Afternoon Tea in Liverpool

Creative Tourist

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

  • 1. The Brink

    Photo of The Brink's carved backboards behind the seats

    The Brink, 15-21 Parr Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4JN - Visit now

    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.

  • 2. 60 Hope Street

    60 Hope Street, Liverpool fine dining, Liverpool restaurants

    60 Hope Street, 60 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BZ - Visit now

    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

  • 3. Oh Me Oh My

    oh my oh my liverpool cafe tiles

    Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 0RG - Visit now

    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.

  • 4. London Carriage Works

    London Carriage Works hotel and restaurant, Hope street in Liverpool.
    Richard Hoare

    London Carriage Works, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9DA - Visit now

    The multi award-winning London Carriage Works on Hope Street serves up its traditional afternoon tea with fresh berries (a nice touch), delicately-cut sandwiches and cakes made by the in-house patisserie team.

  • 5. Baltic Social

    Baltic Social restaurant in Liverpool

    Baltic Social, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 5RN - Visit now

    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.

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