Afternoon Tea

8 of Cambridge's loveliest places for Afternoon Tea

Are you looking for posh Afternoon Tea, something quirky or one with the best views of Cambridge? There is something for everyone.

Travel back to the golden age of luxury rail travel sipping tea and tucking into finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones is one of Cambridge’s unique Afternoon Tea experiences. But, if you prefer your tea with cocktails, great views and gooey chocolate cake, then look no further. Enjoy!


The swanky Parker’s Tavern at one of the landmarks in Cambridge is a quirky combination of a bustling coaching inn with cultured refinement. Look forward to an inventive cocktail menu as well as the usual nightcap classics. Each drink has a story and each with a twist and Cambridge link.


Set in the heart of Cambridge opposite the famous Parkers Piece, the Gonville Hotel is one of the top hotels in Cambridge. The Gonville’s popular Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the bar, restaurant or terrace, but our favourite spot here is their secluded garden. (from end of June 2021)


The rooftop terrace of Six is one of the famous Cambridge landmarks boasting one of the best views of the Cambridge colleges. You can look forward to a fine selection of sandwiches, patisserie and scones and knock out cocktails or a glass of bubbly to accompany your afternoon tea. 


One of the oldest bakeries in Cambridge offers a wide range of homemade cakes and Traditional English Afternoon Tea to take out or to enjoy at one of their cafes. They all feature the bread and cakes that Fitzbillies make by hand every day in our artisan bakery in Cambridge.

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Travel back to the golden age of luxury rail travel and indulge in a delicious range of handmade Afternoon Teas at Carriages of Cambridge. This unique setting is perfect for catching up with friends and family, celebrating special occasions or hosting a private party or business event.

On a Punt

Do something different! Book a luxury punting experience and elevate your punting trip with an order from The River Bar, a luxury online bar that provides local and British wine, beer, gin, cheese and Afternoon Tea!  Sit back and relax, enjoy the food and the breathtaking views. 

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This family-run business is very popular with the local foodie community. Bridges’ team is passionate about serving the best quality home-cooked food. Highly recommended for their  delicious cakes and pastries. The perfect place for your Afternoon Tea. 

In an Orchard

There can’t be a better setting for a quintessential Afternoon Tea in Cambridge than at the Orchard in Grantchester, a favourite meeting place for Cambridge Alumni since 1897. Imagine sipping a cup of tea, enjoying cakes and sandwiches in this peaceful and pretty setting.

our tip – stay longer 

there is so much to see and to that staying only one day doesn’t feel long enough


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