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Afternoon Tea at The Connaught Hotel and Spa - Afternoon Tea at The Connaught, West Cliff Bournemouth, Dorset

Afternoon Tea at The Connaught

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4.1
36 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea

Created by our talented team of AA Rosette chefs, join us for a delicious afternoon tea by the open fire or dine alfresco on your choice of beautiful garden terraces.

Available as a vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free option at 48 hours’ notice.

We're perfectly located just a few minutes’ walk from Bournemouth beach and a five minute walk to the town centre. With plenty of parking available on site and a public car park just up the road.

Our brasserie also serves delicious lunch and dinner, please search for 'The Connaught Brasserie' and make your reservation from there.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:30–17:00

  • Phone number

    01202 298020

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Herman Steyn

  • Area

    Bournemouth

  • Parking Details

    66 spaces

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

£24.50 per person. Available throughout December

Main

Fancy a change from the traditional Christmas lunch? Why not treat yourself this Christmas to a festive afternoon tea treat - the perfect way to relax and indulge. Bookings are essential - also available for private bookings

  • Chilled Glass of Prosecco

    • Selection of Dainty Finger Sandwiches

      • Warm Plain and Cranberry Scones, Roddas Clotted Cream and Jam

        • Mince Pie Lattice Slice

          • Cinnamon Spiced Festive Shortbread

            • Chocolate Orange Mousse

              • Homemade Carrot Cake

                • Pot of Dorset Tea

                  Last updated: 2 February 2022

                  What 36 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.1
                  4.1 based on recent ratings
                  • 3.9Food
                  • 4.3Service
                  • 4.1Ambience
                  • 4.1Value

                  NoiseModerate

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                  • Bournemouth

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                  1. AC

                    ArthurC

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 May 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    A most enjoyable afternoon, delicious food, presentation excellent and a sweet caring waitress. We can add no more except we want to go again and have praised the experience to all.

                  2. NB

                    NicolaB

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 7 May 2022

                    overall2food2service1ambience1

                    Arrived to a pile of dirty lunch plates piled up on a table which didn’t get moved for nearly 30 mins, we have to search for a member of staff twice, sandwiches were very long prepared and soggy, not cups provided for tea and coffee

                  3. MH

                    MickH

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 2 May 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Food quality good. Lady who greeted us in the dining area and waiter who served us were excellent. A return event is on the cards

                  4. SE

                    SharonE

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                    overall4food3service5ambience3

                    The scones were lovely! however the other cakes were disappointing in comparison. Service was great too but no atmosphere as really quiet. Unfortunately I have had better afternoon teas

                  5. SF

                    SForest

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 April 2022

                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                    Good value, melt in your mouth scones, a very pleasant experience.

                  6. SM

                    ShaneM

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 7 April 2022

                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                    We enjoyed Afternoon Tea. The scones were delicious, but the cakes rather disappointing as they were all similar - variations on madeira cake. Service was excellent with very friendly waiters.

                  7. MF

                    MelissaF

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 29 March 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                    The sandwiches were soft and delicious, the scones too ,the cakes were much the same and heavy with the scones and all had seeds in ,the little pots on the top weren't needed and we couldn't work out what they were ,but overall a nice cream tea

                  8. CN

                    CraigN

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 29 March 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                    Good value for money I guess and the service was excellent but apart from the scones the food was pretty average.

                  9. AS

                    AysahS

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 25 March 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Really lovely afternoon tea to celebrate my dads 60th birthday, polite, welcoming staff, very attentive. Great atmosphere in the courtyard garden. Very clean and well presented hotel, would visit again!

                  10. MJ

                    MaureenJ

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 24 March 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Had a great Afternoon nothing to much trouble . Food & drink fantastic & the staff are absolutely fantastic . Will definitely be back again

                  11. TM

                    TraceyM

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 20 March 2022

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    We went for the Black Friday deal of gin afternoon tea and the food was absolutely lovely and a great selection of gin really enjoyed it

                  12. MR

                    MichaelR

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 2 March 2022

                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                    The food was fine, without being outstanding . Would have been better to have more sandwiches and less of the cakes. The waitress was very good .

                  13. SM

                    ShirleyM

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 28 February 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely venue service excellent very friendly and the cream tea was amazing. It was my husband’s birthday so was a lovely treat for us both!

                  14. B

                    Bubbles

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 27 February 2022

                    overall2food2service4ambience4

                    Staff polite. Chilly where we were sat. Took half an hour to get tea, coffee etc, then eventually afternoon tea came. Bread ends slightly stale, scones ok. Mini desserts x4 , unfortunately 3 of them lemon flavour. Lemon flavour on one of mini desserts so strong it made us cough. Not somewhere I would entertain guest again.

                  15. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 February 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    It’s was very relaxed, delicious and quiet. Loved every minute of it x

                  16. R

                    Rolsy

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 February 2022

                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                    The Atmosphere was very good and service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble for them. The seating was good and roomy especially as we had a disabled guest with us. The food was very good and the only criticism I would make is that there was not enough sandwiches in comparison to the amount of cakes which were excellent. Please note I am not criticising the quality of the though though. Definitely would go there again

                  17. SC

                    SamaraC

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 21 January 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely staff and beautiful food. I had a great time, thank you

                  18. EP

                    EllenaP

                    London

                    4 reviews

                    4.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 8 January 2022

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Very nice afternoon tea with the family and would recommend.

                  19. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 20 November 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    The food was brilliant as always. Bit of a hidden gem in Bournemouth

                  20. NB

                    NayB

                    Essex

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 October 2021

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    We walked in and could see we were the only ones there. I asked if my daughter could swap the tea / coffee option for a soft drink and were told no. There was no menu or selection of tea and coffee. Abrupt, offish, inflexible waitress led to us leaving before we even sat down.

                  21. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Hampshire

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 22 October 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Wife’s birthday

                  22. CK

                    ConnieK

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 20 October 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The best afternoon tea ever!! Fabulous deep filled sandwiches, warm scones with proper double cream and small delicious cakes. Exceptional service. Would highly recommend!

                  23. GH

                    GillH

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                    Disappointing as I’d seen on their website it was supposed to be prestigious and the best afternoon tea in Bournemouth.

                  24. VE

                    VictoriaE

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    Lovely afternoon tea in very pleasant surroundings. Friendly staff.

                  25. SG

                    SheilaG

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 20 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We were really impressed with our afternoon tea.Very ģood selection.All freshly made warm scones with jam and cream so moreish.So good .

                  26. JD

                    JessicaD

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 17 September 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    The location was nice and it wasn’t busy so it was quiet. The staff were attentive. The sandwiches were good. The scones were excellent. I did not enjoy the cakes, there were quite a few small pieces but each was a bit bland for my taste. Overall it was a good afternoon tea.

                  27. WK

                    WarrenK

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                    overall1food2service2ambience1

                    Had booked for my partner's birthday.. expecting something exceptional... had to wait a while for service as the poor assistant manager was covering the entire dining room and bar alone. Food was not plentiful or exciting and although I'd booked an upgrade option in advance.. this never materialised either. On balance... the lone guy working there...Roberto I believe...did his very best to serve everyone but he was just spread way too thin to cope and we couldn't help feeling sorry for the man.. Clearly staffing issues caused a lot of our issues.. but equally the dining area isn't charming and there's no atmosphere either All in all...disappointing and definitely won't be going back there

                  28. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 13 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic afternoon tea!

                  29. H

                    Haribo

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 28 October 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    A lovely, tranquil environment in which we enjoyed a fabulous afternoon tea. The food was amazing and the service exceptional.

                  30. AS

                    AnnabelleS

                    Dorset

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 25 October 2020

                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                    The service are good , staff is attentive overall we had a great afternoon.

                  31. KM

                    KayM

                    Dublin

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 September 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We got there early and they got us in which was great. Was really quiet until a party of 5 came in and was seated near us Food was great and great value for money. Even given box to take home anything we didn't eat Staff very friendly and accommodating Will go there again

                  32. CD

                    CiaraDaly

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 13 September 2020

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    No doubt a lovely afternoon tea and we will returning.

                  33. LP

                    LucyP

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 August 2020

                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                    Felt like second class guests due to using a voucher. Table wasn’t laid for us and such dry cakes we didn’t eat them. Had to also order and pay for extra sandwiches as inadequate portions. Was also expected to pay for coffee because the high tea is only for tea drinkers. Never experienced such a poor high tea or with so many inadequacies.

                  34. TD

                    TomD

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 19 August 2020

                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                    With the government’s 50% offer the afternoon tea was very good value.

                  35. CB

                    CharB

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 15 August 2020

                    overall3food2service2ambience1

                    Scones were lovely, all other cakes and mousse were terrible. Even the tea was bad! No atmosphere, very awkward waiter who in my opinion wasn't the right person for the job. Quiet experience no ambience, wouldn't recommend. Had far nicer elsewhere, where it seemed they cared. Here you got the impression they really didnt

                  36. Z

                    Zabi

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 7 August 2020

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Good customer service from waitress and lovely coffee.

                  FAQs

                  Afternoon Tea at The Connaught offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01202 298020.

                  Afternoon Tea at The Connaught is rated 4.1 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                  Booked 3 times today
                  Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Connaught

                  30 West Hill Road West Cliff Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5PH

                  Additional information

                  • Area

                    Bournemouth

                  • Hours of Operation

                    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:30–17:00

                  • Cuisines

                    Afternoon Tea

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress Code

                    Smart Casual

                  • Parking Details

                    66 spaces

                  • Payment Options

                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Executive Chef

                    Herman Steyn

                  • Additional

                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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