An afternoon tea can be a very pleasant experience, whether you're treating someone for their birthday or even if there is no particular occasion at all.

From the scones, cakes and sandwiches to the tea itself there are many great parts coming together to create an enjoyable experience.

If you're in the BCP area and looking for a highly-rated option for it then you are in luck.

Here are some of the best-rated places to go for afternoon tea in the BCP area according to reviews.

5 of the best places in the BCP area for afternoon tea

Compton Acres Café & Tea Rooms

Address: 162 Canford Cliffs Rd, Poole BH13 7ES

Rating: 4.5/5 (from 81 Google Reviews)

One reviewer said: "This is the second afternoon tea experience I have had at Compton Acres this year. The food was delicious, lovely setting and very friendly and helpful staff who looked after us. I would definitely recommend."

Ventana Grand Café

Address: The Cumberland Hotel, 27 E Overcliff Drive, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 3AF

Rating: 4.5/5 (from 168 Google Reviews)

One reviewer said: "Came here with my partner. The afternoon tea here was heavenly and the staff were so friendly too. The jazz music in the background added a lovely, classy vibe. 100% recommend!!"

Hotel du Vin Poole

Address: 7-11 Thames Street, Poole BH15 1JN

Rating: 4.5/5 (from 702 Google Reviews)

One reviewer said: "Afternoon tea is a pleasant time here with helpful staff and a really good choice of teas. They have a little courtyard garden for eating al fresco and some relaxing sofas indoors for a chat and a drink."

Frieda's Tearoom

Address: City Centre, 7 Stafford Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1JH

Rating: 4.4/5 (from 208 reviews)

One reviewer said: "Really lovely afternoon tea. Sandwiches great, scones double great, cakes fabulous. So much we took the rest home and devoured after we had some room."

Recommended reading:

Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant

Address: Harbour Hotel Christchurch, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 3NT

Rating: 4.6/5 (from 196 reviews)

One reviewer said: "Beautiful setting overlooking Mudeford. We came for afternoon tea, which was lovely. Great food and service. Definitely worth a visit for a nice treat."