Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring. Quench your thirst with a refreshing pot of tea or even a cheeky glass of fizz and tuck into light bites and cakes in the UK City of Culture.
With regular services connecting London King's Cross Station and Hull Paragon Interchange, you can be sipping a delicious Yorkshire Tea in just a couple of hours.
Jubilees Vintage Tea Room
Treat your prince or princess to a royal treat at this hidden gem. Located in Hessle, just a short bus ride from Hull city centre, Jubilees Vintage Tea Room serves up a traditionally British afternoon tea.
Each selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes is inspired by the monarchy, whether that be Victoria and Albert, Prince Harry, or Queen Elizabeth.
Opt for a bottle of Prosecco with the Diamond Jubilee luxury package. Or if you're taking the little ones, entertain up to eight children with the Princess Charlotte birthday package.
The Dancing Goat Coffee House
Situated close to the university, Dancing Goat offers a wide selection of Afternoon Tea packages to suit all tastes. Starting from just £7.50, the three-tiered treats can be made gluten-free and vegetarian when booking in advance.
Really want to spoil yourself? Upgrade to the deluxe version, including chicken and cranberry fillings and smoked salmon finger sandwiches. Then there's the Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea, featuring a delicious pork pie, a choice of cheese and crackers, fruitcake and a home baked cheese scone.
Meanwhile, little ones can tuck into ham sandwiches, sausage rolls and a mini scone with jam.
The Royal Hotel
If you're just hopping off the train and wanting an instant taste of British cuisine, pop into the Royal Hotel, which annexes the station.
Choose from speciality loose leaf tea or fresh coffee to accompany the tasty York ham and English mustard sandwiches, a savoury bacon and egg flan and mini Victoria sponge cakes.
You can also upgrade your tea to a glass of bubbly for an additional £4.
Lempicka Cafe and Bistro
Serving a choice of Birchall loose leaf teas, freshly brewed coffee or tummy-warming hot chocolate, Lempicka Cafe in Beverley, adds a continental twist to the English classic.
The first two tiers present an appetising assortment of brioche buns, vegetable tarts, cheese parcels and miniature baguettes, whilst the last plate is full of tiny yet satisfying sweet treats.
Sample their popular French Kir Royal Cocktail for an additional £3.50.
Tapasya at Marina
Eastern spices collide with Western heritage at Tapasya at Marina. If you fancy an extra kick to your standard mid-afternoon nibble, the Indian High Tea experience is the choice for you.
Pick either their Chai Masala tea or a glass of Prosecco to pair with an array of flavoursome bites. The first two courses include a selection of pakoras, samosas and savoury pastries. Then finish off with sugared melt-in-the-mouth cookies.
All the while, you can enjoy a lovely view of Hull's beautiful Marina.
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