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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

4.1
4.1
38 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 2 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

What 38 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

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Healthy

  • Dorset

    Hot Spot

  • Dorset

    Lunch

  • Dorset

    Special Occasions

  • Bournemouth

    Most Booked

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  1. LJ

    LouiseJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good presentation and friendly service. Scones were nice and warm. The sandwiches were cold, soggy and disappointingly boring; they had been made earlier and refrigerated.

  2. EH

    EbonyH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our afternoon tea. Service was very good, staff were friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and decor are really nice. Food was nice and good value for money

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. MF

    MelissaF

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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 .

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife’s birthday

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. VE

    VictoriaE

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely afternoon tea in very pleasant surroundings. Friendly staff.

  27. 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 .

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic afternoon tea!

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. CD

    CiaraDaly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    No doubt a lovely afternoon tea and we will returning.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. 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 38 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 2 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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