Going for an afternoon tea is one of my favourite things to do. It is perfect for any occasion and for the whole family. Over the years I have tried a few afternoon teas from bottomless prosecco’s to Italian ones and everything in between. I have tried some amazing ones and some rather disappointing ones over the years so to help you avoid wasting your money on some soggy sandwiches and cold tea I have put together a list of my favourite places to go for afternoon tea in Chester where you will be sure to get your moneys worth.
Afternoon tea in Chester
In the very heart of the city centre just opposite the cathedral is a small restaurant called Veeno. It is situated on the corner and looks more like a deli than a restaurant, however, looks can be deceiving as they do have additional seating upstairs and outside so don’t be put off by the size. Veeno is an Italian restaurant which means this is an afternoon tea with a difference. You wont find any cucumber sandwiches or jam scones here instead you will get lots of parma ham, and mozzarella cheese. The sandwiches are served on Foccia and are incredible and huge!
You can book direct or grab a voucher for a great deal. Veeno also offer a few different types of afternoon teas with and without alcohol as well as some brilliant pizza and prosecco deals too.
The Town House Chester
If you are looking for a more traditional afternoon tea in Chester then my recommendation has got to be for The Town House Chester, a hotel on Lower Bridge Street which is only a two minute walk from the River dee. When we visited we opted for the bottomless prosecco afternoon tea which we bought via a Buyagift voucher for £50.90 for the two of us. The food was lovely and traditional with a selection of sandwiches, cakes and the all important scones, cream and jam and of course lots and lots of prosecco. This was by far the best value for money as not only was there plenty of the food but the prosecco was flowing freely and it is only because we decided to stop that are glasses became empty. The Town House Chester is the perfect venue for a true celebratory afternoon tea in Chester.
Patisseri Valeri s a delicatessens that also offers meals, including afternoon teas. They are part of a chain and although I, myself, have not eaten at the one in Chester I have enjoyed their afternoon tea at the Cheshire Oaks branch which is about a 15 minute drive away but I am told that the menu and quality of food is the same at all restaurants. Again this is a traditional style afternoon tea, however I would say the emphasis here is on the cakes, which isn’t surprising considering that is their speciality. When we visited we bought a voucher from Groupon which made it incredibly good value for money, so I highly recommend you see if there are any offers on there first.
Afternoon Tea near Chester
Just outside of Chester, about 15 – 20 minutes in the car is a beautiful country hotel called Inglewood Manor. About two years ago I was invited for a festive afternoon tea and it was wonderful. The whole hotel was decorated for Christmas, complete with a roaring fire and the atmosphere was cosy and magical. Never before had I thought about going to a hotel simply for a meal or afternoon tea, I always associated them with having to stay the night but Inglewood manor welcome non accommodation guests too so if you can travel and are looking for something a little festive then I would highly recommend the afternoon tea at Inglewood manor which is surprisingly affordable at £19.99 each .
Afternoon tea at home
If you fancy an afternoon tea but for whatever reason find you are unable, or unwilling, to leave the house then let me also recommend the Piglets Pantry afternoon tea. Piglets pantry offer a home delivery service for their afternoon teas and you can order them for 2 or four people. Their afternoon teas contain a mix of savoury snacks, including scotch eggs and sausage rolls, as well as some sweet treats in the form of delicious cakes. Plus, as you are at home you can easily add a bottle of prosecco, or your drink of choice and not have to worry about driving! You can order the Piglets Pantry direct from their website or buy a voucher from BuyaGift. Piglets Pantry deliver nation wide so this isn’t just an afternoon tea in Chester but an afternoon tea in the UK.
It’s always handy to have a back up plan too in case plans have to change especially with Covid at the moment.
Wherever you decide to book I do hope you find the perfect afternoon tea in Chester for you, just make sure you check out the deals and vouchers before you book as there are always some cracking deals on for afternoon teas and whilst in the city make sure you check out some of the best places to go in Chester too and really make a day of it.