Indulging in a spot of afternoon tea is a tradition which can be traced back to the early 1800’s when the Duchess of Bedford decided that a small light snack of sandwiches, cakes and of course English tea, was necessary to keep hunger pangs at bay.

Today, the treat of taking afternoon tea has risen dramatically and a wide number of restaurants and cafes across the Tees Valley serve their very own scrumptious sweet and savoury versions of the popular light lunch.

As the seasons change many places offer themed afternoon teas, so you can enjoy a beautiful Spring inspired option or a festive Christmas treat.

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12 Harland Place

12 Harland Place was born out of an idea – to create a space where everyone is welcome, ...

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Cacau – Brazilian Patisserie

Cacau is a family run Brazilian café in Redcar. They specialise in homemade cakes, biscuits, ...

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Cafe Etch

Cafe Etch is an independent coffee shop located in Middlesbrough serving a selection of delicious ...

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Chaloner’s Restaurant, Gisborough Hall

Chaloner’s Restaurant, named after Lord Gisborough’s family, is a 2 AA rosette fine dining ...

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Daisy-Mae’s Vintage Tea Room

Daisy-Mae’s Vintage Tea Room is a chic English vintage tea room, enjoy an elegant experience ...

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Dr. inks Darlington

Dr. Inks is a beautifully restored townhouse with a twist, featuring a stunning hidden sun garden ...

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Dressers Tea Room

Located just inside the iconic Dorman Museum on Linthorpe Road, Dresser’s Tea Room serves ...

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Glady’s Vintage Tearoom

Gladys is a vintage tea room themed on the 1940s with authentic fixtures and fittings to really ...

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Linthorpe Tea Room

This quaint tea room nestled in Linthorpe, just a stones throw away from Middlesbrough town centre ...

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Mrs C’s Patisserie

This pink and floral themed patisserie located in Hartlepool is sure to impress. They offer artisan ...

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Robineau Cafe & Patisserie

Robineau Cafe & Patisserie is renowned for its delectable French patisserie and celebration ...

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Strickland and Holt Cafe

Strickland and Holt’s Cafe serves teas and coffees to go with delicious scones and cakes ...

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