Afternoon Tea in Chester
Chester is celebrated far and wide for its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and unique blend of modern and traditional architecture.
However, one aspect that truly sets Chester apart is the thriving culture of indulging in afternoon tea. Numerous locations in and around Chester provide an array of options for those looking to partake in this quintessentially British tradition.
With a wide range of choices from conventional tea rooms to luxurious hotels, Chester offers an unforgettable afternoon tea experience. We have included our favourite too x
Here are our top 7 places in Chester plus some of the finest on the outskirts of the city.
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1. The Queen at Chester Hotel
Positioned ideally a short stroll from the city center and opposite the train station, The Queen at Chester Hotel offers a perfect spot for a regal afternoon tea.
Relish the traditional British treat in the Albert Lounge, adorned with Victorian era decor and a large open fireplace. Sink into a comfortable chair and savour finger sandwiches, homemade scones, and a glass of sparkling wine.
2. The Chester Grosvenor - Luxurious Indulgence
For a truly opulent experience, one cannot overlook afternoon tea at the Grosvenor. It has to be one of the best in the City centre.
The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, nestled in the heart of Chester city and overlooking the iconic Eastgate Clock, has been a beacon of luxury since 1865.
Here, you can relish a sumptuous Champagne Afternoon tea, complete with strawberries and clotted cream. They even offer a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea, providing a more substantial alternative for all to enjoy.
3. Oddfellows - Quirky and Fun
If you're seeking a break from the usual, afternoon tea at Oddfellows offers a unique and delightful experience.
With its eccentric interiors and an ample dose of humour, Oddfellows presents an afternoon tea experience like no other. They even offer a child-friendly version, ensuring everyone can partake in the fun.
4. ABode Chester – Panoramic Pleasure
With breathtaking views of Chester Racecourse and the magnificent Welsh hills, the Brasserie at ABode Chester Hotel is a must-visit.
Here, you can enjoy a perfect afternoon tea, complete with exquisite teas, silky coffees, and a wide selection of sweet and savory treats. A glass of chilled champagne adds to the already relaxing atmosphere and enhances the experience.
Park across the road if you are visiting by car at the Rodee Car Park. It costs £5 all day or just £1.50 for the evenings.
5. Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
The hotel offers the perfect blend of modern luxury and period charm, creating an ideal environment to relax and enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea.
6. Katie's Tearoom – Traditional Charm
Situated in a listed building in the heart of Chester, Katie's Tearoom offers a quintessential tea room experience.
Here, you can savour a delightful selection of sandwiches, cakes, and bakes. They even offer the option to upgrade your tea to champagne and provide gluten-free and dairy-free options.
7. The Moorings
Great location if you want to take in a glorious day sitting by the River Dee. Also seating inside and a warm welcome on arrival, this is one of our favourites.
Tea for two, scones, cream with strawberry jam watching the world go by. And all for under £10. Amazing value and service.
On the Chester Outskirts
While the city center of Chester offers phenomenal choices for afternoon tea, the outskirts of the city also hold hidden gems.
Doubletree Chester Hotel & Spa
Combining relaxation with indulgence, a visit to Doubletree by Hilton Chester provides an exceptional day out. After a calming spa session, you can enjoy an assortment of sweet treats and freshly made scones in the hotel's Garden Room Terrace Restaurant.
Carden Park Hotel
Just outside the city center, nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, is the Carden Park Hotel. A leisurely afternoon at their newly built Spa, complete with afternoon tea, is a truly decadent treat.
The Oakfield at Chester Zoo
A visit to Chester wouldn't be complete without a trip to the famous zoo! The Oakfield, a unique contemporary pub located within the zoo, serves afternoon tea with locally sourced food and hand-picked drinks.
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
A few minutes from Chester, The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel provides 4* luxury surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. Alongside afternoon tea, you can choose from an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas, or add some sparkle with prosecco or champagne.