In the eighteen months since opening, we have established a fantastic reputation for our Afternoon Tea’s!

We are once again delighted to announce that during the month of December 2019 we will be serving another new Festive Afternoon Tea menu in the old Senate Chambers at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill which is located inside Hotel Indigo Durham.

Did you know, the tradition of Afternoon Tea as a meal came about with the shifting hour of the evening meal, which became fashionably later and later as more and more houses, especially in Durham, became able to be cost-effectively lit well into the late evening.

Tea rooms were all the rage in the late 19th century and became known as the place to meet friends and share gossip. They were also considered to be respectable places for women to meet and so Afternoon Tea took off like a social network. Soon afternoon tea dances started in the most stylish of hotels.

View our Festive Afternoon Tea Menu before your visit. Festive Afternoon Tea is priced at £19.95 per person and will be served from 12:30 pm each day in December except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Please reserve your Festive Afternoon Tea at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill Durham


We had the most fantastic [wedding] day. The whole weekend was amazing. Everything went so very well. The food was amazing as always, the décor and the ambience was all perfect. All of our guests had a wonderful time and are still talking about it, especially those who stayed over. The staff were an absolute credit…polite, helpful, courteous and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. What a wonderful experience it was and we will never be able to thank you all enough.
Marie and Phil Butler

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