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About Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel

Whether for a quick catch up over coffee or the luxury of an afternoon tea, the lounges of Wivenhoe House are open daily. As part of a ground-breaking partnership between Wivenhoe House, home of the Edge Hotel School and Brown’s Hotel. You can enjoy afternoon tea influenced by the renowned chefs at this famous five- star hotel who are sharing their secrets of success with our team of undergraduate and professional staff.

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 5pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01206 863666

Website:
http://www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Scenic View (15)
Lunch (13)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Cosy (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Group Bookings (4)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
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Seasonal (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 1 November 2017

Had a lovely afternoon celebrating my Mum's 80th. Lovely setting , staff very polite and attentive... and cakes went down a treat too! Perfect afternoon, would definitely recommend and would visit again .

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 19 October 2017

Our first visit to the hotel for afternoon tea and a very pleasant experience it was. Plenty to eat with a nice variety of cakes. Service was excellent would definitely book again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Very nice afternoon tea lot of food. Service was very good

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Excellent service from the staff who attended to us -from arrival to departure. In particular I commend the 2 waiters who loooked after us during afternoon tea - unfortunately I did not note their names. They were very attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 September 2017

Wonderful time enjoying afternoon tea for a friends birthday. Lovely

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

From the moment we arrived the whole experience was first class. The food was very good and what we couldn't eat was put in a box to take home. We had such good time, I would recommend the experience to any one who wants to treat someone special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

Lovely afternoon tea we were celebrating or wedding anniversary and were amazed to be greeted with a happy anniversary plate with brownies

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

Booked for husband's birthday, chose wicenhoe house as they offered afternoon tea for children. Really nice, girls loved it- service was brilliant. More than enough I eat. Would recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 26 July 2017

A lovely afternoon tea with family! Great food, attentive staff and a beautiful location!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Super yummy, lovely cakes and scones. Really lovely place.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Afternoon tea treat for mothers day, absolutely perfect. The attention to detail is so nice to see. Loving the selection of individual miniature delights on offer. Excellent service, friendly staff, very attentive. Value for money too. A relaxed yet formal setting, a beautiful place to visit. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 6 April 2017

A very nice setting, excellent service not affected by a wedding reception also on at the same time.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 26 March 2017

We had afternoon tea for mother's day and the service was outstanding, the waiters were very accommodating and helpful. The food was also very lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Essex)·Dined on 27 February 2017

From start to finish the staff were absolutely impeccable in their presentation, manners and hospitality. It was my mums birthday and they really went the extra mile to make her feel special. The food was outstanding and even though we couldn't eat it all, we were able to take the remaining cakes home. There were 2 particular young ladies who were incredibly attentive and went above and beyond, I wish I had taken note of their names to mention them personally. I will not hesitate to recommend Wivenhoe house to family and friends. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Went for afternoon tea with my mum to show her our wedding venue. We had a really lovely afternoon. The staff were very attentive and helpful, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food5
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 9 January 2017

Excellent service from two young ladies, they looked after my wife, who was in a wheelchair, brilliantly.
the food was fresh and well presented and more than we could eat. the leftovers were nicely packaged in a box to take home
i highly recommend the place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Business Meals, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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service4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 8 January 2017

I paid for my wife and a friend to go and she come home and said it was lovely and wants to go again

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 1 January 2017

Went for afternoon tea at WHH on New Year's Day with friends, the atmosphere was lovely and so peaceful which was so welcome after the stress of Christmas.
The staff were so helpful and polite and very attentive to all our needs, highly recommend if you fancy a quiet afternoon relaxing with friends or family.
Lovely place to relax and unwind.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 18 December 2016

Took two friends to Wivenhoe House for afternoon tea as a "thank you" for their support for my husband over the past year. It was a lovely relaxing treat. The staff were exceptionally helpful, my husband uses a wheelchair, considerate and kind. There were a range of teas to choose from, a variety of sandwiches and almost too many scones and cakes to indulge in but we were provided with a box to take home the uneaten items. I loved the whole delightful experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 10 December 2016

A lovely afternoon tea at Wivenhoe House. I took my youngest daughter for a bit of a treat. She loved it and now wants to book an overnight stay when it's her birthday. Very friendly staff and wonderful service

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Had a fabulous festive cream tea in wonderful setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Beautiful surroundings for pre Christmas afternoon tea with elderly parents. Outstanding food and service and exceptionally discreet but attentive service by Thomas our wonderful waiter. I would never go anywhere else. Serene, elegant and perfect in every way. Left feeling very full and very happy and spoiled

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 20 November 2016

Lovley afternoon tea made my friend feel special as it was her birthday lovley service will come again thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 4 November 2016

On a wet day we got a warm reception.
Our table was by the window, one of 2 and
The best in the room.
View was stunning.
The food was good and the scones were
Outstanding..... Would have been nice to
Have been offered a choice of jam ,
We could not not eat all that was offered
And a box was offered for the cakes without asking .
Not the cheapest of meals but I can recommend it ......

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2016

It was my friends birthday and
I'd booked a table for afternoon tea. The staff had added sparkle to the table as they'd noted it was a celebratory afternoon tea and part way through the afternoon a lovely waiter brought some chocolate truffles on a decorated plate for my friends birthday which was a lovely surprise. The setting of the hotel is beautiful and the food was delicious. I am a vegetarian & my friend is gluten free, neither of which were too much trouble for the chefs & my friend was thrilled with the gf scones in particular. It was also lovely to be able to enjoy a drink in the garden afterwards.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 23 August 2016

Beautiful location, the moment the hotel comes into view. Nothing spoils the occasion. Excellent parking, very welcoming in reception. Promptly escorted to our table and attentive excellent service. The afternoon tea was really excellent, we have experienced quite a few and this is among the top one or two. It was a birthday celebration and the nice touch of Happy Birthday written in chocolate decorated with fresh raspberries was a real treat.
Superb afternoon, discovered this Hotel on line, cannot fault it, will definately recommend and visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 20 August 2016

I took my work colleagues as a birthday treat. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent and we were provided cake boxes for what we couldn't finish. The setting was lovely and we thoughly enjoyed the experience. Would recommend and I will be returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 2 August 2016

This is my second visit to Wivenhoe House for afternoon tea, once again I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm now hoping for a third..!!! The sandwiches & cakes were delicious , also the service was excellent as were the surroundings. I would certainly recommend Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel. Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 August 2016

A beautifully refurbished hotel and restaurant which offers wonderful afternoon teas at reasonable rates. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 26 July 2016

Took my American sister in law for a very English experience and we just LOVED it. Everything was exceptional from catering to our dietary requirements to ambiance to food to service. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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food4
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value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 16 July 2016

Had a lovely afternoon tea. Gorgeous venue and excellent service. Very impressed.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 13 July 2016

My daughter and I had a lovely afternoon, the afternoon tea was lovely, the service was excellent. The congratulations plate was lovely. We can't wait to come again. Thank you for a perfect afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 11 July 2016

I love the having afternoon tea at the Wivenhoe house. The only problem is that the staff was not very attentive and I had to call the waiter three times and no one was coming regularly to check up on us. Apart from that everything was great as usual.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 7 July 2016

Special occasion for my girlfriends birthday, staff were superb as was the afternoon tea!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 3 June 2016

I took my mum for afternoon tea for her 70th birthday. The food was amazing as were the staff and surroundings

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 22 May 2016

Staff were very helpful during our visit. I had noted an allergy on the online booking form and two alternative cakes were provided without us asking to replace the ones my partner could not eat. Staff were atentive and polite throughout our visit and I would recommend coming here if you are thinking about having afternoon tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food4
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value3

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 2 May 2016

Very attentive and polite staff. Quiet, relaxed, comfortable surroundings made the event feel special. Afternoon tea good quantity and quality but more sandwiches included (not extra price) would have suited me more - horses for courses as some people prefer the cakes, I prefer savoury.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 1 May 2016

Booked this afternoon tea for my mums birthday. Brought a few other family member along. The building is beautiful and the staff are very well trained and helpful. Everything was presented perfectly and I thought it was very good value for money. Would defiantly recommend! Our waitress heard us mention that it was my mums birthday and she brought out a plate with chocolates and a 'happy birthday' message. Very nice place with very nice staff!

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 (Essex)·Dined on 10 January 2016

This was my first visit to Wivenhoe House for something to eat, I took my friend there for afternoon tea for her birthday and she loved it. Will be going back again I hope! I am also attending a friends wedding in August this year, the venue is beautiful and all the staff are really friendly. I'm looking forward to going back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Essex)·Dined on 15 December 2015

We cant really say what the place would be better for as we just had the champagne afternoon tea and cakes. BUT It was very very and another very clean place. The staff were courteous polite and helpful. On a score of 1 to 10 we give it an 11 (eleven) We would certainly inquire about renting a room there for a calibration Party of some sorts. We are intending to have an evening meal at Wivenhoe House in the future

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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