Looking to indulge in an Afternoon Tea Belfast experience? In this guide I’ll cover the 9 best locations for a traditional and memorable experience for anyone planning a visit in 2020.

Belfast is the capital and the largest city in Northern Island. It’s the perfect destination for a weekend adventure with top attractions including Titanic Belfast and Crumlin Road Goal as well as some brilliant trails and hikes accessible just a short drive from the centre.

Finding time for a Belfast Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to celebrate your stay. Check out my recomendation below depending on budget and if you are looking for a traditional or more unusual experience….

best afternoon tea in belfast

#1 The Ivory Champagne Café Bar

Location: 3rd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG 
Cost: £22.95 
Vegetarian/ vegan friendly? Yes

Sit back and enjoy the rush of Belfast! Tucked away on the first floor of House of Fraser in Victoria square, Ivory Champagne Cafe and bar, provides you with a one-of-a-kind experience. Their wide variety of delicacies will satiate all your food cravings. Treat yourself to some fresh macaroons, caramel tarts, and more dishes that will make your mouth water. You can also enjoy some champagne on the side! 

#2 Merchant Hotel

Location: 16 Skipper St, Belfast BT1 2DZ
Cost of afternoon tea: £29.50
Vegetarian/ vegan friendly? Yes

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, The Merchant Hotel’s afternoon tea experience is perfect for you. Unwind as you enjoy their scrumptious creations, ranging from indulgent sweet treats, savoury dishes, or some light munchies with a steaming cuppa on the side. Revitalize your soul and your taste buds as you unwind here. They cater for all preferences so if you have any requirements, just let the staff know in advance. If you’re not in the mood for tea, you can also choose from their range of cocktails. Keep an eye out for some live piano sessions to keep you entertained as you enjoy your Afternoon Tea in Belfast!

#3 Grand Central Hotel

Location: 9-15 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF
Cost: £40
Vegetarian/vegan friendly?

An afternoon like never before awaits you at The Observatory at the Grand Central Hotel. Soak in the breathtaking views of the Belfast cityscape as you devour into deliciously curated, delectable meals, handcrafted with perfection. Marvel at the sights of the city as you enjoy these meals that leave you craving for more and more. Wash it all down with the deliciously blended tea that originated from Kenya and Assam and made its way to your table. Sometimes it’s nice to spoil yourself, so don’t hesitate and indulge away! 

#4 Café Parisien

Location: Cleaver House, 56 Donegall Pl, Belfast BT1 5GA
Cost: £20.95 – £22.95
Vegetarian/vegan friendly? Yes

The elegant decor of Café Parisien is one if the reasons it is a great option for anyone wanting a memorable afternoon tea Belfast experience. What makes this cafe so interesting is the Titanic inspired interiors. Choose what your heart desires, whether it’s a fruity tea or a freshly brewed coffee. Find comfort in every bite as you indulge in classic scones, little sandwiches, and (heavenly) french pastries! Their menu changes with the season so you can expect fresh and new dishes to look forward to each time.

#5 Malmaison

Location: 34-38 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 3GH
Cost: £19.95 
Vegetarian/ vegan friendly? Yes

Treat yourself to the luxurious 5-star experience of afternoon tea at the Malmaison Hotel, and all for a great price! Their chefs have curated their version of afternoon tea with their delicious sweet and savoury offerings. There are a lot of options to choose from. From their classic scones, dark chocolate mousse to a select range of flavourful dishes like oak-smoked salmon, to name a few. You can also add some bubbliness to the mix with their many champagne and cocktail options. 

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#6 Titanic Belfast

Location: 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Belfast BT3 9EP
Cost: £19.95 
Vegetarian/ vegan friendly? No

You may have been charmed by the beautiful interiors of the titanic when you watched the movie, but this cafe takes it to another level! Experience what it must’ve been like to dine on RMS Titanic itself. The opulent interiors, the stunning staircase replica, and the beautiful interiors. There’s a special charm in the menu which is curated with delicacies of the menu from the past. 

Every Sunday, you can find a live jazz band that will make your dining experience a little more splendid. The replica of White Star Line crockery adds a special touch. They also host special afternoon tea for little kids only for £12.50. Diet preferences should be checked in advance.

#7 Babel

Location: 70-74 Ann St, Belfast BT1 4QG
Cost: £29.50
Vegetarian/ vegan friendly? Yes

A soulful indulgence awaits you at Babel if you are looking for Afternoon Tea in Belfast with a difference. Located on the topmost floor of the Bullitt Hotel, the magic comes alive here. From DJ’s, live bands, BBQ in summer to twinkling lights and cozy blankets in summer, you’ve it all here! Affectionately named as Tipsy Tea, Babel knows how to give you the best of both worlds! Their speciality lies in incorporating signature cocktails, and other alcoholic drinks into traditional afternoon beverages. With delicious sandwiches, mini doughnuts, cakes, and more indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience as you look over the Belfast cityscape. 

#8 Europa Hotel

Location: Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP
Cost: £28.00
Vegetarian/ vegan friendly? No

Dainty and delicious, this place is where an afternoon with friends should be spent. The chic interiors of the Piano Lounge, Europa Hotel will make you fall in love. After hosting prominent people, such as US President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1995, Europa ensures that they treat every guest the same. It is a place where everyone gets imperial treatment. The tables are wrapped with white linen and dotted with silverware. The afternoon tea menu offers a unique blend of Irish flavour and ingredients into sandwiches, sliders, savouries, and desserts.

#9 AM:PM Restaurant 

Location: 38-42 Upper Arthur St, Belfast BT1 4GH
Cost: £26.50
Vegetarian/vegan friendly? Yes

Nestled in the heart of Belfast, AM:PM is popular for its bohemian charms, refreshing ambience, and local cuisine. Classy interiors and the enticing menu is everything that you’re looking for to unwind and enjoy. Indulge in delectable finger sandwiches, rich fruit tarts, Irish Pastries, madeleines, and more incredible delicacies. You can enjoy these dishes with teas ranging from Herbal Tea, Black Tea, or Alcoholic beverages. Not only that but they also offer discounts if you’re a group of 4 people or more.

Enjoy your Afternoon Tea in Belfast!

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