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Enjoy the decadent and quintessentially English tradition of taking afternoon tea in the iconic surroundings of Hotel Café Royal.

Experience the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists and immerse yourselves in the creative mind of Van Gogh, whilst you are taken on an historical magical tasting journey through his most famous art works. In partnership with one of the most successful global immersive exhibitions to date, The Van Gogh afternoon tea features Paint Brush of lemon creme fraiche ice cream; Vase with Twelve Sunflowers of seed praline, salted caramel; The Starry Night, a pink grapefruit compote, orange marmalade; Van Gogh Self-Portrait with pecan crunchy, coffee mousse.

Afternoon Tea is served in the totally exquisite Grade II listed Oscar Wilde Lounge; dating back to 1865; and service is accompanied by a live pianist. It is the very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away. 

Sittings for afternoon tea take place daily, from 2pm to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 5pm Friday and 12pm to 5pm weekends and bank holidays. View the website to see seasonal afternoon tea offering. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

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Opening hours

Open daily from 12pm to 5.30pm.

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

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  • Restaurant with rooms (Hotel)
  • Relaxed dining
  • Private dining



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  • British, Modern British
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