It’s a traditional English treat that’s enjoyed a huge surge in popularity in recent years.
Here’s a guide to some of the places in and around Sunderland that offer afternoon tea.
1. The Sweet Petite, Mackie's Corner
For one of the prettiest afternoon teas around in charming surroundings, head to The Sweet Petite at Mackie's Corner. It's incredibly popular so you'll need to book ahead on their website. It's priced £22.50 per person. Photo: national world
2. Seaham Hall
For a special afternoon tea, you can't get much finer than that on offer at Seaham Hall. Priced £28 per person, it includes a great variety of tea options, from red berry to peppermint. You can also upgrade to Champagne afternoon tea which is £44 per person. Photo: submitted
3. The Peacock, Keel Square
Afternoon tea is available for pre-order only at The Peacock in Keel Square. It's available for the bargain price of £12.50 per person for tea / coffee, or £17.50 with fizz or £18.50 with gin and tonic. Photo: Stu Norton
4. The Front Parlour, Grange Terrace
The Front Parlour has reopened in Grange Terrace, just opposite Park Lane Interchange, and it's a great use of the front room in one of the former Victorian townhouses. Served Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm, their afternoon tea is £22.50 per person. Book ahead through their social channels. Photo: Kevin Brady