Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort for a reason. Every year Bournemouth’s social calendar is full of events ranging from arts and crafts shows to the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.
Bournemouth’s picturesque surroundings are inspiring to the creative mind and have attracted visitors from all walks of life. Afternoon tea in Bournemouth is an interesting experience, with a vast variety of establishments to choose from. We have decided to make your decision a bit easier, so here are three of Bournemouth’s best afternoon tea venues.
Afternoon Tea at The Living Room
A vintage boutique B&B quirky as they come. This is the best way to describe Bournemouth’s The Living Room. Offering a delicious and decadent afternoon tea, The Living Room has it all, a clean, inviting and homely atmosphere, tasteful surroundings and excellent culinary delights. If classic high tea is on the cards, then look no further than this truly hidden gem.
The Living Room is situated in a quiet residential area and features the most amazingly quaint back garden, where you can enjoy your cream tea. Home from home, The Living Room is easily Bournemouth’s best afternoon tea, with homemade cakes, sandwiches and a vast selection of loose leaf teas, personally sourced around the world by the thoughtful owners, all to be enjoyed between 15:00 and 17:00 Saturday to Sunday, but also on Wednesday to Friday by appointment only.
The Living Room also serves gluten free alternatives for its high tea, making a pleasant experience for all.
Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie
If one look at the Patisserie Valerie cake counter does not leave you drooling, we are not sure what will. This exceptional French inspired Art Deco patisserie offers a traditional afternoon tea, freshly made on the premises.
There are many savoury options, including the traditional cucumber sandwich, smoked salmon and cream cheese and chicken pesto with sundried tomatoes. But when you decide to have your high tea at Patisserie Valerie’s, there is only one thing you are really looking forward to, and that is the patisserie! Victoria sandwiches, chocolate éclairs and mixed berry mousses are just a few of the delicious delicacies you can sample, while sipping on your cuppa.
Patisserie Valerie’s afternoon tea is reasonably priced, setting you back by only £25 for two! That is a bargain if you ask us. Only drawback is that currently Patisserie Valerie is unable to serve a gluten free and vegan alternative.
Afternoon Tea at Steam Vintage Tea Rooms
If having cream tea in amazing vintage inspired surroundings, then Steam Tea Rooms is the place for you. This deceivingly large café sports the cutest vintage and artsy deco, and even sports an upright piano played by Ted the bear! The café’s upstairs floor carries out the vintage theme, with a “grandma’s living room” feel which is extremely inviting. This reasonably priced afternoon tea will only set you back by £12.95pp and it is served all day long and has a gluten/dairy free and vegan option available! Now, that is what we like to hear.
Afternoon tea in Bournemouth is a treat at Steam Vintage Rooms, with a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and an endless supply of tea, up for grabs seven days a week!