Festive Afternoon Tea BLOG

Whatever happens - there is always cake! One of the best ways to celebrate the build up to Christmas is to indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea right?

From hotels to restaurants, cafes to attractions - there are festive Afternoon Teas galore in Newcastle and Gateshead this year. Accompany the tower of treats with prosecco, hot chocolates and even the ultimate festive beverage - a glass of mulled wine! 

We've curated a list of eight festive Afternoon Teas to book in Newcastle and Gateshead which will help you mark the festive season with a touch of class. There are Afternoon Teas joined by Father Christmas, ones especially for vegans and plenty with a side of fizz! Take your pick... 

Festive Afternoon Tea at Maldron Newcastle

Maldron Hotel in the centre of Newcastle is serving up a festive Afternoon Tea between 11.30am and 4pm every day in December. This is the first Afternoon Tea in Newcastle that we have spotted to include the option of a glass of mulled wine too - so you're guaranteed the all-round Christmas experience.

Whether you want to relax after a busy morning Christmas shopping in Newcastle or you want to start off your evening's celebrations with an indulgent Afternoon Tea, we can recommend a visit to Maldron Newcastle. 

Festive Afternoon Teas at The Vermont Hotel

The Vermont Hotel oozes class all year round but at Christmas, it really feels magical. Join the Newcastle-based hotel for a Festive Afternoon Tea available everyday in December from 1 - 24 December 2021. The tower of treats includes all the expected favourites like scones with clotted cream as well as festive cakes and plenty of chocolatey delights. Anyone who would prefer a vegan Afternoon Tea can request that option instead and families can book an exclusive Children's Festive Afternoon tea as well.

Let The Vermont Hotel crank up the festive vibes a notch more and indulge in a Festive Afternoon Tea complete with Carol Singers (21 & 22 December) or joined by Father Christmas himself (4, 11, 18 December).  

Festive Afternoon Tea with Champagne at Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Du Vin in Newcastle is another spectacular venue to tuck into a luxury festive Afternoon tea. Found on the edge of Ouseburn, Hotel Du Vin invite you to enjoy a classic afternoon tea with a festive twist. Tuck into a fabulously festive spread of mince pies, cakes and scones with seasonal sandwiches and delicious savouries, with the option of adding a glass of Champagne! 

Seasonal Afternoon Tea at Blackfriars

There is something especially cosy about dining at Blackfriars and that is no less true in the winter. Join the historic and award-winning restaurant for a celebratory afternoon of cakes and refined nibbles this Christmas. The seasonal Blackfriars' Afternoon Tea menu changes regularly but promises to be a delicious way to spend time with friends and family in Newcastle this Christmas. With a mix of freshly made sandwiches, homemade pastries, hand-baked scones and carefully crafted patisseries, you're in for a treat! 

Festive Afternoon Tea with Santa at Seven Stories

Seven Stories in Ouseburn, Newcastle have a wonderfully festive Afternoon Tea for families to experience together this Christmas. Afternoon Teas will be a fully festive experience at Seven Stories who have lined up Santa's elves to deliver some story times and help all the children with some Christmassy craft activities. Wash down your Afternoon Tea with a warming hot chocolate (or a glass of prosecco for the grown-ups!) before being taken to meet Father Christmas himself in a magical grotto. Book online here (set dates available for this event).

Festive Afternoon Tea at South Causey Inn

South Causey Inn near Gateshead are famed for their Doggy Afternoon Teas (!) as well as their heavily ladened tiered displays. Don't miss their special Christmas Afternoon Teas this year which include the addition of turkey sandwiches and Christmas cake to the traditional scones and cream. Pair with a glass of sparkly, festive cocktail or make it a family affair with a special Children's Afternoon Tea. 

South Causey Inn Afternoon Teas are available seven days a week but check their website for more details. Book here.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Dreamworld Cakes, Ouseburn

If you're looking for Great British Bake-Off standard Afternoon Teas this Christmas then take a wander into Ouseburn and pay a visit to Dreamworld Cakes. The small but perfectly formed family-run patisserie and cafe in the heart of Ouseburn, has yet to announce their Christmas version of their classic Afternoon Tea but rest assured, it is coming! The independent and luxury cafe sells perfectly handcrafted continental patisserie items along with delicious truffles and biscuits. It is well-worth a visit any time of year! 

Festive Afternoon Tea at Spanish City

The spectacular Spanish City in the coastal town of Whitley Bay has a great range of Christmassy Afternoon Tea events in 2021. Join them seven-days a week for their Festive Afternoon Tea and enjoy a selection of delights that include turkey and stuffing sandwiches, spiced cranberry & citrus scones, white chocolate & Bailey's truffle as well as the festive staple of sweet mince pies.

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