Afternoon tea delivery near me: Scrumptious options that deliver to London and the UK

How to enjoy top-quality scones and finger sandwiches at home

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Afternoon tea delivery near me: Scrumptious options that deliver to London and the UK

Traditionally, afternoon tea is something of a special occasion, often served within the walls of glamorous five-star hotels or upmarket restaurants and cafes in well-heeled neighbourhoods, but now you can enjoy it within the comfort of your own home, without even having to get changed out of your pyjamas. A number of London and UK restaurants, hotels and online delivery services now offer afternoon tea DIY kits, hampers and gift sets which can be sent direct to your doorstep. So if you have found yourself craving a freshly-baked scone slathered in clotted cream and strawberry jam, or caught yourself daydreaming about tucking into an egg and mayonnaise finger sandwich, you will be glad to know that we have rounded up the best afternoon tea delivery available to high tea enthusiasts around the UK.


While we fully back you treating yourself to a special spread, these afternoon tea deliveries also make the ideal gifts. Whether for a birthday party or baby shower, who wouldn’t want sweet treats landing on their doormat out of the blue? Most of the selection below can be tailored with a personal note, so that you can send some words as sweet as the cakes inside the box. These also make great virtual get-togethers. Send each member of your group a box before jumping on a video call to enjoy the spoils together.

Our selection ranges from the full-blown afternoon tea experience, to more simplified versions that are better suited to enjoying at home. Check out our pick of the best afternoon tea delivery services below and remember not to start any ‘cream first’ or ‘jam first’ debates with members of your household when you get the scones out...because you will have nowhere to escape to (you have been warned).

Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Delight Gift Box

What: It should come as no surprise that Fortnums, which boasts a world-famous tea salon at its Piccadilly flagship, has hopped on the afternoon tea delivery bandwagon and boy are we glad the brand has. The Afternoon Delight Gift Box is perfect for those with a sweet tooth, featuring both salted caramel and lemon curd biscuits, which can be dunked into a mug of Royal Blend Tea, as well as a jar of raspberry preserve to spread on your morning toast.
How much: £50
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Buy it: Order the Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Delight Gift Box

Rick Stein’s afternoon tea for two

Chef and restaurateur Rick Stein’s afternoon tea boxes are seasonally updated - but one thing you can always guarantee is that they will be generously filled. Thick cut sausage rolls, cheese savouries and hand prepared cakes and pastries make this the perfect luxury afternoon tea box for 2-3.
How much? £40
Delivery: Nationwide delivery
Buy it: Rick Stein’s afternoon tea box

Betty’s Tea & Scones Gift Selection

What: Something of an institution in northern parts of the country, long-standing Betty’s has become a byword for excellent afternoon tea. If you can’t make it to one of its outposts, instead order tea to be enjoyed at home. This gift set comes with 80 tea bags of Bettys Tea Room Blend, a Yorkshire Tea Loaf, four scones and a pot of strawberry preserve to slather them with (although you will need to source your own cream).
How much: £22
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Buy it: Order Betty’s Tea & Scones Gift Selection

Afternoon Tea Letter Box Hamper

What: If you want to send the gift of afternoon tea to someone, this treat box from Letter Box should do the trick, and as the name suggests, there’s no need to worry about whether the recipient will be in or not because this hamper can fit through most letterboxes. Inside, your giftee will find a personalised message from you, alongside British grown tea, Scottish shortbread, fresh raspberry jam, and a pack of organic dark chocolate.
How much: £32.95
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Order the Afternoon Tea Letter Box Hamper 

Waitrose ‘Create Your Own’ Afternoon Tea

What: If you are planning to host afternoon tea, but would rather put your own individual spin on things, why not build your own selection via the Waitrose website? The much-loved supermarket has a dedicated ‘afternoon tea’ page where you can browse the likes of finger sandwich platters, Scotch eggs and Watirose's own Duchy afternoon tea blend. There are plenty of sweet treats to choose from too, including a layered lemon, raspberry and rose cake and lemon blossom cupcakes - all the fun of afternoon tea at home, without any of the stress.
How much: Spend as little or as much as you’d like
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Buy it: Order Waitrose ‘Create Your Own’ Afternoon Tea

British Afternoon Tea for Four

What: Anyone worth their cucumber sandwiches knows that afternoon tea was invented in Britain, and this gift set is certainly not shy about celebrating it. Show off your patriotism with this red, white and blue affair that features four types of handmade brownies paired with sachets of the finest Tea Pigs blends. Tuck into the likes of salted caramel brownies or an Oreo brownie to have yourself the kind of afternoon treat we reckon King Charles himself would approve of.
How much: £30.95
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Buy it: Order British Afternoon Tea for Four

Cutter & Squidge Afternoon Tea at Home

What: Looking to give yourself a treat from the comfort of your own home? Check out this tea from Cutter & Squidge, which can be delivered anywhere in the UK. Best eaten on the day of delivery, this afternoon tea pack is designed for two people and includes four buttery scones complete with Rodda's Clotted Cream and a pot of jam, as well as sweet treats such as brownies and mini lemon drizzle cakes. You can wash it all down with a packet of Cutter & Squidge's own loose leaf tea.
How much: £29.90
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Buy it: Order Cutter & Squidge Afternoon Tea at Home

Piglet’s Pantry Tea for Two

What: This afternoon tea offering from Piglet’s Pantry is quite the feast. Designed to share between two, the hamper of goodies features everything you could want from a traditional afternoon tea - think cheese and chive quiches, Scotch eggs and handmade sausage rolls to start, followed by scones paired with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, plus a selection of four cakes, including a slice of carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting.
How much: £30
Delivery: UK mainland delivery
Order Piglet’s Pantry Tea for Two

Mmmm... Afternoon Tea from Sketch

What: If you can’t make it to the pink-hued Gallery at Insta-famous London restaurant Sketch, instead try having its much-loved afternoon tea sent direct to your door. Arriving in a pretty pink box, the selection includes finger sandwiches, scones and dainty sugary treats such as lemon marshmallow and strawberry cheesecake. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free versions of the tea are also available.
How much: From £55
Delivery: Anywhere within the M25
Buy it: Order the Mmmm… Afternoon Tea from Sketch

Prefer to enjoy your finger sandwiches in more traditional surrounds? Check out our guide to the best afternoon teas in London

Prices correct at time of publication.

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