Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy afternoon tea in Huddersfield?
The quintessentially British dining concept of afternoon tea dates back to the Victorian era when Anna, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, introduced an additional daily meal to satisfy her hunger between lunch and dinner.
No longer a concept enjoyed by or accessible to only the wealthiest in society, afternoon tea is now served in hotels, restaurants and bars up and down the country. They vary quite dramatically in both price and composition. Some venues have stuck with tradition and serve three-tiered platters of delicate finger sandwiches and petit fours whilst others have added a contemporary twist. With afternoon teas varying so substantially, it can be difficult to know which would be best suited to your budget and your taste preferences.
The bustling market town in West Yorkshire is home to a wide and varied array of hospitality venues serving up their version of the classic afternoon tea. To help you decide where to enjoy your next late afternoon treat, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to get afternoon tea in Hudderfield…
Where To Get Afternoon Tea in Huddersfield
Lost Property Coffee House & Kitchen
15 Byram Street, Huddersfield HD1 1DR
Lost Property is a laidback independent eatery on Byram Street serving exceptionally good coffee, brilliant breakfast, an array of light lunches and some of the best afternoon teas in Huddersfield.
The afternoon teas at Lost Property must be booked in advance but they are so much more than finger sandwiches and scones! The Traditional Afternoon costs £21.95 per person when served with hot drinks but those who prefer a glass of fizz can upgrade to include a glass of prosecco for £26.95 per person or bottomless prosecco for £39.95 per person.
Lost Property’s take on the traditional afternoon tea includes the obligatory sandwiches, scones and sweet treats plus a number of more surprising additions. You also get a slice of quiche, a pork pie, Butternut Squash Veloute and a miniature potion of Fish and Chips. Amazing!
Those who would rather do without the cold sandwiches can order the slightly higher-priced Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea. Costing £24.50 (prosecco upgrades are also available), this one includes a hot barbecued pulled pork sandwich, a hot roast beef sandwich and a hog roll instead.
Byram Street, Huddersfield HD1 1BU
Also located on Byram Street, The Keys is an atmospheric restaurant housed in the crypt beneath Huddersfield Parish Church. It’s one of the most popular spots in Huddersfield for breakfast, brunch and lunch but it also serves up a rather scrumptious afternoon tea.
Served up on a rustic wooden board rather than delicate bone china platters, this afternoon tea in Huddersfield is a more contemporary and homely take on traditional afternoon tea but features all the usual components. For £19.95, you get an array of finger sandwiches, homemade quiche, a cup of homemade soup, a sultana scone, slab of homemade cake, mini fruit posset and an additional sweet surprise.
As everything is homemade, the flavours, fillings and bakes change regularly but expect beautiful homecooked treats served in a unique setting. Tea or coffee is included with this afternoon tea in Huddersfield but you can choose to add a glass of prosecco for an additional £3.75.
Manor House Lindley
1 Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3JB
Those seeking an afternoon tea in Huddersfield served in a more luxurious setting should consider Manor House Lindley. This magnificent Georgian mansion is home to a 5* hotel offering 11 individually styled luxury rooms, three bar areas and a duo of superb restaurants.
Afternoon tea at Manor House Lindley is served in The Clock Tower Lounge; a classically elegant and spacious dining area boasting numerous period features and the perfect ambience for a refined afternoon of indulgence.
Available Wednesday to Sunday between 12:30 and 4 pm, this afternoon tea in Huddersfield costs £27.50 and includes a G&T. As regards presentation, this one is about as traditional as they come with the obligatory finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours served on fine bone china. When it comes to composition, however, Manor House Lindley has also incorporated a number of creative and contemporary elements such as a Cumberland & Wild Sausage Roll and a Gruyere & Caramelised Onion Croissant. The desserts are equally as exciting with decadent treats such as Pistachio & White Chocolate Macaron and a Strawberry Jam Doughnut included in the tantalising array of miniature sweet treats.
Northern Tea House
36 King Street, Huddersfield HD1 2QT
This independent tea house provides a more contemporary setting for afternoon tea in Huddersfield. The popular daytime dining spot with its industrial chic interiors and gallery walls of vintage-style art is a firm favourite with students due to its close proximity to the university.
Kevin and Emma, who own and manage Northern Tea House, tried and tested countless afternoon teas across the UK prior to creating and offering their own. Their research certainly paid off as their afternoon tea is the subject of numerous glowing reviews.
Afternoon tea must be booked at least one day in advance and is served after 2:30 pm. Priced at just £17.95 per person, it includes a selection of sandwiches, an assortment of bite-size savoury pastries, a selection of miniature sweet treats and the obligatory scones with jam and cream. This one comes with a hot drink of your choice and any cold drinks just be ordered separately.
The Rusty Bull
Netherton Moor Road, Huddersfield HD4 7LE
You’ll find The Rusty Bull restaurant at the incredible Hinchcliffe’s Farm Shop. With an impressive 90-year heritage and a passion for the finest field-to-fork produce, both the farm shop and the restaurants are must-visits for foodies.
Once they’ve perused the endless array of top-quality produce that adorns the shelves of the family-run farm shop, visitors are tempted into this charming eatery for hearty home-cooked grub made using the finest seasonal produce.
As part of its daytime dining offering, The Rusty Bull also serves a brilliant afternoon tea. Costing £45 for two with coffee, £57 with prosecco or £64 with a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée, it’s served on a traditional tiered stand and features a stunning selection of sweet and savoury treats.
Begin with a selection of traditional sandwiches and the rather delicious-sounding Hinchcliffe’s Cured Beef & Horseradish Profiterole. Then, there are further savoury elements to be devoured including a Sundried Tomato & Cheddar Bon-Bon and a Coronation Chicken Cone.
To satisfy those sweet cravings, there’s a homemade scone with cream and jam, Carrot Cake Pops, Glazed Fruit Tart and more. Sensational!
As with all our articles of this nature, we’ll be adding to this list as and when we discover or are introduced to new businesses. To recommend your favourite afternoon tea in Huddersfield or request a copy of our Media Kit, please email email@example.com