagne for Two at MAP Maison, £75

Enjoy a delightful afternoon when you visit MAP Maison in the trendy Haggerston area of the capital, with this delicious Champagne afternoon tea for two. Relish a fantastic three tiered stand, filled with beautiful savoury and sweet delights, including Iberico ham brioche bun burgers and tapas-inspired crostinis with various toppings, followed by a range of high end patisseries, like red velvet cake, matcha green tea macaroons and more, created to match the delicate tea blends served alongside this treat. A glass of perfectly chilled Champagne or a house cocktail will make your afternoon extra special.

Themed Afternoon

Themed afternoon teas have become all the rage in recent years, adding an extra dimension to this classic British staple. Wherever and however you choose your themed afternoon tea experience, we guarantee a day out you will never forget.

Science Themed Afternoon Tea for Two at The Ampersand Hotel, £99

Feel the chemistry with a different kind of dining date. Inspired by the neighbouring Science Museum in Kensington, The Ampersand Hotel hosts an award-winning afternoon tea experience, loaded with exciting visuals and interactive servings. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere in The Drawing Rooms – a unique dining space where French finesse interplays with British style. From jellies served in petri dishes, to chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits, tempt your inner astrophile to a selection of sweet and savoury delights. Presented with theatrical dry icing on three themed tiers, unearth the reasons why this Science Afternoon Tea is an award-winning experience.

Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea for Two at 5* Taj 51 Hotel, £102

Head to the understated Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, an elegant hotel made up of a collection of Victorian townhouses and winner of the Highly Commended Awards of Excellence at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, to enjoy a wonderfully bold and innovative afternoon tea with a loved one. Blending together the rich flavours of Indian cuisine with the traditional British pastime of finger sandwiches, scones and tea, Taj 51’s Kona restaurant has created the Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea. Take a seat in the semi-private and contemporary Kona dining room as you enjoy a cup of freshly brewed eastern or western teas or a delicious Masala Chai, tucking into this impressive afternoon tea. You’ll start with the savouries, with a curried egg mayo pinwheel sandwich – a tasty twist on the traditional egg mayonnaise and the more traditional Indian Chicken tikka pantheras, fish masala choux roll and more! Following up as a close second, your sweet selection delivers on great flavour and texture, from pistachio crusted fruit tarts, saffron rice pudding, a shot of salty sweet caramel lassi and lastly, but by no means least, Gulabi scones topped with mango compote and cinnamon clotted cream.

Kopi Tiam Afternoon Tea by Cherish Finden at The Orchid Lounge in Pan Pacific London for Two, £144

Celebrate a slice of Singapore in London with a kopi tiam afternoon tea created by award-winning pastry chef, Cherish Finden. Dine in the stylish surroundings of The Orchid Lounge at the 5-star Pan Pacific London and enjoy a fusion of two of the most vibrant and dynamic cuisines in the world. Translating to ‘coffee shop’, kopi tiam is Singapore’s take on a quintessentially British afternoon tea and is a true celebration of Cherish’s unique flair and artistry. Enjoy a selection of Asian savouries, treats from Cherish’s childhood, matcha scones with Cornish clotted cream and homemade kaya jam and an assortment of cakes and pastries. This indulgent afternoon tea is complete with a pot of freshly brewed tea chosen from an impressive tea menu, exclusively sourced by Rare Tea Company. Afternoon teas with a twist don’t get any better than this.

Magical Afternoon Tea at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium for Two Adults and Two Children, £148

Look forward to a spellbinding afternoon tea as a family at the enchanting Wands & Wizard Exploratorium in Soho. Prepare to witness the magic of fantasy come to life before your eyes. Select your wand and brew some magical teas! Treat your taste buds to some fantastical nibbles and learn the art of spell casting. Interact with this exciting experience as you control the tea stand and unlock a mystical chest filled with ingredients. Adults will be able to brew two different types of teas, whilst little witches and wizards try their hand at one each. After you’ve worked your magic, indulge in a tempting selection of sweet and savoury treats that are completely out of this world.

Gin Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour for Two with Brigit’s Bakery, £130

What could be better than a quintessentially British afternoon tea, with the added bonus of a delightful Hayman’s Gin cocktail? A gin afternoon tea combined with a sightseeing city tour of the nation’s capital of course! Experience this afternoon tea with a difference on board a vintage 1960’s Routemaster bus, taking you around the city and passing by unforgettable landmarks like Westminster Abbey, Nelson’s Column, Marble Arch and much more! As you make your way around London, tuck into a delicious array of sweet and savoury treats, including tasty sandwiches, classic scones and delicate cakes, whilst sipping on a cup of freshly brewed tea or one of your three refreshing gin cocktails as you take in the views!

Shakespeare Inspired Afternoon Tea with Cocktail for Two at The Swan Restaurant, £86

This exclusive afternoon tea for two in an iconic London setting is the perfect treat for you and your fellow Shakespeare enthusiast. With the historic surroundings of the Globe to host you, you’ll be able to indulge in a delicious afternoon tea inspired by the plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Romeo and Juliet. Served on elegant, bespoke crockery, you can eat your way through the twists and turns of these beloved stories. Tuck into a selection of sweet and savoury nibbles as you sip on a delicious cocktail or mocktail – the perfect way to top off this delightful afternoon tea experience!

Afternoon Tea at Kitty Café for Two, £35

Calling all cat lovers, your perfect afternoon awaits! Head to a Kitty Café in Birmingham, Leeds or Nottingham and join your favourite felines at this rescue and care facility for cats and kittens. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the furry residents and will be shown to your table, where you can tuck into a tasty afternoon tea and enjoy plenty of kitty cuddles. Savour a selection of sweet and savoury treats like sandwiches with assorted fillings, Devonshire scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes and desserts, all washed down with a choice of loose-leaf tea, hot chocolate or barista-style coffee.

Gin Cocktail Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for Two, £72

Tour Edinburgh on a vintage double-decker bus! Sit back and relax whilst tucking into a delicious afternoon tea accompanied by unlimited tea and coffee and a refreshing glass of prosecco. All of this is served alongside a unique gin pot-tail, which is made with a variety of flavoured Scottish gins from their supplier Gin Bothy, all muddled with aromatic herbs and topped with dainty edible flowers. It’s a truly unique way to experience Edinburgh!


Our Afternoon Tea selection has treats that the kids and adults will both love, it’s a wonderful dining experience to be enjoyed by the whole family. This is the perfect excuse to get everyone together at home and satisfy your cravings with some mouth-watering sweet and savoury bites!

Afternoon Tea for Four at Home with Piglet’s Pantry, £60

Indulge your sweet tooth with a traditional afternoon tea for four people. A tempting selection of treats will be sent to your door, so you can enjoy this classic British pastime from the comfort of your own home. Savour a delicious assortment of nibbles, including sausage rolls, fresh cakes, Scotch eggs, cheese and chive quiches and fluffy scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry conserve. Set out your table at home or relax in your garden with a cup of Earl Grey.

Family Afternoon Tea at The Chester Townhouse for Four, £50

Enjoy stylish surroundings paired with delicious food with this afternoon tea for two adults and two children at The Chester Townhouse. Take and seat and prepare to indulge in a delicious spread. You’ll be served classic or vegan finger sandwiches with assorted fillings, scones with clotted cream and jam and a moreish selection of cakes and pastries. No afternoon tea is complete without a hot drink, so you can enjoy your choice of Twinings tea or Lavazza coffee to accompany the tasty goodies.

Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two Adults and Two Children at The Lowry Hotel, £82

Indulge your sweet tooth with an afternoon tea for two at The Lowry Hotel. Situated overlooking the River Irwell, this 5-star hotel is an elegant spot for a family afternoon tea. Take a seat in the hotel’s two AA Rosette-awarded River Restaurant enjoy the warm ambience of this relaxed fine dining eatery. You’ll be served two delicious cake stands – a classic afternoon tea for the adults and special children’s version for the kids. Tuck into finger sandwiches with assorted fillings, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of pastries, cakes and fancies. This afternoon tea is complete with a pot of freshly brewed tea, chosen from over 80 exclusive blends. This is the perfect treat for a family of afternoon tea lovers and special way to celebrate an upcoming occasion.

Family Afternoon Tea for Two Adults and Two Children at The Langham London, £189

Visit the elegant and stylish Palm Court at 5-star The Langham in London. Enjoy a traditional family treat with a modern spin on this classic British tradition. Taking inspiration from some of Britain’s most loved baked tarts and biscuits, the expert pastry chefs have recreated the classics. Pair a selection of sweet treats and savoury delights with a variety of teas from JING. Enjoy finger sandwiches with tasty fillings, such as roast beef, smoked Scottish salmon and more. You will also be served fluffy scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves, plus a variety of exquisite pastries. The kids meanwhile can enjoy an assortment of scrumptious sandwiches and pastries.

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