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With Chester’s own Steph Blackwell doing so well in the Great British Bake off on Channel 4 at the moment, we thought it only right that we share with you some of the best places in the city to get your own cake fix! 

Steph Blackwell - Great British Bake Off

1. Mad Hatter’s Tea Room 

Mad Hatter's Tea Room - ChesterMad Hatter’s Tea Room itself was featured in episode two of the series when Steph was shown enjoying afternoon tea there with her Mum up on the rows. It's not hard to see why it might be one of Steph’s favourites, with its subtle tearoom eccentricity and a touch of wonderland, it’s the perfect place to relax and eat some cake.  Enjoy their popular Afternoon Tea filled with sweet delights, artisan cakes and petit fours. You can even add a little extra luxury with a glass of chilled Prosecco! Traditional Afternoon Tea £18pp, Red Queen’s Afternoon Tea with Prosecco £22pp. 

2. Chester Grosvenor 

Afternoon Tea at Chester GrosvenorFor something luxurious and indulgent, you can’t beat Afternoon Tea at the Chester Grosvenor. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just fancy a treat, you can enjoy a selection of sweet creations made by award winning chefs in beautifully opulent surroundings. Traditional Afternoon Tea £33.50pp, Indulgent Afternoon Tea £47.50pp. 

3. Oddfellows 

Afternoon Tea at Oddfellows, ChesterOddfellows offers something truly unique, with its quirky décor and relaxed, fun atmosphere, here you can enjoy Afternoon Tea with an extra splash of ‘odd’. Along with a delicious selection of treats you can enjoy a vintage inspired cocktail or glass of bubbles instead of your tea. They even serve a mini version of their afternoon tea so that children can join in the fun! Afternoon Tea £18.50pp, Mini version £9.50pp. 

4. Chester Cathedral Refectory 

Afternoon Tea at Chester Cathedral RefectoryWhen visiting Chester, a visit to the Cathedral is a must, whilst there the recently refurbished refectory café, situated in the 13th century monk’s dining hall, is also worth a visit. Here you can relax and enjoy delicious cakes and pastries made fresh, onsite. Traditional Afternoon Tea is £15.00 per person.  Alternatively, Prosecco Afternoon Tea is £20.00 per person. 

5. The Townhouse Chester 

Afternoon Tea at the Townhouse ChesterThe Townhouse is luxury boutique hotel, situated within the Roman walls with its own 1699 Brasserie, where you can enjoy scrumptious food in relaxed surroundings. Serious cake lovers will love their Afternoon Tea, which includes an array of tarts, cakes, macarons and scones, plus two hours of free-flowing Prosecco to wash it all down with if you fancy! Afternoon Tea £18.95pp, Sparkling Afternoon Tea £23.95, Bottomless Afternoon Tea £29.95pp 

6. ABode Brasserie 

Afternoon Tea at Brasserie ABode, ChesterWhere better to enjoy some gorgeous cake than ABode Brasserie, with stunning panoramic views over Chester Racecourse and the magnificent Welsh hills it’s the perfect place to relax with some sweet treats and Champagne flute in hand. Full Afternoon Tea £19pp, Champagne Afternoon Tea £26pp. 

7. Bellinis of Chester 

Situated up on the rows in the heart of the city it’s definitely worth popping into Bellinis next time you are in Chester for an unforgettable Afternoon Tea experience. Enjoy Prosecco Jelly/Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Fruit Tarts & Fresh Fruit Meringues, Fruit Scone with Jam & Clotted cream & Cake of the day with tea, coffee, Prosecco or even Champagne. Afternoon Tea £16.95pp, with Prosecco £19.95pp, with Champagne £22.95pp 

8. Chatwins 

Chatwins Bakery have been making cakes, bread and savouries in Cheshire for over 100 years, passing traditional baking skills from father to son for four generations. Here you will find an array of delicious cakes and pastries baked fresh in store.  You can buy whole Victoria Sponge, Battenberg or Swiss roll cakes or individual doughnuts, eclairs, tarts and much more. You must try a Gingerbread Man, a firm favourite here! 

9. Katies Tea room 

Another quaint tearoom spread across three floors of a gorgeous 14th century, Grade II listed building, it’s the ideal setting to watch the world go by and enjoy some cake.  You will be spoilt for choice here with the range of cakes, tea breads and even giant scones on offer, many of which are also gluten free. Lots of traditional favourites on offer including Carrot Cake, Eccles Cakes, brownies and a delicious sounding Raspberry and Coconut slice. You can also enjoy Afternoon Tea here for £12.95 (which is also Gluten Free) and upgrade with a bottle of Prosecco for just an extra £5.50! 

10. Marmalade 

Marmalade is located in the heart of Chester’s independent scene, offering a spacious, relaxed dining experience. They pride themselves on being specialists in gluten free, providing the most gluten free options available in the area. Here you can enjoy scones, baked cheesecakes, chocolate muffins, lemon drizzle cake and more, most available gluten free. 

11. Flower Cup 

Enter a world of stunning botanicals at Flower Cup, an independent coffee shop located within the city walls up on the rows. Known for their all-day brunch but also speciality coffees and their selection of cakes. Not only this, if you see some plants you like in the café you can head next door to their recently opened sister shop The Violet Palm to pick some up yourself. A truly unique experience! 

12. Polka Dot Bakery 

Last but my no means least, Polka Dot Bakery can be found selling their delicious cakes and bakes at Chester Farmers Market, every third Saturday of the month outside Chester Town Hall. Choose from sumptuous sponge cakes, traybakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes, shortbread and scones. All lovingly and traditionally made using top quality and locally sourced ingredients.  

This is by no means all, find more coffee shops and tea rooms in Chester here where you will be able to enjoy even more cake!  


The Chester Grosvenor
The Chester Grosvenor, situated in the heart of beautiful Chester

Housed in an historic building with a black and white timbered façade, The Chester Grosvenor is situated in the centre of the beautiful Roman city of Chester.

Chester Cathedral Refectory
Afternoon tea at Chester Cathedral Refectory

The Refectory, our thirteenth century monk’s dining hall, is the perfect spot for a bite to eat.

The Townhouse Chester
The Townhouse Chester, perfectly situated in Chester city centre

Located in the heart of the historic city of Chester, close to all its facilities and attractions, The Townhouse Chester has its fine original features enhanced by stylish, contemporary twists and an interior designer’s fastidious eye for detail, plus it’s pet friendly too!

Brasserie Abode
Brasserie Abode, Cocktails Cosmopolitan

Enjoy a relaxed, sophisticated dining experience that moves effortlessly from day to night in Brasserie Abode.


Independent Cheshire Baker offering fresh food, coffee and cakes.

Katie's Tea Rooms
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Katie's Tea Rooms

Katies is a quaint and somewhat old fashioned tea room only a hundred yards from the centre of Chester.


Marmalade is an intimate cafe on Northgate Street in the heart of Chester's independent scene. Offering a full breakfast and lunch service as well as delicious homemade cakes and great coffee.

The Flower Cup
The Flower Cup

The Flower Cup are a independent, italian themed coffee and flower shop.



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