6 Places for the Best Afternoon Tea in Whitby

afternoon tea in whitby

Afternoon Tea Whitby – Whitby has many places that offer wonderful afternoon tea.  After you have worked up an appetite climbing the 199 steps, 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? 


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If you are looking for suggestions for some of the best afternoon tea in Whitby have a look at the following places:


Marie Antoinette’s

139 Church St, Whitby YO22 4DE

Marie Antoinette’s is just a stone’s throw from the 199 steps and is always very prettily decorated both outside and in.  They have seating inside as well as the little bistro set you can see in the photo below.  There are often walkers with dogs there when we pass by.  They serve afternoon tea, but also check out their magnificent looking Ploughman’s platter!


best afternoon tea whitby


W Hamond Tea Rooms

112 Church Ln, Whitby YO22 4DE

W Hamond Tea Rooms serves a delightful afternoon tea from the heart of Whitby. 

“Whitby is famous for many things from its Blue Flag beaches, mouth-watering fish and chips, celebrated literary connections and iconic Goth weekend. But one of Whitby’s greatest treasures is hidden on the first floor of the famous W Hamond Whitby jewellery boutique. Step into our historic store, discover our stunning collections of Whitby Jet jewellery and follow the scent of home baking into our charming W Hamond Tea Rooms.

Since its opening in 2010, the W Hamond Tea Rooms has been welcoming visitors from all across the world with a tempting array of delicious meals and traditional home baking. Our elegant first floor café has even caught the eye of several Hollywood superstars who have had the chance to try our tasty selections of cakes, sandwiches and lunches.”


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Hetty and Betty 

7 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BW

The splendid afternoon tea at Hetty and Betty is rated in the top 10% in the world according to TripAdvisor. 

“Our Whitby Wedding Venue and Restaurant is a very special place. Full of charm and character, it’s a perfect location for your special day – or a fabulous lunch. Our beautiful unique period function room, “The Ballroom”, has been hosting weddings and functions since 1928. Situated on our first floor, the Ballroom is perfect for boutique weddings. Our Restaurant, famous for our Afternoon Teas, including our signature dish: the Whitby Fish and Chips Afternoon Tea; is rated in the Top 10% of Restaurants Worldwide on TripAdvisor.”


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Botham’s of Whitby

35/39 Skinner St, Whitby YO21 3AH

Botham’s of Whitby bake delicious sweet and savoury treats fresh to order every day. 

“We have three tea rooms: above Skinner St shop, on Baxtergate in Whitby, and in Pickering opposite the railway station. 

All serve the same delicious cafe menu of house teas and coffees, freshly made sandwiches & toasties, jackets, platters and of course: Cream Teas & Afternoon Teas.”

Keep an eye out for fabulous seasonally themed afternoon teas too.


afternoon tea whitby


Albert’s Eatery & Museum of Whitby Jet at Wesley Hall

Wesley Hall, Church St, Whitby YO22 4DE

You can enjoy a delectable afternoon tea at Albert’s Eatery in Whitby. 

“While Queen Victoria presides over the Museum of Whitby Jet at the beautifully restored Wesley Hall, it is her Prince consort Albert who inspires our unique dining experience. Surrounded by the history and character of Wesley’s main hall, including the chance to dine next to the world’s largest piece of Whitby Jet, Albert’s Eatery provides a traditional and unique menu selection, with a specialty and love of local seafood.  Delivering a memorable dining experience, Albert’s expertly trained chefs specialise in using local produce and ingredients to make mouth-watering menu choices across all their dishes, whether visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are also fully licensed should you just want to call in for a drink and a sandwich and take in the atmosphere.”


afternoon tea whitby


Ruswarp Riverside Cafe

The Carrs, Ruswarp, Whitby YO21 1RL

The Ruswarp Riverside Cafe enjoys a stunning location with views of the river and surrounding countryside ; the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. 

“Ruswarp Riverside Cafe is set in a beautiful and peaceful location on the River Esk, serving excellent coffee and Yorkshire tea, as well as a selection of cakes, sandwiches, salads, soup and quiche. We are licensed and sell a small selection of beer, lager, cider and quality wine.”



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

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