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Afternoon Tea

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Perfect for sunny days on the patio overlooking the landscaped gardens, or in the conservatory or lounge on less clement days Ghyll Manor offers afternoon tea from noon until 5pm daily. The tea is the traditional three tiers of fruit scones, sandwiches, cakes and pastries with tea by Brighton’s own Hoogly Tea Co., or for a little extra you can celebrate with a glass of Champagne too. 

One of the original boutique venues in Brighton. Afternoon tea is served daily 3-5pm and if you haven’t been to Hotel Du Vin before then you must go. Afternoon tea options include their cream tea, their traditional afternoon tea and a champagne afternoon tea and putting the g into tea, a gin tea.

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Afternoon tea is without a doubt the most delicious English tradition. Every visitor to the beautiful Leonardslee House should expect to enjoy the very finest food, spectacular views and the ultimate tea experience. Afternoon tea is set within the drawing-room of the two-storey Italianate mansion, dating back to 1801. Guests enjoying afternoon tea can enjoy impressive views over the gardens and South Downs. Choose from three afternoon tea selections, including a fun version for children. Find out more.

The Vineyard Kitchen at Mannings Heath Wine Estate and Golf Club serves afternoon tea seven days a week. In the summer the sundrenched terrace is the spot to enjoy your tea, with views over the beautiful estate. In the cooler months the wood-panelled, log fired comfort of the Tudor dining room makes for a suitably special setting. They serve both savoury and classic tea, with free-flowing tea or coffee or you can add cocktails or wine for something more naughty.
Has a 24-hour booking window on it and a 50% deposit is needed to secure the clients booking.

Vegetarian giant, Terre a Terre serve up a selection of delicious savouries followed by two tiers of sweet. Forget cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, Terre a Terre use this menu to show off and prove just how wrong people who say ‘vegetarian food is boring’ are. Like the Terre Tapas, the afternoon tea and cream tea demonstrate the level of innovation and imagination that has marked this restaurant out as one of Brighton’s most celebrated. Vegan and gluten free teas are also available.

New from February 2017, The Salt Room launched its Afternoon Tea menu – a chance to relax, enjoy a range of savoury and sweet treats along with a pot of Jing tea or Roasted Bean Co. coffee. A selection of Afternoon Tea treats with the savoury element picking up naturally on their fish and shellfish menu for which they are famed, the menu is likely to change based on what is caught that day – what remains consistent is the quality. Not really a tea, but too wonderful not to mention is the Taste fo the Pier, sweet sharer for two, Pier inspired, The Salt Room engineered, to give you a top quality take on the 99, candy floss and edible pebbles.

We can’t think of anywhere we would rather enjoy a spot of afternoon tea than at The Grand Hotel. Seated in a sleek and stylish Victoria Terrace overlooking the sea, choose from a selection of different tea options, including their classic Victoria Terrace Grand afternoon tea. Full of decadence and culinary brilliance, three tiers of pure delight await. For the G&T fanatics amongst you try the Brighton G&Tea, showcasing local artisan gin served with traditional sweet and savoury treats. For a little extra luxury, opt for the Moet Moment afternoon tea, where you can enjoy a glass of Moet alongside your scones! Find out more here. Throughout August and September, The Grand are offering their incredible Afternoon Tea at a reduce price of £24.95 from Monday to Thursday and £29.95 from Friday to Sunday. You don’t want to miss out!