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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, conversations flow freely and an extended family is made within the community. At the heart of it all, food and hospitality are key… Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday lunches alongside live music and dj nights, foodie events and […]

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Cacau – Brazilian Patisserie

Cacau is a family run Brazilian café in Redcar. They specialise in homemade cakes, biscuits, snacks and sandwiches. The products are prepared with love, care and high quality ingredients in the shop. They also cater for parties and events and offer a take-out option. Visit and have a little taste of Brazil in the Tees Valley.

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Cafe Etch

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

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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 restaurant, welcoming both residents and non-residents. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, looking to treat loved ones or want to host corporate guests for dinner, Chaloner’s Restaurant is the perfect setting. Here our award winning food is served in formal surroundings […]

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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 at a reasonable price. The Tea Room will also be selling art works and handcrafts too.

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Dr. inks Darlington

Dr. Inks is a beautifully restored townhouse with a twist, featuring a stunning hidden sun garden and offering the finest in sophisticated cocktails, craft gins & beer. That’s not all, over 3 floors with quirky features you will find the Snug, two bars and a stairs landing fit for a king and queen. Serving the […]

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Dressers Tea Room

Located just inside the iconic Dorman Museum on Linthorpe Road, Dresser’s Tea Room serves truly delicious food and is set within beautiful surrounds which pay homage to the world renowned Linthorpe Pottery founder, Christopher Dresser. Run by a very friendly mother and daughter duo, the tea room offers decdant cakes, freshly-baked afternoon tea and well-priced lunches.

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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 take you back in time, offering fantastic food and service. Three highly qualified chefs from reputable restaurants are highly skilled in traditional English and Italian home-cooked food and afternoon teas.

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Mrs C’s Patisserie

This pink and floral themed patisserie located in Hartlepool is sure to impress. They offer artisan hot drinks, hand made sweet treats, light bites for brunch and a belly busting build your own full English breakfast.  book now for a bottomless brunch or swing by to pick yourself a delectable cake or baked good.

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Robineau Cafe & Patisserie

Robineau Cafe & Patisserie is renowned for its delectable French patisserie and celebration cakes. The cafe also serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Divine patisserie, savouries & chocolates that will make your mouth water and tummy rumble are all made on site.

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Strickland and Holt Cafe

Strickland and Holt’s Cafe serves teas and coffees to go with delicious scones and cakes that are all baked in-house. Old favourites that people travel far and wide to find include the gorgeous granary Yarm Bread and the unique and best-selling Yarm Salad Dressing.

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Tea House Middlesbrough

The Tea House is delighted to welcome you to their independent Tea Room. A traditional yet unique tearoom with a variety of both classic and unusual teas, not forgetting various scrumptious cakes, scones and sandwiches. Offering World Teas, Health Teas and Fruit Teas, The Tea House is a mix of vintage chic and modern style interior […]

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Adjoining the newly renovated Stockton Globe theatre, The LINK celebrates the history and heritage of our famous neighbour while supporting a new generation of creatives. It’s a place to enjoy great food and drinks, relax with friends, and see some of the brightest emerging music and comedy talent from the North-East and further afield. With […]

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The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall

Experience Rockliffe Hall’s flagship 4AA Rosette Orangery restaurant. Celebrated Orangery chef Richard Allen has a passion for premium ingredients that look good, taste good and that are good for you – with some indulgence too! Each night Richard takes guests on a unique journey of textures, temperatures and tastes with his carefully crafted tasting menu experience, bespoke to […]

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Walworth Castle Restaurant

Where better to enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea than at a castle? Walworth Castle invites you to join them for a delicious treat, where you can indulge in tasty cakes, homemade scones and dainty sandwiches. They have designed the experience to be an occasion that can be enjoyed as a social event amongst […]

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Whinstone View Bistro and Lodges

A fine-dining Bistro and leading venue with separate spa and lodges. Whinstone View is the perfect getaway located just on the outskirts of Middlesbrough under Roseberry Topping. Nestled under a leafy canopy, the Bistro terrace is tranquillity at its best. Close to nature, you can sit back, relax and take in the breath-taking surroundings and enjoy […]

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