Scotland | 5 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 - sadly this is no longer on their menu

Malmaison Hotel - The bar and restaurant at the Malmaison Hotel in Aberdeen is a lush setting for this unique afternoon tea. Included in their £27 menu is a mini burger slider and prawn cocktail, alongside scones with clotted cream and jam and sweet treats such as a raspberry ripple and white chocolate sundae. I believe the menu is seasonal here so you may find the selection of treats varies on your visit.  Add a glass of prosecco for £5 or a cocktail for £7.

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. Classic is the keyword here, with a selection of finger sandwiches served on fine china to start. Completing the savoury dishes at the time of writing is a sausage roll and caramelised onion and goats cheese quiche. Of course, you can also enjoy a classic scone with jam and clotted cream, as well as a plethora of cakes and sweet treats such as a cherry chocolate dome cake and salted caramel choux bun.

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. Their offering has recently been upgraded to include a savoury tart and bechamel filled gougere in the bottom tier. A selection of classic sandwiches and scones with tea or coffee served in duck egg blue china completes the £27 menu, which you can enjoy in the most serene setting! I'd recommend adding a glass of bubbles or even their incredibly rich, thick hot chocolate.

Almondine's website states they can't cater for dietery requirements, but we had no issues requesting meat free sandwiches.

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 £20 per person. As well as the usual sandwiches and scones, you can currently enjoy a chorizo sausage roll and brie and chutney buttery, followed by Maryculter Battenberg among other treats. They even have a £10 children's afternoon tea featuring an ice cream cone and strawberry milkshake!

Afternoon tea is served daily 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 its 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, chocolate orange cheesecakes and mini mince pies, this is one Aberdeen afternoon tea not to miss this winter!

Served throughout December and priced at £25 including BYOB corkage. 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 standout 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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