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Afternoon Tea for Two with Optional Bubbly at The Leven (Up to 54% Off)
The Leven
27 High Street, Stokesley 26.3 km
4.7
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7 Ratings
£39.90 from£19.00
52% discount_off
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Afternoon Tea with Prosecco for Two or Four at Pleased To Meet You (Up to 47% Off)
Pleased To Meet You
45 High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne 13.6 km
5.0
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2 Ratings
£60.00 from£35.00
41% discount_off
For two: afternoon tea with bottle of Prosecco; must be 18 or older with valid ID for alcohol; valid 7 days a week
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant
Park Head Country Hotel and Restaurant
New Coundon, Bishop Auckland 8.2 km
4.3
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21 Ratings
£29.90 from£19.00
36% discount_off
For two: traditional aftenoon tea
Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco Each for Two at Let There Be Crumbs
Let There Be Crumbs
Roker Terrace, Sunderland 13.2 km
4.5
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4 Ratings
£24.95 from£19.95
20% discount_off
For two: afternoon tea
Classic Afternoon Tea with a Glass of Prosecco for Two or Four at Caledonian Hotel
Caledonian Hotel - Non-Accommodation
Osborne Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne 14.8 km
4.3
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69 Ratings
£43.40 from£19.95
54% discount_off
For two: classic afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco each
Traditional Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Maldron Hotel
Maldron Hotel
17 Newgate Street, Newcastle 13.6 km
4.3
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70 Ratings
£49.90 from£23.50
52% discount_off
For two: traditional sparkling afternoon tea
Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Wilton Golf Club
Wilton Golf Club - restaurant
Wilton Castle, Wilton 23.9 km
4.5
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58 Ratings
from £15.50
Afternoon tea for two
Choice of Traditional or Chocolate Afternoon Tea for Two at Delicious Decadence
Delicious Decadence
2 Newlands Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne 15.5 km
4.5
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94 Ratings
from £13.95
Traditional afternoon tea for two
Takeaway Afternoon Tea for Two from The Leven (37% Off)
The Leven
27 High Street, Stokesley 26.3 km
4.7
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7 Ratings
£39.90 £25.00
37% discount_off
Takeaway afternoon tea for two; valid Monday-Saturday
Festive Afternoon Tea for Two from The Incredible Bakery Company, Delivered (35% Off)
The Incredible Bakery Company
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£30.00 £19.50
35% discount_off
Festive Afternoon Tea for Two
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Afternoon Tea for Two with Optional Prosecco at Milk and Sugar
Milk and Sugar
28 North Road, Newcastle 12.7 km
3.9
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13 Ratings
from £12.95
Afternoon tea for two

Cafes in Durham: things to know before you go

Whether you’re looking for a latte or a late lunch, we’ve got you covered with answers to the most common questions around cafes in Durham.

Where is the best cafe for Afternoon Tea in Durham?

Afternoon tea adds an air of sophistication to any day, no matter who you choose to spend it with. Durham is steeped in historic tradition and has a variety of quality restaurants and cafes offering tasty afternoon tea in the city centre, so sit back and enjoy a selection of scrumptious sandwiches and cakes while setting the world to rights with your friends.

With far reaching views across the River Wear, Radisson Blu serves afternoon tea with a mix of sweet and savoury treats, and an optional glass of fizz to perk up your afternoon.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill offers its own dramatic views of the city’s beautiful Romanesque Cathedral. This elegant afternoon tea combines Victorian facade, cosy booths and mezzanine floors all within a boutique hotel.

If you prefer the surroundings of picturesque countryside, Honest Lawyer is nestled on the banks of the River Wear and gives fantastic views over Durham’s rural location.

Pair your afternoon tea with something even more relaxing and enjoy a truly luxurious day out with a trip to a local beauty spa – Durham’s got a great selection of soothing spots to unwind.

Which are the best cafes in Durham?

Catch up over a coffee or relax after a day taking in Durham’s delightful scenery with a much-needed snack in one of the city’s many cafes. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Durham’s dozens of dining rooms will see you right. Here’s our pick of the best.

The Tealicious Tearoom serves more than two dozen blends of the nation’s favourite hot beverage – from elegant Earl Grey to fun fruity infusions. You’ll find it near Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, perfect for a morning’s sightseeing and an afternoon catching up with friends.

Brambles Coffee Shop is nestled within a garden centre, breathing a calming atmosphere into proceedings, while The Little Coffee House serves a host of home baked cakes.

Whether you’re on a family day out or catching up with friends, Durham’s got a little rest stop perfect for you.

What is the most popular hot beverage?

The UK has always been known as the tea drinking capital of the world and this may still be the case at home, but in its cafes, coffee is quickly taking the lead. With cafes around every corner in Durham, it’s never been easier to pick up a hot drink, ready to face the day, whether you’re enjoying a day of sightseeing or getting ready to hit the lecture hall.

In a 2018 survey, the drinks most purchased from cafes and coffee shops were as follows:

  1. Latte
  2. Tea
  3. Americano
  4. Flat White
  5. Cappuccino
  6. Filter Coffee

What are the main different types of coffee I can order in a cafe?

Even with a whole variety of cafes to choose from in Durham city centre, it’s easy to fall into the same routine, especially if you’re only after a caffeine fix before work. If you fancy shaking things up a little, here’s what’s on offer.

  • Macchiato - espresso with a dollop of steamed milk and foam.
  • Americano - espresso with added hot water.
  • Latte - espresso with a lot of steamed milk and foam.
  • Cappuccino - espresso with a bit of steamed milk, foam and chocolate sprinkles.
  • Flat white - same as cappuccino, minus the foam and chocolate.
  • Mocha - espresso with added chocolate powder, steamed milk and foam.