Celebrating a special occasion – or just in the mood for a treat? Here’s our guide to the best places for afternoon tea in Bournemouth, Dorset!
From traditional crumbly scones and dainty finger sandwiches, to inventive pastries and experimental cakes, there’s an afternoon tea that’s perfect for any occasion.
Whether you’re looking to indulge with friends, enjoy a romantic valentines afternoon tea, celebrate mothers’ or fathers’ day, or just treat yourself to something special – Bournemouth has you covered!
From luxurious hotel lounges to traditional vintage tea rooms, Bournemouth is the perfect place to indulge in afternoon tea. Here’s our pick of the best places to experience it…
- Best Places to Try Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth
- Map of Places to Try Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth
Best Places to Try Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth
You’ll find a map of Bournemouth’s best afternoon tea spots at the bottom of this post. Meanwhile, read on for our full list…
Frieda’s Tea Room
7 Stafford Road, City Centre, Bournemouth, BH1 1JH
Enjoy a luxurious Afternoon Tea in Frieda’s cosy and award-winning tearoom. With a range of homemade goodies to suit all dietary needs, enjoy a wonderfully indulgent afternoon tea that has been meticulously conceived and created by Frieda and her team.
Elevate your experience by opting for Freida’s Champagne or Gin Afternoon Tea for an additional cost.
Freida’s Tearoom also used to run an incredible Afternoon Tea Bus (click here to read our review). This was served on board a double-decker bus whilst taking a tour of Bournemouth seafront on board! The bus is currently not in operation but will hopefully return for the summer season.
Prices start at £19 per person, see website for opening times.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
East, W Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth BH1 3AA
Pair a delicious afternoon treat with an inspiring stroll through the renowned Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth. The cafe serves a wonderful, traditional afternoon tea consisting of a delicious feast of homemade sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delectable mini cakes with tea for £30 per person (with the option to add bubbly for an additional £10 per person).
Reservations are required, see website for opening times.
The Connaught Hotel and Spa
30 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5PH
The Connaught Hotel and Spa is a great place to indulge in a high-quality, traditional afternoon tea. Enjoy a pot of tea accompanied by a delicately crafted selection of sandwiches, mouth-watering scones and their signature miniature cakes.
Having recently been awarded 2 AA Rosettes, you know you can expect good things from the Connaught! In the summer months, enjoy your afternoon tea in their stunning garden terraces. As the weather gets colder into Winter, the hotel opens up the Drawing Room, so customers can enjoy their afternoon tea by a cosy open fire.
Prices start from £19.50 per person
Served every day from 12 noon – 5.00pm
11 Priory Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DF
Hotel Collingwood’s sophisticated tea lounge serves a wonderful, traditional ‘Everyday afternoon tea’ option that is great for any occasion. Enjoy unlimited tea or coffee with warm scones, hearty finger sandwiches, and a variety of tiny cakes and sweets.
Why not upgrade your experience for their Gold Afternoon Tea indulgent option that includes a glass of prosecco or mocktail. Or try the Green Is The New Black afternoon tea, a modern twist on a English favourite, with a purely vegan selection.
Priced from £19.50 per person
See website for opening times
Skybar at Hilton Bournemouth
Terrace Road, Bournemouth BH2 5EL
With breathtaking views over Bournemouth, your afternoon tea experience is taken to another level at the lavish Level8ight The Sky Bar at the Hilton Bournemouth. Tuck into a variety of sweet delicacies including signature macaroons, giant profiteroles and traditional favourites.
Served daily from 12:00-3:30.
Prices start from £25 per person.
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AL
In addition to mouth-watering fluffy scones with jam and cream, Hotel Miramar’s classic Afternoon Tea by the Sea includes a delicate assortment of sandwiches and savouries, sweet delights, and dainty pastries.
For something a bit more daring, choose from their selection of elevated teas including BH1 Gin Miramar Tea by the Sea and Champagne Miramar Tea by the Sea. Afternoon tea is provided at Miramar on the Deck, in the Drawing Room, and in the Library.
Reservations are advised. See website for details.
27 East Overcliff Drive, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 3AF
Treat yourself to a choice of contemporary afternoon tea at this art deco boutique hotel. Along with its Traditional Afternoon Tea, the Ventana Grand Cafe also offers a Hendrick’s Afternoon Tea that includes a tea-inspired gin cocktail.
From £20.00 per person
Served between 3.00-5.00pm
Arbor Restaurant at the Greenhouse Hotel
Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX
This award-winning hotel’s afternoon teas are served on its signature three-tiered iconic wooden ‘tree’ stand, in a gorgeously restored Grade II Victorian villa on Grove Road.
Indulge in an assortment of savoury dishes and sweet treats, as well as freshly-baked warm scones served with Dorset clotted cream and regional jams, made fresh each morning by the pastry chef.
From £22 per person
See website for opening times
67 Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 9AE
Enjoy a French twist on the classic Afternoon Tea at Cafe Rouge. Choose from a selection of afternoon tea experiences, from traditional tea and cakes to a Parisian-inspired selection of delicacies.
Why not upgrade your experience to 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco for an additional £15 per person?!
From £15 per person
Served daily from 12 noon – 5.30pm
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5JS
Treat yourself to the ultimate traditional afternoon tea at Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel. Enjoy unlimited tea or filter coffee along with a range of classic finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and jam, as well as a variety of other traditional treats.
Prices start from £14.95 per person
Served daily 2.00-5.00pm
Cakey Love Afternoon Tea Boxes
Cakey Love is an eco-friendly afternoon tea delivery service in Bournemouth and surrounding areas. Whatever the occasion, Cakey Love offers exceptional, freshly baked tea boxes with a choice of two scones, Dorset Tea and a selection of treats made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Afternoon tea box prices start from £10. Visit their website for delivery times and areas.
Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AH
The Hermitage Hotel’s afternoon tea is a traditional concoction of finger sandwiches, warm scones, and sweet pastries. Choose from the Dorset Afternoon Tea, a traditional Cream Tea, or a savoury afternoon tea every day between 12 and 5 o’clock.
Try the famous Hermitage Chocolitious Afternoon Tea, the perfect choice for chocolate lovers comprising of two hot chocolate scones, strawberry jam, chocolate spread, or Dorset clotted cream.
Prices start from £17.95 per person.
Map of Places to Try Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth
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