Take a look at our pick of some of the best spots in Cardiff for afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea is a celebrated British tradition which visitors can indulge in.

Take a look at our pick of some of the best spots in Cardiff for afternoon tea:

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Pettigrew Tea Rooms  

Pettigrew Tea Rooms has established itself as a firm favourite among Cardiff visitors and residents alike. Set inside the Castle Walls at the entrance to Bute Park, the unique setting is perfect for a spot of afternoon tea. Book now for a Valentine’s Day special menu including a chocolate dipped strawberry, choice of two of the nine finger sandwiches such as Welsh goat’s cheese, caramelised onion and rocket; smoked salmon and cream cheese or Welsh carved beef and horseradish, a luxury Valentine scone flavoured with rose petals and pistachio nuts, a slice of Pettigrew’s famous cake, a long stemmed rose and a Pettigrew Welsh cake gift all for just £19.50 per person. Phew. Don’t feel guilty for indulging; you’re in the perfect place to walk off those extra calories with a stroll around our beautiful Bute Park. Book quickly, this is sure to be popular http://bit.ly/1ORk6pj

Mansion House

Originally home to James Howell, founder of the famous department store in the City Centre, the Mansion House offers unrivalled opulence and sanctuary for events that are a little more special. Experience a warm Welsh welcome at Cardiff’s most prestigious city retreat, feast on a traditional afternoon tea (£15 per person – minimum of 2 people) and enjoy a tour of this resplendent Grade II listed building.  Advance booking is essential http://bit.ly/1Tpnye6

Sunflower & I

Sunflower & I is tucked away on a back road in Cardiff Bay. The idea behind it is to combine flowers, music, and art, with beautiful interiors to create a relaxing and inviting space. Set in an old bank, the building comprises an independent flower studio, café and bar and the décor is just as important as the floral arrangements and food and drink they serve. Book now and enjoy a beautifully presented afternoon tea surrounded by fresh flowers in a truly unique setting for £18.50 per person. We’re certain that when you visit you’ll want to keep this hidden gem to yourself http://bit.ly/1wdimvP 

Barker Tea House, Castle Arcade, Traditional Afternoon Tea Located in the Castle Arcade, Barker Tea House is a hipsters paradise -very cool, very relaxed, very vintage. Sink into a comfy leather chair and take your pick from an extensive selection of teas including the exotically named Aphrodite herbal tea and gunpowder green tea. The afternoon tea portions are generous and include a huge slab of their famous cakes such as the mouth-watering chocolate Parma violet cake (£17.50 for 2 people and £19.50 for 1 person). To book and to view our fabulous arcades and independent stores, go to http://bit.ly/20j84dt


St David’s Hotel and Spa, Champagne Afternoon Tea Voted in the top 10 hotels in the UK in the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, the global award winning St David’s Hotel & Spa is the only AA rated 5 star hotel in Cardiff and provides a luxurious backdrop for an extra special afternoon tea. St David’s Hotel boasts some of the best views in the city thanks to its waterfront location, overlooking Cardiff Bay. Expect a beautifully presented display of finger sandwiches, seasonal cakes and pastries including homemade scones and Welsh cakes with a choice of teas and a glass of bubbly (£29.95 for champagne option). Delicious and decadent. http://bit.ly/1nAcpuW


Park Plaza, Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea And now for something completely different if you’re looking for an alternative to cupcakes. The Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea offers a twist on the traditional swapping finger sandwiches for mini venison burgers and scones and macaroons for chorizo Scotch eggs and Sirloin stuffed Yorkshire puddings. It’s definitely not just for the gentlemen either – if you’re looking for something a little more substantial but still want the sophistication of an afternoon tea experience, this is the one for you (from £19.95 per person) http://bit.ly/1ynmBEp.

Afternoon Tea at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff is served in the beautiful View Restaurant. On the first floor of the hotel, away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby, View Restaurant allows you to relax and unwind in a serene setting overlooking one of Cardiff’s busiest streets, you can watch the world go by. Every afternoon tea delight was carefully selected by the hotel’s head chef, and trialled by his team. This imperative selection process has resulted in, what is said to be the most wonderful selection of finger sized delights, with each tier complimenting the next. The array of colour is detailed with a selection of luxury bites including, fresh finger sandwiches and warm scones with home-made fruit compotes, warmer bites and indulgent home-made sweet treats. You can even upgrade and indulge some more, by booking on to the Clayton’s Prosecco Afternoon Tea package. If you are in the city for some shopping, celebrating a birthday or even a romantic day date… Whatever the occasion, book on a Clayton Hotel’s Afternoon Tea package and make memories that are not to be forgotten. To book visit http://www.claytonhotelcardiff.com/dining/afternoon-tea/

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