10 Businesses That Offer Afternoon Tea Delivery In Teesside

11 Feb 2021

Afternoon tea is one of those things that you just can't help but love. There's nothing quite like tucking in to fancy finger sandwiches and scones over a pot of tea, but with lockdown, trips out for afternoon tea had to be put on pause. However, we're pretty darn lucky in this area because there are a bunch of incredible bakers and businesses who offer afternoon tea delivery across our Teesside region, from Darlington through to Marske-by-the-Sea.

There are businesses that launched during lockdown, thanks to having time to kickstart their dreams, and tea rooms or shops who have taken to the power of postal to bring their treats to our doors. I've made a list of 10 of these top businesses, so if you've got a hankering for afternoon tea delivery in Teesside, you've come to the right place. With various locations and prices to suit a range of budgets, take a look through this list and get your afternoon tea order in.

1. Mad Hatter Bakes, Darlington

Deliveries on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 12pm and 3pm. Delivery charges vary, so make sure you check the website for more information. Delivering to Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Newton Aycliffe, Eaglescliffe, Yarm, Barnard Castle, Richmond and Bishop Auckland.

Victoria, the lovely lady behind Mad Hatter Bakes, fused her love of baking with afternoon tea to kickstart her business in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Her afternoon tea boxes are packed to the brim with various cakes, including jam-filled cupcakes, brownies, carrot cake and lemon drizzle, plus two types of scones and plenty of sandwiches. From £10 per person, her delivered afternoon tea in Darlington is a total steal, so check her out on Facebook, Instagram or via the website.

2. Two Little Birds, Middlesbrough

Requires at least 48 hours notice to prepare, with delivery in and around Middlesbrough.

Two childhood friends, Kirsty and Claire, started Two Little Birds in 2020 and they've been in high demand ever since. Offering charcuterie boards, bespoke platters and, of course, the most beautiful afternoon tea delivery in Middlesbrough, they've been a firm favourite throughout lockdown and beyond. Including pies, quiche and sweet treats from local businesses, as well as the classic sandwich, scone and cakes combo, this is a luxurious choice! Find out more on Facebook or Instagram.

3. Remember Me Tea Rooms, Stockton-On-Tees

Available on Fridays and Saturdays. Orders must be placed before 2pm on Thursdays. Available for collection between 10am and 12pm from 5 Finkle Street, Stockton-on-Tees, or delivery to Stockton and surrounding TS postcodes with a £2 delivery charge. 

Remember Me Tea Rooms are famed in Stockton for their vintage look and their themed menus, including Disney and Harry Potter afternoon teas. Heading into lockdown 3.0, this town centre favourite is offering afternoon teas (including themed and seasonal) from £7.50 per person, which is a total bargain. Their platter includes scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pork pies, plus sandwiches, scones and cake, so it's a real feast. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

Source: Two Little Birds

4. Phixx Coffee Lounge, Darlington

Available on Saturdays for collection from 83 Skinnergate, Darlington, or delivered to Darlington and the surrounding areas for an extra £2.50. Orders to be made through the Phixx online shop.

Phixx Coffee Lounge have been helping people across Teesside get their cake and coffee 'phixx' throughout lockdown, but have recently started offering afternoon teas! Their combination includes various sandwiches, crisps, two scones, all the cake you can shake a stick at and a tea bag for £12.50 per person. This is a fantastic option for afternoon tea delivery in the Darlington area and after lockdown is over, be sure to visit the coffee lounge too! Find out more on Facebook, Instagram or their website.

5. The Rabbit Hole, Middlesbrough

Requires at least 24 hours notice for deliveries on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Available for free delivery in Stainton and £2 delivery to Middlesbrough, Stockton, Guisborough and Redcar. Orders to be made through Facebook message.

Get lost down the rabbit hole with a beautiful afternoon tea at home from The Rabbit Hole in Stainton. Each afternoon tea is inspired by Alice In Wonderland, with a traditional 'Alice' afternoon tea, a Knave tea for the gents and a Dormouse afternoon tea for children, which adds a really fun spin. At £20 for two, the traditional Alice afternoon tea is a total steal and includes classic sandwich combos, scones and homemade baked treats (including the cutest fairy cakes ever!). Find out more on Facebook or Instagram.

Source: The Rabbit Hole

6. G&Tea House, Great Ayton

Available for delivery and collection from Angrove Country Park, Great Ayton every Friday and Saturday. Offering delivery within 10 miles of Angrove Country Park. Orders to be made via email at info@gandteahouse.co.uk - include your order, your chosen date, your phone number and address for delivery.

If you're feeling luxurious, opt for the afternoon tea at home experience from G&Tea House. This is priced slightly higher at £17 per person, but includes a selection of sandwiches, a pork pie, a sausage roll and a cheese scone, plus a lemon posset, school cake, millionaire's shortbread and salted caramel cupcake. This is a gorgeous option and particularly good if you live out slightly past Middlesbrough. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

7. The Old Butchers, Billingham

Requires at least 48 hours notice and no next day delivery. Delivery to Ingleby Barwick, Stockton, Billingham, Yarm, Eaglescliffe, Darlington and Redcar between 1pm and 4pm for £2.50. Collection is available from 11am. Orders to be made through their website.

Put on a real spread with the afternoon tea offering from The Old Butchers Sandwich Shop in Billingham. Their fully loaded afternoon tea platters look absolutely fantastic and include everything ou could possibly want, from finger sandwiches and quiche, all the way through to a huge mix of cakes. Plus, they also offer Prosecco at an extra cost, so this could be a great choice for a special occasion. Find out more on Facebook or their website.

Source: The Old Butchers Sandwich Shop

8. Lindsey's Cake Kitchen, Marske-by-the-Sea

Requires at least 48 hours notice and delivery to areas within 5 miles of Marske-by-the-Sea for an additional cost, depending on location. Collection is also offered. Message her Facebook page to find our more about delivery days and time slots.

The lovely Lindsey of Lindsey's Cake Kitchen specialises in creating the most beautiful celebration cakes and bakes, but started offering takeaway afternoon teas during lockdown to help people capture that tea time feeling at home. With sandwiches, crackers, savoury treats and plenty of homemade scones and cakes, her afternoon teas are £24 for two. She also offers single portions and gluten free options! Find out more on Facebook or Instagram.

9. Station Five Deli, Stockton-On-Tees

Available from Tuesdays through to Saturdays. Orders to be made via Facebook message and payment can be made over bank transfer or on collection/delivery. Delivery charges may apply depending on postcode.

Station Five Deli is a firm favourite in Eaglescliffe and their 5 star rating on Tripadvisor proves it! Before lockdown, they offered tea, coffee and fresh produce to all who walked through the door, and they've seamlessly moved to delivery for everyone with a hankering for afternoon tea at home. Their traditional afternoon tea is £12 per person and includes sandwiches, crisps, fruit scones, cheese scones and cake, so it's a classic ensemble. They also offer a children's afternoon tea for £7 per child. Find out more on Facebook or Instagram.

Source: Station Five Deli

10. Foodies, Middlesbrough

Free delivery across most of Teesside. Orders to be made via Facebook message.

Foodies are a bit of a jack of all trades business - when their shop is open, you can head in for hot food to eat in or takeaway (including the most amazing-looking halloumi fries), but they also cater for events and parties too. During lockdown, they've also been offering traditional afternoon tea and children's afternoon tea for an at home experience. Their platters are £18 for two and are chockful of incredible treats, including filled scones, tarts and macarons. Find out more on Facebook or Instagram.

If you've missed going out for afternoon tea as much as I have, then you're going to want to check all of these spots out. Each one is unique in its own way and you'll definitely love every single one - it's going to be hard to choose just one place to order from!

Have you had afternoon tea delivered yet? Which spot do you think you'll order takeaway afternoon tea from?

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