Afternoon tea for two

Heritage Deli and Kitchen: Afternoon tea
Heritage Deli and Kitchen: Afternoon tea

It had been absolutely ages since I last went for afternoon tea so I was pretty delighted when Heritage Deli and Kitchen invited me to try their offering in Huddersfield. Though it’s a little out of the city centre in Lindley, I’d say that it’s definitely worth the trip over from the experience I had when I went to review.

I took along Catherine, who is one of my best friends, with me as it was the weekend between her finishing her old job and starting her new job on the Monday so it was the perfect treat for her, especially as she loves afternoon tea as much as I do. We’ve been for a few together over the last few years and as we can both be fairly picky eaters, it’s a challenge to please us both but Heritage Deli definitely didn’t disappoint.

We arrived and found that it is in a renovated mill, and is incredibly modern on the inside – lots of copper finishes and velvet chairs which is right up my Instagram-focused street. It’s the kind of place which is the absolute dream if you live in the area as it’s the perfect place to just go grab a coffee without having to go into town – we were there for a few hours and didn’t feel at all rushed which was perfect.

Our afternoon tea came with a glass of prosecco each which was a lovely touch, especially as it came in such beautiful glasses – I absolutely adore glassware which is a little different from normal and it’s this kind of attention to detail which ticks all of my boxes.

There were four flavours of sandwiches – egg and cress, beef, pate and prawn cocktail – all of which were on different types of bread which I really liked. As I mentioned, we both can be picky with food but this mix worked perfectly for us as Catherine loves prawns and I love pate so we swapped those between us. All of them were very filling and generous sizes for finger sandwiches.

Next up were the fruit scones which were served with cream and strawberry jam. It’s only recently that I’ve realised that I don’t have a strong standpoint on whether I prefer cream or jam first, something which most people seem incredibly passionate about. I guess it comes down to how thick the cream is and if it’s spreadable or dollopable? Who knows. Anyway, the scones were a big hit as they were homemade and came sliced in half already so there was no struggle of a scone falling apart as you try and cut it with a butter knife.

The cakes on the top tier were delicious too, with a really light lemon curd sponge and a millionaires shortbread with popcorn. The sponge was my favourite for sure as it tasted delicate with a sweet hit of lemon. Catherine loved the millionaires shortbread and she actually ended up having half of mine too as I just couldn’t finish it as I was stuffed. I must admit, I’m not big on popcorn personally, but it was still a delicious and more unusual choice for an afternoon tea.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend going out of your way to go to Heritage Deli and Kitchen if you’re in the area for Afternoon Tea – it’s just £12.95 per person (without prosecco) which is an absolute steal, plus there’s nothing better than going somewhere that serves homemade cake. What do you think? Does it tickle your tastebuds? Let me know in the comments.


  1. It's cream first! ;p
    The scones do look perfect though, and the shortbread sounds dreamy!

  2. Mmmmmm! Love the look and sound of this.
    I'm definitely overdue an afternoon tea visit and I love the slate stand!
    I always panic over jam or cream first! Haha - though I think I'd go jam then cream....