Love is in the air, as that annual celebration of romance is just around the corner. Yes, in just a few weeks’ time, it will be Valentine’s Day, when you’ll no doubt want to show your other half how much you appreciate them.
And what better way than with a delicious afternoon tea, complete with Valentine’s day-inspired treats, and maybe even a glass of fizz if you’re feeling fancy.
A number of places around Leicestershire are already taking bookings for Valentine’s afternoon teas, so we’ve rounded up a selection below. With cafes and tea rooms across the county each offering something slightly different, you should find one that sounds like your cup of tea….
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Miss B’s Tea Room, Melton Mowbray
You can enjoy a Valentine’s afternoon tea at Melton tea room Miss B’s.
The cost is £17.50 per person, which as well as savoury and sweet delights with a Valentine’s twist, includes tea and coffee. Fizz, wine and beer are also available.
A local delivery service is available for those that prefer to stay at home. Call 01664 481625 to book.
Cattows Farm, Heather
A chocolate-themed afternoon tea is available throughout February at Cattows Farm. Served from 2pm daily, it costs £25 per person and includes a selection of white and wholemeal sandwiches with fillings including mature Cheddar cheese and red onion, Leicestershire roast beef and horseradish, smoked salmon with cream cheese and cucumber and egg mayonnaise.
You’ll also get warm double chocolate scones served with a thick salted caramel sauce and Cornish clotted cream, followed by banoffee brownie bites with whipped cream and pecan nuts, white chocolate Biscoff cheesecake, salted caramel and chocolate ganache cookie cups, banana, strawberry and marshmallow skewers drizzled with chocolate and chocolate orange millionaire shortbread sundae pots.
The afternoon tea comes with sweet chilli crisps and unlimited drinks from the tea, coffee and hot chocolate menu. You can even have the full chocolate fix and try the dark cocoa tea, mocha latte or hot chocolate.
Book by calling 01530 264200, or via the website.
The Belmont Hotel, Leicester
The Belmont is running a number of Valentine’s Day promotions, including a date night package with overnight stay, Valentine’s dinner and a Valentine’s afternoon tea.
All are available from February 10 to 19. The afternoon tea costs £40 per couple or £58 with a glass of Champagne.
Book by calling 0116 2529607 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charnwood Forest Alpacas and Chilli Bean Cafe, Boundary near Ashby de la Zouch
This alpaca farm is giving you the chance to enjoy a romantic afternoon tea with a twist. You can sip on tea and nibble on delicious treats in the Chilli Bean Cafe while looking out at the farm’s alpacas nibbling their hay in the fields.
The cost is £19.95 per person or you can upgrade to Prosecco for £24.95 per person. Book via the website.
The Cosy Cafe, Hinckley
This Hinckley cafe is offering its Valentine’s afternoon tea from February 11 to 14, for dine-in or takeaway. It costs £35 per couple and includes a fresh cut rose and heart-shaped balloon.
You’ll get a selection of sandwiches – ham, cheese, tuna mayo, egg mayo, cream cheese and cucumber plus homemade sausage rolls, a selection of cakes and homemade scones with clotted cream and jam.
To book, call 01455 890238 or send a message on Facebook.
Manor Farm Shop and Farmhouse Kitchen, Catthorpe
Valentine’s afternoon teas will be available between February 11 and 17 in the Farmhouse Kitchen. You can enjoy the afternoon tea between 12pm and 3pm, for a cost of £19.50 per person.
It will include a selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and fresh cream, vanilla cupcakes, chocolate orange mousse and chocolate dipped shortbread hearts. You can have unlimited tea and americano coffee too.
You need to book at least 24 hours in advance by calling 01788 869002. A £10 deposit per person will be required when booking.
The Tithe Barn, Cosby
You can treat your special someone to a Sparkling Ruby afternoon tea at The Tithe Barn this Valentine’s Day. Available from February 10 to 14 from 2pm each day, it costs £24.95 per person.
You’ll get a traditional afternoon tea with a ‘Valentine’s twist’ and a glass of Sparkling Ruby. Book via the website, adding ‘Valentine’s afternoon tea’ into the booking comments.