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6 of the best afternoon teas in Chester

PUBLISHED: 18:21 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 20:36 01 August 2018

Afternoon tea has been served at The Chester Grosvenor since 1882

Afternoon tea has been served at The Chester Grosvenor since 1882


Whether it’s a classic offering in opulent surroundings or a fun Alice in Wonderland theme, there’s an afternoon to suit all tastes in Chester.

The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

The Chester Grosvenor have been serving afternoon since 1882, and have one of the most popular offerings in the county.

Over the years they have added to their ‘Traditional Grosvenor Afternoon Tea’ menu with ‘Indulgent Champagne’ and ‘Gentlemen’s’ variations.

Afternoon Tea £33.50 With Champagne £47.50


Oddfellows Chester

The glamorously eccentric restaurant, lounge and boutique hotel in the ancient city’s Lower Bridge Street bring their own take on the afternoon tea.

Fans of Alice in Wonderland will love Looking Glass Restaurant and the Mad Hatter’s Team Room.

Afternoon Tea: £17.50 With Champagne: £26.50


Mad Hatters

Another one for fans of Alice in Wonderland, and with a name like the ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Room’ would you expect anything else?

The traditional offering is called the Alice’s Afternoon Tea and the version with bubbly is called the The Red Queen’s Afternoon Tea. (Saturdays - advance booking only)

Afternoon Tea: £16.00 With Champagne: £21.00


Bellini’s Cafe

This stylish establishment in the heart of Chester has become a popular place for brunch, lunch and a welcome break from the crowds of shoppers and tourists.

Their afternoon tea offering includes the usual components of finger sandwiches, scones and a selections of sweets, but with a name like Bellini, you should treat yourself with the bubbly option.

Afternoon Tea: £15.95 With Champagne: £20.95


Brasserie Abode

Afternoon Tea is at the Abode Chester is served in the stylish Brasserie Abode on the fifth floor of the city centre hotel.

Their afternoon tea includes a selection of scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, savouries, sandwiches and pastries and is served with a choice of teas or coffees.

Afternoon Tea: £18.00 With Champagne: £25.00


Zugers Tea Rooms

This popular Swiss Tea Room close to the Roman Ampitheatre opened in 2009 and is a family run restaurant that aims to produce dishes with as such local and farm produce as possible.

The afternoon tea is served all day and comes with handmade Swiss chocolate and a cake, and judging by the selection they have on offer, you will be in for a treat.

Afternoon Tea: £13.95


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