Put the kettle on – or better yet, get someone else to. This is our round-up of the best, independently reviewed places for tea, cake and afternoon delights in Liverpool.
Here are our picks
The Brink is Liverpool’s first dry bar and restaurant – its drinks menu is as varied and extensive as most bars, the only difference is that alcohol is off the cards. It’s a comfortable, airy place with lots of seating, a small outdoor area and a long, fruit stacked bar. Opt for a traditional afternoon tea or, better still, a celebration tea complete with an alcohol-free Shampagne Cocktail, fresh strawberries and a chocolate dip to start.
60 Hope Street is the kind of restaurant Scousers in the know keep up their sleeve for special occasions. Situated in a gorgeous old Georgian house on one of Liverpool’s most picturesque thoroughfares, 60 Hope Street is a stalwart of the city’s fine dining scene. All of which means that you can rely on the restaurant’s afternoon tea being superlative; choose between a pot of tea, glass of fizz or champagne.
– Christina McDermott
Oh Me Oh My occupies space in Liverpool’s Grade II-listed West Africa House and uses the building’s stunning features to full effect. Art Deco tiles and reclaimed furniture offer the perfect setting in which to enjoy Oh Me Oh My’s ‘delectable’ afternoon tea, a symphony in classic cakes, scones and finger sandwiches.
We couldn’t resist a bit of an alternative pick here – the Baltic Social serves and Afternoon Punk Tea, which is about as far away from carefully cut finger sandwiches as it’s possible to get. Instead, think a mini cheese burger with baconaisse, honey chorizo skewers, deep fried ham hock and mac and cheese balls. In place of Victoria sponge there’s red velvet cake, oreo sponge and bubblegum cake. The veggie alternative also looks suitably rock and roll.