5 Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Harrogate

Afternoon Tea Harrogate – Harrogate has many places that offer wonderful afternoon tea.  It’s a lovely, decadent way to spend an afternoon eating crisply cut finger sandwiches and delicate mini cakes.  Throw in a glass of Champagne and what’s not to love? 

If you are looking for the best afternoon tea in Harrogate have a look at the following places:


Bettys Café Tea Rooms

1 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

Betty’s Tea Rooms are world famous, as are their unrivalled afternoon tea packages. You can choose from a variety of different versions of afternoon tea but one thing you can be sure of is that you will have an unforgettable experience at Betty’s. 

“A long time has passed since the first Bettys opened in 1919, but in many ways Bettys is just the same. We still think that the traditional ways are the best, that a beautiful setting is good for the soul, and that life can be improved with simple pleasures. Our purpose is to create treasured memories – we hope we can make one for you.”

We have reviewed Betty’s Afternoon Tea in York.


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Harrogate Tea Rooms 

9, Westminster Arcade, Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2RN

Harrogate Tea Rooms first started serving delicious afternoon teas back in 2021.

“At our beautiful family run Victorian arcade tea room, where all our food is prepared freshly to order. Choose from our vast range of teas and coffees, or if you are wanting a bite to eat then we offer tasty breakfasts, luscious lunches and of course our delicious homebaked scones, cakes and sweet treats. We offer and friendly service where all our food is prepared freshly to order. Our delicious scones and cakes are home-baked and offer traditional deliciousness.”


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The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie

 7-9 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU

The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion with a super special afternoon tea.

“The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of this vibrant spa town. From modern British cuisine to brasserie-inspired classics and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love.

Close to the stunning Valley Gardens, Harrogate Theatre and the Victoria Shopping Centre, the restaurant is perfectly placed for pre-show dinner or post-shopping drinks. High ceilings and large windows give a wonderful feeling of space, while the Art-Deco detail, bronzed antiques and burnt orange banquettes bring a sense of informal luxury and vibrant pops of colour.

Whether you’re booking for breakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch, or afternoon tea with friends, you’ll find everything you need right here – a warm welcome, delicious food, incredible cocktails and friendly, knowledgeable service.”

We have reviewed The Ivy Afternoon Tea in York.

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Mama Doreen’s Emporium

9-11 Station Sq, Harrogate HG1 1TB

Mama Doreen’s Emporium is a cool and contemporary cafe, where you can enjoy an amazing spread at afternoon tea. 

“Join us at Mama Doreen’s Emporium for a fabulous Afternoon Tea treat. Enjoy a selection of tasty sandwiches, savoury treats and a selection of freshly baked cakes.”


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Clocktower Restaurant

Rudding Park, Harrogate HG3 1JH

At the Clocktower Restaurant afternoon tea is served from 3.30pm & 4pm Monday to Saturday and 4pm Sunday & Bank Holidays.

“Open seven days a week, our menus range from breakfast, all day dining from 12pm – 9pm, and the timeless classic that is afternoon tea (served in the adjoining Conservatory). Clocktower Brasserie is relaxed and informal by day and exudes glamour by night. The perfect place for a date, a special occasion or a business lunch. The new Brasserie menu features a range of classics, with sharing dishes and seasonal daily specials and the large south-facing terrace is the perfect spot for alfresco dining.”


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Also have a look at our post on the best afternoon tea in Yorkshire.




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