Afternoon tea, Yorkshire style

 If you follow my blog, you’ll know I love eating clean and will usually always opt for the healthy option on a menu. But now and again, we all deserve a treat day.

Served within quaint vintage tearooms, chic hotels and luxury restaurants; here are some of the best Yorkshire locations serving up delectable afternoon tea delights… and one with a healthy twist. 

Indulge yourself in a quintessentially British tradition!

Filmore and Union, Yorkshire


Enjoy guilt-free afternoon tea at one of nine Yorkshire restaurants.

Using only high quality, fresh ingredients from local suppliers, Filmore and Union serve afternoon tea with a healthy twist, made-to-order.

The three-tier stand consists of nine savoury rye bread canapes topped with dill and lemon cream cheese with smoked salmon; pesto, tomato and parma ham; roasted red peppers and caramelised onions.

Blueberry, lemon and rosemary scones follow alongside pistachio, lemon and poppy seed cake, lavender and super seed cake, dark chocolate and raspberry brownies.

The best bit? It’s 100% gluten free.

Cost: £15.95pp with a tea or juice, £21.95 with prosecco. It’s an affordable luxury.

Jameson’s Café & Tea Rooms, Sheffield


Jamesons Tea Rooms

Step back in time as you enter this former antiques store turned classic vintage Tea Rooms.

With four options available, traditional afternoon tea can be an affordable indulgence with the option to splash out on a splendid upgrade; featuring award-wining posh-pops; magnificent featuring cheeses, chocolates and prosecco; or the ultimate regal afternoon tea featuring every edible delight you could dream of, and more.

The waitresses will serve you wearing frilly pinnys and pearl earrings while a live pianist entertains.

Cost: From £19.50 per person for traditional afternoon tea, £16.95 per person for splendid, £23.50 per person for magnificent or splurge on regal for £80 per couple.

Betty’s Tea Rooms, York and Harrogate


Betty’s Tea Rooms

Cake-lovers travel far and wide for a freshly filled teapot and a gleaming silver cake stand laden with sandwiches, exquisite handmade cakes and Betty’s scones.Choose from six UK venues including the highly sought after York Belmont Room or Harrogate Imperial Room Tea Rooms.

The Harrogate venue is also home to a cookery school – so you can try your hand at creating your very own afternoon tea, Betty’s style.

Cost: £18.95 – £39.95 per person depending on your choice of venue, tea or champagne. Available Thursday to Sunday.

The Black Swan, Helmsley


Classic, luxurious and indulgent; afternoon tea is everything you expect it to be at this Yorkshire retreat.

Sit back in cosy armchairs and tuck in to traditional filled sandwiches, freshly baked scones with homemade jam, gooey clotted cream and cakes in all their glory.

Cost: Afternoon tea with a Yorkshire twist costs £21.95 per person at this award winning luxury boutique tea rooms.


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