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Afternoon Tea at Wivenhoe House Hotel

4.4
128 reviews
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£25 and under
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea (34)
  • Special Occasions (21)
  • Good for Birthdays (18)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 5pm
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Phone number
01206 863666
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Public Transit
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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 128 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MrBlank (Essex)
4.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

I’ve been to Wivenhoe House for afternoon tea a few times before and it has always been excellent. We were a little disappointed that this time didn’t live up to the high expectations but it is still a great place considering value for money. Wivenhoe House could be 5* if it weren’t for the following:
- The plates weren’t completely clean
- They used to do special breads with the sandwiches but now it is regular white and brown
- For a venue such as this, the tea really ought to be loose leaf
- Distinct lack of cream cheese in with the salmon sandwich

That said, you still get:
- Warm and fresh scones
- A charming setting with relaxing classical music
- Good service
- The offer of taking leftovers away in a box

If I didn’t live so far away (45min drive) I would probably consider going again but I now think there are better alternatives closer to home.

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Laura (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

I took my nan for her birthday and she had a wonderful time will definitely be coming back thank you very much

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MandyM (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Had a wonderful afternoon tea with my husband for my Birthday.. Enjoyed everything about it.. The cakes and sandwiches and scones were delishious.. We have already booked for mothers day.. Thankyou so much 😁

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JenniferA (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Excellent Afternoon Tea for my Mum's 80th Birthday and thank you for making us so welcome

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 1 February 2018

The staff could not have been more helpful if they tried. Very welcoming, afternoon tea was delicious. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 24 January 2018

We had a lovely afternoon tea. My mum surprised her grandsons fiancé for birthday. We were all made very welcome and the birthday girl felt very special and spoiled. Thank you for a lovely afternoon xx

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
4.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

The waitress brought the whole tea to the table - sandwiches and scones and cakes. Prefer it to be staggered. Also she didn't ask us for our tea preference and didn't bring the tea with the food - we had to ask for it.Lovely atmosphere though.

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

I took my mother for afternoon tea on her 90th birthday and we had a fantastic time. food and service first class. All staff very accommodating in every way . right down to being more than happy to take photos of our visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 11 January 2018

Lovely afternoon tea with my daughter and granddaughter. Food was first class and the service was excellent. Even had a commentary on the history of the building from a member of staff.
Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 7 January 2018

A lovely experience - fabulous cream tea in a beautiful setting.

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