StyleNest round up the most exquisite and eclectic afternoon teas from around the country – perfect for treating your mum this Mother’s Day.
From The Missoni Hotel to Zandra Rhodes at The Mandeville there’s an afternoon tea both sides of the country for all those fashionista mums out there. Or, mums who prefer classic cucumber sandwiches, scones and Earl Grey, head to a number of luxury country locations for a truly decadent Mother’s Day treat.
Zandra Rhodes Iconic Tea
At the Mandeville Hotel, London
Luxury London hotel The Mandeville and fashion veteran Zandra Rhodes have joined forces for a truly unique afternoon of tea and cakes. Jewelled éclair fingers and buttery butterfly lavender shortbread make this afternoon tea the place to be seen this season. It’s also worth knowing The Mandeville offer a Gluten Free Afternoon Tea too.
From 26.50 per person.To book online visit www.mandeville.co.uk
Missoni Afternoon Tea
At Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
Calling all stylish mums north of the border, the Missoni Hotel in the Scottish capital brings a continental twist to traditional afternoon tea. The achingly cool hotel is full of 70s inspired colours and Missoni-esque prints – a must for fashion-mad mums.
From £20.50 per person. For more information visit hotelmissoni.com
Chic & Shock Afternoon Tea
At The Connaught, London
Treat your mum to tea in Mayfair this Mothering Sunday. With mouthwatering treats from chef patissiere Kirk Whittle, homemade jams from Christine Ferber and The Connaught’s Bakery fresh scones on the menu, as well as teas from classic Imperial Earl Grey to rare Sencha Genmai Chai – this is sure to be one Mother’s Day she won’t forget.
From £35 per person. For more information visit the-connaught.co.uk
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
At Great John Street, Manchester
Enjoy a glass of champagne with your tea or go the whole hog and book you and your mum in for an overnight stay too. Offers start from just £99.
From £19.50 per person. For more information visit eclectichotels.co.uk
Champagne Art Tea
At The Merrion, Dublin
High tea goes highbrow with this truly unique afternoon tea at Dublin’s Merrion Hotel. Inspired by the likes of art greats, J.B Yeats, William Scott and Louis le Brocquy these miniature edible creations of their famous work are almost too good to eat.
From €49.00. For more information visit merrionhotel.com
Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea
At The Berkley, London
Who needs Paris Fashion Week when you can head to London’s Berkley for Lanvin, Miu Miu and Burberry’s latest collections? All in tiny cake-sized creations of course.
From £37.50. For more information visit the-berkeley.co.uk
Chewton Glen Afternoon Tea
Chewton Glen, Hampshire
Sometimes it’s good to stick with tradition and luxury Hampshire hotel Chewton Glen know how to do good old fashioned afternoon tea. Whether you sit inside the beautiful manor house or outside on the pretty terrace, you’ll certainly be looked after to the highest standards.
From £25. For more information visit chewtonglen.com
Afternoon Tea in The Drawing Room
Oulton Hall, Leeds
Make your mum feel like a queen for the day with her very own private butler at Leed’s Oulton Hall. Rhubarb scones and the finest leaf teas make up the delicious menu.
For more information visit devere-hotels.co.uk
Afternoon Tea at Lucknam Park
Lucknam Park, Bath
Overlook the breathtaking Lucknam Park in the hotel’s elegant drawing room for a good old girly catch up and some much-needed mother and daughter time. If you’re thinking of making a weekend of it, make sure you read our hotel review of Lucknam here.
From £23.50 per person. For more information visit www.lucknampark.co.uk