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15 Finest Places for Afternoon Tea in London

13th Aug 2021

Seriously good afternoon teas are taken to a whole new creative level by these leading luxury brands in London. From delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones to Instagram-perfect patisserie, here’s where to go for the finest teas in London.

The Harrods Tea Room, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

The Harrods Tea Room (and main image)

Indulge in the most English of traditions at the iconic department store, where the selection of treats are at their finest in the dynamic and historic surrounds of the Art Deco tea salon.

Price: Afternoon Tea £59 per person; Children: Harrods Bear Tea Party Afternoon Tea Menu £33 per child

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne when enjoying full afternoon tea (saving £19 per person). See details.


The Promenade at The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

The Promenade at The Dorchester

The Dorchester is full of incredible stories; experience and create your own in The Promenade at the very heart of one of London’s most glamorous of hotels.

Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea £70 per person; Champagne Afternoon Tea £80 per person (includes glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut or £130 with glass of Dom Pérignon).

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a complimentary tea based cocktail (saving £11 person). See details.


The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL

The Collins Room at The Berkeley

Prêt-à-Portea showcases fun couture cakes and has become a favourite for Knightsbridge fashionistas with a sweet tooth.

Price: Prêt-à-Portea £60 per person; or Champagne Prêt-à-Portea £70 per person (includes glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne LA Cuvee Brut NV; or Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea £76 per person (includes glass of Laurent Perrier Blanc de Blanc); or Haute Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea £110 per person (includes glass of Dom Pérignon)

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of mimosa per person (saving £17 per person). See details.


The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7TA

Peggy Porschen Tea at The Lanesborough

From the 5th August to 11th November 2021, experience the pretty-in-pastels Afternoon Tea from the world-famous Belgravia bakery Peggy Porschen in the majestic surrounds of Céleste, or the elegant Withdrawing Room at The Lanesborough.

Price: Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea £54 per person; £71 per person with a Belgravia Bloom; or £73 per person with a glass of Champagne.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests receive a complimentary glass of Champagne with Afternoon Tea (saving £19 per person). See details.


Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP

There are afternoon teas, and there are afternoon teas fit for a queen; Queen Victoria loved to take hers at Brown’s Hotel, in the irresistibly elegant drawing room. 

Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea £55 per person; Gluten Free Afternoon Tea £55 per person; Champagne Afternoon Tea £65 per person; Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea £68 per person; Plant based Afternoon Tea £55 per person; Plant based Champagne Afternoon Tea £65 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne (saving £10 per person). See details.

*Exclusive Member Experience:* Members have also been given an exclusive time-limited luxury experience to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea when dining with two or more guests (not valid in conjunction with any other offer). View the member experience tab on the app to enjoy.


Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY

The Van Gogh Afternoon Tea Experience in The Oscar Wilde Lounge at Hotel Café Royal

Tea is served in the totally exquisite Grade II listed Oscar Wilde Lounge of Hotel Café Royal, with a tea created in partnership with one of the most successful global immersive exhibitions to date – The Van Gogh Afternoon Tea.

Price: Van Gogh Afternoon Tea is available Thursday to Sunday until 5th January 2022, and priced at £65 per person; or with Champagne £75 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Member dines complimentary when taking tea in the Oscar Wilde Lounge with a minimum of three other guests (saving £65). See details.


The Palm Court Lounge, The Langham, 1C Portland Place, London W1B 1JA

The Palm Court Lounge – selection of delicacies from Afternoon Tea at The Langham

Enjoy a totally modern spin on the British traditional tea with an afternoon tea created by Michel Roux Jr. and Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Gravett.

Priced: Afternoon Tea £62 per person; Gluten Free Afternoon Tea £62 per person; Vegetarian Afternoon Tea £62 per person; with Gusbourne Brut Reserve £15 per glass, or Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs £15 per glass, or with Taittinger Brut Reserve £21 per glass.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy 15% off the total food and beverage bill and a complimentary glass of Champagne (saving £21 per person). See details.


The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, 75 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London SW1X 9SG

Afternoon Tea at Cadogan’s by Adam Handling

Prior to disruption, Afternoon Tea at Cadogan’s by Adam Handling was the winner of Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Awards 2019. The outstanding tea features intricate and memorable offerings, freshly prepared each day, served with a selection of the finest luxury teas and Champagne.

Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea £55 per person; with free flowing champagne supplement from £70 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and guests enjoy a complimentary glass of Adam Handling own label sparkling wine with Afternoon Tea (saving £14 per person). See details.


Corinthia London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

Afternoon Tea in The Crystal Moon Lounge at The Corinthia

Afternoon tea is taken very seriously at Corinthia London – a pleasure that must never be hurried, under the warming glow of 1,001 Baccarat crystals.

Price: Afternoon Tea £60 per person; Champagne Afternoon Tea £70 per person; Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea £80 per person; Grand Siècle Afternoon Tea £90 per person; Caviar Champagne Tea £120 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Complimentary glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut Champagne (saving £10 per person). See details.


One Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BZ

Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

The ideal location for a spot of tea in Covent Garden; either a traditional tea or the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea loved by adults and children alike.

Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea £58 per person; or with a glass of English Sparkling Wine or Cocktail £70 per person. Charlie and The Chocolate Afternoon Tea £52 per person; or £42 per child for children under the age of 12.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a complimentary glass of English Sparkling Wine or Cocktail (saving £12 per person). See details.


Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Inspired by the ‘Yoyoi Kusama’ exhibition at the Tate Modern – Artful Teas in The Mirror Room at Rosewood London

Executive Pastry Chef has constantly pushed creative boundaries with his series of artful teas, and his current creations reflect the works of Yoyoi Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern. Available until 31st January 2022.

Pricing: Kusama Art Afternoon Tea £65 per person; Kids Kusama Art Afternoon Tea £35 per child.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a complimentary glass of ‘R’ de Ruinart Brut NV Champagne with the Art Afternoon Tea (saving £10 per person). See details.


The Chesterfield, 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5EB

The whimsical and playful Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

A theatrical sweet-shop themed afternoon tea of a playful bygone era is served at The Chesterfield – from biting into a Coca-Cola slice to a chocolate scone, or a mouthwatering finger sandwich such as finely-sliced smoked salmon on beetroot bread.

Price: The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea £47 per person; Children’s Afternoon Tea £31 per child.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members receive 25% off the total food bill for their party (average saving £50). See details.


The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL

Afternoon Tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Few locations and even fewer properties sum up true elegance and exceptionally fine service like The Connaught – quite simply, a gastronomic destination like no other.

Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea £55 per person; Champagne Afternoon Tea £65 per person; Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea £75 per person; Vintage Afternoon Tea (with Dom Pérignon 2010) £90 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a glass of house Champagne (saving £10 per person). See details.


Tea at Tangs, China Tang at The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

Tea at Tangs at China Tang at The Dorchester

For an afternoon tea with a difference, Tea at Tangs is a must try at The Bar at China Tang. A Cantonese style tea featuring savoury and sweet dim sum treats, alongside refined dessert items created by the pastry team such as the signature steamed chocolate dumplings!

Price: Tea at Tangs, a dim sum afternoon tea, is £46 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests enjoy a glass of house Champagne when taking Tea at Tangs (saving £18 per person). See details.


Piazza Italiana, 38 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY

Afternoon Tea at Piazza Italiana

Talking of afternoon tea with a difference, ever had an Italian Afternoon Tea? Mini Foccaccia with assorted dips, Salmon Crudo, and Mini Calzone with Truffle Mushrooms, Prosciutto Cotto and Taleggio Cheese are a few of the delights, alongside a selection of mini desserts.

Price: Afternoon Tea £29 per person.

Luxury Restaurant Club offer: Members and their guests receive 15% off Afternoon Tea (average saving £4.50 per person). See details.


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