9th July 2016
Who doesn't love afternoon tea especially if the tearoom is in a great location?! - a delicious and indulgent selection of freshly made sweet and savoury treats just for you and your friends... so we've compiled a list of our favourite places to have afternoon tea in Wakefield.
1. Heath Tea Rooms, Heath Common, WF1
Located in the beautiful village of Heath, less than 2 miles from Wakefield City Centre and the Hepworth Museum, this picturesque 18th century cottage provides the perfect surroundings for a quaint yet stylish English Tea Room. White linen table clothes offset the bright cotton napkins, both of which compliment the white bone china. Afternoon tea is a selection of sandwiches, scone with strawberry conserve & clotted cream, a selection of cakes & tea of your choice with free refill. In the summer there is seating in the pleasant cottage garden. If after your visit, you feel the need to walk off the calories you can enjoy a stroll around the Common or go further afield to Bluebell woods. We love the friendly service by the husband & wife team.
Afternoon Tea £14.50 per person.
Open 6 days, closed on Tuesdays, no need to book in advance.
2. Marmalade On The Square, Cross Square, Wakefield WF1
Marmalade on the Square has a warm homely atmosphere where people can come and enjoy a nice cuppa and a bite to eat with friends. We love the vintage china which adds to the shops relaxed feel, whilst giving a nod to the past. Generous portions of locally made cakes, homemade sandwiches and your choice of tea or coffee. Marmalade also do special Mother's Day and Valentine's Afternoon Teas which are smashing.
Walk-in Afternoon Tea £10.00 per person - no need to book.
Pre-bookable Afternoon Tea £11.00 per person set up ready for you with vintage linen. Book on 01924 200203.
3. Blacker Hall Farm Shop - Barn Cafe, Calder Grove, WF4
Blacker Hall Farm Shop is one of Wakefield's foodie gems. Yorkshire Afternoon Tea isserved in the Barn Cafe from 11.30am every day - the cafe is very airy and spacious with a busy atmosphere. You can expect a selection of open sandwiches on their homemade breads which are extra specially nice, accompanied by a fruit scone from their own bakery, Chantilly cream and strawberry jam, with a selection of their favourite desserts handmade in the craft bakery a nice extra touch. Choose from tea or coffee. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available. Outside is a play area for the kids so if you like you can bring the whole family for a treat.
We also love the idea of their Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers so you can treat a friend.
Yorkshire Afternoon Tea £9.50 per person
Add a 125ml glass of Prosecco – £4.50 per person
Open 7 days a week.
4. Lakeside Cafe, Newmillerdam, WF2
Reward your tastebuds and recharge your batteries at the scenic Lakeside Café in Newmillerdam. The perfect spot for indulging yourself after a walk round Newmillerdam lake. We like the cosy feel to this cafe, if it's a nice day sit outside and soak in the lakeside views. The food is always fresh and of excellent quality. Savour a delectable selection of handmade cakes, scones with jam and clotted cream, and dainty sandwiches accompanied by speciality teas from Taylors of Harrogate.
"Afternoon tea is the civilised way to kill a few hours, catch up with friends or wait for the weather to change in your favour!"
Afternoon Tea £14.50 per person (advanced bookings only 2-5 pm 01924 251241)
Open 7 days a week but check opening hours at time of booking.
5. Cafe at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Overton, WF4
There are a few things we love about the Afternoon Tea here - it's such a great Museum to visit, they do vintage themed afternoon teas for special occasions so it's a nice place to bring folks and there's even usually a deal on Groupon or Living Social. The food is lovely, fresh and high quality too. Your afternoon tea includes sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries, and cakes. Unusual scones like lavender ones add a unique touch.
Afternoon Tea £32 for 2 people (£16 for 2 people if you book the voucher deal).
Open 7 days a week - must be pre-booked on 01924 848806.
6. Deli Central, Bullring, Wakefield WF1
A typical afternoon tea menu at Deli Central comprises of freshly made sandwich triangles using their own cooked ham, scottish smoked salmon and mature cheddar, freshly baked mini savoury quiches, their delicious baked scones and cakes, fruit cake and Wensleydale cheese from the cheese counter. Pot of Taylor's of Harrogate loose leaf tea. Served with china cups and saucers on traditional tiered tea plates. Especially good is their Rhubarb Afternoon Tea (with little seasonal extras) during the Rhubarb Festival in February. Browse the Deli's foodie treats & deli counter while you're here.
Afternoon Tea £12.95 per person.
Please book on 01924 365102. Closed Sundays.
Tell us your favourite!