Top Spots For Afternoon Tea In Norwich

Norwich has an abundance of places whereby you can indulge with an opulent treat in an agreeable setting, perhaps for a celebration or a special outing.

The Assembly House

A Georgian treasure in the city centre, the Assembly House is a Grade I listed building with a beautiful courtyard that is an ideal place to have afternoon tea on a beautiful sunny day.

An assortment of sandwiches, scones, pastries, and delectable cakes are presented, and you can even choose one of the limited-edition themed Afternoon Teas which vary depending on the time of year. Previous themes include The Great British Garden Party and The Wizard of Oz.  Other options are available including the Before Noon Tea that is served until 11.30 am and Afternoon Cheese.

Harriet's Tea Room

Located in an accessible part of Norwich on London Street with an interior featuring high ceilings, chandeliers and decorative wallpaper, Harriet’s is a welcoming place to stop for a treat.  With good disabled access, there is ample space for wheelchair users and the elderly who may need assistance.  The Tearoom recreates a quality service from ‘yesteryear’ with staff in period uniforms, which all goes towards making Afternoon Tea a memorable experience.

Maids Head Hotel

The Maids Head Hotel is over 800 years old and is renowned for being the oldest hotel in the UK. Located in a beautiful and charming setting in Tombland it is a lovely spot for afternoon tea. Presented on traditional cake stands, sandwiches, savouries and cheese and fruit scones are served with seasonal cakes.  You can enjoy the selection either in the comfortable lounge or in the outside courtyard and elderly guests may enjoy reminiscing about days gone by in unique surroundings.

St. Giles House Hotel

The grand St. Giles House Hotel is an impressive building that was built in 1852 and has a rich history including being the location of secret government meetings during the second world war.

The Afternoon Tea reflects the splendour of the property, served in an intricate setting.  The menu includes sausage rolls, cheese & fruit scones, sandwiches and mini tartes with a range of teas and cafetiere coffee.

Biddy’s Tea Room

Biddy’s Tea Room is a quirky old fashioned style tea house situated on Lower Goat Lane in the Norwich Lanes.

For a make-your-own experience, Biddy’s enables you to select your own tiers which is presented on tiered stands with a pot of tea or coffee.  Choose you own sandwiches, scones, and cake, all of which are homemade.

Wheelchair access is available.

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