Wherever you come from there is something nice about having afternoon tea. It is something many people from around the world flock to the UK to have. Most visitors will have the chance to experience it in London but it can be found everywhere in the UK. Afternoon tea is growing in popularity and not just with one generation. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by so many places that it is almost hard to choose where to go. So here are the best places to have afternoon tea in Wakefield.
Afternoon Tea In Wakefield City Centre
I decided to break these up for people looking to spend time in the city centre of Wakefield during their afternoon tea visit. There is still so much to see in Wakefield for locals or newcomers, including the beautiful cathedral, shopping at Trinity Walk or visit the West Yorkshire Museum. Exploring the city centre and heading for afternoon tea in Wakefield is lovely day out and not too tiring.
Marmalade On The Square
Marmalade on the square is a cute shabby chic cafe literally on the corner of one of the old main highstreets of Wakefield. The cafe has been there a number of years and is a popular choice for a great place to have a hot drink and watch the world go by. The cafe is unique, quaint and has a lovely light and calming decor. Many regular visitors have stated that they haven’t been able to finish everything on the tier plates and have been able to take home the leftovers. They provide vegan and vegetarian options on their afternoon tea menu and normal lunch menu. Many of the visitors love the decor and the use of mismatched china for the serving dishes and cups.
Price Per Person – £12.50 Per Person for the Cheshire Cat afternoon tea, £14.00 for the Mad Hatters afternoon tea and £18.95 for the Queen of Hearts afternoon tea.
What’s Included – This includes a variety of sandwiches (4), 1 large scone with plenty of clotted cream and jam, 1 large piece of cake which you can choose yourself or the choice of a cupcake, crisps to accompany the sandwiches and unlimited tea. You can upgrade your drink to any drink available on the menu for an extra cost. The Mad Hatters afternoon tea needs 24 hours notice due to the table arrangement as they provide a full set up of tablecloths, napkins and set it out as a tea party. The Queen of Hearts afternoon tea includes the same as the previous with extras such as chocolates and Yorkshire tea loaf.
Book In Advance – Yes preferably especially on weekends. I think during the week would be more flexible and not require booking but always best to ring ahead. You can book by ringing or going into the shop.
Serving Time – 9.30 am – 4 pm.
The Conservatory is located on little Westgate next to a flower shop. The building itself is quite old and definitely a traditional looking cafe. The outer appearance is vintage, unique and old worldy and inside is quite similar. The interior may come across as a little dated to some but this may be a better option for the older audience to come for afternoon tea in Wakefield. The ground floor is the sandwich shop and on the upper level is the floor to sit in and relax. I will point out that this is not a place to go if you are looking for wheelchair friendly as the building does not have a life. They also provide a cream tea which includes a scone, whipped cream and jam as well as a pot of tea.
Price Per Person – Standard afternoon tea is £7.99, premium afternoon tea is £8.99 and luxury afternoon tea is £9.99.
What’s Included – The standard afternoon tea gives you a choice of sandwiches from 4 options on the menu. Not sure if this means you get 4 flavours or just one sandwich choice, along with cream scone, mini pastries and Yorkshire tea. The premium afternoon tea includes the same but the selection of sandwiches are from 8 choices along with a choice of Yorkshire tea, English tea or earl grey. The luxury afternoon tea includes the same as the previous but the sandwich choice is from 11 varieties and choice of any tea. The choices of sandwiches are listed from 1 to 11 on the menu, so you can choose from 1-4 for the standard, 1-8 for the premium and 1-11 for the luxury.
Book In Advance – No, though the premises is small so ring ahead on weekends. They don’t have a website but have a facebook page if you need to contact them.
Serving Time – 9 am – 3.30 pm
Mocca Moocho is located a 2-minute walk from Marmalade On The Square and next to a sewing shop. The cafe is decorated a little richer in colours with a dark exterior and more lavish interior. The cafe also serves a vegetarian afternoon tea for those who require it. Many reviews stated that you get lots of food for your money and many have been able to take home the leftovers.
Price Per Person – Prices vary depending on what you have, standard afternoon tea is £9.95, with unlimited tea or coffee the price is 10.95. You can upgrade your afternoon tea again to include a glass of prosecco which would cost £12.95 or to have your own mini bottle of prosecco would be £14.95.
What’s Included – A selection of sandwiches, I believe 4 flavours, one scone with clotted cream and jam and a selection of small cakes.
Book In Advance – No, I would ring ahead especially if you are a large group or visiting on the weekend. The cafe doesn’t have a website but has a Facebook page if you need to contact them or need any further details.
Serving Time – Daily, no specific time is stated.
Deli Central is located on the bullring next to Grind. The cafe is small but great in terms of quality food and service. Deli Central has some great reviews from customers enjoying a variety of meals and always commenting on the great service. The cafe does offer up vegan and vegetarian options for customers along with gluten-free foods.
Price Per Person – £10.95 Per Person, an additional charge of £4.95 for a glass of prosecco.
What’s Included – Awaiting confirmation as there is no menu online.
Serving Time – Daily, no time specified. Cafe closes at 4 pm.
Mr & Mrs C’s
Directly next door to Marmalade On The Square, Mr & Mrs C’s is a recent addition to the cafe scene over the past few years. The cafe is very light, bright and modern with a vintage twist in the decor. The tables are all made from pallets and painted in a chalky style. The whole atmosphere gives you a sense of luxury dining in a relaxing setting. The food and drinks are extremely well presented on boards and jars for drinks.
Price Per Person – £10.00 per person, upgrade to afternoon tea with prosecco for £14.50 per person.
What’s Included – A selection of sandwiches, crisps, clotted cream scone, a slice of cake (your choice) and a pot of tea or Americano coffee.
Book In Advance – Not always, I think the cafe gets quite busy on Fridays and weekends, so you may want to book to save disappointment. The cafe does not have a website but has a Facebook page with opening times, events and contact details.
Serving Time – Available after 1.30 pm
Afternoon Tea in Wakefield Area
The following places for afternoon tea in Wakefield are further out of the city centre and most of the time require a car to get there. There are still ways of getting to some of the places by public transport, see each one individually for more information.
Cedar Court Hotel
Cedar Court Hotel is a popular place for visitors to come and stay in the Wakefield area, along with those it is host to many events such as weddings, craft fairs and tribute nights. There are 3 places you can enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel, the bar, the restaurant and a new addition is the outdoor seating area.
Price Per Person – £11.00 Per Person, it doesn’t specify any extra price for adding as a glass of Champagne.
What’s Included – 4 different flavour sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream and jam, a variety of cakes and Yorkshire Tea.
Book In Advance – Yes.
Serving Time – Afternoon Tea is served daily, no specific times are stated. Ring ahead to make sure no booking is required, I would book if you are wanting to visit on a weekend or if you have a large party.
Blacker Hall Farm
Blacker Hall Farm is a large farm shop on the route from Wakefield centre to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The farm shop offers up unique gifts, fresh food, an in house butcher and baker as well as a cafe. The cafe is one of the biggest attractions and easily gets busy on a weekend, especially for breakfast. There is a wide selection of different afternoon tea sets at Blacker Hall Farm, these include the usual afternoon tea, vegetarian afternoon tea, gluten-free afternoon tea, cream tea and high tea. Each of the afternoon tea sets can be upgraded to include a 125ml glass of Prosecco. Blacker Hall Farm is a great place for afternoon tea in Wakefield as there is lovely shops to look in afterwards.
Price Per Person – Afternoon Tea is £12.95, Vegetarian Afternoon Tea is £12.95, Gluten-free Afternoon Tea is £12.95, High Tea is £13.95 and Cream Tea is £5.00
What’s Included – The afternoon tea sets include 4 different filled sandwiches, a freshly baked scone with clotted cream and fruit jam, Yorkshire tea loaf with Yorkshire honey and Wensleydale cheese, chocolate orange and hazelnut gateau, raspberry and gin cheesecake, salted caramel treacle tart and bottomless Taylors of Harrogate tea or coffee or your choice.
The high tea includes a sausage roll slice, pork pie slice, quiche of the day, Abbot’s gold cheddar and caramelised onions, freshly baked bread, pickled onions, red cabbage and carrot slaw and fruity autumn chutney. This also comes with the same desserts as afternoon tea.
Finally, the Yorkshire cream tea includes a freshly baked scone in a variety of flavours available (cherry, date, fruit, plain, gluten-free), served with Fruity Kitchen Yorkshire jam and clotted cream.
Book In Advance – Preferably book in advance due to the popularity of the venue and it can get very busy. The website has all the details for the cafe, shop and products they have available.
Serving Time – Served from 11.30 every day.
Lakeside Cafe Newmillerdam
We recently ate at Lakeside Cafe after a walk around Newmillerdam. The cafe is located on the edge of the parking on one side of the lake. It is a small building set back from the parking area but still offers up lovely views. The parking is not free so remember to bring change for the parking meter. This is definitely a lovely place for afternoon tea in Wakefield. The view of the water and countryside make the experience so much nicer.
Price Per Person – £14.95 Per Person, upgrade to a glass of prosecco accompaniment is £16.95 or for a signature cocktail is £17.95.
What’s Included – No menu has afternoon tea written on it and there is no menu online. Not sure on what is included in terms of food.
Book In Advance – Yes, there is a £5.00 deposit to pay to keep the table and so initial prep can be done for the food. The website has all the contact details and a full menu to browse before going.
Serving Time – The cafe is open from 9 am – 3 pm, though bookings after 2 pm would not be accepted.
Waterton Park Hotel
Waterton Park Hotel is definitely one of the more fancy places to have afternoon tea in Wakefield. The afternoon tea is served in the Bridgewalk restaurant which overlooks the 26-acre lake. They do have a limit on how many people can attend in one go, the largest party size they cater for is 8 people. Waterton Park has some stunning scenery and would make for a lovely day out.
Price Per Person – £19.95 for the traditional afternoon tea, you can upgrade to having a glass of chilled prosecco with your afternoon tea which costs £24.95 for everything.
What’s Included – A selection of sandwiches, homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, a variety of cakes with coffee or speciality teas.
Book In Advance – Yes, booking in advance is required so the staff can have a table ready. Call 01924 257911 to book or visit the website for more details.
Serving Time – From 3 pm daily.
Moo Cafe at Farmer Copleys
Having eaten at Moo Cafe before and loving the food it is no surprise that they have recently launched an afternoon tea. The cafe often has different seasonal foods of what has been grown year round. Farmer Copleys is a great place to visit with children as they often have events on in the holidays. The cafe itself is in a large wooden barn and is lovely and bright, a great place to spend the afternoon.
Price Per Person – £14.99 Per Person or £25.00 for 2 people.
What’s Included – As the afternoon tea is a new addition to the menu, I have inquired and waiting for more information.
Book In Advance – Yes, as the service is new I would advise booking in advance. Especially for weekends as that is the busiest time. The website has all the information and contact details to make a booking.
Serving Time – Served between 3 pm and 5 pm.
Below is a map of all the places listed above, this will show you where in Wakefield they are. It will also help if you are using public transport or staying in a certain area.
That is my list of the best places to have afternoon tea in Wakefield. If you know of anywhere that serves afternoon tea that I have missed please let me know and I can add it on. If you have been to any of the places and have any suggestions on what to get leave a comment below. Also if you are looking for more places to eat in Wakefield check out our post here.