Me and Laura were very kindly bought Afternoon Tea for two by Kathryn, who is a close family friend to me. She bought it us as a birthday gift back in October and we have now finally found a weekend to do it on. 



The Afternoon Tea was at Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle upon Tyne and is only around 15 minutes from the city centre. It is set next to a nice area of Jesmond Dene, which has great walks and scenery only a short distance from the centre. 

There was quite a selection of different things to choose from and this was our choice:

Sandwiches
Gammon and Mustard
Coronation Egg Mayonnaise
Smoked Cheddar & Apple Pickle

Scones (came with clotted cream & home-made jam)
Spiced Fruit
Plain
Cheese

Desserts
Lime & White Chocolate Macaroon
Chocolate & Salted Caramel Financier
Red Velvet Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting
Rhubarb Cheesecake Sundae 

All of these were really nice and you could tell they used high quality foods and took time preparing them. We also both ordered Breakfast Tea (but there are many to choose from) and the pot of tea was refilled as often as we liked. As you can see in the photo it was all presented on a 3 tier cake stand, making it easy to choose which bit you would go for next. 

The staff were excellent, very friendly, offering to take our coats when we arrived, and always on hand to check if we needed anything and to make sure everything was okay. The atmosphere was great and it had a really relaxed feel to it, which is sometimes hard to come by when you are in a city. 

I would highly recommend going here for afternoon tea, i'm sure you will love it!

You can check out the full menu and make bookings here.


I hope you enjoyed this little review of my experience at Jesmond Dene House, and if you are in or around Newcastle, its definitely worth checking out.

Andy