Al Fresco Dining

Spring is in the air. With the first warm rays of sunshine early blossoms are starting to appear, daffodils are waving their bright cheery bonnets and the sweet, fresh smell of freshly cut hyacinths are permeating the air. There has never been a prettier time of year to throw away our winter woollies and step outside and enjoy some al fresco dining. We have had a gorgeous time drifting through dreamy images and escaping to delightful locations to discover the perfect outdoor spot for an al fresco afternoon tea.

Al fresco dining by the side of a pond.

Crisp fresh gingham, a picnic hamper and curled up with a favourite book, the best things in life are free and this tranquil setting is the perfect location to while away the hours and enjoy a little “me” time.

A beautiful balcony with a picturesque view set for alfresco dining

A small balcony, tea for two and a majestic city view.  This room with a view is the perfect location to take time out and watch the world go by.

A qaint little court yard with table setting for an alfresco afternoon tea

A picture perfect courtyard and a small trestle table. Step outdoors, soak up the sunshine and relax with the perfect cuppa.

Tea for two in a field of lavender

Gentle wafts of lavender, a hazy sea of blue and your favourite companion. The perfect way to spend the afternoon with a friend.

A woodland picnic

If you go down to the woods today you are in for a big surprise. You are never too young to enjoy some al fresco dining and these little ladies have got it down to a “T”. [Photo: Naiomi V Photography]

La Maison Paris, alfresco dining in a beautiful city


La Maison on the left bank of Paris. One of our favourite cities and this looks like the perfect spot to catch up with friends and soak up the sights and sounds of a wonderful city.

A spring meadow set for an al fresco afternoon tea with friends


Spring blossom, a soft meadow and a tea cake stand to share. This  pretty al fresco dining setting would be an idylic location to enjoy afternoon tea and delicious chit-chat with our girlfriends.

A jetty with table set for two with stunning views over a blue sea and mountains in the background


A blue sea and mountainous outlook enjoyed from a small jetty with a table set for two. A romantic location to be savoured with the one you love.

Ladies enjoying an al fresco picnic

A beautiful cake stand, fresh strawberries and a picnic to share. This has surely got to be the perfect girls afternoon tea. If only we could dress like this every day.

A vintage blue setting for afternoon tea


A delightful little hideaway in a quiet corner of the garden. With sweet scented roses, crisp clean cottons this al fresco dining den would be the perfect spot for a vintage afternoon tea.

A pretty terrace in Positano overlooking the Bay of Naples


Overlooking the Bay of Naples this delightful balcony in Positano must surely be in one of the prettiest towns on Italy’s South West coast.

An oriental themed afternoon tea


An oriental affair with golden lanterns and ribbons of jade. This must be the perfect fusion for an al fresco afternoon tea.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog post and managed to drift off for a few magical moments to distant shores, much loved cities or quiet country locations. We’d love to know where your favourite places are for alfresco dining. Please feel free to post at the bottom of our blog.

All our images can be found on our Pinterest Pages and where available, you can click through to the original photographer.

If this has put you in the mood for afternoon tea, then why not take a moment to browse our venues and discover the perfect afternoon tea venue near you.

Al fresco Dining: Enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends. Bliss.

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