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Dreamstime - Afternoon Tea
Eat and Drink
March 2021
Reading time 5 minutes

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day, afternoon tea is the perfect choice, whether it’s virtual, at home or outdoors

Whether you want to order online, or make the treats from scratch, we’ve pulled together the best recipes and last-minute takeaways to help you plan a delicious afternoon tea for your mum, gran, aunt, sister – or whoever you like – this Mother’s Day, 14th March.

Have Yours Delivered

Aidan’s Kitchen
From steak and stotties to onion bhajis and spiced falafel, there’s something a little different of offer here, but of course you can expect the Afternoon Tea classics too – think filled scones and fluffy Victoria sponge. Order soon as there’s been huge demand.
Have yours delivered locally to Newcastle on 13th–14th March.
www.aidanskitchen.co.uk 

McColl’s Brewery
Sure, afternoon tea from a brewery seems odd but you can treat your mum to a lovely afternoon tea of savoury and sweet treats beautifully-created by Tea With Alice, courtesy of McColl’s Brewery. Their hamper includes Weardale cheese and chutney sandwiches, and roasted vegetable focaccia, sausage rolls, scones with cream and jam, brownies and Brew Tea Co teabags to name just a few – and of course there’s the option to add beer.
Order online for local delivery in and around Bishop Auckland on Saturday 13th March.
www.mccollsbrewery.co.uk

Bettys
This lovely gift box from the renowned tea rooms contains all the luxury you’d expect from Bettys to enjoy at home. There’s 80 bags of Bettys Tea Room Blend, champagne truffles, fruit cake, shortbread and chocolates, all presented in a special, vintage-style gift box.
Choose the delivery service that suits you to have yours delivered, wherever you may be.
www.bettys.co.uk 

Collect Yours

Eric’s Restaurant
A variety of sandwiches, savouries and sweets await you in this afternoon tea box, with a Victoria sponge cake to add if you haven’t had your fill. Expect pure indulgence with crab and avocado sandwiches, chocolate and caramel brownie and, of course, scones.
Order ahead on 01484 646416 to pick up from Eric's Restaurant in Lindley on 13th March from 12pm–4pm.
www.ericsrestaurant.co.uk 

The Running Fox
Sandwiches, pie, quiche, cake, sweet and savoury scones, truffles, shortbread and a Mother’s Day card with a personalised message – that should do the trick. If you want to add an extra treat, you can even include candles, bath melts and fresh flowers in your order.
Pick up from the Felton, Longframlington or Shilbottle outposts on Friday 12th March.
www.runningfoxbakery.co.uk

The Whitehall Restaurant & Bar: Mother’s Day Luxury Afternoon Tea Boxes
These Afternoon Tea boxes are full of sweet and savoury delights, all made using the finest fresh British ingredients. Think peppered hot smoked salmon sandwiches with salted cucumber and rocket, a BLT croissant with caramelised red onion mayo, and champagne truffles. But, you might be tempted by the Sunday roast takeaway too.
Available for collection and delivery in Leeds over the Mother's Day weekend. Call 0113 244 8443 or email info@thewhitehallleeds.com to place your order.
www.thewhitehallleeds.com  

Make Your Own

Bluebird Bakery
From seven-seeder sourdough to Parisian baguettes, Bluebird’s bakery counter means you’re able to make classy sandwiches of your choice for your Afternoon Tea stand. And with salted caramel and chocolate brownies on offer, they’ll have your sweet treats sorted too.
Order online and have yours delivered to York and Leeds postcodes in time for Mother’s Day.
www.bluebirdbakery.co.uk

Geordie Bakers
If you prefer petit pies to accompany your cakes, the spinach and goats cheese or Thai chicken curry pastries here are a must try. Pair them with your choice of traybake or cup cakes, muffins and box cakes in classic flavours – then just add tea.
Call 0191 286 9375 to place your order for local delivery in Newcastle (or visit their online pie shop).
www.geordiebakers.co.uk

Blackwells
Pop inside their store opposite the duck pond in Norton village (at a social distance) to browse their butcher, deli and bakery counters for all you need for the perfect afternoon tea. Think delicious sandwiches, a long list of pies and individual tarts that would sit pretty on a cake stand.
Locals can head to 122 High Street, Norton to stock up.
www.blackwells-butchers.com 

Prefer to make yours from scratch? Here are the perfect recipes for sweet and savoury goodness…

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