Tea for two? Afternoon tea deliveries near you
Celebrating in lockdown, or just missing sarnies and scones? Here, order one of these top notch local afternoon teas - all delivered to your door!
If you’re heading over to Peterley Manor Farm Shop, don’t forget to pre-order one of their delicious afternoon teas for collection from the Wild Strawberry Cafe. As well as a classic tea for two, which includes bagels, savoury muffins, macarons and scones, you can also pick up options for kids, vegetarians and vegans (above). £35 for a hamper for two, or £7.50 for a children’s box.
Cake fiends and Instagram pros Oh My Cakery have been keeping MK locals stocked up with their sweet fix during lockdown (including their signature Slutty and Sleazy brownies – I mean, even the name is delicious). But if you’re after something a little more genteel and in the Milton Keynes and Wellingborough areas, order their Afternoon Tea boxes for weekend delivery . Prices start at £15 per box, with options including classic, vegetarian and kids’ teas.
Marsworth locals have a great option on their doorstep, as Dottie About Cake are offering their delicious hampers with free delivery within the area, or £5 delivery within a three-mile radius. Hampers include fresh sandwiches (with a choice of fillings), cakes and scones, and the special Father’s Day tea above also includes the option for sausage rolls and scotch eggs. £30 for two people.
Professional pastry chef Sophie Lewis is turning her hand to deliverable cakes and afternoon teas in lockdown, with options including a classic sweet tea (think cakes, brownies, macarons and scones), or a luxury afternoon tea with added scotch eggs, choux buns and cheese scones. Prices start at £20 per box, with free delivery in Buckingham and £5 delivery to surrounding towns.
If you’re having café culture withdrawal symptoms, go for the next best thing with a delivery from GX gem Jack & Alice. As well as a daytime and evening takeaway menu, there’s also afternoon tea for collection or delivery. It costs £12.50 per person, plus an extra £12.50 if you’re adding fizz. Celebrating? You can add an entire homemade cake to your order for £30!
Cakes and Cosys caterers usually provide full vintage afternoon tea parties (crockery, cutlery and service included), but under lockdown conditions, a hamper of their delicious treats is the next best thing. Baskets start at £17, or £20 delivered within the Aylesbury Area, and come stuffed with homemade scones, brownies, tiffin and more. Check out their Father’s Day offerings too (spoiler: there’s booze to accompany your brownies!).
After something a little more elegant than your standard cakes and sarnies? French Affaire in Stony Stratford are only too happy to oblige with their afternoon tea offering, which includes everything from savoury croissants and chicken liver parfait profiteroles to chocolate mousse flower pots and macarons. Teas cost £28pp (plus £8 if you’re adding Prosecco), with local delivery and collection available.
If you’re headed to Hampers Deli & Cafe in Woodstock, make sure you nab one of these beauties. Their afternoon tea boxes are filled with sandwiches, scones, cake and strawberries (or you can skip the savoury and go for a sweet cream tea instead), and cost £12. Available for collection or free delivery to Woodstock, Bladon, Long Hanborough, Church Hanborough, Stonesfield and Combe.
This deliverable afternoon tea from V&S Vintage makes for a particularly good gift during lockdown, as the haul includes not just a basket of sandwiches, tea, homemade scones, jam and cream, but also a china cup, saucer and side plate to eat it all off. Handy! Baskets cost £27, which includes delivery within 10 miles of Wheatley.
‘Minimalism’ isn’t in the vocab of the Bicester Bean team, as should be obvious from the bonkers afternoon teas, cheese boxes and sweet hampers they’re currently delivering in the area. A great option for kids, boxes start at £20 – message their Facebook page for more info.
The Chocolate Café is aiming to open for takeaway food and drink at the end of June, but in the meantime, they’ll be delivering Father’s Day afternoon teas to tide over the men in your life. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a birthday, anniversary or special occasion in lockdown, this afternoon tea from Wendy’s CuriosiTeas ticks all the boxes – it even comes with bunting, napkins and mismatched vintage crockery. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available, but you’ll have to be quick – they book up quickly. £50 for 2, plus £5 for local delivery within 5 miles of Banbury.
This classic cream tea from Abigail’s Kitchen has our mouths watering – and good news if you’re living in an OX postcode, it can be delivered right to your doorstep. Boxes include fresh scones, jam and clotted cream, carrot cakes and lemon drizzle cakes and a bottle of homemade elderflower cordial for £20. Add a bag of coffee for £6.50. Delivery costs £2, or collection is available from North Abingdon.
Caterers FEAST specialise in grazing tables, so when it comes to finger food, they’re pretty much experts. Their delicious afternoon tea boxes start at £20pp – or, to mix it up, try one of their brunch boxes, or their grazing boxes which include meats, cheeses and antipasti.
For a cheap and cheerful sweet fix, we love the tea and cake selection boxes from Little Bears Bakery in Wantage. They cost £15 and are packed to the brim with scones (plus obligatory cream and jam), meringues, brownies, lemon drizzle squares and more. Free delivery to Wantage and the surrounding towns and villages, including Abingdon, Eynsham, Didcot and Faringdon.
Prefer to pick up a gift voucher for when the restaurants open again? Take a look at some of our favourite local afternoon teas here.