Six of the best afternoon teas in Leeds and Yorkshire

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With Mothering Sunday fast approaching (it’s March 15 in case you didn’t know), there’s the annual problem of what to do for your mum - here are six places you could take her for a lunch engagement she’s bound to enjoy.

HARVEY NICHOLS FOURTH FLOOR RESTAURANT

Consistently one of the most successful and visited restaurants in Leeds, it not only benefits from top quality food, it also has some of the best views in the city.

If you’ve never paid them a visit, then a table at Harvey Nichs is bound to impress - plus you can always take your mum shopping afterwards.

Enjoy a delicious three course Mother’s Day roast dinner at the Fourth Floor Restaurant, with a glass of Prosecco on arrival and spectacular views over the city. For more information and to make a booking, log onto the website: www.harveynichols.com

BROWN’S RESTAURANT, LEEDS CITY CENTRE

For a touch of city centre class, you can’t beat a trip to Brown’s. Swathed in low-lit elegance, this French-styled restaurant and tea room is offering a Mother’s Day special with two courses for £19.95

or three courses for £23.95 per person.

Choose from a range of our roasts, served with Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings, or if anyone’s feeling particularly adventurous they also have pan fried sea bass fillets.

Go on, treat your mum. Book in advance by logging onto www.browns-restaurants.co.uk

MIDDLETON TEA PARLOUR, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Step back in time and enjoy an afternoon tea in a traditional afternoon tea parlour. All cakes are homemade and the bread is from the bakery at Sinnington. TheChina and silverware are all vintage for that authentic 1940s feel. Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour is a family run business in the picturesque little village of Middleton, near Pickering in North Yorkshire, within walking distance of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. There is a Mother’s Day afternoon tea special but bookings is essential. Contact them on 01751 475932 or email diniann@yahoo.com

BETTY’S TEA ROOMS, ACROSS YORKSHIRE

Betty’s is a Yorkshire institution and has six tea rooms dotted about the county, including Harrogate, Ilkley, Harlow Carr, Northallerton and two in York. It was founded in 1919.

Enjoy more than 18 varieties of afternoon tea in an elegant atmosphere event. Speciality teas, dainty sandwiches, handmade cakes and scones, and splendid surroundings make this an occasion to remember.

Celebrating Mother’s Day is always going to be special here. Book online a www.bettys.co.uk

JUST GRAND VINTAGE TEA ROOMS, ACROSS YORKSHIRE

Step back in time for a truly unique vintage experience in a quintessentially British independent tearoom offering more than 20 loose leaf teas, homemade cakes and speciality scones made on the premises daily.

This is one of the most unique afternoon tea experiences in Leeds. Here, you can sip good old Yorkshire tea from authentic vintage crockery. The cafe has decor to match – and even the waitresses are dressed as though they’ve stepped straight out of the past. Open on Sundays from 11am-4pm. Contact 0113 2431306.

OULTON HALL MANOR HOUSE, LEEDS

To celebrate Mother’s Day Oulton Hall are offering a very special Mother’s Day afternoon tea with a glass of fizz, and a special gift for all mums.

Oulton Hall is a magnificent, Grade II listed, mid 18th Century mansion with beautiful gardens, converted into Yorkshire’s only five-star luxury hotel.

Lovingly restored interiors, fabulous grounds and a team of staff passionate about making your visit special, you have the advantage of being able to walk that afternoon tea off afterwards.

Contact: www.afternoontea.co.uk for more information.

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