Not sure where to head for an afternoon tea? We have 22 places on this blog that offer some fab afternoon teas, but we also have more over on our where to eat guide.
Afternoon teas are growing more and more popular and we certainly don't want to miss out just because of Coeliac or a gluten intolerance! There are SO many places in the UK who can do a cracking gluten free afternoon tea, we actually asked on our Facebook Page where people had had the best afternoon tea so we could compile a list of some places for you guys!
Afternoon tea made almost completely from packet mixes
An afternoon tea doesn't have to be a posh afternoon thing either, we made our own at home, made almost entirely out of packet mixes! For some amazing bread we used Bakels
bread mix which is some of the best bread we have ever had, for cake Latinos Gourmet
vanilla sponge mix. This mix make a lot so we actually made chocolate topped cupcakes and a loaf cake out of it. Sweetpea Pantry
brownie mixed made some excellent chocolatey brownies to go along side the sponges.
The only thing we did make from scratch was the scones, using our scone recipe, we would have used Mandy's Gluten Free Scone Mix
but we didn't have any in. It is possible to make an afternoon tea entirely from packet mixes, and out of four packet mixes you can easy make 3 or 4 afternoon teas.
Alternatively you can make it entirely yourself too, why not try our scone recipe
, redcurrant chocolate cupcakes, swiss roll
recipes! Theres no reason you need to be a great cook to make any of it, some simple recipes can make one hell of an afternoon tea!
However, afterall an afternoon tea is something a little bit special so it's worth treating yourself to one every so often, here are just a few places that do afternoon teas gluten free in the UK, there are lots of places listed in our where to eat guide
, too many of which do afternoon teas!
These are just a handful that were mentioned multiple times, there are HUNDREDS of places around that do wonderful gluten free afternoon teas but unfortunately we cant mention them all!Fortnum and Masons
- LondonFourth Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Afternoon teas from £44 with finger sandwiches, scones, cakes. All very posh! They also do dairy free, vegetarian and vegan afternoon teas.Huffkins
- Stow on the WoldThe Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AF
Celebration afternoon teas, classic, burford, cotswold...so many different variations from £6.95Indigo at One
- London1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Entirely gluten and dairy free restaurant you can be sure to have an amazing "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" inspired afternoon tea from a 100% GF kitchen with golden eggs, candyfloss and brioche.Rosie Leas Brockenhurst
- Brockenhurst76 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RA
Three different afternoon teas from £9.95 ranging from scone and tea to scones, sandwiches, cakes and bakes.Mottram Hall
- Mottram, CheshireWilmslow Road, Mottram, St. Andrew, Cheshire, SK10 4QT
Afternoon teas from £27 which includes sandwiches, scones and cakes!Jam
- Liverpool7-11 Sir Thomas St, Liverpool L1 6BW
£17.95 for a gluten free afternoon tea which includes homemade sandwich rolls, sweet treats and scones!Quy Mill Hotel
- CambridgeChurch Rd, Stow cum Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF
Gluten and dairy free afternoon teas available which a range of sandwiches (or a savoury selection for dairy free),scones and sweet selection which includes smoothies, macarooms, cookies and cakes.Coffee Heart
- Lowestoft179 London Rd N, Lowestoft NR32 1HG
Gluten free afternoon tea which lots of delcious homemade goodies and treats.Claridges
- LondonBrook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
For something truly special give Claridges a go, they do need prior notice that gluten free is required and they can taylor to you. With scones, tarts, brownies and saffron infused cream it is sure to be something very special, but prices do start at £60.Bettys Tea Room
- York6-8 St. Helenâ€™s Square, York YO1 8QP
From £32.95 with fabulous appetiser, sandwiches, scones and delicous cakes, they also do a champagne afternoon tea.
Eteaket Gluten Free afternoon tea from our review in 2014
- Stratford Upon Avon24 Sheep St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF
Afternoon teas from £15 with sandwich quartets, scone with jam and cream and a medley of cakesEteaket
- Edinburgh41 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1EP
Selection of sandwiches, gluten free scone and homemade cake made with their own tea blends. From £15.95.Mad Hatters
- Chester49 Bridge Street Row East, Chester CH1 1NW
Simple afternoon tea with a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scone and cupcake.Slatterys
- Manchester197 Bury New Rd, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6GE
From £14.50, Lancashire afternoon tea or Champagne afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and selection of cakes.Butterfly and Pig
- Glasgow153 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4SQ
Selection of homemade sandwiches, scone with jam and cream and cakes, from £13.95Thomas and EthelHigh St, Earlston TD4 6BS
Entirely gluten free tea room with dairy free options too, needs to be booked in advance. Selection of sandwiches, savouries, pastries and cakes.Bovey Castle
- Newton AbbottNorth Bovey, Newton Abbot TQ13 8RE
Afternoon teas from £32 which can be made vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten free. Afternoon tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes overlooking the garden.Mosborough Hall Hotel
- SheffieldHigh St, Mosborough, Sheffield S20 5EA
Afternoon teas can be made gluten free on request, starting from £8.95 for simple scone with jam and cream. Luxury afternoon tea with scones and choice of desserts.Whitmore and Jackson
- Barry Island9 Friars Rd, Barry CF62 5TJ
Gluten free afternoon teas available with sandwiches, scone and cakes.Jaspers Tea Rooms
- Cardiff6 High St, Cardiff CF5 2DZ
Sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes served with tea from £9.95 can be gluten free on request.The Goring
- London15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW
Gluten free afternoon teas are available when requested in advance from £49 with a selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries.The Halston
- Carlisle20-34 Warwick Rd, Carlisle CA1 1DN
Afternoon teas available gluten free with a selection of sweet and savoury treats.
There are many, many more places that can do gluten free afternoon teas all over the UK, all ranging in price from less than a tenner to over fifty quid. If you have had a great afternoon tea anywhere let us know, also check out our where to eat guide
for other places to eat.