Harriets Cafe Tearooms - Cambridge

16 & 17 Green Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3JU
Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Special afternoon tea £20.95 per person

This offer is available from August 23, 2017 until August 23, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:30 - 18:00
Sunday: 09:30 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

Tempting diners in with beautiful handmade desserts and live piano music, Harriets Cafe Tearooms Cambridge is a classically elegant English tearoom, serving afternoon teas along filled with sweet and savoury treats.

The Harriets Cafe Tearooms menu celebrates indulgent British afternoon tea tradition, and is filled with handmade cakes and pastries topped with thick creams, rich chocolates and seasonal fruits. Finger sandwiches are filled with time-honoured favourites like ham and English mustard, while savoury afternoon teas also offer homemade sausage rolls and Scotch eggs. A selection of colourful macarons are made in different flavours, which are also gluten-free.

Exotic loose leaf teas from all across the globe are served at Harriets Cafe Tearooms in Cambridge, with other hot drinks also available, including expertly brewed coffees and indulgent hot chocolates. There are glasses of sparkling accompaniments for that extra treat, as well as beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks.

Filled with classic elegance, Harriets Cafe Tearooms Cambridge is right at the heart of the city's university district.

Customer reviews for Harriets Cafe Tearooms - Cambridge
3.9
(based on 14 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • entertainment (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • views (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • breakfast (6)
  • value (3)
  • trendy (1)
  • lunch (8)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (1)
  • By Jennifer S from Chesham
    19 February 2019

    Good traditional tea. Service a bit slow

  • By Laura W from Cambridge
    15 February 2019

    A wonderful experience and really appreciated the gluten free afternoon tea option.

  • By KD D from Bishops Stortford
    11 February 2019

    Although we enjoyed our overall experience, we would have preferred more savoury items and fewer cakes. All the food was good, but a bit too much on the sweet side. It would be nice if there was an option for more savoury, scones, jam and cream and fewer of the smaller cakes. Would have rated 5 stars if moe savoury items available or as another option.

  • By Justyna P from Cambridge
    17 December 2018

    I visited the restaurant on 17th of December. I arrived little bit earlier and my table was waiting for me already. The food I ordered was really good. Rice was cooked perfectly and mango chutney tasted really nice.

  • By Denise W from Leigh-on-Sea
    17 November 2018

    We met some friends who live in Kings Lynn and decided on afternoon tea rather than Sunday lunch in Cambridge. I had the savoury afternoon tea and the other 3 people had the standard afternoon tea. We were all really disappointed with the presentation of the tea. The finger sandwiches had a minute amount of filling and the sausage roll, chicken and scotch egg and cheese scones that I had were extremely dry and stale. On the website it states that there is a choice of cakes but we were not asked to choose what we wanted from their display. Will not be returning to Harriets. Our friends wanted to book SIX for afternoon tea but we talked them out of it so my husband and I felt that we did not want to complain in front of them and so paid the bill and left. Not a good experience except for the company.

  • By Kirstie L from Cambridge
    27 October 2018

    Afternoon tea was lovely

  • By Sandra B from cambridge
    21 October 2018

    Beautiful place, nice food. Our eggs were a bit overcooked (poach eggs, not runny at all) but this is my second time there and first time they were fine. I presume they were overwhelmed with number of people.

  • By Asmik A from Cambridge
    1 August 2018

    That was really nice. I went with my guest from LA, she liked it very much.

  • By Louise F from Cambridge
    7 July 2018

    We love to take our visitors to Harriets. It made such an impression on our friend from Austin that she sent us a voucher as a gift. It has so much English charm, the staff are welcoming and it somehow manages to blend a touch of class with a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere. There is plenty of choice and they make a lovely pot of tea.

  • By Sue R from London
    29 June 2018

    Our son graduated from Cambridge at the weekend and one our best alongside pleasures about collecting and dropping him off was Harriets. And last Friday they were the best...we kept changing our booking and Katya coped wonderfully with this.... Granny loved it and part of our chatter over tea included the pleasures our mothers and grandmothers spoke of of the old Lyons Corner Houses which Harriet's imitated so well... Thank you so much and can you expand Harriets please ...we can advise you of locations where we would frequent and tell more of our friends about....

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Harriets Cafe Tearooms - Cambridge
16 & 17 Green Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3JU