Are you the kind of person who uses the word ‘quintessential’? You’ll be looking for afternoon tea in Leeds then – and you’re in luck as there are plenty of options in Leeds, from traditional haunts that insist on bone china and a stiff upper lip, to more far-out options. Pinkies aloft, here are our favourite afternoon teas in Leeds!
Here are our picks
Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom, Grand Arcade, 8-9 Grand Arcade, New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6PG - Visit now
As made obvious by the name, this is all about the traditional British afternoon tea, suitably based in the Victorian Grand Arcade. If petticoats and home-baking are your bag, this is the place for you.
Sky Lounge, Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4BR - Visit now
One of the more glamorous options for afternoon tea, the 13th floor Sky Lounge offers stunning views over the Leeds skyline. If you fancy getting a bit squiffy, bottomless Prosecco is also an option, albeit a somewhat reckless one.
Oranaise, 1 The Crescent, Leeds, LS6 2NW - Visit now
And lastly, how about something a little different? Oranaise is a North African cafe with a smart range of Moroccan and Algerian teas (we recommend the iced mint tea) and freshly-made cakes and baklava. Give the Union Jack a rest, and give this delightful place a whirl.