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Just your cup of tea.

Byline: JADE WRIGHT ECHO Food and Drink Writer jade.wright@

THE great British tradition of afternoon tea is enjoying a huge revival, with ladies - and gents - who lunch, eager to spread out the fun long into the afternoon.

Merseyside diners are now spoilt for choice over where to sample this quintessentially British speciality as restaurants and hotels begin to offer a pre-dinner delight. To celebrate the three Queens' arrival, here are our pick of the best within easy walking distance of the waterfront.

THREEQUEENS PANORAMIC 34 WEST Tower, 34th Floor, 34th Floor, T Brook St, Liverpool, 0151 236 5534 For afternoon tea on top of the world look no further than this 34th floor restaurant. Ranging from the standard afternoon tea at PS20, then to the Champagne afternoon tea (PS27) and the luxury option at PS31.50. There's even a children's version for PS12 and gluten free menus are available with notice. Afternoon tea comes with a Caesar prawn salad and a three-tier stand 63 DAYS of treats. The cakes are goos and plentiful.

MARITIME DINING ROOM HARTLEY Quay, Liverpool, L3 4AQ, 0151 478 4056 Situated on the top floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Maritime Dining Room offers modern regional food made inhouse by award-winning chefs. Their afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and delicate patisserie, accompanied by freshly-baked fruit scones served with homemade fruit conserve and fresh cream. Open 11.30am - 4.30pm, daily. Book in advance.

HARD DAYS AYSA NIGHT HOTEL CENTRAL Buildings, North John St, Liverpool, L2 6RR, 0151 236 1964 The hotel is launching new group afternoon teas for special occasions. Guests will be treated to a selection of teas to accompany an array of cut finger sandwiches, along with freshlybaked scones with a choice of preserves and clotted cream and freshly-baked cakes. Prices start from PS17.95 per person.

wiches, along with freshlybaked scones with a choice of preserves and clotted cream and TO GO THE BRINK 21 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN, 0151 703 0582 As well as opting for traditional afternoon tea pack-tional pack ages, which consist of English tea or The Brink's own house blend coffee with an assortment of traditional finger sandwiches, warm scones filled with double cream and strawberry jam and a section of miniature cakes and pastries, those who want the ultimate treat can enjoy the Celebration Tea, which includes the alcohol-free 'Shampagne Cocktail' with fresh strawberries and a chocolate dip. Prices from PS8.50.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 22, 2015
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