Afternoon tea has truly taken the entire country by storm over recent years and is no longer confined to the plush hotels of London. The North East has seen a recent explosion of afternoon tea venues pop up and this will only increase in time as interest in afternoon tea grows even further. Head to the vibrant city of Newcastle and enjoy afternoon tea overlooking the famous River Tyne or hop on over to County Durham and visit the historical city of Durham with its magnificent Cathedral, the perfect backdrop for the traditional pastime that is afternoon tea. The North East is a superb place to visit, whether you head to one of its exciting cities to take in the landmarks and enjoy the shopping or prefer to soak up the beautiful countryside and coastlines of the area.
2-8 Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne from £19.95 per person
Afternoon tea in Newcastle at one of the city's most exciting boutique destinations. Take tea in the Grainger Lounge or Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant.
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
Bottle Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne from £17.00 per person
Afternoon tea in Windows on the Tyne Restaurant at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead with a variety of afternoon tea menus on offer, including gluten free and healthy options.
Browns Brasserie & Bar
51 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne from £15.95 per person
Browns is right in the centre of the oldest part of the city - the perfect place to watch the world go by as you sit back and enjoy afternoon tea.
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne from £19.95 per person
Nautical but nice, Malmaison Newcastle is right on the banks of the Tyne, overlooking the gorgeous Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Slaley Hall, Hexham from £19.50 per person
Explore the stunning grounds of Slaley Hall and take afternoon tea in the Dukes Restaurant. This Q Hotel is set inside over 1,000 acres of Northumberland countryside and is one of the north east's best places to take tea.
Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester le Street from £15.95 per person
Taking afternoon tea in a castle has to be on our to-do-list. Lumley Castle Hotel draws you in from the moment you see the grand exterior of this 600 year old building.
Durham Marriott Hotel
Old Elvet, Durham from £19.95 per person
Situated on the banks of the River Wear, the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County offers sensational views of England's famous Durham Castle and Cathedral.
Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Hawthorn Square, Newcastle upon Tyne from £19.95 per person
Only a 5 minute walk from the city centre, the Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter is a stylish, modern hotel with a wonderful brasserie serving the best of Northern cuisine.
Royal Station Hotel
Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne from £13.95 per person
Afternoon tea in the Empire Restaurant at the Royal Station Hotel. The hotel dates back to 1850 and is a Grade 1 and 2 listed building.
Places to take Afternoon Tea in North East
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