Four of the Best Afternoon Tea Dates


The Panoramic 34 Liverpool date restaurant

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week (10-16 August) by taking your date to one of our favourite tea spots from the Great Date Guide!

Lumley Castle, Durham


Make your date feel like royalty by inviting them for dinner, drinks or afternoon tea at a castle. Standing in its spot in the beautiful County Durham landscape for over 600 years, Lumley Castle harks back to a time when chivalry was very much alive, kicking and fighting for someone’s honour. So if you’d like to be treated like a lady, or feel like a knight in shining armour, this castle is the place to do it.


Grosvenor Hotel, Chester

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor 4

From the moment you enter the doors of the 5 star Chester Grosvenor Hotel you know you are in for treat.  This Grade II listed building is nestled in the heart of old Chester by the Eastgate Clock. Inside it is elegance personified, with twinkling chandeliers and sumptuous fabrics. The hotel boasts two award-winning restaurants, La Brassiere for a more relaxed meal and for really making an impression on your loved one, the Michelin starred Simon Radley.  They have held this Michelin award consistently since 1990, so as you can imagine the dining experience is of the highest standard. You can chose the Signature, A La Carte or the 8 course Tasting menus. Or perhaps Afternoon Tea? Whatever your choice you will definitely earn brownie points for choosing such a beautiful, top-notch venue.


The Panoramic 34, Liverpool

The Panoramic 34 Liverpool date restaurant

The Panoramic 34 which sits on the 34th floor of the prestigious West Tower, the tallest building in Liverpool,  is much more than just a pretty sight. The restaurant offers a great selection of cocktails and a fine dining menu for both dinner and lunch which are guaranteed to impress. For a more casual date or a couple of sweet-tooths, discover a unique variety of afternoon tea menus that range from Vintage to Exotic, serving a selection of pastries from wild strawberry macaroons to chocolate Viennese biscuits.


Thomas Oken Tearooms, Warwick

Thomas Oken Tearooms

For the hopeless romantics out there, it can seem like something of a dying art to be taken on a good old-fashioned date. Thankfully, the beautiful Thomas Oken Tea Rooms in Warwick are certainly fit for purpose, and you won’t be left disappointed with their picturesque, historically rich building.

Built by Thomas Oken himself 500 years ago, the idyllic house-turned-establishment perfectly captures the charm of this Warwickshire town, and will allow you to transform your antiquated dreams into reality.

Step inside and you’ll find a cosy, friendly atmosphere, complete with a choice of cream and afternoon teas – in perfect keeping with old English tradition. Of course, they also serve up everyone’s favourite 21st century addiction – coffee!


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