Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the opening weekend of Victoria & Albert

Watercolour painting of Queen Victoria's Birthday Table


Saturday 29 June

Visitor information


During gallery opening hours


Afternoon Tea£16 per person
Art + Afternoon Tea*£24 per person**

*Includes admission to Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour on its opening weekend.


To make a booking please contact or please call the sales office on 0191 261 2139 before Thursday 20 June.

100% pre-payment required, see T&C's below.


Please note Afternoon Tea is only available on Saturday 29 June 2019

Café Laing provides a perfect setting to relax with your loved ones. Spoil your nearest and dearest with our range of delicious sandwiches and intricate sweet treats. Upgrade your experience with our Art + Afternoon Tea option, which includes entry to Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour on its opening weekend. Pre-booking essential.

Don't miss the opportunity to see the magnificent stained glass window designed and painted by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones in 1896. Also on display is the Sculpture of 'Fallen Angel' created by sculptor Waldo T. Story in 1889.


Egg mayonnaise and cress sandwich (v)

Smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich

Roast ham and cherry tomato chutney sandwich

Fruit or plain scone served with jam and butter

Selection of luxury cakes

Butterscotch and roasted pecan mousse

Bakewell cake-pops

Tea or coffee

Bucks fizz


  • Bookings for Afternoon Tea must be made by Thursday 20 June 2019 along with any dietary requirements.
  • 100% pre-payment is required. To make a booking please contact or please call the sales office on 0191 261 2139.
  • ** Admission to Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour is based on a standard ticket price of £8. Please note that concession and membership ticket discounts will be applied at the point of purchase. If you have purchased a discounted ticket you must show proof of age/status/membership when collecting your ticket. Ticket types can be viewed here.