Afternoon Tea


Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enjoy an afternoon tea in Wonderland as you join the Mad Hatter at The Assembly House this summer. This year’s themed tea, running from August 1 to September 1, will be the Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea inspired by Lewis Carroll’s magical, whimsical world. View menus>

Afternoon Tea served 12:00 - 16:30

We must thank Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, for gifting us all the most quintessential of English customs: afternoon tea. Keen to dispel that sinking feeling between breakfast and dinner, the Duchess asked for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake to be brought to her room in the late afternoon. By 1845, her high-tea tradition had become a fashionable social event attended by friends and family and before long, afternoon tea was all the rage in fashionable society.

Join us in the Assembly House's dining room for an indulgent afternoon of dainty sandwiches, light-as-air scones, perfect pastries and delicious cakes and enjoy a slice of luxury in the city's most beautiful building.

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