Recommended restaurants for afternoon tea in London range from the faultlessly traditional to trendy haunts frequented by supermodels and their friends. Afternoon tea has had a huge resurgence in popularity and is a fabulous way to catch up with friends and family for a languid afternoon in the capital. Our list of restaurants for afternoon tea in London ensures you'll enjoy the perfect relaxing afternoon.
More Restaurants for Afternoon Tea in London
The Exhibitionist Hotel, 8-10 Queensbury Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EA
(020) 7915 0000
100 Kensington is a stylish restaurant offering an innovative Asian fusion menu.
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9RY
(020) 3011 1256
Aqua Shard, located on Level 31 of The Shard, offers a contemporary British Afternoon Tea with breath-taking views of the London skyline.
Serving their classic (£34.50) and champagne afternoon tea (45.00) between 3-5pm from Monday- Friday. The classic menu includes a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones, home-made jams and clotted cream, finishing off with a selection of home-made cakes and sweet treats.
194 Piccadilly, St James, London, W1J 9EX
(020) 3005 9666
Barbecoa's afternoon tea is the ultimate indulgence – unique savouries, classic sandwiches and delicate desserts, all made in-house, the Barbecoa way.
Cream teas, cakes and finger sandwiches aplenty at this lavish affair at the Haymarket Hotel. Their Haymarket afternoon tea costs £22 and their Champagne tea is £29.50-£36.00.
Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HX
(020) 7470 4000
145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
(020) 3667 5222
Buddha Bar brings Oriental flair to London's dining scene, blending a sumptuous menu of pan-Asian cuisine, a live DJ playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world, all set against a striking interior.
Buddha Bar offer an Asian inspired Afternoon Tea. Available Saturday and Sunday for parties up to 9 guests. Booking is essential.
Chesterfield Hotel, 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB
(020) 7491 2622
Butlers Restaurant is located within Mayfair's Chesterfield Hotel, serving fresh British cuisine tempered with international touches. Afternoon Tea is quite an event at The Chesterfield Mayfair - recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2016. Recognised for their outstanding quality and consistently high standards of tea service, The Chesterfield pay suitable respect to its ritual while offering some exciting variations on the original. Visit their website for more information.
Luxurious settings, exquisite cakes and slices and a beautiful china pot of afternoon tea will always make a visit to The Chinoiserie a memorable one.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9PY
(020) 7858 7250
Afternoon tea costs £25 per person and is served in gold antique teapots. Tea choices range from traditional Earl Grey to decaffeinated Japanese herbal teas.
12 Connaught Street, Mayfair, London, W2 2AF
(020) 7706 2770
Join us in Dandelyan, our award-winning cocktail bar for Wyld Tea, Mondrian London’s unique afternoon tea with a botanical twist. Wyld Tea offers a 1970s-inspired food menu and specially paired botanical cocktails from Ryan 'Mr. Lyan' Chetiyawardana. The Wyld Tea menu comprises of 4 courses and features playful takes on finger sandwiches, savoury bites and retro cakes.
Mondrian London at Sea Containers, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD
(020) 3747 1063
St Martins Lane, 45 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
(0)20 7300 5500
The Den at St Martin's Lane is a classically British oak-panelled lounge area located within the St Martins Lane Hotel. The Den has a relaxed atmosphere and is complemented by comfortable leather sofas and warm lighting.
The Egerton House Hotel, 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London, SW3 2BX
(020) 7589 2412
The elegant Drawing Room is located within the five star Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge.
Hotel 41, 41 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7300 0041
The Executive Lounge is a stylish venue within Hotel 41. Here you can enjoy a variety of delights such as Belgian waffles; crunchy sesame chicken burger; and chocolate fudge cake. The Executive Lounge also offers a variety of afternoon tea options throughout the week.
136 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1HY
(020) 7581 7777
Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge offers an afternoon tea that consists of a selection of sweet and savoury Moroccan treats.
The Middle Eastern inspired afternoon tea is available daily from 12.00-19.00.
Cost for 2: £24.50 with tea or £27.50 with prosecco.
Let the elegant teas wash down the cakes, shortbreads and pastries on the menu at the National Dining Rooms. Afternoon tea costs £17.50 per person and is available between 2:30pm and 5:30pm.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
(020) 7747 2525
The Orangery, located at Kensington Palace offers luxurious afternoon teas ranging from a Traditional English at £24.00 to a Royal flair at £30.00-£34.00, depending on the type of bubbles.
Also don't miss their signature orange-scented scones.
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 4PX
The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL
(020) 7917 1000
The hugely popular Gentleman's Afternoon Tea returns to the Milestone Hotel! The menu features, mini spinach and feta quiche, salmon and red chilli fish cake, mini beef Wellington, and maple syrup cured bacon scones with truffle butter - to name just a few of the treats. An occasion not to be missed!
The finest in afternoon teas are available from the Grosvenor Hotel's elegant Park Room. Served from 2pm to 6pm, the classic Anna's tea costs £35.50 whilst the Champagne tea is from £48.50-£50.50.
Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7TN
(020) 7499 6363
Podium at the Park Lane Hilton offers a chocolate afternoon tea 'confessions of a chocoholic' every afternoon from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and between 2pm-6pm Mon-Fri. The tea includes sandwiches, chocolate scones with chocolate praline, chocolate cupcakes and miniature chocolate fancies on an edible chocolate plate. The tea costs £36.00 per person, or £46.00 including a glass of Champagne.
London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE
(020) 7493 8000
The Portrait Restaurant serves afternoon tea daily from 3.15pm to 5pm, priced at £24.50 for traditional afternoon tea, with the Pink Fizz Tea coming in at £34.50.
National Portrait Gallery, 2 St Martins Place, London, WC2H 0HE
(020) 7312 2490
50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG
0 20 7300 1400
The Courtyard Garden of the Sanderson Hotel is serving an Alice In Wonderland inspired tea. At £38.00 to £58 (champagne) it includes multicoloured finger sandwiches, a melting Queen of Hearts teacake and exploding mint chocolate chip ice cream lollipops.
sketch is a unique venue in Mayfair featuring five restaurants and bars each with their own quirky decor and a funky atmosphere. sketch have worked their magic, creating a menu which is sure to delight, with sandwiches including caviar and quail egg; Afternoon Tea at sketch is a work of art in its own right.
9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG
(020) 7659 4500
This delightful tea room in the heart of Soho offers a huge range of teas, excellent cakes, scones and home made jams from a venue full of charm.
29 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DH
(020) 7437 5920
Freshly baked delights courtesy of this classic cafe in Stoke Newington. Afternoon tea is served Saturdays and Sundays, or during the week if you book in advance. It's priced at £12.50 per person and vegetarian finger sandwich options are also available.
155 Stoke Newington, London, N16 OUH
(020) 7923 1870
In search of a proper cup of tea and a tasty bite to eat? Then teapod is a great independent cafe to pop into when you're out and about near London Bridge. Afternoon tea costs £11 per person.
31 Shad Thames, Southwark, London, SE1 2YR
(020) 7407 0000
Enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea in this iconic hotel. Served in the Thames Foyer, guests can choose from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream & jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries.
Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0EU
Prospect Quay, 94 Point Pleasant, London, SW18 1PP
(020) 8425 9870
View 94 is a modern restaurant and lounge situated on the banks of the River Thames in Wandsworth. Guests can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with a view from just £18 per person, or with champagne from £28 per person. Advance is booking is required.
22 Manor Road, Teddington, Surrey, TW11 8BG
(020) 8977 6333
The Wharf Restaurant is situated in Teddington near Richmond. This contemporary restaurant offers an eclectic mix of Modern European and British cuisine in a stunning location overlooking the River Thames. Guests can enjoy 'Afternoon Tea By The River'; choosing from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries.
For afternoon tea with a twist, visit the delightful Winter Garden at the Landmark Hotel with their sensational chocolate tea at £40 per person and gluten-free tea menus at £35 per person. Traditional options are also available.
The Landmark London, 222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 6JQ
(020) 7631 8000