Pick of the season: Spring afternoon teas

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Allerton Manor Afternoon Tea
Allerton Manor Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a lazy afternoon with these fabulous spring afternoon tea options in Liverpool, Wirral and Chester.

1539 Restaurant & Bar 

Restaurant 1539 is the perfect setting to indulge in this timeless classic, with a stunning vista overlooking the racecourse, steeped in both tradition and English heritage. Dainty sandwiches are served alongside freshly baked fruit, plain or signature maple and pecan scones, alongside homemade cakes such as a layered chocolate and raspberry gateaux, served with tea or coffee. Add fizz or cocktails to make it extra special.

 The stands have been beautifully dressed by local florist, Wild, taking inspiration from an English country garden and adding a touch of femininity and elegance to the occasion.

Afternoon Tea at 1539 Restaurant and Bar
Afternoon Tea at 1539 Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant Manager Andre Sievers says: “We’ve been wanting to launch our own version of the quintessential afternoon tea for some time. Having recently recruited a pastry chef into the 1539 fold, we now feel we have the perfect team to support our new offering.  The unique positioning of 1539 offers a sought after panoramic view of the world’s oldest racecourse as a backdrop to your afternoon tea experience – you can’t get more British than that.”

Afternoon Tea at Restaurant 1539 is served on Friday and Saturday, 2pm – 5pm for  £24.50 per person. To reserve a table call 01244 304 611 or visit www.restaurant1539.co.uk 

The Stables at Allerton Manor

Allerton Manor is only a 10 minute drive from the city centre but it feels like a world away. With a sweeping driveway and stunning grounds, The Old Stables restaurant is the perfect choice for afternoon tea. With pitch-perfect finger sandwiches – not a curling corner in sight, and filled with luxurious options including brie and apple, oak smoked salmon and coronation chicken – it’s a real treat. Everything is made in-house, from the scones with golden glazed tops, offering a subtle crunch but still soft and slightly doughy, served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve – to the mouthwatering selection of cakes. 

Don’t miss the mini lemon drizzle cakes, creamy blueberry cheesecakes, mint chocolate macarons and salted caramel blondies. 

Afternoon Tea is served at the Old Stables from Monday – Saturday from 2-4.30pm at £17.50 per person, or £22.50 with a glass of prosecco. Booking is essential. https://allertonmanorgolfclub.com/the-old-stables-restaurant/, 0151 428 7490   Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 3JT

Panoramic 34

Enjoy afternoon tea on top of the world at Panoramic 34. Their Spring luxury afternoon tea is served with glass of Gusbourne Rosé sparkling wine, Champagne or a drink of choice, as well as an appetiser of mushroom truffle arancini. The selection of sandwiches includes chicken satay, tuna mayonnaise and spring onion, beetroot and feta and egg mayonnaise with radish. There’s a choice of homemade scones, and tiny treats including rhubarb and custard gateaux, birthday cake cheesecake, lemon thyme tart and banoffee syllabub. It is served with a choice from their selection of teas and coffees and is available in the restaurant or cocktail lounge, so you can look out over the city centre, or over the Wirral into North Wales. 

Panoramic 34 Afternoon Tea
Panoramic 34 Afternoon Tea

Luxury afternoon tea is £33 per Person, and they are able to make a gluten free or vegan afternoon tea with 48 hours’ notice. There is also a children’s afternoon tea offered, for £12.50. Afternoon Tea is served between 12pm-5pm. www.panoramic34.com

Claremont Farm Afternoon Tea

Ingredients don’t get much fresher than at Claremont Farm, the award-winning working farm, cafe and shop in Wirral. Menus change daily as the new crops come in, but savoury options at the moment include pulled pork and apple compote on a brioche bun, smoked salmon, pickled cucumber on a cream cheese and chive crostini and a savoury cheese scone with sage butter and smoked bacon. Sweet treats also vary, but the strawberry mousse bar is a big hit, as is the orange panacotta and passionfruit macaroon. They also serve a vegan, gluten free and dairy afternoon tea. 

Claremont Farm Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served at Claremont Farm on Thursday – Sunday 1.30pm-4pm, at £20 per person, or £24 with fizz. Book ahead on 0151 334 1133, www.claremontfarm.co.uk