Heading into the heart of Swansea with its bustling streets and vibrant student life, there’s nothing quite like taking a break from your books and enjoying a good ol’ British tradition – afternoon tea.
Whether you’re cramming in that study time for final exams, unwinding after a lecture, or just in need of some quality time with your mates, the quaint cafés and cosy nooks of Swansea are calling your name. In this guide, we’ll spill the tea on the crème de la crème of Swansea’s afternoon tea spots.
Let’s dive in and discover where you can sip, savour, and snack your way through Swansea’s best afternoon tea offerings!
Looking for the best afternoon tea Swansea has to offer? We’ve gotta say, The Grand Hotel has a great afternoon tea option, at £25 per person, or £30 with a seasonal cocktail (yes please). This classic afternoon tea also has vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available, so nobody has to miss out here.
You can even make your reservation online, with a £5 deposit required at the time of booking. Available on both Friday and Saturday 12-4pm, get ready to enjoy purple velvet cake, maple buttermilk scones (oh my, godddd), and savoury treats including mini pulled pork burgers and cheddar and piccalilli tart.
Oh the options are simply delicious…
Address: Ivey Pl, Swansea SA1 1NX
Food by Sean at No600 is a quirky, quaint restaurant offering a variety of dishes, including light lunch bites, evening dining and of course, afternoon tea.
Their afternoon tea menu is an absolute dream, featuring everything you could ask for. Plus, when it comes to Christmas, their afternoon tea makes for delicious festive celebrations, with turkey and stuffing, honey glazed ham sandwiches and sweet treats including black forest gateau, Baileys macaroon and mini mince pie.
What else could you possibly want? Their Christmas afternoon tea is £27.95 per person, with unlimited tea or coffee. I think it goes without saying that if you’re looking for a delicious afternoon tea in Swansea, Food by Sean at No600 will not disappoint.
Address: 600 Clydach Rd, Ynystawe, Ynysforgan, Swansea SA6 5AY
Easily one of the best afternoon teas in Swansea, Morgans Hotel will set you back just £23.95 per person. With delicious savoury treats including finger sandwiches (coronation chicken, smoked salmon, cucumber, dill and creme fraiche to name a few), and sweet delights, you’ll need to make sure you’re really hungry to fit it all in!
You can also add a bottle of Prosecco or house champagne too! See their afternoon tea menu for yourself here.
Address: Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR
From just £18.95 per person, this classic afternoon tea isn’t going to break the bank. Packed with sweet and savoury treats, you can enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, as well as a choice of cakes and pastries. Of course, there’s also tea or coffee available!
The Mercure Swansea Hotel is just a 10 minute drive from Swansea City Centre, making it easy to reach as well, by public transport and by car.
Address: Brasserie at Mercure Swansea, Phoenix Way, Swansea, SA7 9EG
Nestled in the bustling heart of Swansea, The Cwtch offers a charming spot for an afternoon tea that’s ideal for a cosy date or a relaxed get-together with friends. The menu might be concise, but it’s thoughtfully curated and guarantees that every item served is freshly prepared. The Cwtch exudes a warm, homey atmosphere, enhanced by a team of friendly staff who are always eager to engage in a good chat and ensure you feel right at home.
The crown jewel of The Cwtch’s afternoon tea menu is undoubtedly their selection of freshly made scones, each bursting with unique flavours. The raspberry and white chocolate scones are an absolute must, offering a delightful blend of tart and sweet, while the chocolate orange variety stands as a top favourite with customers.
Their Mother’s Day afternoon tea, for example, will set you back £23.99 per person.
Address: 9 Caer St, Swansea SA1 3PP
Tucked away in Swansea’s vibrant city centre lies Bar Saint James, a charming sanctuary for tea enthusiasts and lovers of homemade treats. This cosy tea haven is a testament to the owners, James and Saint, and their dedication to crafting a delightful customer experience.
With an extensive tea selection and an inviting array of scrumptious cakes and pastries, this spot and their delicious afternoon tea caters to all tastes. Additionally, its enchanting garden offers a tranquil retreat where you can unwind and savour your tea amidst the tranquillity of a sunny afternoon.
Address: 30 Uplands Cres, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0PB
Looking for a sumptuous Gower afternoon tea? You’re gonna want to head to Parc-Le-Breos. In the summer you can enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful gardens. In the winter, sit by the roaring log fire or in their airy conservatory.
Parc-Le-Breos makes for the perfect setting for afternoon tea all year round. Served Wednesdays to Saturdays from 2.30pm, you will need to book in advance! Their traditional afternoon tea has everything you could imagine, including freshly made sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes and sweet and savoury treats! Of course, you can also have a Welsh Brew tea or coffee alongside, or even add a chilled glass of Prosecco or local cider. At just £27 per person, it’s well worth it, special occasion or not!
They also happily cater to dietary requirements, just let them know in advance if you require vegetarian, vegan or gluten free options.
Address: Parc Le Breos House, Penmaen SA3 2HA
At just £14.95 per person, afternoon tea at The Dragon Hotel is great value (and delicious!). Their afternoon tea menu features a selection of finger sandwiches, fruit tartlets, fruit scones with fresh cream and jam and a tea of your choice.
As their scones and sandwiches are prepared fresh, you’ll need to book in advance! They also have gift vouchers available, if you’re looking for a great treat for a friend or loved one.
Address: 39 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LS
Looking for an afternoon tea with great sea views? Indulge in a variety of freshly baked savoury treats, sandwiches, scones and pastries at the Oxwich Bay Hotel. Presented on a cute picnic bench, it’ll set you back just £15 per person. There’s an optional extra of a glass of Processo for £4.50.
Address: Oxwich Bay Hotel, Oxwich Bay, Gower, SA3 1LS
From just £14 per person, enjoy afternoon tea at Slug & Lettuce Swansea. Here you can choose from two savoury plates and a treat to go with your perfect sip (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available). Their sweet and savoury treats include salted caramel cheezecake bites, millionaire’s brownie bites, crispy king prawn skewers and crispy shredded chicken – just to name a few!
You will need to book in advance, which you can do easily online.
Address: 1 – 4 Caer Street, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 3PP
Bluebell Coffee & Kitchen stands as a great spot for afternoon tea in Swansea. Offering an assortment of teas, along with a delicious spread of sandwiches and pastries, what truly sets Bluebell Coffee & Kitchen apart is their commitment to local ingredients.
Every dish served is crafted from scratch with the finest ingredients procured from nearby farmers and suppliers.
As well as the highlight of their delicious sandwiches, their afternoon tea is just £18.95 per person, also available for takeaway at £17.95, with no tea/coffee included.
Address: 17-18 Carnglas Ave, Carnglas Rd, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9BQ
The River House, operated by the family duo John and Jane, has been a cornerstone in Swansea for over three decades. Their afternoon tea is an absolute must-visit in Swansea, as they serve up tea and delicious sweet goods!
Nestled within an old Victorian building on the banks of the River Tawe, you can enjoy their delicious traditional afternoon tea on their terrace, overlooking the water.
Address: The River House, Kings Road, Swansea SA1 8AW
Located in Mumbles, Bistrot Pierre offers a delicious spin on afternoon tea. Enjoy ham and cheese croissants, brie and plum chutney croissants and tuna and cucumber sandwiches. Of course, they have the classic fruit scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam!
Not forgetting their patisserie delights, including Victoria sponge, chocolate ganache tarte and eton mess. All for just £16.95 per person, you can enjoy afternoon tea every day between 2.30pm and 5pm. You will need to book ahead.
Address: Oyster Wharf, 3 Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4DN
Enjoy afternoon tea at The New Gower Hotel, where you can get a traditional cream tea, luxury afternoon tea for £17.95 per person, or even upgrade to their ‘Royale Afternoon Tea’ for £22.95 per person. As you’d expect, their afternoon tea menu features freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, finger sandwiches, wraps and of course, plenty of cakes!
Address: 11 Church Ln, Bishopston, Swansea SA3 3JT
Serving traditional afternoon tea, Sullivan’s Tea & Coffee Co is a popular spot with students and locals in Swansea. At just £20 per person, you can expect finger sandwiches, beautifully baked fruit scones, clotted cream and drool-worthy cakes!
It’s also available to takeaway, if you fancy an afternoon tea at home!
Address: 148 St Teilo St, Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8RA
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