Who’s for a scone, finger sandwiches and tea then? You can't go wrong with Afternoon Tea in Liverpool. 

Today, we thank the seventh Duchess of Bedford, Anna russel for the delightful tradition of Afternoon Tea. During the Victorian Times, the evening meal was served fashionably late in the Duchess’ home at 8pm. At around 4pm, the duchess would become hungry and requested that a tray of tea, bread & butter and cake be brought to her room in the later afternoon. This became a habit and the Duchess began inviting friends to join her. Here, afternoon tea was born. 

These days, afternoon tea comes in all shapes and sizes in our city. From the traditional to the elaborate, edgy and boozy, whatever the occasion there will be a venue in Liverpool to suit all your afternoon tea needs. 

Before your visit we would always recommend checking ahead with each venue to make sure they are open and what booking systems they have in place. 


Get together at Malmaison on Liverpool’s stunning waterfront for an equally beautiful afternoon tea. You can choose from the classic cream tea or go for the whole Mal afternoon tea which includes everything from sandwiches, mini burgers, wraps, scones, cakes, fruit shakes and your choice of teas. You can even go all out and upgrade to their Champagne afternoon tea too. 


OH ME OH MY is a bit of a hidden gem in Liverpool. Their rooftop views looking out over The Strand with the backdrop of the Royal Liver Building is a view not to miss! Aside from the incredible views, their afternoon tea is also worth trying. With plenty of options to pick from, their seasonal menu offers everything from a selection of sandwiches, beautiful cakes and jam and cream scones. 

They are currently only operating their Afternoon tea on select days so we would advise contacting them in advance for booking availability. 


Afternoon tea at the Baltic Social is not your average afternoon tea - they’ve turned it punk! You won’t get finger sandwiches and your usual selection of teas here, instead, you’ll find chip shop scotch eggs, mini grilled cheese, pork belly skewers, chicken waffles, teapot cocktails and loads more on their afternoon punk tea. 

There are also vegetarian and vegan options available too and booking is essential. 


Have you ever had afternoon tea 300 feet above sea level before? No? Then head to Panoramic 34 to sample their beautiful afternoon tea selection with incredible views over Liverpool from the 34th floor. 


The London Carriage Works on Hope Street offer a classic array of freshly baked cakes and delicacies, warm scones, finger sandwiches and a choice of speciality teas on their beautiful afternoon tea. It’s the perfect place for a bite to eat and an afternoon stroll.


Enjoy afternoon tea at Stanley’s Bar and Grill at the Titanic Hotel for your next celebration. Alongside the beautiful afternoon tea full of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, desserts and speciality tea there are also incredible views out onto Stanley Dock which is a World Heritage site. 


Enjoy a fabulous classic Afternoon Tea at The Palm House in Sefton Park. The stunning glass house is home to an array of botanical plants, the perfect setting to enjoy your tea and jam and cream scones.


If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special, why not treat them to an Afternoon Tea at the Art School. Purchase some vouchers for the traditional Afternoon Tea or splash out on an Afternoon Tea with prosecco or champagne.

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Panoramic 34 Restaurant and Bar
Two yellow seats are placed to look out over the city from the 34th floor, where the restaurant is situated.

Panoramic is Britain’s tallest restaurant, located on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower, reaching 100m above sea level.

Tea Room/Coffee Shop
'Oh Me Oh My' text looking through the door of the tea room

OH ME OH MY is a grand teahouse situated within West Africa House - an accessible, affordable and breathtakingly attractive space to meet, think, eat, drink or hold an event.

The London Carriage Works
The London Carriage Works on Hope Street, a sand coloured Georgian building with white detail on sash windows.

Serving modern international food, with an emphasis on the use of local, organic and fresh seasonal produce.

Stanley's Bar and Grill
Inside the Stanleys Bar and Grill. It is a converted warehouse and the large vaulted ceilings are supporting beams are a key feature. There are huge f

The theatre-style restaurant, Stanley’s Bar and Grill located in Titanic Hotel Liverpool, is the perfect place to meet family, friends, and colleagues.

Malmaison Liverpool
A large double bed with a cream cover and grey pillows with a window to the left with the Liver Building in view

Welcoming Liverbirds and culture vultures, this rare bird offers breathtaking Manhattan style with the twist of Mal.

Baltic Social
Baltic Social in the heart of the Baltic Triangle.

Bringing together quality food, boss music and belter drinks to the heart of Liverpool's Baltic Triangle; your next food or drink stop has got to be the Baltic Social.