Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition, and now with delivery services all over the UK you can now enjoy afternoon tea at home.
From traditional scones to luxurious macarons – there’s something for everyone.
Plus, these beautifully presented treats make perfect gifts that will leave lasting memories once gone: from Mother’s Day presents to birthdays or anniversaries; why not spoil yourself every now then again too?
Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of the best afternoon teas delivered straight to your own home.
If you’re in a hurry, here’s a summary of which afternoon tea is best for particular occasions…
Best afternoon tea to send as a birthday gift – Letter Box Hampers afternoon tea
Best afternoon tea for one – The English Cream Tea Company afternoon tea hamper
Best afternoon tea for a special occasion – Kettle and Crumb afternoon tea hamper
Best afternoon tea for entertaining – Waitrose ‘Create Your Own’ afternoon tea
Best afternoon tea for a romantic date – Rick Stein’s afternoon tea
Best afternoon tea for a luxury experience – Fortnum & Mason’s afternoon tea hamper
The best afternoon tea delivery services across the UK
1. Cutter and Squidge afternoon tea
Cutter and Squidge offer a luxurious afternoon tea for two with all the traditional treats you would expect.
The Tea for Two kit includes four scones, two pots of clotted cream, a pot of fruity jam, two mini lemon drizzle cakes, two brownies and two packets of English Breakfast tea.
There is also a wheat-free vegan afternoon tea option on offer. Delivery is available nationwide, with delivery charges starting from £6.99.
2. Brigit’s Bakery afternoon tea
Why settle for the ordinary when you can experience the extraordinary with Brigit’s Bakery? Choose from an array of traditional French-style finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones to satisfy any craving.
Those who have dietary restrictions are also taken care of – vegan, veggie or gluten-free options are available! And don’t forget a special Peppa Pig version specially crafted just for kids.
Surprise your friends with something extra special by having afternoon tea delivered right to their doorsteps anywhere in WC2 (£10), Central London (£20) or Greater London (request).
3. Betty Blythe afternoon tea
Betty Blythe Tea Rooms in Hammersmith delivers their delicious afternoon tea menu to you, with enough for four or more people and even free loaned crockery and linen if required.
No matter what your dietary requirements are, there’s something for everyone – from gluten-free sandwiches to vegan cakes and scones.
Delivery is available within London, and prices are quoted when you make an enquiry.
4. The Chesterfield Mayfair’s sweetshop afternoon tea
Craving something sweet? Look no further than the Chesterfield Mayfair’s delectable sweetshop afternoon tea.
Imagine indulging in liquorice allsorts, raspberry cheesecake, coca-cola bottle slice and drumstick lolly macaron – it’s pure heaven and your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed.
Make your experience even more special by adding a bottle of champagne to your order – paradise found!
Delivery is available within London Zones 1-4 for an extra fee or pick up in person at the hotel itself!
5. Fortnum & Mason afternoon tea hamper
Fortnum & Mason’s delicious afternoon tea hamper is an extremely luxurious way to enjoy traditional British afternoon tea.
The £520 hamper includes a selection of preserves, cakes and biscuits, all presented in a keepsake wooden caddy with an art deco strainer for top-notch brewing.
To ensure the perfect cup of tea, the hamper also comes with a tea timer so you can steep your brew to perfection.
Delivery of the Fortnum & Mason afternoon tea hamper is available throughout England, Wales and Scotland but, unfortunately, excludes Northern Ireland, EU countries and certain other countries.
6. Kettle and Crumb afternoon tea hamper
Treat yourself or special someone to an extraordinary afternoon! Kettle & Crumb has crafted the perfect indulgence with their traditional tea for two.
Enjoy ten finger sandwiches and all sorts of yummy goodies, from two pork and caramelised onion sausage rolls, two pork and chorizo sausage rolls, two pork and stilton sausage rolls and four sundried tomato quiche slices to scones slathered in clotted cream, as well tantalizing carrot cake, zesty mini lemon drizzle cakes and chocolate brownies.
Even better, you can get your bubbly on too, with the option of a bottle of Prosecco while sipping Tea Makers’ delightful teas. With so many goodies, the box easily serves three to four people!
7. Rick Stein’s afternoon tea
Rick Stein’s afternoon tea boxes are a luxurious treat for any occasion. Each box is seasonally updated and generously filled with thick-cut sausage rolls, cheese savouries, and hand-prepared cakes and pastries.
The afternoon tea box easily serves up to 3 people and costs £40, making it excellent value. Nationwide delivery is available, so you can enjoy Rick Stein’s afternoon tea wherever you are in the UK.
8. Betty’s Tea & Scones Gift Selection
Indulge in the scrumptious taste of Betty’s Tea & Scones Gift Selection! Enjoy a selection of 80 tea bags, Yorkshire Tea Loaf and four scones with strawberry preserve — all brought to you for just £22.
Perfect as an indulgent treat or thoughtful gift, this lovely package is available for UK mainland delivery.
9. Afternoon Tea Letter Box Hamper
The Letter Box Hamper, Afternoon Tea, is the perfect way to express your appreciation and make someone’s birthday extra special.
The box includes luxury treats like Scottish shortbread, fresh raspberry jam, delicious organic dark chocolate and British-grown tea.
The hamper fits through most letterboxes and costs £32.95 with UK mainland delivery available.
10. Waitrose ‘Create Your Own’ Afternoon Tea
Waitrose has gone above and beyond with its ‘Create Your Own’ afternoon tea service. Whether your budget is big or small, there’s something for everyone.
Choose from sandwiches, Scotch eggs, cakes, you name it – mix up the selection just how you like it to make sure that every bite packs maximum flavour and enjoyment.
Plus, free UK-wide delivery means no matter where you are in Britain, a classic British treat can be delivered straight to your door – delicious!
11. Piglets Pantry Tea for Two
Piglets Pantry Classic Afternoon Tea for Two offers the perfect way to enjoy a yummy bite! For just £30, you get a host of tasty goodies such as ham and cheese quiches, Scotch eggs and sausage rolls.
Plus, there are sweet treats like scones with clotted cream or strawberry preserve – all topped off by four delicious cakes. UK mainland delivery is available too. And don’t worry if you’re vegetarian or vegan. They’ve got you covered!
12. The English Cream Tea Company
The English Cream Tea Company offers a delightful afternoon tea hamper that can be downsized for one or increased to cater to six.
The hamper includes sandwiches, buttery scones, clotted cream, jam, cakes, shortbread, brownies and meringues, and of course, tea.
For those with dietary requirements, there are gluten-free and vegetarian options.
13. The Cornish Company
Send your loved ones a scrumptious taste of Cornwall with The Cornish Company! Their letterbox-friendly afternoon tea box includes freshly baked scones, rodda’s clotted cream and sweet strawberry conserve.
Plus, four individually wrapped tea bags make it even better. We’re talking top-quality ingredients too – like butter sourced locally in Cornwall for those melt-in-the-mouth scones and mouth-watering cornish clotted cream from one of the area’s oldest dairy producers – you can’t get much richer than that!
14. The Cartwright & Butler Brew Biscuit Hamper
Treat your taste buds to the Cartwright & Butler Brew Biscuit Hamper! It’s loaded with all the luxuries: English Breakfast tea, CAFÉ York Blend Coffee, and an array of scrumptious biscuits.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with flaked almond shortbread rounds, demerara shortbread rounds, triple chocolate chunk cookies and cranberry crumbles…all packed into a beautiful reusable tin for any lucky person who receives it as a gift.