Nothing more quintessentially British than taking a walk through a beautiful Roman town like Chester, wondering where you could enjoy a good traditional afternoon tea. Luckily Chester, apart from its quaint streets and magnificent Cathedral, has a lot to offer to the afternoon tea enthusiast. Whether you are looking for a formal affair, or a quirky and hip afternoon tea with a twist, Chester is the place to be.
Afternoon Tea at the Grosvenor
One of Chester’s most luxurious hotels, the Grosvenor, has been serving their indulgent and delicious afternoon tea since 1882. Afternoon cream tea in Chester does not get any better than this, and if you would like to enjoy a slice of it, then you need to get booking fast.
Served between 12pm and 4:30pm Monday to Thursday and 12pm to 4pm Friday to Saturday, this popular cream tea can hardly get more tempting than this; scones, delicious mini gateaus straight out of a children’s fairy-tale far away colourful land, scrumptious sandwiches and a variety of teas are ready to be enjoyed in the hotel’s decadent surroundings. Gentlemen can also gain their title, by indulging in this suave affair too.
The Grosvenor hotel sports a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea for the sophisticated man, in need of something else other than a simple pub grub. This is no ordinary afternoon tea experience gentlemen, no, this is something different, with menu options including wonderful Cheshire cheese, homemade French pastries, beef and pastrami sandwiches and freshly brewed tea and coffee, nobody in their right mind could refuse.
Afternoon Tea at Oldfellows
Who said afternoon tea has to be oh so terribly posh? Did anyone say “I want a cocktail with my scone”? Oldfellows in Chester claim to hold the title of the best afternoon tea in Chester, with a hint of “odd”. Fresh, colourful surroundings sporting a splash of humour and pizzazz in their creations, this quirky gem, brings it out of the bag and delivers an afternoon tea with a twist.
Punters can enjoy their high tea with their favourite cocktail, Prosecco, ice tea and an array of additions that would make the Queen weep with frustration but are likely to make you never choose another high tea venue for a while.
With plenty of outside space and a very tasteful decor, Oldfellows can feel like a home from home, just a tad quirkier and design driven. Fresh flowers on your high tea?
Yes, Oldfellows delivers on that front also, with their little indulgent creations decorated with edible flowers and red and white Battenberg mini cakes.
Oldfellows are happy to book a table for you via their website, and you can also purchase vouchers for people you really like. As with many other hotels, their afternoon tea experience can accompany an overnight stay in their uber opulent rooms, decorated with round beds. I know, right?
No matter where you decide to go for high tea, afternoon tea in Chester is definitely an experience you won’t forget. You may also want to check our Afternoon Tea in South Wales, Liverpool and Manchester guides.