Having Afternoon Tea is, for the most, a delightful experience that requires little effort on your part. The purpose of it, after all, is to sit back, relax and enjoy all of the delicacies in front of you.
Below, you will find all of the relevant information on booking, changing and cancelling your planned Afternoon Tea. Discover more about organising an event involving large groups and, ultimately, the logistics of payment. Whatever you need, we have you covered.
How do I book an Afternoon Tea?
Most cafes, restaurants and hotels prefer it if you book beforehand. This ensures that there is enough space, as well as adequate time, to cater to all of your needs.
Most establishments will be able to serve you regardless of what period in the year you book. Others, especially those boasting an excellent reputation, may limit bookings due to a high volume of enquiries and sheer busyness.
The good news is that this Afternoon Tea directory has made things even simpler. Once you’ve found a venue that you like on our site, click the “book a table” button on the right.
This will bring up the contact details of the establishment, which is usually a phone number or email address. Then, simply call or write to them to get things going! It’s as easy as that.
Can I change a booking?
This will depend on the venue and the length of time before the original booking. First off, it’s essential to note that some businesses prefer, where possible, that you avoid ‘last-minute’ changes.
This might be because they’ve already started preparing the food or brought in more staff to cater to larger groups. Perhaps out of common courtesy, it’s best to change bookings as soon as possible to avoid hassle.
Sometimes, however, things happen in life that seem to come from nowhere. If this is the case, most places will be understanding if you need to change a booking with little time to spare.
In other words, try not to fret too much; just explain as much as you feel comfortable. Similar to booking an Afternoon Tea in the first place, you can use the red button on the right to do this.
I need to cancel a booking
Once again, we’ve tried to make things as simple as possible by referring you to the “book a table” button. This appears after finding the establishment that you’ve made the booking with and clicking on its information.
All you have to do, then, is to choose between a phone number or email address before getting in contact. The sooner you do this, the better.
Some people find it difficult cancelling bookings for fear of causing trouble. We understand. After all, it’s never a pleasant thing explaining that plans have fallen through.
Most venues will expect little of you apart from to tell them that you need to cancel a booking. One exception to this rule might be when you’ve put down a deposit for a large group, which you may or may not get back in full.
Can I book an Afternoon Tea for groups?
Of course! The more, the merrier. Just remember that larger groups tend to require more time, more food and, perhaps, more staff. As such, it’s worth accounting for these factors before contacting your chosen venue.
Do you know the precise number of people attending? Is there anyone in your group that has specific dietary needs? What about access and adjustments for those with disabilities?
Businesses catering to groups of varying sizes may also have a few more expectations. You might, for example, need to pre-order food and beverages. Furthermore, a service charge might be added to the bill. Ultimately, it depends on where you go as well as the specifics of your group.
I can’t find the venue I’m looking for
This Afternoon Tea directory is constantly growing every month, week and day. We’re proud to welcome each and every business that joins our family whenever they do so.
If you can’t find a particular venue, however, it’s likely because they haven’t yet signed up to this exciting and innovative tool. Keep checking for updates, and hopefully, you’ll be in luck in no time at all!
But what should you do in the meantime? Well, there’s always the option of being adventurous and trying somewhere different. Exploring our site, you will find Afternoon Tea locations organised by country, region, county, city, towns and, of course, by specific venues. Our representatives have visited several establishments and provided detailed descriptions of many of them.
How do I pay for my booking?
Sometimes, you’ll have a choice when it comes to payment: either you ‘foot the bill’ before the booking or immediately after. Once again, it all depends on where you go as well as your particular circumstances. If in doubt, consider clicking the “book a table” button to clarify with the venue itself.
Larger groups may find themselves having to pay before a booking. This can often be convenient for both the venue and the group as it saves hassle later on. Nevertheless, as mentioned previously, no two establishments, indeed no two groups, are the same.