In celebration of Afternoon Tea Week from 12th-18th August, we’ve picked out our favourite venues across Leicester and Leicestershire to enjoy one of Britain’s finest traditions.
Lutterworth Rd, Lutterworth LE17 6JE
Experience the British tradition in the charming Kilworth House. Dine in the grade II star-listed Victorian Orangery beneath its glass, timber and ornate wrought iron ceiling and overlooks the house’s glorious grounds. Catering for a variety of tastes, choose from a variety of afternoon teas available which include traditional, savoury, sparkling or champagne. Prices range from £25-£35 per person.
The Grey Lady Kitchen and Deli
544 Bradgate Rd, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 0HB
The Grey Lady Kitchen and Deli is a welcoming and cosy spot situated in the heart of Newtown Linford. The family-run business offers an array of homemade produce in a relaxed setting. Afternoon tea ranges from traditional, sparkling or Gordon’s, where you can pick from one of three tempting gin cocktails including, Gordon’s with a spot of elderflower, Gordon’s with a refreshing cucumber splash or a classic G&T.
Wistow Café Bistro
Wistow Rural Centre, Wistow Rd, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester LE8 0QF
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the beautiful Leicestershire hamlet of Wistow. At £17.50 per head, the price includes a choice of teas and filter coffee, an assortment of freshly prepared finger sandwiches with fillings including locally sourced ham with piccalilli relish and egg mayonnaise with mustard cress and an array of homemade cakes and tray bakes.
Stapleford Rd, Stapleford, Melton Mowbray LE14 2EF
You can’t get more British than afternoon tea at a grade I listed country house surrounded by 500 acres of Capability Brown landscape in the heart of Leicestershire. Take in the stunning views of the grounds whilst indulging in dainty finger sandwiches, homemade scones and delicious pastries. A vegetarian option is also available.
The Vegan Cakery
Located at venues across the city and country, with the Vegan Cakery you can enjoy your afternoon tea cruelty-free. Upon arrival, choose from a careful selection of freshly brewed leaf and specialist teas. Following an Amuse-Bouche to get your taste buds going, you will be served a fine selection of sandwiches, miniature cakes and pastries and warm scones accompanied by jam and vegan ‘cream’.