The seaside resort town of Southend-on-Sea, with its picturesque peer and its dedicated peer train line, is bound to please the thrill-seekers as well as those of us who would prefer a quiet life. Sporting the longest peer in the world, fairground rides and hillside walks, Southend lives up to expectations as a traditional British seaside resort.
With many Londoners deciding to retire to the area, Southend-on-Sea has seen not only a revival of its art scene, but a turn to the more sophisticated culinary experiences. So, after you get tired of the rides in Adventure island, you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea in one of the town’s many quaint and elegant establishments.
Afternoon Tea at the Roslin Beach Hotel
Offering the most popular and reportedly finest afternoon tea in Southend, the Roslin Beach Hotel is the place to be if you are on the lookout for afternoon tea in elegant and streamlined surroundings. Mouth-watering cakes and fruit scones filled with Devonshire clotted cream and an assortment of Tiptree jams, will ensure you enjoy every single delicious bite of this indulgent treat, served in fine bone china. Book a table as a midweek tread for £21, or £29 with a glass of bubbly.
Afternoon tea at the Roslin Beach hotel is served between 12:30 – 16:30. So, if decadent crème brûlée, edible flowers on freshly-made mini desserts, amazing service and a first-class stunning view, are on your list of priorities, then the Roslin Beach Hotel is definitely the place to be.
Afternoon Tea at San Fairié Ann
“Oh wow”! These will be the first words you will utter when you enter this quirky and luxurious little gem. Do not be deceived by its humble exterior, this exquisite establishment will draw you in and will keep you calm and safe until you finish enjoying the decadent afternoon tea. Rich Baroque colours, gold embellishments and luxurious fabrics are just a few of the things one can enjoy while tucking into fresh fancies, and delicious finger sandwiches.
If you are an artistic soul, always on the lookout for the quirkiest venues to enjoy your afternoon tea in, then the San Fairié Ann is definitely your cup of tea, pun intended. One thing is for sure, you will be constantly on the lookout for Mad Hatter to come through a corner, a nook or cranny.
Afternoon Tea at Bourgee
If value for money is what you are looking for, then Bourgee is definitely for you. With modern, streamlined surroundings and a boutique luxury concept, Bourgee’s Afternoon Tea on the Lawn will definitely match your needs.
Afternoon tea with a twist is served seven days a week between 12pm and 5pm and includes delicacies such as open lobster bagels, warm sausage rolls and mini chocolate doughnuts, setting your back just £15. You could also add a cheeky glass of Prosecco for an additional £6. Bourgee, like many other afternoon tea venues, are very sensitive to people’s needs, and are able to adjust their offerings with a simple phone call.