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Tea Parlour

The1st Floor, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE +44 8000475783

(((() Afternoon Tea
Main course: £20
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Thursday to Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

this was an amazingly gorgeous home cooked afternoon tea, very friendly team with great cakes , what you don't eat you can take away... I just didn't realise that they are not licensed .. you can take your own prosecco for a small corkage fee Ill definitely do this next time

Michele Pincock 07 September 2016
from Liverpool

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Upstairs in a former banana warehouse on Liverpool's famous Mathew Street, you will find Tea Parlour, an elegant English tearoom hidden inside the first floor of the View 2 Gallery. Home-made cakes and confectioneries take pride of place beside beautiful vintage china, crystal glasses and pressed white tablecloths.

But the real star is the tea. Fine, loose leaf tea elegantly presented in individual glass teapots along with a timer, the emphasis is on taste. From black, green, white, oolong and tisanes, there is an ever changing menu of teas to enjoy from Rare Tea Company and Liverpool's own Phom tea.

On weekends, guests at Tea Parlour can relax and enjoy live classical music from the resident pianist as they sit and enjoy the beautiful and elegant setting.

Tea Parlour offers an airs and graces haven away from the bustle of Liverpool One, and is just a 4-minute walk from Liverpool Station. The venue is not licensed, but guests are welcome to bring their own bottle of fizz. Corkage is just £2.50 for a 75 cl bottle between two guests.

Tea Parlour

The1st Floor, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE

Contact +44 1512272891
Reservations +44 8000475783

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Customer reviews for Tea Parlour

4.6 (((() (based on 56 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (54)
  • value (13)
  • lunch (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • private dining (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • (((** by from Manchester

    Brilliant venue, food was excellent. Service was lacking we found ourselves waiting for 20 mins before we got out tea, and people who arrived after us were served before us. Not completely satisfied with the service.

  • (**** by from Skelmersdale

    I had afternoon tea in April, it was so good I couldn't wait to try it again and recommended it to many people.
    I took a friend on Thursday the 5th October thinking I would give her a special treat. I was so embarrassed.
    We had to leave our coats on the back of our chairs, even though there is a cloakroom but nobody offered to take them for us.
    We didn't like the water it was cucumber and something else, I asked could we have the water I had in April which was elderberry and strawberry, she went and enquired and we were told they had non left, then she returned and said they had found some, when it came it was just water with a strawberry floating in it !!!
    Our tea was only warm, obviously hadn't been brewed with boiling water, we didn't know about the tea strainer so we had large tea leaves floating in it.
    When the cakes arrived the scones were lovely and warm but rock hard on the outside, the rest of the cakes were alright nothing special, no comparison to the ones I had in April.
    So all in all it was a big let down, I certainly won't be coming again and will not be recommending it to anyone.
    Certainly is not worth £20.
    No comparison to my previous visit.
    Totally disappointed.

  • ((((( by from Liverpool

    this was an amazingly gorgeous home cooked afternoon tea, very friendly team with great cakes , what you don't eat you can take away... I just didn't realise that they are not licensed .. you can take your own prosecco for a small corkage fee Ill definitely do this next time

  • ((((( by from Wallasey

    Service was perfect; we were given advice about the teas and as I am vegetarian the server liaised with the chef to ensure sandwiches were available to me other than those advertised. The ambience is absolutely charming! You're transported back to a time more familiar to your grandparents (if you too are a child of the '60's!). It's elegant shabby chic and everywhere you look there's something unusual and interesting to see from beautiful mirrors and flamboyant lighting to mosaic art and objet d'art. Back to the food- the sandwich fillings were much more inventive than the usual veggie offerings with my favourite being hummus, red pepper and feta cheese. The cakes were being baked on our arrival and so were beautifully fresh and when the assortment arrived at our table the scones were still warm. Special mention has to be made of the gorgeously moist Guinness cake for taste and the exquisitely put together crème patisserie tarts with fresh and elegantly cut fruit. We were not rushed but even with the extra time we still couldn't finish all the cakes! Unexpectedly our server offered to box up the remaining cakes for us to take home which was a very welcome offer. Lastly, although the Tea Parlour is not licenced you can bring your own prosecco for a corkage charge of £3.

  • ((((( by from Wigan

    Excellent experience. The venue was wonderful very traditional and brought a special air to the afternoon tea experience. The food was excellent they were very happy to accommodate any alternative dietary requirements. The service was excellent very friendly and attentive we felt very welcome. To add to the authenticity they require cash only to pay the bill (can be embarrassing if not aware). They also provide boxes to take home anything you can't finish as they are too good to leave :D

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Enfield

    The tea was excellent, a lovely setting with very pleasant staff and good value; nothing too much trouble. Better than any tea I've had in London. Would definitely recommend

  • ((((( by from Helensburgh

    A real surprise when you leave Mathew Street and enter this stylish 20s tearoom. Looks amazing, great atmosphere and super friendly service. Really felt like we had gone back in time. Food delicious and decor fabulous. Would really love to go back. Perfect setting for a decadent and lazy afternoon.

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    My Wife and I have taken afternoon tea in many locations ranging from garden centres to luxury 5*+ establishments, paying between £10 and £75 per person. This venue was by far the most pleasant and relaxing and more importantly, friendly. The food was good quality and obviously freshly prepared. The environment was in a mix of styles and could be described as quirky, we loved it. The server was extremely attentive but not overly so. We will definitely be back. Only downside was the lack of nearby parking.

  • ((((( by from Liverpool

    Excellent venue and food, we we looked after by attentive lovely staff.

  • ((((( by from Sandbach

    Amazing food and great tea, what more do you want ??

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