Best Mothers Day Afternoon Tea 2023

afternoon tea at Mandira's Kitchen

There’s no better treat on Mother’s Day than an afternoon of one on one time with mum. With overflowing conversation, giggles, different flavoured teas, fluffy scones and hey, maybe even a chilled glass of champagne too, it’s a delightful way to spend time together. We have more than just traditional Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea experiences on offer with high-fashion-themed tea experiences in London, superstar drag queens in Manchester, classic afternoon tea at the Ritz & so much more!

Whatever your mum’s preference, we’ve got an afternoon tea recommendation perfect for her! And don’t think we’ve restricted our search to your standard English afternoon tea either, we’ve got everything from Cuban, Japanese & Indian afternoon tea! 

So without further ado, let’s begin our mouthwatering quest for the best Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea experiences in 2023… 

The Ritz Mother’s Day Lunch, London

The Ritz restaurant
Spoil your Mother this Mother’s Day with a delectable three-course lunch at the finest establishment in London… The Ritz! 

Choose from a Ballotine of Duck Liver, Cherry and Pistachio or Gnocchi, Truffle and Artichoke. Explore every edge of your palette with the Traditional Roast Sirloin of Beef and dine out on luxurious desserts like Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Seville Orange Souffle, and Grand Marnier and Vanilla.

Wash it down with delicate flutes of champagne or pots of tea – the choice is mums! A day out in London is seriously swanky, so why not treat your mum to the whole quintessential experience?

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150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR

Opening Times

Sunday 19th March 2023

Pricing

£175 per adult and £85 per child.

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Belfry Spa Afternoon: ‘Fire & Ice’ Experience and Afternoon Tea, Birmingham

belfrey hotel afternoon tea
Enjoy a £49 spa afternoon at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield including a ‘fire and ice’ experience and an afternoon tea! This midweek offer is great mum’s who can book time off work to indulge in a spa day with some much-needed alone time.

Based at the award-winning hotel, The Belfry, you’ll get to pick from world-class treatments in 12 biothermal rooms designed to stimulate the senses and enhance your well-being! Venture into the sauna, aroma cave, crystal steam room, the hotel’s hydrotherapy pool or check out the foot spa.

Have a break from all your spa treatments and fill up your tummies with a wide selection of decadent afternoon tea treats. From finger sandwiches, homemade malt loaf and scones, tea bread, sweet pastries and fresh-leaf teas, you’ll never want to leave!

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Lichfield Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield B76 9PR

Opening Times

Valid from Monday - Thursday

Pricing

£49pp

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Ludlow Farm Shop

Ludlow Farm Shop
Where better to have a traditional afternoon tea than on the site of an actual farm? Savour quality farm produce from the freshest clotted cream, strawberry jam, and the tastiest selection of sandwiches in this heartwarming afternoon tea experience. Munch away on a charming selection of mini cakes and sip on a golden flute of prosecco. It’s the perfect gift for mum!
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Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR

Opening Times

Sunday 19th March. Open until 5pm!

Pricing

Please contact for prices

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Revolucion de Cuba Afternoon Tea & Brunches (nationwide)

revolution de cuba afternoon tea with prosecco
It’s Madre to you! Experience the sights and smells of south American cuisine while celebrating your day of motherhood. Sip on cocktails while you tuck into spicy flatbreads, churros, chocolate brownies and strawberries.

Whether its a Five Tapas & Two Cocktails kind of afternoon tea, a Three Tapas & Two Cocktails or a Cuban afternoon Tea for Two with a Cuban Twist, there are lots of different packages to buy as a prezzie for mum.

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Head over to the website to find your nearest Revolution De Cuba and book a delicious afternoon tea experience for your ma.

Pricing

Five Tapas & Two Cocktails kind of afternoon tea: £35

Three Tapas & Two Cocktails: £25

Cuban afternoon Tea for Two: £25

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea For Two At Mandira’s Kitchen, Guildford

afternoon tea at Mandira's Kitchen
Enjoy the most amazing afternoon tea with an Indian twist! Travel back in time with the flavours of the past.

Tuck into spinach & onion pakoras, mini papri chaat, khati rolls, spiced cheese scones with tomato & date chutneys, spice cream cheese & pineapple tarts and so much more! Refresh yourselves on a delicious glass of mango lassi (chilled drink) or an MK sparkling cocktail.

If you want an experience that includes your partner and kids too there is a Mother’s Day Biriyani & Bubbles Feast For Four! This delicious meal is available for delivery and local pick up – that means mum can stay comfy at home all day while enjoying a delightful serving of Indian food.

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Next to Silent Pool, Shere Rd, Albury, Guildford GU5 9BW

Opening Times

19th March

Pricing

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea For Two: £70

Mother's Day Biriyani & Bubbles Feast For Four: £150

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea At Glenapp Castle, Girvan

inside the azalea glasshouse at glenapp castle
Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day, with a delicious and delicate afternoon tea served in the beautiful Azalea Glasshouse and Bothy Restaurant at Glenapp Castle.

The Glasshouse was built in the late 1800s and there are only a few remaining in Scotland! This tranquil space provides an authentic and historical experience for your mum to enjoy while she sips away on her traditional cup of afternoon tea.

The afternoon has been created using Scottish ingredients focusing on the best local produce. With well-brewed teas, finger food and sweet treats you’ll have all your afternoon tea boxes ticked! And what’s more? You’ll even get a family photograph taken by Glenapp’s very own photographer to tie your wonderful experience together.

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Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Girvan KA26 0NZ

Opening Times

Saturday 18th March - Sunday 19th March 2023

Pricing

£39.50 per person

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea At Edinburgh Zoo

edinburgh zoo afternoon tea tray
Treat mum to a delicious afternoon tea this Mother’s Day! Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in The Gannet restaurant as part of a great day out exploring Edinburgh Zoo.

Afternoon Tea begins at 3pm and lasts until 5pm. That’s plenty of time to munch away on a selection of savoury delights, finely cut sandwiches on white and granary bread, delicious scones with Dorset clotted cream and jam, sweet treats and hand-crafted shortbread, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of Brodies tea. Phew, that was a mouthful!

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134 Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6TS

Opening Times

Sunday March 19th 2023 from 15:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Adults £37, Adult Member £25; Children £27, Child Member £18

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Mother’s Day Prêt-À-Portea Afternoon Tea At The Berkeley, London

pret a portea afternoon tea cakes and biscuits
Have you got a mum with a passion for fashion? Head to the capital and enjoy the hottest afternoon tea of the century! This elegantly themed afternoon tea experience celebrates designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Jean Paul Gaultier. It’s the ultimate cakewalk of 2023.

From ‘big coat’ gateaus and biscuits to layered Pain De de Gênes sponge, sour cherry jelly, dark chocolate supreme and vanilla Chantilly that mirrors the design of Ralph Lauren’s hero coat, there’s lots of unique treats to try! Enjoy velvety cheesecake trimmings set on a vanilla crémeux and a crunchy sable base. Who knew essential wardrobe accessories could taste so good? 

And for the main event? The Prêt-à-Portea always concludes with a showstopper cake, designed to share. It shines a spotlight on rich Autumnal and Winter flavours paying homage to the Harris Reed ensemble. Enjoy yoghurt and honey mousse, and Granny Smith apple compote is balanced on caramel sponge cake and cloaked in deep pink with a white chocolate ‘headpiece‘.

If you’re after an afternoon tea that’s the perfect mixture of chic and indulgence, then this is the best afternoon tea for you and your mum. With a wide selection of high-fashion themed canapés, sandwiches and loose-leaf teas, you’re in for a world of classy treats.

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The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL

Opening Times

Mother's Day Prêt-à-Portea will be held on 18th & 19th March 2023

Pricing

£92pp

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Games of Thrones Afternoon Tea At Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland

Game of thrones afternoon tea cakes and biscuits
*Cue Game of Thrones Intro* … If you’re a family who has binged the magnificent series, Game of Thrones, then we’ve got the perfect afternoon tea experience for you & your mum.

Did you know lots of scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed at various locations around Northern Ireland? Ballygally Castle was in fact one of the locations used in the popular HBO series alongside other spectacular landscapes like Giant’s Causeway, Cairncastle, Cushendun Caves & more!

This themed afternoon tea experience will take you on a Game of Thrones quest via food... Tuck into rustic Ironborn foccacia with Glenarm smoked salmon and cream cheese. Load up on little finger mini chicken caesar wrap, ham & Targaryen mayonnaise on batch bread, Lannister egg rolls and so much more!

Now you’ve had your fill of savoury treats why not indulge in some John Snow cakes? These cakes are warm freshly baked scones with Northern Irish fruit preserves and fresh cream. You can also enjoy some Baratheon bread, AKA, toasted fruit loaf.

Room for more? Enjoy Dothraki trifle with mini dragon eggs, Winterfell Jaffa cake with Stark’s chocolate, Kingslayer cupcakes and Sansa Stark’s lemon cakes.

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Coast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ

Opening Times

Available from 2-5pm Monday- Saturday and 3-5pm on Sundays.

*Please allow 24 hours notice for reservations of this special afternoon tea.

Pricing

£32 per person
To book please call 028 2858 1066

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Mad Hatters Tea Party afternoon tea at Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester

drag queens and bunnies outside the mad hatters tea party building
Fall down a rabbit hole into the delicious chaos of Richmond Tea Rooms in Manchester! If your mum’s a bit mad then there’s only one option for her when it comes to afternoon tea and that’s The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea experience.

This wacky afternoon tea event is filled with so much more than warm scones and pleasant cups of tea. Think superstar drag queens, hilarious entertainment, and so much more! There are even late-night tea parties for mums who love party games and sing-a-longs!

This event is 18+.

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46 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WF

Opening Times

17th March. Doors open 6.45pm, show starts at 8pm & last orders are at 10:45pm.

Pricing

£18pp

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Beatles Afternoon Tea At Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool

The Beatles afternoon tea in Liverpool
Enjoy a trip down Penny Lane in Liverpool’s famous Beatles Inspired Hotel! Located in the heart of ‘Beatles Quarter’, this grand afternoon tea experience offers all your favourite traditional finger foods and sweet treats for just £14.95 per person!

Tuck into smoked salmon and citrus cream cheese sandwiches or go classic with some cucumber sandwiches. There are also glazed ham and British beef sandwiches too! Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit scones, clotted cream and a selection of teas from Early Grey, jasmine, peppermint, English Breakfast & more.

Don’t let your mum down and come together this Mother’s Day over a steaming cuppa … Too much?

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41 North John Street, Liverpool, L2 6RR

Opening Times

Open every day from 12pm - 6pm

Pricing

Adults £14.95

Children under £8.95

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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Llanwddyn

lakeside view from inside the restaurant at Lake vyrnwy Hotel
There are mums who like lively afternoon teas and there are mums who love tranquil afternoon teas – this is an afternoon tea for the latter. At the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, families can enjoy everything from lemon tea, fruity scones, and assorted sandwiches in this super cheap, lakeside afternoon tea.

Gaze over the calming waters as you pick between a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, Barry Island Rock Tea, Dragon’s Breath Tea, or of course, an English Breakfast Tea. If you’re looking for a slice of sophisticated indulgence set against a calming backdrop of nature, then this is the perfect place to escape for the afternoon.

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Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Llanwddyn, Powys, SY10 0LY

Opening Times

Afternoon Tea is available 12pm - 5pm

Pricing

Cream Tea: £9

Full Afternoon Tea: £22.50

Coffee & Hot chocolate cost an extra £3.50

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Japanese Afternoon Tea At Robun, Bath

robun afternoon tea with sushi, ice cream, and sashimi
Not a fan of traditional afternoon teas from England? Swap out finger sandwiches for sizzling bao buns, sushi and sashimi plates! Delve into sweet treats like Miso cake and Mochi ice cream. Wash down each delectable treat with a wide selection of traditional Japanese teas and sparkling wine!

Set in the calming atmosphere of the restaurant it’s an elegant dining experience that mum deserves!

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4 Princes Buildings, George St, Bath, BA1 2ED

Opening Times

Served from Tuesday - Sunday, midday until 5pm,

Pricing

Robun's Japanese Afternoon Tea is available for £28 per person.

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Have you found the perfect spot to take mum to? Whether it’s spicy flatbreads, bao buns, or Dolce & Gabbana-inspired biscuits, there are plenty of quirky and traditional options to explore this mother’s day.

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If it’s food reviews you’re looking for make sure to check out our Seven Dials Market Review article. If you’re a foodie you may already know about this ultra-hipster spot in London where you can eat street food from all over the world! From the world’s first cheese conveyor belt restaurant to pork belly bao puns and New York-inspired pizza, there are lots of mouthwatering treats to check out.

If you need help with some more mother’s day gift ideas then make sure you check out our Mother’s Day Crafts article – we’ve got some great ideas in there that the kids can try out!

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