Afternoon tea

Little is more luxurious than enjoying a slice of the British tradition of afternoon tea, in the setting of the historic Manor Restaurant.

Treat yourself and the family to a sumptuous afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies. Make it extra special by adding a sparkling glass of Cuvée Royale Blanc or Rosé.

A Grounds admission ticket is required for each person taking afternoon tea.
During the Christmas season, 22 November – 1 January, we serve festive afternoon teas. Pre-booking essential.

During main season, we offer afternoon teas from Wed – Sat. Book online to reserve a table with a £10 deposit per person.

Book afternoon tea with your admission ticket

We are particularly proud of everything we create in the Manor Kitchen to make your tea memorable. Our chefs produce exquisite cakes and pastries, and make their own jam, often with fruit from Eythrope Walled Garden.

Waddesdon Manor Kitchens

Afternoon tea sample menu, £29.95 per person


Shredded honey ham croissant with tomato chutney

Parmesan shortbread with goats’ cheese & olive tapenade

Caramelised onion & squash tart

Egg mayo with bacon & rocket slider

Home smoked trout & horseradish tart

Blackberry gin cured salmon, citrus gel on focaccia


Scone with clotted cream & strawberry jam

Apple crumble macaron

Lemon, blackberry & pistachio verrine

Pear, tonka bean & almond choux bun

Classic opera cake

Salted caramel tartlet

Alternative options

We also have gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options for afternoon tea. Please let us know in advance of your visit of any additional dietary requirements.

* Please note if you’re planning to finish your visit with afternoon tea we encourage you to enjoy the house and gardens prior to your booking.