Afternoon tea at Harriets

I recently visited Cambridge on a mini break with my husband Sam (see my dinner review here) for a late Valentine’s Day break. I had a really great time and got to see a world class city that boasted beautiful architecture, an idyllic river and centuries of academic and cultural history.

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Bridge of Sighs

On our final day in Cambridge, we visited a charming afternoon tea establishment called Harriets Tea Rooms. Inside, this place was absolutely adorable! The tables were tastefully decorated with white linens and a simple vase with a single flower. They had a talented young pianist playing a medley of classical and modern day music, and the servers were wearing Edwardian-era attire, which added to the overall charm.

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Harriets Tearoom Cambridge

The menu is extensive, and has an assortment of tea options, sandwiches, light meals and desserts! I decided to order the Harriets Cream Tea (£6.95) which came with a pot of Harriets special blend, fresh scones, Cornish clotted cream and delicious strawberry jam. The scones tasted fresh and I loved the clotted cream. I am beyond obsessed with clotted cream, I just wish it wasn’t so fattening! I also really enjoyed the tea – it was a traditional pot of black English afternoon tea, which is my favourite!

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Harriets Cream Tea

For me, one of the best things about Harriets Tea Room was the price. It was extremely good value for what we ordered, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. (FYI: The full afternoon tea option, which includes sandwiches and dessert, is £12.95). The tea room was filled with family and friends chatting, it felt non-pretentious and the servers were kind and friendly. I highly recommend Harriets if you are in the Cambridge area – you won’t be disappointed!

I honestly think I must have been a posh English lady in a past life because I absolutely LOVE afternoon tea! Expect to see more afternoon tea posts from me in the future!

Overall Score

Food: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Price: £

Atmosphere: Best for couples and families

Website: http://harrietscafetearooms.co.uk