Afternoon Tea and a Uniquely Elegant Day Out


Our traditional Afternoon Tea Events

Enjoy the splendour of our beautiful ballroom and traditional bone china where we’ve been hosting celebrations for over a century, tea at The Grand is a delightful way to spend an afternoon. With homemade sandwiches and delicate sweet treats served on classic bone china, join us for a quintessentially English celebration.

Flexible Menus

With vegetarian and vegan options available and champagne or "tea total" options, everyone is welcome to tea at The Grand.

Large Parties Welcome

Whether tea for two or for twenty-two, we accommodate groups big and small and cater to everyone’s dietary requirements.

Unique Tea Themes

From cosy autumnal decor, to tea served in a winter wonderland — and even a princess theme! — Our themed events add extra magic.

The Grand Experience

Set in the stunning ballroom with exquisitely laid tables, Afternoon Tea is the full Grand experience.

The Perfect Celebration

For baby showers or hen parties, a table for tea is a fun alternative to an intimate party.

Bottomless Bubbles

A twist on the traditional, enjoy bottomless prosecco or a cool glass of delicious champagne to get the celebration started. 


There's Only One Choice for Mother's Day in Southampton

Are you looking for a special treat this Mother’s Day? Experience the 5* luxury of a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday 9th March and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The Grand Southampton

Upcoming Afternoon Tea Dates

July 27th 2024

August 17th 2024

September 28th 2024

October 26th 2024

November 26th 2024

Afternoon Tea in Southampton

It's an Experience

At The Grand, Afternoon Tea is more than a meal; it’s an experience. Our carefully curated menu caters to every palate, with vegetarian and vegan options ensuring everyone can revel in the elegance of this cherished ritual. Choose to elevate your tea time with a glass of champagne or opt for our ‘tea total’ alternatives – the choice is yours.

For those planning a celebration with 10 or more attendees, we invite you to reach out to us at [email protected] for personalised assistance in creating an unforgettable Afternoon Tea experience. Come, be part of a Southampton tradition that combines timeless elegance with modern inclusivity – tea at The Grand awaits you.

Our Tea Packages

A Scrumptious Menu Full of Delicious Treats

From a delectable vegan afternoon tea spread to our perfectly crumbly cupcakes, our menus are filled with yummy morsels for everyone to enjoy.

Prosecco Afternoon Tea for 2​

The perfect celebration, who doesn’t love extra bubbles?

Afternoon Tea for 2

Spend an elegant afternoon at tea in our grand surroundings

Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2

Looking for something extra special? Pour the champagne!


Enjoy a Delightful Twist on a Traditional Tea Party 

To celebrate or to simply catch up, Afternoon Tea at The Grand is an unforgettable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course. The Afternoon Tea in Southampton experience is the perfect present. Simply buy your gift here, and we look forward to welcoming its recipient for tea!

At tea, the more the merrier! Large groups up to 20 are welcome, but we advise you to book far in advance to secure your table. Thinking of tea for a larger group? Why not host a private Afternoon Tea party on a day that suits you. Contact our team for more information.

Yes. Afternoon Tea in Southampton isn’t just cucumber sandwiches! We offer a full menu with different options for sandwiches and snacks, and can hold vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free teas too. Just let us know when you make your booking and we’ll be sure to accommodate you.
It’s simple to make a reservation for Afternoon Tea in Southampton, just follow this link to book your table. Got specific questions? Contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.
Our luxury tea experience lasts up to two hours. If you add bottomless prosecco to your table, the bubbles last for 90 minutes.
While we have a full range of teas and coffees to choose from, we also offer cocktails and our famous G&Tea — gin and tonic to share, served in a delightful teapot!
Yes, on-site parking is subject to availability and public car parks are also close by.  The Grand and Rubys is easily accessible for every one of your invitees