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They say that there is no more quintessential English ritual than the ceremony and serving of afternoon tea – and as many other drinks come and go - tea always remains the number one.

They say that there is no ritual more quintessentially English than the ceremony and serving of afternoon tea. Whether you’re searching for a romantic day out with a loved one, a great place to take your mum for Mother’s Day or the idea spot for a relaxed spa break, afternoon tea is a wonderful way to while away a Saturday afternoon.

Thankfully, you can find a number of great places for afternoon tea in the North East. If you’re looking for a classic cuppa, delectable tea sandwiches and delicious cakes, why not discover our list of the best places for afternoon tea in NewcastleGateshead below?

The Vermont Hotel

Nestled behind the Castle Keep and with stunning views over the River Tyne, the Vermont Hotel provides a luxurious and relaxed setting for afternoon tea on the Quayside. Hosted in the hotels’ spacious lounge, the Vermont offers five different types of afternoon tea to appeal to every taste.

This includes traditional afternoon tea, or a menu with champagne, rose champagne, a classic cocktail or Hendricks if you’re looking for something stronger. Afternoon Tea packages for the Vermont are available daily between 1pm and 5pm, with prices ranging from £14.95 to £28.00


Situated on the top floor of Gateshead’s iconic BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, SIX is a revolutionary, modern restaurant that boasts great views that can’t be beaten, of the iconic bridges.

While you may come for the views, you can stay for their famous afternoon tea which has been frequently hailed as one of the best in Newcastle and Gateshead. SIX offers three different afternoon tea packages including traditional, cocktail and champagne options, with prices ranging from £25 to £32 per person. Afternoon Tea at SIX is available on Sundays from 12-4pm, this popular spot fills up quickly, so be sure to book in advance!

Jesmond Dene House

Located in the heart of a quiet woodland setting, yet minutes from Newcastle city centre and the stylish neighbourhood of Jesmond, Jesmond Dene House Hotel and Restaurant offers understated luxury, contemporary style and award-winning food. An afternoon tea at Jesmond Dene is truly a way to treat yourself to a traditional tea with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and delicate cakes which are crafted in-house.

If you want to go all out, indulge in a champagne or confectioners afternoon tea; each menu ranges from £19.50 per person to £32.00 per person. Afternoon tea is usually served from 2.30pm until 4.30pm, all year round. Definitely pay a visit in the summer to enjoy your tea out on the veranda surrounded by the lush green gardens of the hotel itself.

Gino D'acampo Restaurant Quayside

New for 2022, the popular quayside spot offers a luxury afternoon tea experience in stunning surroundings overlooking the River Tyne. Created by Gino D’Acampo and his team of chefs this is an afternoon tea with an Italian twist.

With a deli selection including bruschetta and gourmet sandwiches, freshly baked buttermilk scones served with whipped blackberry butter and Cornish clotted cream followed by sweet treats such as chocolate cake with Ferrero Rocher this is an elegant afternoon tea that you will never forget. Served daily. 

Hotel Du Vin

If it’s elegance you crave then look no further than Hotel Du Vin. This relaxed yet chic hotel located next to the trendy, creative district of Ouseburn is perfect for indulging in those tempting towers of pastries, sandwiches and scones with lashings of jam.

The hotel offers five variations on the classic afternoon tea, with cream tea, champagne and G&T versions all presenting plenty of options for thirsty travellers. Priced between £13.95 and £27.50 per person, and available Monday to Sunday from 2pm until 5pm, you should certainly consider afternoon tea at Hotel Du Vin if you’re staying the night. 

Blackfriars Restaurant

Blackfriars invite you to tuck into a refined traditional tea at the weekend with a choice of tea or fizz to accompany the classic selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. Perhaps a stand out addition to their teas is the Blackfriars' homemade wild hog sausage roll! 

Afternoon teas are available at Blackfriars to dine in at their Newcastle restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays. Prices start at £20 per person.

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