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There is nothing more decadent and indulgent than afternoon tea and Chester is full of great places to enjoy this quintessentially British treat. Whether you are looking for something traditional, something special or something a little bit different, we have 7 (and a few more) of the best places in Chester for you to enjoy the perfect afternoon tea experience.

1. The Queen at Chester Hotel

Afternoon Tea at The Queen at Chester Hotel
Situated just ten minutes walk from the city centre and directly opposite the train station, The Queen at Chester Hotel is a great place to stop for Afternoon Tea before or after you enjoy the other great things the city has to offer. Relax with Afternoon tea in the Victorian Albert Lounge, against a backdrop of historic photographs and a large open fireplace. Sink into one of the comfy chairs as you indulge in finger sandwiches, homemade scones and of course, a glass of fizz. Afternoon Tea at The Queen at Chester Hotel.

2. The Chester Grosvenor

Afternoon Tea at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel
For a truly luxurious experience you can’t beat afternoon tea at the Grosvenor. The Chester Grosvenor is situated right in the heart of the city centre and has been since 1865, overlooking the famous Eastgate Clock. Served daily since 1882, the tradition of 'taking tea' has been enjoyed by many since its launch and tea at the Grosvenor is long established as being one of the finest in Chester. Here you can treat yourself to a Champagne Afternoon tea with strawberries and clotted cream, they even have the option of Gentleman's Afternoon Tea, an altogether heartier alternative for both gentlemen and ladies to enjoy! Afternoon Tea at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

3. Oddfellows

Afternoon Tea at Oddfellows, Chester
If you are looking for something a little different, afternoon tea at Oddfellows can’t be rivalled, with quirky interiors and a huge helping of humour and fun, Oddfellows presents the ultimate afternoon tea experience for those looking for a break from the norm. For those who prefer a savoury option you can choose a savoury picnic, they even do a special child friendly version so the little ones don’t get left out. Afternoon Tea at Oddfellows, Chester

4. ABode Chester

Afternoon Tea at the ABode Hotel, Chester
With panoramic views over Chester Racecourse and the magnificent Welsh hills, the Brasserie Abode is a must! With exquisite teas, silky smooth coffees and a glorious selection of sweet and savoury teatime treats, there is everything you expect from the perfect afternoon tea and more. Treat yourself to a glass of chilled champagne whilst you enjoy the view and soak up the relaxing atmosphere. Afternoon Tea at the ABode Chester Hotel.

5. Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, Chester
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is a stylish hotel in the heart of the historic City of Chester, situated on the famous City Walls and near the Eastgate Clock Tower. First opened in 1650, the hotel combines the perfect blend of modern luxury and period charm, creating the perfect environment to relax, unwind and enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea at Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, Chester.

6. Katie's Tearoom

Located in a beautiful, listed building in the heart of Chester on the Walls, Katies Tearoom is a quaint, traditional tea room serving the perfect afternoon treat. With a delightful selection of sandwiches, cakes and bakes, there is everything you need for the perfect pitstop. You can even upgrade your tea to champagne, plus they have gluten free and dairy free options available! Afternoon Tea at Katie's Tearoom, Chester.

On the Chester Outskirts

Doubletree Chester Hotel & Spa 

Afternoon Tea at the Doubletree Chester Hotel & Spa
For the ultimate day out with friends and family you can’t beat a relaxing visit to the Spa at Doubletree by Hilton Chester combined with an indulgent spot of afternoon tea. Served in the DoubleTree Chester’s Marco Pierre White Restaurant, you can delve into a selection of sweet treats and freshly made scones whilst looking out on the stunning landscaped gardens and watching the world go by. 

Carden Park Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Carden Park Hotel
Just outside of Chester city centre you will find Carden Park Hotel, nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, their stunning newly built Spa is the ideal place to visit for a leisurely afternoon complete with afternoon tea. If you are celebrating you can replace your glass of Carden Park Estate Reserve with Warners Gin, Lanvin Champagne or Bollinger Champagne for a truly decadent treat.

The Oakfield at Chester Zoo

No visit to Chester is complete without a trip to our famous zoo! There are so many animals to see you will definitely need a place to stop for refreshements and where better than the Oakfield, a unique, contemporary pub located right within the zoo itself. Here you can enjoy freshly prepared locally sourced food and hand-picked beers, wines and spirits as well as afternoon tea served with or without prosecco (gluten free and vegan option available).

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Afternoon Tea at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
Situated minutes from Chester, The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel is a privately owned hotel surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds offering unbridled 4* luxury. Palm Court provides a unique and unparalleled refined dining experience, offering the finest British and European cuisine, along with afternoon tea, brunch and a famous Sunday carvery. To accompany your delicious afternoon tea you can choose from an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas (including their own signature Palm Court blend), or add some sparkle to the occasion with a glass of prosecco, champagne, Laurent-Perrier, exclusive cocktails or a refreshing gin and tonic.

Other places to enjoy afternoon tea in Chester include Zugers and Bellinis Tearoom.


Zugers Tea Room
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Zugers Tea Room

Zugers is a family run cafe situated around the corner from the Roman Amphitheatre. Whether coming in for a quick espresso, a leisurely cappuccino, dinner with wine or ice cream milkshakes there is something for everyone.

Bellinis Tea Room
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Belinis Tea Room

If you are looking for a scrumptious afternoon tea, light lunch or simply a tasty sweet treat, look no further than Bellinis Tea Room.

Carden Park Hotel – Cheshire’s Country Estate
Carden Park Hotel – Cheshire’s Country Estate

Carden Park Hotel - Cheshire's Country Estate is set in a beautiful 1000 acre estate in Cheshire. Ideal for business or pleasure, Carden Park can cater for all your requirements.

The Queen at Chester
Reception at the Queen, Chester

Built opposite Chester station to serve first-class rail passengers, this hotel has an illustrious past.

Doubletree by Hilton Chester
Doubletree by Hilton Chester

Situated in 12 acres of landscaped grounds, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chester is an 18th Century Manor House, offering contemporary accommodation which beautifully combines the past and present.

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Located just outside the historical city of Chester, yet surrounded by the scenic countryside of Cheshire and Wales, the four star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa beautifully combines traditional elegance with contemporary luxury.

Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge
Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge

Palm Court Restaurant Bar & Piano Lounge at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa is a unique and captivating dining venue offering exquisite British and European cuisine.

Contemporary and comfortable bedrooms at Oddfellows

Situated in the heart of Chester, minutes from the River Dee and the vibrant and chic boutiques in the city, you will find a profoundly unique hotel which will capture your imagination and shape the way you travel.

ABode Chester
ABode Chester, Exterior

ABode Chester is a luxury 4* hotel located in the heart of Chester.

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.

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel
Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, exterior

Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel is a stylish 67 bedroom hotel in the heart of the historic City of Chester, situated on the famous City Walls and near the Eastgate Clock Tower, said to be the second most photographed clock in England.

Brasserie Abode
Brasserie Abode, Cocktails Cosmopolitan

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

La Brasserie at The Chester Grosvenor
La Brasserie restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor

La Brasserie has been a firm favourite on Chester’s dining scene for over 20 years. 2018 sees a contemporary re-design, while still continuing to stand the test of time with the same impeccable service for which The Chester Grosvenor has been renowned for since 18



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