Keep up the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea with us here at The Sir T. Served Monday to Sunday, 12 noon until 5pm, you can relax and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, not to mention fruit scones with jam and clotted cream as well as the finest teas and coffees.

Afternoon T @ The Sir T

  • A Selection of Handmade Sandwiches
  • Tasty Savoury Individual Pastries
  • Mini Desserts including a Traditional Scone with Jam and Cream
  • Choice of English Afternoon Tea, Specialist Flavoured Tea or Aromatic Coffee

£15.95 per person

Sparkling Afternoon T @ The Sir T

  • A Selection of Handmade Sandwiches
  • Tasty Savoury Individual Pastries
  • Mini Desserts including a Traditional Scone with Jam and Cream
  • Choice of English Afternoon Tea, Specialist Flavoured Tea or Aromatic Coffee
  • Glass of sparkling Frizzanti

£19.95 per person

Premium Sparkling Afternoon T @ The Sir T

  • A Selection of Handmade Sandwiches
  • Tasty Savoury Individual Pastries
  • Mini Desserts including a Traditional Scone with Jam and Cream with
  • Choice of English Afternoon Tea, Specialist Flavoured Tea or Aromatic Coffee
  • 5 Glasses of Sparkling Frizzanti for 1.5 hours.    (T & C’s Apply see below)

(T & C’s – Premium Sparkling Afternoon T is available for a table booking of 4 or more – 1.5 Hours will be allocated for the Booking with the Bottomless option available only during this time)

£34.95 per person

“Rosie Lee” Afternoon T @ The Sir T

  • A Selection of Handmade Sandwiches
  • Tasty Savoury Individual Pastries
  • Mini Desserts including a Traditional Scone with Jam and Cream with
  • Choice of English Afternoon Tea, Specialist Flavoured Tea or Aromatic Coffee
  • Glass of Californian White Zinfandel Rosé

£21.95 per person

Premium “Rosie Lee” Afternoon T @ The Sir T

  • A Selection of Handmade Sandwiches
  • Tasty Savoury Individual Pastries
  • Mini Desserts including a Traditional Scone with Jam and Cream with
  • Choice of English Afternoon Tea, Specialist Flavoured Tea or Aromatic Coffee
  • Bottle of Californian White Zinfandel Rosé

£34.95 per person (minimum of 2 people)

To book one of our afternoon teas or for more information please call: 0151 236 1366 or Click Here to download our Afternoon Tea Menu

The History of Afternoon Tea

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James

Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and was popularised in England during the 1660s by King Charles II and his wife the Portuguese Infanta Catherine de Braganza, it was not until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.

This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.

Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches including of course thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches, selected savoury pasties and scones served with cream and preserves. Mini cakes and pastries are also served.

We here at the Sir T Brasserie and Bar were among the first hostelries in Liverpool to reintroduce afternoon tea and pride ourselves on offering the best – now with our newly refurbished brasserie and bar areas offer a twist to this popular event – bottomless fizz…a sparkling beverage from Italy similar to prosecco but a softer palette – prosecco can only be served bottled so we have come up with a new and inventive alternative – why not come and try for yourselves….

We look forward to welcoming you very soon.