Barker Tea House

Afternoon tea, British·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Afternoon tea, British
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations
Food Hygiene Rating


Barkers in Cardiff is truly a feast for those who love great food and drinks, but also for the eyes and other senses. The beautiful tea house is found in one of the city’s charming arcades. Each of the establishment’s levels is decorated with beautiful wooden furnishings, plush leather armchairs, vintage porcelain teacups, and brimming with art, flowers and beautiful things to look at. The menu is a delight for those in search of a delicious feast, perhaps after a busy day of shopping, and offers a great spot to rest.

Here, you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and brunches, lunch and afternoon tea. There’s also a dedicated space upstairs that’s perfect for small get togethers, so if you’re looking for an afternoon tea style event, you’ve come to the right place.

Afternoon tea is technically charged per person, but each tower is plenty for two people. On the tower, you’ll find a cake of the day, brownie slice and macarons with a fresh strawberry, along with classic and fruit scones with fresh jam and cream. On the savoury platform, you’ll find fresh finger sandwiches which have just been prepared, including cheddar and tomato, cream cheese and cucumber, egg, mayo and rocket and chicken, mayo and tarragon. You’ll of course get a delicious pot of tea with your afternoon tea, and can choose from a wide range of flavours.

If you’re visiting at brunch time instead, perhaps you’ll order the eggs Benedict with smoked bacon, the pancake stack with maple syrup, strawberries and banana, or the Cumberland sausage and free range egg sarnie, with plenty of rocket. Whatever you choose at Barkers, you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time, and you can do plenty of people watching if you’re seated in the arcade walkway.


Do you need to book a table?

Yes, we recommend that you book a table before visiting.

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Do you have any vegetarian options?

Yes, there are vegetarian options available.

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8-14 High Street Arcade, City Centre, Cardiff, CF10 1BB

Opening Times

All day
Mon 09:00-16:00
Tue 09:00-16:00
Wed 09:00-16:00
Thu 09:00-16:00
Fri 09:00-16:00
Sat 09:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-16:00


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