Afternoon Tea at The Connaught

4.1
19 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.
What 19 People Are Saying
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EllenaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice afternoon tea with the family and would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NayB
Essex
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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ConnieK
Dorset
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!

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GillH
Dorset
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.

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VictoriaE
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea in very pleasant surroundings. Friendly staff.

SG
SheilaG
Dorset
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 .

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JessicaD
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.

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WarrenK
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon tea!

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Haribo
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.

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AnnabelleS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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KayM
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

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CiaraDaly
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No doubt a lovely afternoon tea and we will returning.

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LucyP
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.

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TomD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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CharB
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

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Zabi
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good customer service from waitress and lovely coffee.

FAQs

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

Afternoon Tea at The Connaught is rated 4.1 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.