Best Places For Afternoon Tea In Bournemouth Dorset

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There are many places to enjoy afternoon tea or cream teas in Bournemouth, a very British tradition in a British seaside town. Whether you’re looking for a Valentines afternoon tea, Mother’s Day afternoon tea, cream tea or anniversary afternoon tea, Bournemouth has you covered!

What’s your favourite sandwich filling? Whether it’s the tried and tested egg sandwich, or perhaps cucumber and cream cheese or smoked salmon, there are afternoon tea menus in Bournemouth to suit all tastes. Why not treat yourself!

Opt for cosy hotel lounges, or perhaps dining al fresco in the warmer weather? Bournemouth has traditional vintage tea rooms, and you can even dine on a Tea Bus as you travel along the seafront. 

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Mercure Queen’s Hotel Bournemouth Afternoon Tea

Meyrick Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3DL

You can choose from traditional afternoon tea, gluten free afternoon tea or sparkling afternoon tea in Bournemouth at the Mercure Queen’s Hotel. Situated near the sea, your afternoon tea is served in the stunningly decorated Green Room restaurant.

Sweet treats include warm scones, cakes and macaroons which are served in an open birdcage. Sandwiches contain a variety of fillings, and served with your choice of tea or coffee.

Read our full review of afternoon tea at Queen’s Hotel Bournemouth

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Harry Ramsden’s Fish And Chips Afternoon Tea

East Beach, Undercliff Dr, Bournemouth BH1 2EZ

Located close to Bournemouth Oceanarium, Harry Ramsden’s in Bournemouth is believed to be one of the World’s largest fish and chip restaurants with seating for 420 diners. Fish and chips in Bournemouth with a great view of the sea. Or why not take your chips to the sand and enjoy there instead.

Did you know you can even book a fish and chips afternoon tea at Harry Ramsden’s?

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Revolution Bars Afternoon Tea

163-167 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

It’s no ordinary afternoon tea experience at Revolution bars! Enjoy cheeseburger sliders, crispy fried chicken, cookie dough smores and more. There’s also the option of mac ‘n’ cheese bites, Pornstar martini cheesecake and chocolate brownie.

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Afternoon Tea At The Connaught

30 West Hill Road, West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5PH

Available daily between 12 – 5pm, you can enjoy a variety of different options including Gin afternoon tea, traditional, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free afternoon teas. If you like a luxury afternoon tea, then you can also opt for some Champagne. Who can resist clotted cream with their scones! Prices start from £17.50 per person.

The Connaught Hotel is a four star hotel in Bournemouth and one of the many hotels in Bournemouth located near the beach, perfect for a stroll after afternoon tea.

Why not also read our review of a stay at The Connaught Hotel

Champagne afternoon tea includes –

  • A selection of tasty sandwiches
  • Two fluffy scones with clotted cream and jam
  • A selection of miniature cakes
  • A pot of tea of your choice
  • One glass of champagne per person

Gin afternoon tea includes –

  • A selection of tasty sandwiches
  • Two fluffy scones with clotted cream and jam
  • A selection of miniature cakes
  • A pot of tea of your choice
  • One G&T per person from the Gin O’Clock menu

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Frieda’s Tea Room

7 Stafford Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JH

Step into a traditional tea room in Bournemouth. Frieda’s Tea Room opened in 2011 and serves a variety of afternoon tea options including dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian.

You can also enjoy Frieda’s bottomless Prosecco afternoon tea. With freshly prepared finger sandwiches including smoked salmon and cream cheese, cheese & chutney, Ham & mustard, egg mayonnaise & cress.

Served with warm fruit scones, Dorset clotted cream and strawberry jam, as well as a selection of delicious homemade cakes and pastries.

Bottomless Prosecco afternoon tea is based on a 90 min limit, one bottle of prosecco per person based on two people sharing. Served with choice of teas or coffees.

You can also enjoy a nice breakfast here.

The tea room is open Wednesday to Sunday between 9am – 3pm. 

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Arbour Restaurant

Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

If you like chocolate in your scones, then afternoon tea at The Green House Hotel in the Arbour restaurant is a must try! Available daily between 2-4pm, you can enjoy traditional finger sandwich fillings, cakes and warm scones.

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Cafe Rouge

67 Seamoor Road , Bournemouth, BH4 9AE

Classic afternoon tea at Cafe Rouge includes savoury options of sausage rolls, quiche and mini baguettes rather than traditional sandwiches. 

Available daily between 12 – 5pm.

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Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5JS

Every day between 2-5pm you can enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge at the West Cliff hotel. Prices start from £14.95 for traditional afternoon tea, however a lighter alternative is available for £9.95.

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High tea at the West Cliff Hotel can be upgraded to include Prosecco or Pimms (seasonally).

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Norfolk Royale Hotel

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EN

Afternoon tea at the Norfolk Royale Hotel is available every day between 2-5pm. You can relax in the lounge or the garden on nice days.

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Hotel Miramar

East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AL

Offering a variety of afternoon tea menus including afternoon tea by the sea and a traditional Dorset cream tea, Hotel Miramar serves afternoon tea in the drawing room or outside on the deck and terrace.

Gluten free afternoon tea options are available on request.

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Hotel Collingwood

11 Priory Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DF

At the Hotel Collingwood, you can dine in their tea lounge. Pre booking is essential, with prices starting from £14.50 per person for the everyday afternoon tea menu.

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Level8ight The Sky Bar

Terrace Rod, Bournemouth, BH2 5EL

Afternoon tea is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between midday and 4pm in the highest bar in the South West. The Level8ight Sky bar is located on the eighth floor of the Hilton Bournemouth Hotel.

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Key West Bournemouth

Enjoy afternoon tea with an ocean view at Key West bar and grill. You can sit inside and enjoy unrivalled views of the local coastline no matter the season, looking out of the panoramic windows.

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Ventana Grand Café

The Cumberland Hotel, E Overcliff Dr, Bournemouth BH1 3AF

English Afternoon Tea is prepared daily at the Ventana Grand Cafe in the Cumberland Hotel. Served between 3pm – 5pm, you can enjoy the combination of tea, sandwiches and cakes.  

Choose from Traditional, Prosecco, Champagne, Hendricks or a Cocktail Afternoon Tea.

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Hermitage Hotel

Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AH

Afternoon tea at the Hermitage Hotel is a classic combination of finger sandwiches, scones served warm and sweet pastries. Available daily between 12pm – 5pm, you can choose from Dorset Afternoon Tea or Hardy’s classic Cream Tea.

Read our full review of afternoon tea at The Hermitage Hotel

Sandwiches including smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise and cheese and chutney. Not forgetting the sweet pastries and tea or coffee.

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Slug And Lettuce Bournemouth

4–15 Bourne Avenue, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 6DT

Indulge in one of the many afternoon teas at Slug and Lettuce, offering tasty savouries alongside scones served with Tiptree strawberry jam, clotted cream and a range of delicious miniature desserts.

Afternoon tea is available every day between 12pm and 4.30pm with three options to choose from.

Classic afternoon tea, Tipsy afternoon tea which is served with Prosecco. Then there’s the Cocktail’s and Cake afternoon tea which is served with 2 cocktails or mocktails per person.

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Durley Dean

28 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5HE

You can enjoy afternoon tea every day at the Durley Dean hotel in Bournemouth. Your afternoon tea experience needs to be pre booked. There will be a selection of treats including warm scones with clotted cream, homemade jams, finger sandwiches, delicate pastries and the sweetest of confections.

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Bournemouth Carlton

East Overcliff, Grove Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 3DN

Classic afternoon tea is on offer at the Best Western Bournemouth Carlton. Including a selection of finger sandwiches, mini cakes and warm fruit scones served with clotted cream and preserves, with a choice of tea and coffee.

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Russell-Cotes Museum Afternoon Tea

East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, BH1 3A

Served between 3-4pm, why not enjoy a unique afternoon tea in Bournemouth in a museum setting. Enjoy a treat of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delicious mini cakes with tea for £37 for two. You can also upgrade to include Prosecco.

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Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell-Cotes Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3AB

Served daily between 3-5pm, afternoon tea at the Marsham Court hotel is a homemade treat. With all the traditional offerings that afternoon tea brings, you can even add some bubbles should you wish.

The hotel also offers Gluten & Lactose Free, Vegan and Diabetic Cream Teas.

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Nici Hotel Afternoon Tea

West Hill Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5EJ

You can enjoy afternoon tea at Nici Hotel in the South Beach restaurant. Served daily between 3-5pm, you will receive a selection of tempting sandwiches, sweet treats and plane and fruit scones with clotted cream and jams.

If you choose, you can also add a glass of champagne, wine or a cocktail to your afternoon tea experience.

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