Looking to break away from the traditional finger sandwiches and tea pots? Explore some of the quirky afternoon tea spots in Leeds! The city has evolved in recent years, showcasing a diverse culinary scene. Whether you fancy Italian paninis or want to experience a Cuban-themed menu, Leeds has fantastic spots to check out on your next visit to Yorkshire’s vibrant city.
1. Fleur Cafe
Located in The Light in Leeds city centre, Fleur’s mini afternoon tea is definitely a little different. They serve two bao buns and a cheese cake along withe a choice of drink. You can choose between a glass of prosecco, coffee free latte (either pink beetroot or tumeric yellow) or a classic English tea.
If you book it’ll set you back £14.95 per person or without booking £16.95 and is available everyday from 3pm to 5pm except Saturdays. Inside The Light, Leeds LS1 8TL
2. LIVIN’ Italy
Fancy a taste of Italy? This Italian twist on an a classic is the perfect quirky afternoon in Leeds you need to try – cos who doesn’t want to a bit of tiramisu in her life? You can enjoy a range of Italian classics in the list including: mini arancini carbonara, mini Margherita Pizza, Short Rib of Beef Slider, Polenta & Friarielli, Chocolate Cube Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce and Dry Orange, Handmade Black Cherry Tart and a Mini Tiramisu.
All that can be washed down with a glass of Italian prosecco. The Italian afternoon tea will set you back £25pp for a minimum of two people with the option to upgrade to cocktails for £8 (We’d have to co for a cheeky Aperol Spritz. Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4BR
3. ISSHO Rooftop Restaurant & Bar – Quirky Afternoon Tea Leeds
ISSHO Rooftop bar located in Victoria Gate in Leeds city centre offers up a Japanese-inspired afteroon tea. Serving up a range of Japanese classics such as sushi, spicy tuna rolls and maki along with sweets like scones with a Japanese twist. The matcha sconces with Yuzu clotted cream and strawberry jam sound divine.
You can have a choice of teas such as Sencha Loose leaf Japanese Green Tea or you can upgrade to free-flowing prosecco. The afternoon tea is just £33 with the bottomless prosecco costing an extra £19.30 per person for 90mins of boozy fun. ISSHO, Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, Leeds, LS2 7AU
This tearoom does a range if incredible afternoon teas. From the classics to this quirky Caribbean afternoon tea that swaps out the scones and cucumber sandwiches for jerk chicken and saltfish patties. You can enjoy four finger crustless sarnies and long with patties and rum cake. The tea will set you back just £21.95 and is a right little gem in the heart of Leeds city centre. 8-9, grand arcade, New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6PG
Another Italian afternoon tea? Go on then! This one serves up a selection of paninins with various fillings along with cake and scones with jam and cream all washed down with tea or coffee. If you’re looking for an afternoon tea with a Mediterranean twist then Veeno is a great place for you. Let them take you on a culinary journey through Italy with its Italian Afternoon Tea at Veeno. 5 Wellington Pl, Leeds LS1 4AP
6. Revolucion De Cuba – Quirky Afternoon Tea Leeds
This cuban afternoon tea is a quirky Leeds delight you won’t forget in a hurry. Instead of those finger sandwiches you can munch on chicken skewers, quesadillas and patatas bravas, plus more traditional Cuban dishes. We can’t say no to churros and pastel del natas that’s for sure.
Who needs a pot of tea when you can wash it all down with a few cheeky Cuban cocktails or prosecco for just £15pp. 64-68 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT
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