Scotland | 6 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Aberdeen

Is there anything more decadent than a good afternoon tea? Whether it's a birthday, an anniversary, Mother's day, or just a day out with friends, there's something very special feeling about tucking into tiers of little finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and posh cakes. There are many places in the Granite City to treat yourself to such delights. You could scroll through menus for hours, so I thought I'd do the hard work for you and round up the best places for afternoon tea in Aberdeen. 

Afternoon tea cake stand at Cafe Boheme

Café Boheme - I recently sampled Cafe Boheme's incredible new afternoon tea with a French twist at a press tasting, and honestly? It's hands down one of the best in the city. The savoury selection is unique with croque monsieur and spinach and brie toasties, a Roquefort crème brulee which was a bit strong for me but great for blue cheese lovers, Toulouse sausage en croute, salmon blini and an outstanding vegan butternut squash veloute served in a little teacup. 

Chocolate torte with orange and candy pecan, a cherry marshmallow teacake, bite size lemon meringue pie and pistachio and blackberry macaron were just some of my top picks from the sweet tiers. All of this costs £20 per person and currently includes a coffee or mocktail.

Afternoon tea is served Thursday - Sunday from 12-6pm. View the full menu here.

Café Boheme, 23 Windmill Brae, Aberdeen, AB11 6HU

Malmaison Hotel - The bar and restaurant at the Malmaison Hotel in Aberdeen is a lush setting for this unique afternoon tea. Included in their £20 menu is a mini burger slider and a seasonal fruit drink in a cute little milk bottle, alongside scones with clotted cream and jam and sweet treats including a sticky toffee log, chocolate pot and more, with a choice of teas. Add a glass of prosecco for £5 or champagne for £7.

They even have a vegan afternoon tea which sounds just as appetising, with a beetroot slider, Battenberg, chocolate brownie and passionfruit and poppy seed macaron being the stand out pieces to me!

Available Friday - Sunday from 12-2.30pm. Book online here.

Malmaison Hotel, 49-53 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

The Chester Hotel - There isn't much that the Chester Hotel can't do is there? You can currently enjoy their afternoon tea in the Gallery Bar or in their outdoor marquee. Classic is the keyword for the sandwich selection here, with tuna and cucumber, egg and watercress and ham and cream cheese. Completing the savoury dishes is applewood smoked cheese scones, smoked salmon and dill tarts and pork and onion sausage rolls. Don't worry, you can still enjoy a classic scone with jam and clotted cream as well as a plethora of cakes and sweet treats such as strawberry and lemon meringue tarts, and cherry opera cakes!

Afternoon tea is served from 2-4pm on Wednesday - Sunday, and costs £26.50. Add £10 for a glass of champagne. Find full details here.

The Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

French patisserie at Almondine afternoon tea

Almondine - Afternoon tea at Almondine is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth in Aberdeen, thanks to their signature macarons and outstanding French patisserie. A selection of classic sandwiches and scones with tea or coffee served in duck egg blue china completes the £25.50 menu, which you can enjoy in the most serene setting! I'd recommend adding a glass of bubbles or even their incredible rich, thick hot chocolate.

Available Tuesday - Sunday from 12-3pm. Booking is essential, with a £10 deposit required per person. Book here.

Almondine, 15 Chapel Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SQ

Maryculter House Hotel - On the outskirts of the city, in a picturesque location overlooking the river Dee, this historic hotel serves afternoon tea for just £17 per person. As well as the usual sandwiches and scones, you can currently enjoy mini Yorkshire puddings with beef, and haggis sesame rolls, followed by blackforest Battenberg among other treats. For me though, it's all about the Gin Bothy sloe gin doughnut! Get me to Maryculter.

Afternoon tea is served Monday - Saturday from 2-4.30pm. Book via their website.

Maryculter House, South Deeside Road, Maryculter, Aberdeen, AB12 5GB

Corner Tree Café - This cute café on Whitehall Road is perhaps best known for it's homemade waffles, but they make a mean afternoon tea too! Currently advertising a festive menu with seasonal delights such as turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches, pigs in blankets, cranberry and white chocolate scones and mini mince pies, this is one Aberdeen afternoon tea not to miss this winter!

Served throughout December and priced at £19.50 per person, with a £3.50 charge to BYOB. Booking essential.

Corner Tree Cafe, 3 Whitehall Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2PP

There are lots of places in the city to tuck into a perfectly nice afternoon tea, but for me these are the stand out menus. The one's in beautiful surroundings, serving something a little different. If you know of anywhere else that does an exceptional afternoon tea in Aberdeen, let us know in the comments below!


Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Aberdeen

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