Newcastle cocktail bar launches boozy bottomless afternoon tea in time for Valentine's Day

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The Newcastle cocktail bar has launched its own boozy bottomless afternoon tea.

Mother Mercy at Fenwick has announced a 'Cocktails & Cake' Afternoon Tea with bottomless drinks.

Located on the ground floor of Fenwick's Newcastle store, the Cocktails & Cake offers sweet treats provided by the renowned Mason + Rye accompanied by free-flowing cocktails from Mother Mercy.

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 Priced at £50 for two to share with each sitting being 90 minutes, the experience makes for an ingredient-perfect, cocktail-drenched option ideal for accompanying a day of shopping. 


The menu, carefully crafted by Mother Mercy's award-winning mixologists and Mason + Rye's Pastry Chefs, comprises decadent treats and premium cocktails that wink at the theme of tea and punch. Think pink—with Candy Floss Macarons and Red Velvet Cupcakes, accompanied by free-flowing teapots of cocktails and prosecco to create an unforgettable afternoon tea including: 

Pavlova Punch: Hendricks gin, Chamberyzette, vanilla, fresh lemon, winter berries, toasted almond, whey milk 

Afternoon Tea Punch: Hepple gin, elderflower, fresh lemon, strawberry, jasmine tea 

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Roasted Pineapple Punch: (non-alcoholic available Lyres Dark Cane Spiced Rum) Havana Club 3yr rum, golden falernum, pineapple, fresh lime, Angostura, black tea  

The cakes include two of each of the following from Fenwick's delectable patisserie: 

Candy Floss Macaron: Traditional almond & meringue-based French macaron, with a filing of candy floss flavoured crémeux

Winter Berry Mousse: A winter berry compote, encased in a white chocolate & vanilla bavarois. Coated with a sweet glaze and topped with white chocolate flower. 

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Hazelnut, Chocolate & Salted Caramel Finger: Layers of light hazelnut sponge with Madagascan vanilla, sandwiched between salted caramel sauce. Coated in a glaze with nibbed hazelnuts and topped with a chocolate mousse. 

Red Velvet Cupcake: Crimson sponge, filled with strawberry jam, topped with ermine buttercream with decorative edible pearls. 

Neil Donachie, co-founder of Mother Mercy says: "Since opening Mother Mercy at Fenwick Newcastle in December 2022, the venue has continued to grow in popularity as the perfect post-shopping cocktail location. Our 'Cocktails & Cake' experience is a new and innovative take on the traditional afternoon tea, done the Mother Mercy way, in collaboration with the incredibly talented Fenwick pastry team. Perfect for those looking for an indulgent midweek treat - something we all deserve!”

Cocktails & Cake at Mother Mercy is about the chance to indulge in the best ingredients and enjoy the experience of sipping on the best cocktails and cakes the city offers.

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Between 15th - 19th February, Mother Mercy is offering a special launch promotion for two to share Cocktails and Cake for £40, which can be booked online. In addition to the experience, Mother Mercy also offers Cocktails and Cake gift vouchers, which can be ordered through the Mother Mercy website (perfect for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day)

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