Between traditional set-ups that match dainty finger sandwiches with photo-friendly treats and boujee spots where modern spreads are washed down with lashings of Champagne, this city is home to some of the best places for cream tea in Northern Ireland. Take your pick of boozy affairs, classic feasts and layers of the sweet stuff in our guide to the prettiest places for afternoon tea in Belfast. Time to up your Insta game.
Forget what you know about the quintessentially British pastime... this hotel hideaway is bringing you a spirited take on the classic. Babel's infamous Tipsy Afternoon Tea matches the usual menu with your choice of cocktails, bottomless teapots or alcohol-free drinks.
Freshly prepared sandwiches, delicate cakes and scones dolloped with clotted cream and berry preserve are all on the menu at House. The classic selection comes with tea or coffee, though you can add a glass of prosecco and sharing teapot cocktails for the proper British experience.
High on our list of places for afternoon tea in Northern Ireland, The Fitzwilliam Hotel is perfect for birthday treats, get-togethers with friends and all sorts of occasions. Located next to the Grand Opera House, it's a fabulous choice for those of you searching for a bite to eat before a big day out.
Offering a luxury afternoon tea experience in decadent surroundings, The Merchant Hotel has you covered. Take a seat in The Great Room Restaurant and choose between vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or regular menus.
Served every day of the week, Café Parisien's selection features bruschetta with coldwater prawns, blueberry scones, carrot cake and mint macaroons. Make yours a Laurent Perrier Champagne afternoon tea for a truly decadent experience.
Sundays are all about midday munching at Titanic Belfast. One of the most popular picks for a traditional afternoon tea, the legendary venue offers 5-star service with a towering meal accompanied by luxury loose leaf, prosecco and Champagne.
Not only can you expect a stunning interior laden with floral decor and modern fixtures, but the food is just as impressive here. Check out AMPM for Irish pastries, chocolate fondant and smoked salmon sandwiches alongside a wide range of tea.
For more edible inspiration, head to our list of restaurants in Belfast city centre.