The Best Afternoon Tea in Plymouth

The Best Afternoon Tea in Plymouth

August, 2023

The afternoon tea is a British staple. What better excuse to meet up with friends and family to enjoy tiny sandwiches, cakes and scones?

No longer just a menu in posh hotels and restaurants, these days, high street chains and even local pubs are offering up their own take on the quintessentially English classic. And in contrast to the modern vibe of Plymouth coffee shops, the emphasis here is on relaxed luxury in a traditional environment.

We've put together a list of some of the best afternoon teas to enjoy in and around Plymouth.

6 of the Best Plymouth Afternoon Tea Venues 

The Flower Cafe

  • Address: 46 Southside Street, Plymouth, PL1 2LD
  • Phone: 01752 253788


The Flower Cafe is home to the famous unicorn hot chocolate, but is also renowned for its tasty afternoon tea, cakes and sandwiches.

The cafe's afternoon tea includes a pot of tea for one, a choice of either cheese and cucumber or ham and tomato sandwich, two scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam.

What's more, for those in your party who fancy something else, it serves brunch all day, has a range of sandwiches, toasties and paninis and plenty of homemade cakes and cookies. 

Afternoon tea in Plymouth

The Tudor Rose Tea Rooms and Garden

  • Address: 36 New Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NA
  • Phone: 01752 659087


Situated in a listed building on one of the oldest streets in Plymouth, the Tudor Rose tearoom is dog friendly and boasts a charming lounge, elegant patio and historic walled English garden - making it the ideal spot to feel like royalty as you dine on freshly baked scones.

If you're after something a bit more special, then the Tudor Rose also offers the 'Ultimate Afternoon Tea' for £16.95, which includes: "A delicious combination of our traditional and savoury afternoon tea brought together to create our ultimate afternoon tea experience."

"A selection of freshly cut finger sandwiches, mini teacup of homemade soup, a variety of savoury bites and sweet treats, warm Devonshire scone with local clotted cream and strawberry jam, a slice of homemade cake, a pot of Drake blend Plymouth tea, plus a bottle of sparkling lemonade."

The Tudor Rose also offers a Sunday roast as well as other lunch options, breakfasts and drinks aplenty - including a range of loose leaf teas and West Country coffees ground at the Tudor Rose itself. 

The Treasury Cafe-Bar-Restaurant

  • Address: Catherine Street, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AD
  • Phone: 01752 672121


The Treasury Bar on Catherine Street in Plymouth's Royal Parade is one of the city's best venues for drinks, dining, events and entertainment. It also offers a range of organic coffees, premium spirits, beers, wines, champagne and plentiful food options from lunch right the way through to evening meals.

What's more, it boasts its own Function Lounge for private hire with event buffets and caters to any dietary requirement needed.

Each afternoon tea comes with scones, jam, cream, a selection of cakes and four finger sandwiches. 

Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

  • Address: Boringdon Hill, Colebrook, Plymouth, PL7 4DP
  • Phone: 01752 344455


This five-star hotel boasts its own private events spaces, two restaurants, fire-lit lounges, enchanting nooks, manicured grounds and even a purpose-built spa.

It's the perfect quintessentially British location for a spot of afternoon tea, too - and boy, does this one deliver.

In addition to regular dining options, including Sunday lunch and meals, Boringdon's afternoon tea selection is served between 12 noon and 4pm and comes in a variety of forms; traditional, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Laurent-Perrier Rose Champagne and vegan and gluten free options, too. 

Daisy's Tea Rooms and Coffee Shop

  • Address: 6 Harbour Avenue, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0BJ
  • Phone: 01752 257933


Daisy's Tea Rooms is run by Carl and Jackie and named after their "fur baby" Daisy.

Home to freshly baked scones and cakes (all made in house) as well as sandwiches, paninis, Ploughman's, pasties and sausage rolls, jacket potatoes and salads, it is a go-to for lunch or even just a cup of coffee.

Ordinary afternoon teas cost just £10 per person and come with a home made plain or fruit scone, a choice of sandwiches or paninis and a slice of cake - as well as jam, cream and either a pot of tea or choice of coffee. 

Marco Pierre White

  • Address: Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ
  • Phone: 01752 639937


Though notably a steakhouse with views stretching out across Plymouth, Marco Pierre White also boasts a luxurious afternoon tea, served with an array of sandwiches, freshly baked sultana scones, clotted cream, sweet treats selection and specially selected TeaPigs tea and Musetti coffee.

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