• Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea

    Using Welsh ingredients and local produce

  • Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea

    Enjoy a homemade afternoon tea in Cardiff Bay

Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea in Cardiff Bay

 The highly popular dining attraction can now be enjoyed in Thomas Restaurant at Future Inn Cardiff


We like to do it a bit different from the rest, and so we guarantee a Taste of Wales with our afternoon tea selection. 

The Welsh word for taste is Blas, and our amazing chefs certainly bring you that, producing distinct and authentic flavours. We think we have one of the best afternoon teas in CardiffThe chefs have recreated the traditional afternoon tea menu of delicious finger sandwiches, mouth-watering homemade cakes and handmade scones with lashings of cream and fruit jam, by adding a truly Welsh twist. 

The Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served with unlimited servings of tea or coffee, but we highly recommend continuing the theme with Welsh Brew Loose Leaf Tea.  You can also add on a glass of bubbles, prosecco, champagne or even a cocktail. 


£12 per person

£6 for under 12's

Under 5's are complimentary

Add a glass of Cava for £3.50 per person, or one of our signature cocktails for £7 per person


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Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea

Delicate Finger Sandwiches

Handmade scones

Homemade cakes

Unlimited tea or coffee

Served daily between 1pm-5pm

Pre-booking is essential

Contact us today to make a reservation:
Tel: 02920 487 111‎  or  Emailthomas@futureinns.co.uk


Specialist diets and allergens

As our afternoon tea is homemade in house, we are able to assist anyone who has a specialist diet or allergies and intolerances.  If require a vegetarian or vegan afternoon tea, or if you need gluten-free afternoon tea or a dairy-free afternoon tea for example, please mention this when booking.  It is essential that these are pre-ordered, giving us as much notice as possible, so they can be made for you.  

Gift vouchers

Buying for someone else, and don't know when they would like to dine?  Gift vouchers can also be purchased (here) and are ideal for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Wedding gifts and other special occasions. 

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Don't just take our word for it, here's what some of our guests have said

Our group of 23 had a fantastic afternoon tea here as a celebration. There was plenty of food; sandwiches, scones, jam, cream, cakes and tea. Producing all that food immaculately fresh and tasty was a minor logistic miracle. It was the perfect way to celebrate our time in Cardiff Matthew on TripAdvisor
The Welsh theme made it extra special knowing it was locally produced products like Caerphilly cheese. Everything is made in house and you also get unlimited tea or coffee. I liked the extra touch of mini Welsh cakes with my tea. We didn’t have wait to long for our food. The platter was so big it filled the table! It all looked lovely and pretty decorated with violets. Afternoon Tea Cardiff, Blog
We booked the afternoon tea when we saw it advertised during our recent stay at the Cardiff Future Inn. It was for a treat for some visitors coming to see us for the day. We use the Bar & Restaurant when staying there so knew the quality of the service & food was excellent. We were pleased to find out that it was the same although we were only there for the afternoon tea and not staying at the hotel. When booking we gave some dietary needs, these were kept to. The young lady looking after us was very helpful, explained how the tea would be brought to us. The food was excellent quality, plentiful and the set price very good value for money. Margaret on Res Diary
Had a wonderful Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Thomas Restaurant on Sunday. It was absolutely lovely! Couldn’t have been tastier and the staff and venue couldn’t have been nicer! The only problem we had was that it was so generous we had so much left over that we needed doggy bags! Our husbands and my daughter at home weren’t complaining through! Jo on Facebook
My friend treated me to afternoon tea in Thomas's which is the restaurant at this Hotel for my 70th Birthday, the cost is £12 and an extra £3.50 with the addition of a glass of very nice Prosecco. There is a choice of unlimited tea or coffee. The sandwiches were absolutely delicious you could tell they had just been made as they were so fresh. We had scones with jam and cream, bara brith and Welsh cakes along with an almond cake. It was presented on slate with edible fresh flowers and strawberries. I cannot recommend this highly enough, for value and quality and presentation, I don't think it can be beaten. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I would definitely return. Diane on TripAdvisor
The Taste of Wales afternoon tea in Thomas Restaurant certainly presents something a little different to other afternoon tea offerings in the capital, with its Welsh-inspired theme evident in the local ingredients used in the sandwich fillings, and the traditional Welsh cakes and bara brith included with the tea. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and drink, and at just £12 per person, with a glass of Prosecco priced at just £3.50, the cost simply couldn’t be more reasonable. The Welsh Rarebit, Blog
Thank you for looking after myself and friend yesterday for afternoon tea, it was delicious. Knowing it was all homemade and you used Welsh products made it even better. Thanks to Mark and waiting staff for their attention to detail, will definitely come back again (the Prosecco, gin and cocktails were great too). Thank you everyone, it was a special day for my friends birthday. Keep up the good work! Heather on Facebook

What are the different types of afternoon tea?

Often, customers are unsure of what is included in an afternoon tea or will use the wrong name, as each one has a different meaning. We thought we would help to clear things up:

What is in a traditional afternoon tea?

Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty finger sandwiches and is served alongside a scone or two with clotted cream and jam, plus a variety of cakes and sometimes sweet pastries. 

What is high tea?

It is believed high tea came from the fact that it was eaten at a table, usually by the upper classes, rather than comfortable chairs or sofas. These days, high tea is often a traditional afternoon tea served with prosecco or champagne, sometimes known as a sparkling afternoon tea. Also, it is more likely to be served with more savoury items such as mini pies, cheese and meats, or crackers. 

What is a cream tea?

The name originates from Devon and Cornwall, and the name has stuck. It is merely a scone or two served with a fresh pot of tea. All you need to decide is if you are going to put the jam or clotted cream on first? Those in Devon typically spread the clotted cream first followed by jam, the Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by the cream. 

Can I book an afternoon tea for a birthday, hen party or baby shower?

Our popular birthday, bridal and baby shower packages are very on-trend. You can choose to celebrate in the restaurant or in a private room. For larger groups, the afternoon tea may be served buffet style, but it will bring a level of elegance and sophistication to your event.

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