5 Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Scarborough

Afternoon Tea Scarborough – Scarborough 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 Scarborough have a look at the following places:


The Yew Tree Cafe

High St, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0PT

The Yew Tree Cafe is located in a stunning rural part of Scarborough. 

“Situated in the village of Scalby, just outside Scarborough The Yew Tree Cafe offers a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly-prepared hot or cold food and drink to eat in or takeaway. So whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast to start your day, a midday light lunch or afternoon tea with prosecco – you’re sure to find a delicious selection on our menu.

On warm days you can enjoy our outside seating area and we welcome walkers, cyclists and dogs*  with their well-behaved owners! Serving breakfast, light bites, afternoon tea and home baked cakes and treats… Here at The Yew tree we pride ourselves in producing delicious, fresh and homemade food with a friendly service. Visit us in our pretty village surrounding where you can relax in our delightful cafe or take advantage of our takeaway service and enjoy at home or on the go.”


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Daisy Tea Rooms

513 Scalby Rd, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0NW

Daisy Team Rooms enjoys a delightful situation in the seaside town of Scarborough. 

“Nestled in the charming town of Scarborough, Daisy Tea Rooms is a delightful establishment that serves up delectable afternoon teas, sandwiches, and hot meals. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, with friendly staff that make you feel right at home. The interior design is quaint and rustic, with vintage décor and comfortable seating.

The menu offers a variety of dishes, including the classic afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of homemade cakes. For something more substantial, try the brie and cranberry toasted sandwich or the burger, both of which are sure to satisfy.”


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Oliver’s on the Mount

Oliver’s Mt, Scarborough YO11 2UG

Oliver’s on the Mount offers a super afternoon tea complete with a stunning view.

“Situated at the top of Oliver’s Mount we are the highest point in Scarborough and have high standards to match a 5 Star rating. With free ample parking and terraces overlooking the whole of Scarborough we really are worth discovering and welcome all ages. Oliver’s on the Mount is fully licensed till 1am and with our private function room we can cater for all of your needs, from a full evening meal to afternoon tea and buffets. We can also cater for Weddings, Christenings, Funeral Teas and Baby Showers. Please call to discuss your requirements.”


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Palm Court Hotel

St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2ES

The restaurant at Palm Court Hotel holds  ‘AA One Rosette Award’ in recognition of the culinary excellence of the food served.

“At the Palm Court, food and service is our passion .  Our chefs take pride in only serving the freshest, local and seasonal produce from some of the finest suppliers in the region,  utilising the very best of what Yorkshire can offer.”

Palm Court hotel also offer a fish and chips afternoon tea.



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Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

7-11 Esplanade, Scarborough YO11 2AG

The Crown Spa Hotel serve cream tea, a regular afternoon tea and a vegetarian afternoon tea.  We have stayed at the Crown Spa and can completely recommend that you visit.

Their afternoon tea includes a selection of traditional sandwiches including:

– Classic smoked salmon, Cucumber & cream cheese
– Ham and grain mustard mayonnaise
– Cheddar cheese & Pickle (v)
– Truffled egg and roquette (v)

Freshly prepared vegetable samosa,
warm sultana scone served with clotted cream and preserves.
Macaroons and a selection of cakes


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

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