Most highly rated places for afternoon tea in Lincoln according to Trip Advisor

With national Afternoon Tea Week in full swing, CityX took to Trip Advisor to find the best tea rooms in the city – based on customer reviews.

This year’s Afternoon Tea Week runs from August 12 – 18, so there’s plenty of time to grab some tasty sandwiches and scones!

Take a look at Lincoln’s most highly rated places for afternoon tea according to Trip Advisor:


Margaret’s Tea Rooms

Photo: Margaret’s Tea Rooms

  • Where: 13B Garmston Street, Lincoln LN2 1HZ
  • Customer rating: 5.0 – Excellent

Margaret’s Tea Rooms is a traditional, award winning Tea Rooms in Lincoln, which aims to cater for all guests’ needs and for all occasions.


Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room

Photo: Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room

  • Where: Free School Lane | Unit 1, Lincoln LN2 1EY
  • Customer rating: 5.0 – Excellent

Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room is a peaceful and genteel tea room situated on street level in the old Co-Op Department store opposite the neo-Georgian County Library on Free School Lane in Lincoln.


Rising Cafe – From the Rubble

Photo: Rising Cafe

  • Where: 22 Newland, Between 2 stone churches, Lincoln LN1 1XD
  • Customer rating: 5.0 – ExcellentRising Cafe is a popular cafe based close to Lincoln City Centre.

All proceeds go towards restoring lives once broken by homelessness and substance abuse.


5. Bunty’s Tearoom

  • Where: 18 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LT
  • Customer rating: 5.0 – Excellent

Bunty’s Tea Room is a family run vintage tea room which can be found half way up Lincoln’s Steep Hill.


Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel

Photo: Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel

  • Where: Church Hill, Washingborough, Lincoln LN4 1BE
  • Customer rating: 5.0 – Excellent

Former Georgian Country House now one of East Midlands premier Country House Hotels.


Tilly’s Tea and Gift Shop

Photo: Tilly’s Tea and Gift Shop

  • Where: 1 Caroline Road, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3HF
  • Customer rating: 4.5 – Very Good

A tea shop with a fabulous menu and devine cakes, plus gorgeous gifts for all the family.


The Garden Tea Room

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  • Where: 141 Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AA
  • Customer rating: 4.5 – Very Good

The tranquil secret garden tea room is a wonderful hideaway in North Hykeham. Serving Homemade cakes and other delicious treats.


Coffee Bobbins

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  • Where: 28 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD
  • Customer rating: 4.5 – Very Good

Coffee Bobbins is an independent coffee shop serving lunches, afternoon teas and homemade cakes (baked on the premises).


Bells’ Tea and Coffee House

Photo: Bells’ Tea and Coffee House

  • Where: 39 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LU
  • Customer rating: 4.5 – Very Good

Bells’ Tea and Coffee House is a family run, traditional English tea shop. Located at the top of Steep Hill, just a five minute walk from both Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.


Smiths Tea Room

Photo: Smiths Tea Room

  • Where: 227A Boultham Park Road, Lincoln LN6 7ST
  • Customer rating: 4.5 – Very Good

Smiths – Tea Room and Traditional Sweet Shop