Mother’s Day afternoon tea Bristol 2022: best restaurants and cafes near me to treat mum on Mothering Sunday

Looking to treat a loved one with a lovely Mother’s Day afternoon tea in Bristol? You have come to the right place.

The UK is known for its fine selection of tea, scrumptious scones, and tasty finger food - so why not take advantage of all that with an afternoon tea for Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday and is celebrated on March 27 this year.

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Typical ways to celebrate include buying flowers and maybe some chocolates, but the most popular is taking them out for an afternoon tea.

A quintessential British tradition that involves miniature sandwiches, cupcakes and plenty of tea.

Where are the best places in Bristol to treat mum to some afternoon tea on Mother’s Day?

The Bristol Hotel

Afternoon tea does not get much better than enjoying a few scones overlooking the harbour at the Bristol Hotel.

A menu that boasts delicious cakes, scrumptious scones topped with a glass or two of luxurious champagne and much more.

Vintage afternoon tea will cost £20 per person - for more details, take a look at the afternoon tea menu.

Opening hours include: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 5:30 pm to 10 pm (Friday and Saturday)

Call +44 117 923 033 to book, or email them directly at [email protected].

Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF

Ashwell & Co

The perfect spot to treat your mum this Mother’s Day, Ashwell & Co offer a vintage boutique and tea rooms that deliver a classic afternoon tea experience.

As well as having bottomless tea and coffee on offer, their sandwiches are very popular, as is their homemade clotted cream.

To book your place to celebrate Mothering Sunday, fill out the booking form online.

However, Ashwell & Co are not open on Sundays, as well as Mondays and Tuesdays, but you can still visit when it is open  10 am till 5 pm from Wednesday to Saturday.

32 Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HY

Harbour Kitchen

For the mums who love to lunch, Harbour Kitchen offers an affordable afternoon tea and dining experience for Mother’s Day.

Not only do they boast a three-course set menu deal for £45 per person, there is a supreme afternoon tea on offer too - which you can book on the Harbour Kitchen website (but a £10 deposit is required).

They have times available on Mother’s Day specifically too (March 27).

Opening times include: 12 pm to 10 pm (Mon-Thu), 12 pm to 10:30 pm (Fri-Sat) and 12 pm to 9:30 pm (Sun).

55 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1HT

Harvey Nichols

Renowned as one of the finest restaurants in the South West, Harvey Nichols is an ideal hub to enjoy a lovely time with the mother.

With a huge menu devoted to afternoon tea, a standard evening starts at £25 but you will need to part with £35 if you’d like champagne included.

Opening hours include: 10 am to 6 pm (Mon-Sat) and 11 am to 5 pm (Sundays).

Visit the Harvey Nichols website to book your table.

27 Philadelphia Street, Quakers Friars, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3BZ

Berwick Lodge

Highly rated and recommended on TripAdvisor and GoogleReviews, Berwick Lodge has three great options for some Mother’s Day afternoon tea.

Whether it be the ‘Traditional’, ‘Champagne’ or ‘Berwick’ - the options are not only tasty, but endless.

To book a table and view the differing opening hours, please visit the Berwick Lodge website.

Berwick Drive, Bristol, BS10 7TD

Symonds at Redwood

Make an impression this Mother’s Day by booking a table for afternoon tea with Symonds at Redwood.

Set within the lovely village of Audley Redwood, the restaurant will tickle your tastebuds with its traditional (£21.95 per person) and sparkling (£26.95 per person) afternoon tea.

View the specialised Mother’s Day afternoon tea menu on the Symonds at Redwood website.

Opening hours include: 12 pm till 8 pm from Monday to Saturday and 12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays.

Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, Bristol, BS8 3TG

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Not only is this restaurant found in the heart of Clifton, but it boasts the perfect atmosphere and setting to take your mother to for afternoon tea.

They serve it from 3 pm until 4:45 pm every Monday to Sunday, with the highlights of its menu including the Spring Afternoon Tea (£26.95 pp) and the Champagne Afternoon Tea (£35.95 pp) - for full details, view the menu.

Opening hours include: 9 am to 10:30 pm (Mon-Thu), 9 am to 11 pm (Fri-Sat) and 9 am to 10 pm (Sun).

To book online, visit The Ivy Clifton Brasserie website.

42-44 Caledonia Plaza, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4DN

Patisserie La Reine

Patisserie La Reine would be a great place to take your mother for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day.

Opening hours are 7 am to 11:30 pm every day, but you can also order online through takeaway services such as Deliveroo and Just Eat.

To book a table for afternoon tea at Patisserie La Reine, please phone the restaurant at 0117 336 0829.

55 Union Street, Bristol, BS1 2DU

The Cosy Kitchen

The Cosy Kitchen in Bristol offers a wide range of afternoon teas that you must take advantage of to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.

Very affordable prices for its sweet, savoury, vegan and gluten free options (£16) as well as for children (£10) - which you can view on its Facebook page.

Visit the cafe during its opening hours of 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Sunday, but if you’d rather celebrate Mother’s Day in the comfort of your own home, home delivery and collection is available.

Broad Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 5NX