Best Afternoon Tea in Bournemouth
Bournemouth is known as a traditional British seaside town that appeals to visitors of all ages - miles of golden sand, lovely gardens and parks, and first-class attractions.
What could be more appealing than a delicious afternoon tea in Bournemouth?
Most need to be booked 24 hours in advance, so it’s worth checking once you’ve chosen a venue from our list.
Steam Vintage Tea Rooms
Its shabby chic style will take you back in time to an age of afternoon tea served on vintage china and proper tablecloths, with nostalgic classics like Glen Miller, Chuck Berry and Doris Day playing in the background.
You can also buy a special occasion afternoon tea box (for delivery or collection) with the same delicious ingredients if you want to celebrate at home!
There are three different afternoon tea options available at Hotel Collingwood (all with unlimited tea and coffee):
- Everyday Afternoon Tea (£17.50 or £32 for two) which includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, warm scones (with clotted cream and strawberry preserve) and a selection of delicate mini cakes and treats.
- Gold Afternoon Tea (£21.50 or £40 for two) which also includes prosecco or mocktail, and extra sandwich treats.
- Vegan Afternoon Tea (£17.50 per person) which is an all-vegan version of the Everyday option.
This is a special afternoon tea delivery service, for the times that you don’t want to leave the house (or your Bournemouth area holiday accommodation) to enjoy your afternoon treat.
Cakey Love have lots of different options for you to choose from - afternoon teas, kids’ afternoon tea, cream teas, vegan selections, and a choice of treat boxes, with cookies or brownies.
The Afternoon Tea Box has four finger sandwiches, a scone with homemade strawberry jam and Dorset clotted cream, a double-chocolate chip brownie, an Earl Grey tea shortbread sandwich with buttercream and lemon curd, and a special cake of the month. Each box comes with a supply of Dorset Tea Golden Blend.
An Afternoon Tea Box for one starts at £18.50, and you can add extra food and drinks to this (or choose the Family Box) when you place your order, to cater for larger groups.
Tuckton Tea Gardens
It’s run by the people at Bournemouth Boat Services, who can arrange all sorts of boaty things for you like hiring your own boat (on the River Stour), or taking a ferry ride to the beach at Mudeford. There’s even a putting green and crazy golf to keep the kids entertained.
Also including tea or coffee, it costs £18 per head.
Compton Acres Tea Rooms
If you’re visiting the 10 acres of gorgeous gardens at Compton Acres, you’ll need a rest during the afternoon, so you can treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in the Cafe and Tea Rooms.
If the weather is nice you can sit outside in the beautiful courtyard.
The Compton Acres Afternoon Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches on brown and white bread, scones with cream and jam, and a selection of pastries and desserts.
Afternoon tea for one at Compton Acres starts at £16.95.
Dot Teas Vintage Tea Boutique
There is a good mix of eclectic shops in the village, including the Westbourne Arcade, so it’s well worth a shopping trip to Westbourne followed by luxury afternoon tea at Dot Teas.
Luxury Afternoon Tea at Dot Teas costs £16.50 per person, and if you're celebrating something special you can add a small bottle of prosecco for £5 or a full size bottle for £15.
Afternoon Tea at the Russell-Cotes Museum
Who can resist traditional afternoon tea surrounded by fascinating museum exhibits? Or tea on the terrace with great views of the garden and sea?
You’ll love the handmade sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delicious mini-cakes, all served with tea of course. If you’re in the mood for celebrating, you can add bubbly - afternoon tea with bubbly is £40 for two.
Norfolk Royale Hotel
Prices are £14.50 per person for Afternoon Tea, £19.50 for Prosecco Afternoon Tea, and £23.50 for Champagne Afternoon Tea.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey around the afternoon teas of Bournemouth, and found at least one venue in which to enjoy your afternoon treat!