• Afternoon Tea

    Enjoy a homemade afternoon tea in Plymouth

Homemade Afternoon Tea

 The highly popular dining attraction can now be enjoyed in Fishbone Restaurant at Future Inn Plymouth


With plenty to choose from on an afternoon tea, this quintessentially English dish has something for everyone.  Looking for a place for afternoon tea in Plymouth?  In Fishbone Bar & Restaurant the traditional afternoon tea menu comes with delicious finger sandwiches, mouth-watering homemade cakes and handmade scones with lashings of cream and fruit jam. The afternoon tea is served with unlimited servings of tea or coffee.  You can also add on a glass of bubbles, prosecco, champagne or even a cocktail.


Homemade Afternoon Tea

The afternoon tea menu with unlimited tea or coffee

£14 per person

Sparkling Afternoon Tea

The afternoon tea menu with unlimited tea or coffee and a glass of prosecco

£17.50 per person

Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea

The afternoon tea menu with unlimited tea or coffee and a house gin and tonic

£19.50 per person

Cocktail Afternoon Tea

The afternoon tea menu with unlimited tea or coffee and your choice of cocktail

£21 per person

Children's Afternoon Tea

Mini afternoon tea menu with unlimited tea, hot chocolate or cordial

£7 for under 12's

Under 5's are complimentary

Baby Showers, Hen Parties & Birthdays

The afternoon tea menu served buffet style with some extras

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Make a Reservation

Served daily between 1pm-5pm

Pre-booking is essential

Contact us today to make a reservation:
Tel: 01752 701000  or  Emailfishbone@futureinns.co.uk

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

Delicate Finger Sandwiches

Handmade scones

Homemade cakes

Unlimited tea or coffee

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 spread, or if you need gluten or dairy-free 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 and are ideal for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Wedding gifts and other special occasions. 

The Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers include:

  • Afternoon Tea
  • Children's Afternoon Tea
  • Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea
  • Vegan Afternoon Tea
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea
  • Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea
  • Cocktail Afternoon Tea

Click to view our range of gift vouchers

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

Had an afternoon tea for 2! Beautiful presentation. Amazing value for money. Cannot fault! Definitely recommend and will be enjoying this again soon! On ResDiary
Best afternoon tea I have had and staff were great and very polite. On ResDiary
We had the festive afternoon tea for a group of friends. The portions were generous and tasty, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. At £12 per head we have already started recommending it to others. Bernie on ResDiary
This is the first time I’ve eaten in the Fishbone Restaurant, and it exceeded all of my expectations. I had booked afternoon tea for myself and 3 guests and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and value for money we received. The staff were very pleasant and attentive, taking care of our every need and the food was delicious and plentiful. I will definitely be recommending to others as well as returning myself. Christine on Dishcult
Really enjoyed our afternoon tea really good quality food. Looking forward to returning for a Sunday lunch and another afternoon tea in the very near future Julie on ResDiary
Enjoyed a very filling afternoon tea whilst catching up with a friend, which lasted over 3 hours! More than enough to eat so the staff kindly boxed up the leftover cakes to take home for my husband! We were offered tea or coffee (not always the case with afternoon teas) and our teapot was refreshed several times throughout the afternoon. All in all a lovely afternoon at a bargain price! On ResDiary
Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. Thought it was very generous and beautifully presented, compared to some we have experienced at other venues and for that reason will definitely be back and will definitely recommend you to family and friends Sharon on Dishcult
My wife and I wanted a well presented quality afternoon tea in comfortable surroundings without lots of noisy people. We were delighted to have found it at Fishbone Restaurant. The staff were smart and friendly, and the food was excellent. Highly recommended. Terrance on Dishcult
I would hugely recommend this to anyone. The afternoon tea was fabulous and the staff were amazing! Delicious and great value! Sarah on Dishcult
Excellent Afternoon Tea. The service and quality of the food was amazing. On ResDiary
Very attentive staff, friendly, polite and nothing was to much trouble. Had an afternoon tea and there was plenty of it ,came home with a doggie bag as there was so much. Really good value for money . Would definitely recommend and come back. Thanks Sandie on ResDiary
Had afternoon tea with 3 friends. Well worth the money. It was great food and I would go again. Pamela on Dishcult
This is the second time I've visited for afternoon tea. The food was lovely the staff were quick efficient and helpful. The options available like tea, prosecco or gin would suit anybody. All my friends really enjoyed themselves. One of my friends had to self isolate so couldn't make it but the restaurant boxed it up so we could deliver to her doorstep. Amazing thank you Katie on ResDiary
Had a really good experience, the afternoon tea was delicious and generous for the 5 of us. First time visiting the restaurant but would definitely use again. Victoria on Dishcult

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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