The 5 best places for afternoon tea in Whitby 

There’s nothing better than a traditional afternoon tea with lashings of jam, clotted cream and loose-leaf tea. Here are our top five choices for afternoon tea in Whitby.

Botham’s of Whitby 

The almost legendary Botham’s of Whitby has been on Skinner Street on West Cliff since 1865, baking their own cakes and pastries on site. They’re famous for their lemon buns, but also on offer is a traditional Whitby afternoon tea, complete with scones,cream and jam. They also have a second location on Baxtergate. 

Raithwaite Sandsend 

We’re famous for our traditional Afternoon Tea, served in the stylish surrounds of Bar 1822. Our traditional afternoon tea celebrates this great English tradition and makes the most of our delectable local, seasonal and sustainable products, creating a tasty array of treats, including some lighter choices and the decadent option of adding a glass of bubbles. The sweet treats change with the seasons, while our scones are just-baked and served with homemade jam and cream, and the savoury selection will round things off perfectly. Add to that a choice of finest loose-leaf teas, coffees or a glass of bubbles, and you have a truly indulgent afternoon tea in Whitby. More details and bookings. 

The Edge 

This contemporary restaurant offers an afternoon tea that includes a variety of mini cakes, such as chocolate, lemon, coffee and walnut, served with a scone with cream and jam plus a selection of cold sandwiches. 

Hetty & Betty 

For something a little different, head to Hetty & Betty and try their fish ‘n’ chips cream tea. This is Whitby after all, so they’ve coupled the local favourite – battered cod, chips and mushy peas – with a fruit scone served with cream and jam. Or opt for a more traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and scones. 

A Raithwaite Sandsend picnic 

Have a chat with our team and we can arrange your very own afternoon tea hamper. Our talented chefs can fill it with special treats, including freshly-cut sandwiches, cakes and home-baked scones, accompanied by soft drinks or even a bottle of bubbly. All that’s left is for you to stroll around our gardens, find a peaceful spot and tuck in. 

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