Best Afternoon Tea in Leeds

Considering an Afternoon Tea in Leeds but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best afternoon tea Leeds can provide, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best Afternoon Teas Leeds Has To Offer

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Left Bank

Left Bank Leeds

Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ

The former church and now community area, Left Bank Leeds offers an afternoon tea with heart.

You can enjoy your cuppa and slice of cake under magnificent gothic-style arches and admire the handiwork of the great Victorian architect, Temple Moore, who designed the space. It’s now Grade II listed but has been updated to the 21st century.

 It’s free, but donations are welcome

Held on the second Wednesday of each month from 2-3.30pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Weetwood Hall

Weetwood Hall

Otley Road, Leeds,  LS16 5PS

Relax and unwind to a mouth-watering afternoon tea in the elegant yet informal surrounds of the Restaurant at Weetwood – the perfect setting for an afternoon of tasty treats!

Devour scrumptious savouries and delicate finger sandwiches with freshly baked vanilla scones and sweet desserts. Enjoy with unlimited amounts of your favourite tea or coffee.

Served Monday to Sunday, 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Crafthouse


Level 5 Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW.

Located atop Trinity shopping centre, Crafthouse is a sleek restaurant and their afternoon tea for two is no exception.

Enjoy a selection of savoury and sweet delights and of course not forgetting the free-flowing Prosecco!

Available Thursday – Sunday 1-3pm.

The Queens Hotel

City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ

An impressively grand building dating back to 1937, The Queens has all the wow of Art Deco style elegance and an unwavering commitment to first rate service and standards with a private entrance from Leeds Train Station.

Crustless finger sandwiches stuffed with smoked salmon and cream cheese, warm currant scones topped with clotted cream and jam, plus as much tea or coffee as you can drink. For younger guests, the kids afternoon tea comes with added marshmallows and dipping sauces.

Served  between 2-5pm daily.

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Oulton Hall

Oulton Hall

Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN

Enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches and scones served with the iconic clotted cream and jam.

Their vegan Afternoon Tea menu is full of plant-based recipes including sandwiches, scones, cakes and drinks. For an extra special treat, why not indulge in a Hendricks gin & tonic or a glass of bubbly

Served daily in the Drawing Room from 2.00pm-6.00pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Harewood House

Harewood House

Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG

Harewood House, owned by the Earl and Countess of Harewood, is a Georgian behemoth surrounded by over 100 acres of gardens.

Afternoon tea takes place in the Terrace Cafe, enjoy mini salmon and cheese bites, homemade quiches, finger sandwiches, Pimms jelly, macaroons and lots of sweet treats.

Price includes full access to the grounds, house and Bird Garden.

Open March-November only.

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Radisson Blu Leeds

Radisson Blu

The Light, 13 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL.

You’ll find this smart and sophisticated afternoon tea at Radisson Blu, set inside the hotel’s Firelake Restaurant, guests will find industrial-style furniture with plenty of dark woods, heavy leathers and stylish lighting to give a soft glow to your dining.

Your afternoon tea has a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries arriving on a multi-level wooden stand with different compartments for each treat. Keep it traditional with pots of tea or upgrade to a champagne afternoon tea if you’re in need of a real treat.

Served daily 1-4.00pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - The Garden Room

The Garden Room at Roundhay Park

Mansion Lane, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2HH.

Unrivalled views of the park, coupled with quality food and service means that your visit for Afternoon Tea in The Garden Room will be one to remember.

Complete with dainty finger sandwiches, a selection of savoury items, traditional scone and mini cakes, it’s everything you’d hope for from an Afternoon Tea. Add a glass of Prosecco each for an extra treat.

Visit website for prices and opening times

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Just Grand! Vintage Tea Rooms

Just Grand! Vintage Tea Rooms

Ground Floor, 8-9 Grand Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6PG.

Just Grand is a retro tearoom, where you can swap pastries for pork pies, replace cakes with crisps and go for of a bottle of local ale. This is their gentleman’s afternoon tea option.

Their main afternoon tea comes with homemade scones freshly baked on the premises, fruit cake accompanied by generous chunks of Wensleydale cheese and a grand selection of loose leaf teas.

Please visit website for opening times and prices.

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Browns Brasserie

Browns Brasserie

Unit H28 The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ.

The building was originally the banking hall of the Leeds Permanent Building Society, and the high ceilings and beautiful wood panelling make it a sophisticated setting.

Mini brioche rolls and crostini come packed with fillings like Devon crab, chicken and avocado, and the obligatory free range egg and cress. Sweet include home-baked buttermilk scones and a  mini desserts including macarons.

Served daily 2-6.00pm; Saturday 3-5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Malmaison Leeds


1 Swinegate, Leeds,  LS1 4AG.

There’s an American vibe going on at Malmaison’s afternoon tea in Leeds. Tea and scones feature, but there are also sliders, bagels and a double chocolate cupcake and a seasonal fruit shake.

Portions are generous and it’s all lovingly presented inside the hotel’s modern Chez Mal Brasserie.

See website for opening times and prices.

Afternoon Tea Leeds - The Tetley

The Tetley

Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ.

The former Tetley brewery in central Leeds has been transformed into a contemporary arts centre and they serve up a wonderful afternoon tea. 

You’ll enjoy savoury sandwiches followed by a selection of sweet treats including cakes, macarons and a beer fruit scone with jam and cream. All served on a rustic wooden board.

See website for opening times and prices

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Sky Lounge Leeds

Doubletree – Sky Lounge

Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR

Afternoon tea in the Doubletree’s 13th floor bar, Sky Lounge, comes with a view.

The rooftop setting is a marvellous place to enjoy delicacies like slow cooked salt beef on granary bread and apple crumble tartlet, while admiring the panoramic views across the River Aire and beyond.

Served 12 noon – 5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Dulcie Butterfly

Dulcie Butterfly

148 Boston Spa High Street, Boston Spa, Leeds, LS23 6BW

The quaint Dulcie Butterfly’s vintage tea room in Boston Spa are offering home baked afternoon teas

Collection from Allerton Bywater or delivery available for an extra small charge.

Pre-orders are also being taken for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day

 Visit them on Facebook for further details

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Lost & Found

The Lost and Found

3 Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL & 12 Greek Street, Leeds,  LS1 5PT

Lost and Found in Leeds city centre opened in 2016 and now have a second venue  on Albion Street in the Grade II listed building that formerly housed The Leeds Club.

Both Leeds venues serve afternoon tea with a pleasant mix of traditional  and unconventional treats. The decor is impressive and still retains the grand feeling of a Victorian gentleman’s club.

See website for opening times

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Hotel

79 Gelderd Road, Gildersome, Leeds,  LS27 7LY

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, Woodlands Hotel has a grand exterior, immaculate gardens and lavish interiors.

Afternoon tea for two can be enjoyed out on the terrace overlooking the gardens in the summer, or tucked up in front of the roaring dining room fire.

There are all of the traditional sandwiches, scones and cakes on offer to enjoy in a magnificent setting.

Please see website for prices and opening times

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Issho


Victoria Gate, Leeds, LS2 7AU

Issho is a high-end Japanese restaurant providing an Asian twist on afternoon tea. Enjoy it on the terrace, or inside the restaurant.

As well as a huge range of teas enjoy edamame beans, sushi balls, sliced sea bass and miso-braised lamb shoulder pancakes, and a whole range of tasty desserts – as well as bottomless Prosecco.

Friday-Saturday from 12pm – 2.45pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Dakota


8 Russell Street, Leeds, LS1 5RN

Nestled within one of the most luxurious hotels in Leeds is a stunning looking bar where you can enjoy an afternoon tea.

The menu changes regularly allow buttery, homemade scones to melt in your mouth, before savouring delicate finger sandwiches and artistically-designed patisseries, accompanied by your choice of tea.

Served daily 12 noon – 5.00pm

Afternoon Tea Leeds - Livin Italy

LIVIN’ Italy

Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4BR

Leeds foodie favourite LIVIN’ Italy brings a taste of the Med with their Italian afternoon tea.

From delicious mini pizza, slow-cooked short beef sliders, Italian chocolate cube cake, tiramisu and so much more. All complemented with your choice of Prosecco or Aperol Spritz cocktails.

See website for opening times

Afternoon Tea Leeds - the Ivy

The Ivy

Victoria Quarter, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6BB

One of the most popular spots for large groups due to its spacious and open décor and The Ivy is a great spot for afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea consists of three savoury sandwiches, followed by celebration cakes, with plenty of tea or coffee to complement. But, be sure to save some room for a scrumptious scone with all the trimmings.

See website for opening times.

Afternoon tea Leeds - Cosmopolitan Hotel

Cosmopolitan Hotel

Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 4AE

For all you chocoholics out there, The Cosmopolitan Hotel’s afternoon tea might be just what you’re looking for.

Served alongside a choice of five cocktails, the afternoon tea begins with finger sandwiches and mini wraps. Followed by a chocolate chip scone, chocolate fondants, chocolate brownies and more.

See website for prices

Served 12 noon – 2.00pm daily.

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