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Afternoon Tea


Fitzbillies, with its beautiful art nouveau shop front, is a Cambridge institution. Its famously sticky chelsea buns have been made and sold on the premises since 1921. No trip to Cambridge is complete without a visit.

The cake shop, coffee counter and cafe/restaurant are open for coffee, lunch and afternoon tea 7 days a week.  

The Orchard Tea Gardens

Enjoy afternoon tea in these attractive gardens set in the picturesque village of Grantchester.

The history of The Orchard started in 1897 when a group of Cambridge students asked if they could take their tea in the orchard rather than on the front lawn as the custom was. Regulars included Rupert Brooke, Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E.M. Forster, Bertrand Russell, Augustus John, and Ludwig Wittgenstein

SIX at the Varsity

Located on the top floor beneath The Roof Top Garden of The Varsity Hotel this relaxed Brasserie and Cocktail bar boasts stunning views of the River and across the cities key colleges including St. John's, Trinity, Jesus and Magdalene. The restaurant is open all day and serves dishes from their Wood Stone oven, Grill and Rotisserie. They offer a fabulous range of Cocktails, with over 30 Gins paired with 8 different tonics, all served in an informal setting. Afternoon Tea with daily homemade pastries is served from 2pm-5.30pm each day.

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