Put the kettle on – or better yet, get someone else to. Afternoon tea is usually reserved for a special occasion, but there are plenty of places in Liverpool where you can find everything from a classic cream tea to a slap up smorgasbord celebration.
The British custom of tea and cakes in the afternoon is said to date back to the 1830s when Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford, found herself a bit peckish in the gap between lunch and dinner. Anna began inviting her friends over to Woburn Abbey for a cheeky snack and then brought the habit back to London where it caught on with the upper class socialites.
Of course, us Scousers have since added the likes of cocktails and Prosecco to our afternoon teas, but most menus still have a dazzling variety of brews to choose. There’s definitely something for everyone and for any occasion; from cafes and coffee shops to the tallest restaurant in Liverpool.
This is our round-up of the best, independently reviewed places for tea, cake and afternoon delights in Liverpool. When it’s scone, it’s scone.