Leila Lily’s is a stunning restaurant with floral decor, including floral garlands and shimmering chandeliers, and a lively city centre location for an Instagrammable afternoon tea. The restaurant’s famous rose with passion fruit mousse is one of the chef’s specialities at Leila Lily’s afternoon tea. Prosecco or cocktails are alternatives to teapots. The tea’s savoury tier includes dishes including cucumber and basil cream cheese on white bread and fresh poached salmon, dill and caper mayonnaise on brown bread. As well as classic scones, clotted cream, and jam, are popular sweet delights. There is a separate menu available for vegan and vegetarian options
Price: £ 22.95 per person with a pot of tea, upgrades your pot of tea with prosecco for £6PP or a cocktail for £9PP.
Location: Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AE
Six at Baltic
A chic, contemporary restaurant located high above Newcastle’s quayside on BALTIC’s rooftop. With breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and beyond, Six provides a Modern British menu that reflects our love of seasonal, local produce.
At six it’s not necessary to only drink afternoon tea inside. You may relax with a drink and a snack while seeing the skyline of Newcastle. Try the coronation chickpea wrap to show that savoury foods aren’t just for sandwiches here. A slice of red velvet cake goes well with tea, coffee, prosecco, or a cocktail. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus are also available here.
Price: From £25 per person, £28 with prosecco to £32 with champagne
Location: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Malmaison is in a very prime location of Newcastle’s, which is by the Quayside with the view of tyne river, on the outskirts of the city. From their afternoon tea menu egg mayo and cress rolls, scones, and cakes are all included, along with some unique items with an interesting twist like a Prawn cocktail. The Malmaison offers many plant-based substitutes so that vegetarians can still enjoy themselves. Prosecco, champagne, or a cocktail variant can also be added to your afternoon tea.
Price: £16.50 per person for a classic cream tea, £29.50 for Malmaison afternoon tea.
Location: Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX
Cafe 21 at Fenwick
Café 21 is the place to be whether you need a caffeine and croissant pick-me-up in the middle of the morning or a decadent afternoon tea treat. In the centre of Newcastle, there is a fancy French restaurant called Cafe 21 at Fenwick. However, pastries continue to be its hallmark, and afternoon tea is the ideal time to try some. Sandwiches with chicken and tarragon mayonnaise, cherry and almond tarts, and raspberry and rose macaroons are also a must-try. There are only three tea options because sweet sweets are the main attraction.
Price: £50 for two people, £60 with champagne
Location: 39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7AF
Hotel du Vin
For those looking to stay in the neighbourhood of Ouseburn, which is populated with pubs, Hotel du Vin is a well-liked choice. Here, typical afternoon tea food is offered alongside a variety of vegan options, such as croxton manor cheese and pickles on malted bread for a savoury snack. Victorian sponge roulade cake is one of the sweets. For drinks they have different tea blends. The variety of teas is entertaining and distinctive, with titles like “Nearly Nirvana,” “Fruit Salad,” and “Dozy Girl.” To top it off you can add cocktails or champions to your afternoon tea!
Price: £29.95 per person, with an additional charge for champaign.
Where: City Road, Byker, NE1 2BE