Famous for being the home of the Robin Hood legend, Nottingham is a bustling city in the East Midlands. It played a major role in England’s industrial past and it still has a wealth of attractions to appeal to tourists and locals like.
Afternoon tea in Nottingham is some of the most weird and wonderful we have encountered, with all the class of the finest locations in Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Swansea, and all the quirk of some of our favourite locations in York and Oxford.
There really is a lot to like here, just take a look at these 5 places to enjoy cream tea in Nottingham.
Japanese Style Cream Tea at Sushimania
Afternoon tea is a distinctly British tradition, but that doesn’t mean that other cultures can’t take a stab at it and if they all do as well as Sushimania, then we welcome them.
This is a Japanese restaurant that provides a twist on the classic high tea, offering-up some Japanese-style dishes in a British-Japanese setting. These include the cutest little savoury pancakes in place of sandwiches, as well as matcha flavoured desserts.
If you can’t do without your finger sandwiches and your Victoria sponge cake then this is not the venue for you. But if you want to try something new then it definitely is.
The price is £25 for 2 and you can get a glass of bubbly as an extra for just £3 more.
Afternoon Tea at Hart’s
This afternoon tea venue serves fresh, locally made food in an elegant setting. They are a big hit during the summer when Wimbledon is on and you can scoff as much strawberries and cream as you want, but there is also plenty to experience the rest of the year.
You can choose form an array of loose leaf teas and you can also pay a little more to get a glass of bubbly. If you drop by during Wimbledon and go the whole hog then you’ll pay just under £28 person, which is very reasonable for the amount of food on offer.
Magical Afternoon Tea at Wonderland Cafe
We said that high tea in Nottingham could get very quirky and we were right. After all, what’s quirkier than sitting down for a tea party with Alice and the Mad Hatter?
The Alice in Wonderland Tea Party theme is nothing unique, but it’s not done nearly as often as we would like and this is one of the better venues we have been to. They put on a proper show and there is also plenty of great tea, sandwiches and themed-cakes, including a Victoria sponge cut into the shape of a heart.
This is a great place to bring the kids and ensure they are entertained while you sip tea and chat, but it’s also a great day-out for adults looking for something different.
High Tea at Colwick Hall Hotel
If Alice in Wonderland isn’t your thing but you still want a quirky, theme-based tea, give Colwick Hall Hotel a go. They grow all kind of weird and wonderful theme teas. At the time we visited there was a space/Star Wars theme, with cakes and sandwiches all themed around the series and a general space vibe throughout.
It’s delicious and classic food in a unique setting—something different if, like us, you feel like you have seen it all.