Best Places For Afternoon Tea in Essex

Considering which Afternoon Tea Essex to try out first, but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Essex can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, check out these suggestions for the Best Afternoon Teas in Essex.

Best Afternoon Tea Essex Has To Offer

Cardamon the Wonderland Kitchen

44 St. Johns Street, Colchester CO2 7AD

Cardamon the Wonderland Kitchen since 2016 invites you to unlock the secrets of Wonderland.

Their monthly changing menu is created by Izabela Serwin the founder of Cardamon the Wonderland Kitchen, award-winning tearoom, chocolatier, artisan and delicious themed afternoon tea designer.

Cardamon the Wonderland Kitchen is a fabulous Rabbit Hole delivering afternoon tea boxes in Colchester. They require a 48h advance reservation to be made for orders.

Crouch Ridge Vineyard

Fambridge Rd, Althorne, Chelmsford CM3 6BZ

At Crouch Ridge Vineyard afternoon tea includes an assortment of finely cut finger sandwiches.

Scones with Tiptree preserve and clotted cream. Selection of cakes and sweet treats. As well as a choice of teas and filter coffee.

This delicious afternoon tea is served in the Wine Barn or outdoors in the Vineyard.

Down Hall Garden Room

Matching Rd, Hatfield Heath, Bishop’s Stortford CM22 7AS

Enjoy a leisurely meal at the Garden Room restaurant, which serves exciting dishes from a modern English menu prepared with ingredients sourced from their own vegetable garden.

Traditional English afternoon tea can be taken in the Lounge, during summer months you can dine on the outdoor terrace.

Greyfriars Restaurant

High St, Colchester CO1 1UG

Two beautiful rooms are blessed with natural light and bespoke Murano chandeliers providing the perfect setting for Afternoon Tea in the Rose Room.

They also serve Cream Tea and Lounge Afternoon Tea every day in their comfortable and elegant Lounges, Baroque Bar and Terrace.

Hanningford Waterside Park – Cafe on the Waterside

Hanningfield Rd, Chelmsford CM3 8HX

You can enjoy delicious meals and sweet treats comfortably amongst the stylish interior including a children’s area for families to enjoy.

There is a large decking area outside should you choose to enjoy your food alfresco while enjoying the scenery. Perfect to enjoy a meal or celebrate an occasion.

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

1349-1353 London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS9 2AB

Mad Dogs & Englishmen are a family owned and run business who have been working passionately in Leigh-on-Sea for over 30 years.

They like to think they do things a little differently. Whether you’re joining them to enjoy afternoon tea, food or cocktails this really is an eclectic little spot that is well worth a visit.

From 14th January – 5th March they are offering a Genie-us afternoon tea, so jump on your flying carpet and channel your inner Jasmine or Aladdin.

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Rd, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HN

Maison Talbooth serves up proper tea with a selection of sandwiches, delicious scones with jam and clotted cream and a tempting array of cakes.

This is available every day at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall and The Pier at Harwich Please visit the website for further details

Marygreen Manor

London Rd, Brentwood CM14 4NR

Marygreen Manor has a delicious selection of freshly prepared sandwiches with scones, clotted cream, preserve and a variety of cakes and pastries served daily in the Conservatory & Restaurant.

For that extra special touch add a glass of chilled champagne.

Mrs Salisbury’s of Maldon

63 High St, Brights Path, Maldon CM9 5EP

Founded in 2014, Mrs Salisbury epitomises the Great British tea room.

They have three locations in Maldon and the surrounding areas, each of them with its own unique character and charm.

Whether dining inside on a cosy winters day or outside in a sun trap, they offer a service like no other.offer scrumptious breakfasts, delightful lunches and heavenly afternoon teas.

Mulberry House

Chelmsford Rd, High Ongar, Ongar CM5 9NL

Visit Mulberry House and enjoy our finest Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea will be served in either the Private Dining Room or Garden Room restaurant.

Both overlooking the stunning grounds of Mulberry House.

Be sure to book ahead as they are often very busy serving up delicious treats for their guests.

Orsett Hall

Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HS

Afternoon Tea is an Orsett Hall tradition served in the Garden Brasserie, it includes an assortment of traditionally British, thinly sliced finger sandwiches and warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, served on tiered stands.

The Patissier’s selection includes a range of mini desserts. Also featured is their unforgettable English tea selection.

Park Inn – RBG Restaurant

Church Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2AL

Dine like Laurel and Hardy once did in this cosy restaurant with beautiful seaside views to match the delicious menu options.

You can choose between 2 or 3 course meals and add a drink from the bar.

You can also indulge yourself and have an afternoon tea in the Bar Lounge area if you prefer a more relaxed setting.

Prested Hall

Feering, Colchester CO5 9EE

Relax and rewind with a delicious Afternoon Tea in Essex at Prested Hall.

Afternoon tea is served on crisp white linen tablecloths with Tea in a teapot, not just any teapot but a glass teapot, with over a dozen different leaf teas to choose from including Organic Darjeeling and Egyptian Mint.

Afternoon tea at Prested is freshly prepared by our talented chefs, thus our menu changes according to the season.

Afternoon tea is served with style in The Hall and it can also be enjoyed on the decking or lawns outside (weather permitting).

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Ln, Chelmsford CM3 8ET

The Thatched Barn is a seasonal pop-up, traditional tearoom full of character and charm.

Here you can enjoy sweet and savoury treats prepared by in-house patisserie chefs using seasonal crops from the Global Growth Vegetable Garden.

The Clover Café has speciality teas, coffees, cakes and sandwiches. There’s also a tempting range of cooked items for both breakfast and lunch.

Roslin Beach Hotel Restaurant

Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3BG

Inspired by the warmth of Palm Beach, escape to this Two AA Rosette restaurant. With panoramic views of the Thames Estuary, offering fresh and seasonal fine dining.

This elegant dining room is at the heart of the seaside hotel.

Perfect for many occasions, it is split into 3 areas: A La Carte Dining, The Relaxed Lounge & The Bay Lounge. It is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea in Essex.

The Secret Sconery

Bramley House, Chelmsford Rd, Dunmow CM6 1RF

Tucked secretly away in the Essex countryside is the The Secret Sconery event location and tea room run by The English Cream Tea Company.

This charming barn building can’t be seen from any roads.

The Sconery is part of the little manufacturing barn and office where they prepare and taste-test goodies and create tea tins, presents, hampers and corporate gifts to send out all over the UK or export further afield.

Stoke by Nayland

Keeper’s Ln, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ

Take Afternoon Tea with panoramic views over Constable Country, cream tea is also available at Stoke by Nayland resort.

The following afternoon teas are available: Sweet, savoury, vegetarian sweet and savoury and a vegan sweet afternoon tea.

Tiptree Tea Room

Tiptree Jam Shop & Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0RF

The Tiptree tea room offers traditional table service in comfortable surroundings. There’s top quality food with a wide range of ‘Tiptree’ products.

During the summer months, you are welcome to eat outside on the terrace. Alternatively there is the ‘Tiptree Secret Tea Garden’.

Located just behind the tea room, in the grounds of ‘Trewlands’, a former farm house of the Wilkin family, is a beautiful walled garden. With its weeping wisteria and traditional English roses.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe Park, Park Rd, Colchester CO4 3FA

Wivenhoe House is bringing Afternoon Tea into the 21st century. Afternoon tea is served in their in-house Brasserie.

Relax and tuck into a collection of delicious homemade treats.

If you’ve had your caffeine fix for the day, you can always add bubbles to your Afternoon Tea.

Looking for Top Afternoon teas in Neighbouring counties, check out Afternoon Tea Suffolk and Afternoon Tea Norfolk.