The Jersey Windmill, morning Tea Rooms
A relaxed, friendly environment
The Windmill Inn, Tea Rooms
The tea rooms open at 9am every morning offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and an all day menu served until 3pm, then from 3pm – 5pm we serve cakes including afternoon tea. Our menu options vary and we have something for everyone. Our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
When the tea rooms close at 5:00pm, the ‘Upstairs at the Mill’ restaurant opens on the first floor in the mill tower. Take a look at the restaurant information on the ‘Restaurant’ page.
We have a wide range on offer
Our Tea Room Menus
The Windmill Inn offers great food in a beautiful setting. Serving all day breakfasts, afternoon teas and lunches made with Jersey produce, to eat in or al fresco. Alongside fabulous steaks, this versatile eatery offers specialities such as cheese fondue and raclette to eat in or takeaway.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Join us for Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period between lunch and dinner. The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter (some time earlier the Earl of Sandwich had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread) and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her.
This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1800s upper- class and society woman would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock.
Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches (including thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches), freshly baked scones served with cream and preserves. Cakes and pastries are also served. Tea grown in India or Ceylon is poured from silver tea pots in to bone china cups. All our afternoon teas are freshly prepared and handmade daily by our chefs.
Booking is essential 24 hours in advance and minimum 2 people. Choose from our wide range of loose leaf, tea bags and decaffeinated tea.