Afternoon Tea at the Cliffs Pavilion

Cliffs Pavilion is currently closed.

Afternoon Tea is currently unavailable. If you had a table book we will be in touch. 

Served from 2pm Tuesday - Sunday at the Cliffs Pavilion with its superb views of the Thames Estuary.

Unfortunately it is not possible  to offer Afternoon Tea on days when there is also a matinee performance in the theatre.


Summer Afternoon Tea

Enjoy the following selection of sumptuous savouries and sublime sweets:


  • Salmon Mousse Open Sandwich on a dinner roll
  • Ham, Dijon Mustard and Rocket on Brown Bread
  • Cucumber, Mint and Cream Cheese on White Bread
  • Cheddar and Chutney on White Bread


  • Fruity Eton Mess
  • Mini Meringue Eclairs
  • Mini Salted Caramel Muffin
  • Mini Battenberg
  • Mint Chocolate Tart
  • Fruit Scone, Jam and Clotted Cream

All served with a selection of Teapigs teas or speciality coffees

£16 per person

Reserve a table online or call the Box Office on 01702 351135


Upgrade with one of the following options:

Pimms - add £4
Prosecco - add £6
Hendricks Gin & Tonic - add £6.50
Gordons Pink & Tonic - add £6.50
Tanqueray Sevilla & Tonic - add £6.50
Agnes Arber Rhubarb & Tonic - add £6.50
Sipsmith London Dry Gin & Tonic - add £6.50

(Lemonade may be substituted for Tonic upon request)

Dishes may be produced in a nut environment.  If anyone in your party has any dietary requirements, please contact our Hospitality Team on completion of your booking. Call 01702 344553 or email. Please have your order number to hand. .


Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed from 2pm Tuesday - Sunday every week.

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Take in the spectacular views whilst enjoying your afternoon tea, whatever the time of year

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Mig Kimpton's Christmas Special Afternoon Tea

Wed 4 December

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