5 Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Leeds

Afternoon Tea Leeds – Leeds 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 Leeds, have a look at the following places:


Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom 

8-9 Grand Arcade, New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6PG

You can really experience authentic traditionally British afternoon Tea at Just Grand!

“Welcome to Just Grand! – There are a few things that are quintessentially British, traditional tea drinking, home baking, good old fashioned service, a warm welcome and family ideals are among them.

Giving you a little touch of nostalgia, we are located in the middle of a beautiful Victorian Arcade, Leeds City Centre.  The Grand Arcade was built in 1897 and has three separate glass door entrances.  Access is a few steps up from the Grand Theatre and for a truly unique vintage experience we accompany vintage crockery and cutlery with the most scrumptious baked goods you have ever tasted! 

Luxury ingredients are all brought together to provide the best speciality loose leaf tea (25+ flavours), trusted Yorkshire tea, fresh baked cakes, specialty scones and unique afternoon tea every day! We cater for most dietary requirements, including vegan, gluten/dairy free and halal.”


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The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds

Vicar Ln, Leeds LS1 6BA

The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds serves a whole range of culinary delights!

“The Ivy Victoria Quarter brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of Leeds. From modern British classics to Asian-inspired cuisine and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love, seven days a week. A luxurious haven for visitors, shoppers and locals alike, the restaurant is set in the Victoria Arcade and within easy reach of the City Museum and local theatres, making it the ideal venue for pre-theatre dining or post-shopping drinks.”


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The Soap Factory 

4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR

The Soap Factory is a trendy cocktail bar and restaurant that serves delectable and super popular Afternoon Teas!

“The Soap Factory’ is a design-led eatery and cocktail bar located centrally on Whitehall Quay, Leeds. Open from 8am until 11:30pm daily, it’s a great place to drop in and have a coffee or lunch with colleagues, or somewhere to sip tantalising cocktails with friends on a Saturday night. With clean lines, luxurious leather couches and wooden floors, the interior has been designed as a chic, minimalist and open environment.

Stylish oversized soap bubbles can be seen against the stone coloured concrete walls. The large glass panels make way for an abundance of natural light in the daytime, whilst in the evening the glowing fire offers a warm and inviting ambience. Sure to be a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the city alike, the heart and soul of The Soap Factory takes inspiration from legendary local entrepreneur Joseph Watson of Watson & Sons and his Whitehall Soap Works.

Located at 9 Whitehall Road, just a stone’s throw from Whitehall Quay, ‘Soapy Joe’s’ functioned as one of the largest soap manufacturers in England. Everything about the venue — from its interior design to its mouth-watering menu — takes inspiration from the original Soap works’ rich history.”


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Sky Lounge 

Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4BR

The Afternoon Tea on offer at the swanky Sky Lounge in Leeds is a modern take on the traditional!

“It’s a modern twist on a timeless classic! Our selection of decadent treats gives this tradition a modern twist with a boozy finish. Indulge in our Pornstar cocktail delice or Pimms Jelly Cup. You can still have your cake and eat it. By day, enjoy a decadent afternoon tea, catch up with friends over a boozy brunch all the while taking in the breathtaking views of the city. By night, it’s time to try the best cocktails in Leeds looking out over the city skyline on our heated terrace.”


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Level 5, Trinity, 70 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW

At Crafthouse they offer a stunning afternoon tea menu that includes a delightful selection of sweet and savoury treats.

“Crafthouse offers regularly changing seasonal British menus and views across the city from within the restaurant or the exclusive outside terrace. Located on the fifth floor of the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Crafthouse can be accessed directly via a scenic lift on Boar Lane or from within the shopping centre.”

There are two afternoon tea packages available to try. One is a traditional tea and the other includes bottomless prosecco! 


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


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