As you know, I am always on the look out for new tearooms to satisfy my love of traditional Afternoon Tea. The best I find, are usually the more affluent places that are more likely to have an older demographic. Durham in the North East of England, despite also being a large student area, fits the bill quite well and has a whole host of lovely bars and cafes. Discovering Tealicious was a true gem of a find. Although not set out in luxurious surroundings as such, it embraced the shabby-chic look, very quaint set across three cosy floors. We were seated on the second floor by the window, so able to enjoy another favourite people-watching past-time of ours, whilst enjoying our delicious afternoon tea. We each chose an iced fruit tea from the tea menu for our first drink, then moved on to a traditional black tea for my friend and a Vanilla Earl Grey for me to drink with the food itself. There was a large selection of finger sandwiches (cucumber, hummous & rocket, cheese, ham, eggo mayo), freshly baked miniature fruit and cheese scones and an unusual array of cakes also in miniature format. Afternoon Tea is a very popular choice of meal these days and can often be over-priced and rather boring in selection, so it is always a delight to find a tea room that does things a little bit differently.
88 Elvet Bridge
T: 0191 3401393