Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House

Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House

At Brentwood Social House we serve a 3-tiered stand of crafted sweet and savoury items, in keeping with the traditional English Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea). Ours is a casual, cozy Afternoon Tea with mismatched vintage china pieces set in a quaint coffee house. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, and a pot of tea for each person.

The price is $30/adult, $25/child 6-12 years old (plus tax and 20% service charge). There is an additional charge for a gluten-free or vegan setting.

Our Afternoon Tea is not recommended for children under 6 years old. We do understand that occasionally families want to do a Tea and have small children that they want to bring as part of the event. You're welcome to bring your children and order snacks/drinks for them at the counter.

We have 1 seating Thursday-Sunday at 2:30 by reservation only.

For parties of 6 guests or fewer, you can BOOK ONLINE. We do need at least 48 hours advance booking. If you have any special requests or need to let us know anything about your event, you can make a note at the end of the booking process.

For parties greater than 6, please email

Sample Menu

Sample Afternoon Tea Tiers

Note: Items may vary and are subject to change

(3 varieties, typically vegetarian)

Cucumber and Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

Housemade Tomato Chutney with Cheddar Cheese
Hummus with Spiced Carrot Relish

Scone with Butter and Jam

(3 varieties)
Various sweet treats such as:
Mini Raspberry Bakewell Tart
Lemon Tea Bread
Chocolate Tart with Fresh Whipped Cream

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Afternoon Tea at Brentwood Social House

Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is an English tradition which began in the 1840s when nna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford announced she would get hungry between lunch and dinner. She declared she would like to eat a light snack around 4pm everyday. Cucumber sandwiches and scones with jam and cream along with a hot pot of tea were on the menu for the Duchess.

This wonderful tradition has since evolved and Afternoon Tea is increasing in popularity, especially in the UK. Chefs are adding to the basic menu and including new savoury items and more French-inspired patisserie. Afternoon Tea still remains a delicate, lighter treat than the alternative English ‘High Tea’ which is much hardier. High Tea was historically enjoyed by hungry manual workers when they came home and comprised of pies, bread and ‘builders’ tea.