Afternoon Tea: How Do You Do!

A few years ago I was lucky enough to visit the Sanderson Hotel for one of the infamous Mad Hatters Afternoon Teas and I’ve simply never stopped thinking about it.  Being a girl from the North East of England; trips to London are sadly few and far between, so I didn’t think I’d have the chance to experience something as delightfully quirky again.  Much to my delight I noticed a marketing email from a local establishment How Do You Do advertising their Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea.  I didn’t really need to read any more, I was already on the phone booking a table for my next day off.  

I’d already visited this eatery several times before it’s charming re-brand, I can vouch that it used to make the best darned Sunday lunches ever. My expectations were high.

I wasn’t disappointed.  We were greeted by a super friendly guy who talked us through everything to do with our tea, the service was quick and precise and the food was just delicious!  The Mad Hatters Tea was served with your choice of tea or coffee and also came with a fun tea pot cocktail.  We were told the cocktail is usually served spewing smoke from dry ice but sadly they’d run out after a particularly busy weekend.  Next time, I’m sure.

Every element was homemade from the jam for the scones to the delightful rhubarb soda in the drink me bottles.  The spinach and beetroot bread for the sandwiches was so vibrant and fun, I felt like I was tumbling down the rabbit hole with dear Alice.

The waiter informed us, before leaving, that they were planning on doing a Brighton Beach themed afternoon tea for the Summer months.  I certainly hope they do, I’m already planning on another visit!

How Do You Do
10 East Parade
Whitley Bay
NE26 1AP
0191 2533050


  1. North East Family fun
    February 25, 2015 / 10:13 am

    WOW this looks AMAZING! We are already booked somewhere for afternoon tea in March but I'll be adding this place to our April to do list. I love the little potion bottles.

    • Katie Deacon
      February 27, 2015 / 8:36 am

      It was so lovely, I'd highly recommend a visit :)Katie xoxo

  2. New Girl in Toon
    February 25, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    So pleased you've done this review, How Do You Do has been on my list for ages and after seeing this I'm moving it up to the top! The food looks amazing! I'd best get myself signed up to the e-mail list too!Chloe

    • Katie Deacon
      February 27, 2015 / 8:37 am

      It's a great place. I can vouch for the Sunday lunches, they are to die for!!Katie xoxo

  3. WhatLauraLoves
    February 26, 2015 / 12:07 am

    This looks so great, I'd absolutely love to go here. I've also been to the Sanderson Mad Hatters Afternoon tea which is fabulous as well! xxx

    • Katie Deacon
      February 27, 2015 / 8:37 am

      The Sanderson's the best, isn't it :)Katie xoxo

  4. Chloee
    February 26, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    What a fun afternoon tea! Pink and green sandwiches <3 x

  5. Kayleigh Lindstedt
    March 17, 2015 / 7:22 am

    This looks sooooo good! Love Alice in Wonderland, I definitely need to visit!!Thanks for commenting on my blog too honey!Kay

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