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 Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB
(020) 7491 2622
The Conservatory is a delightful retreat within the Chesterfield Mayfair hotel where guests can enjoy afternoon tea.
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.
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.
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
(020) 7300 5500
The Den at St Martins Lane is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea. The Den has a relaxed atmosphere and is complemented by comfortable leather sofas and warm lighting. Afternoon Tea is served daily and is priced from £29.50 per person.
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.
Recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards, The Egerton House Hotel is the place in which to savour a tempting assortment of delicate finger sandwiches and pastries with freshly baked scones with thick clotted cream and fruit preserves. To complete this classic treat, choose from an extensive selection of teas or coffee or perhaps enjoy a glass of chilled Champagne.
Group offers are available for Birthday parties, Hen Parties and even Doggy parties! Minimum group of 8 people, please contact the venue for more information.
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.
1 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL
(020) 7917 1000
Part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Milestone Hotel is an exquisite five-star, Grade II Listed property located within the esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The Milestone Hotel offers a unique Tea Academy experience, taking traditional Afternoon Tea to a new level! Discover everything you need to know about creating the perfect brew and enhance your Afternoon Tea experience with the Milestone's Tea Tutorial with one of the specialist Tea Ambassadors.
Sample six single estate teas, appropriately paired with a sweet treat along with an informative guide to the teas you have tasted. Go home with a small gift to remember the occasion, and perfect the art of tea making. Guests can choose between a Tea Academy Tutorial or a tutorial with the Traditional Afternoon Tea.
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 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
Sofitel London St James, 6 Waterloo Place, St James, London, SW1Y 4AN
(020) 7747 2238
The Rose Lounge, situated within the Sofitel London St James hotel, is a luxurious lounge with feminine decor of pink and cream and impressive displays of fresh roses. Here you can enjoy fresh croissants, an assortment of pastries, rose macaroons and exclusive vintage teas.
Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5DJ
(020) 7839 3011
R.S. Hispaniola is a restaurant ship permanently moored on the Victoria Embankment, opposite the London Eye and with far reaching views down the River Thames. To the East you can see St Paul’s and to the West, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
Come aboard the iconic R.S. Hispaniola for Afternoon Tea and enjoy a superlative selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and fine teas.
50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 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
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
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
Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, London, WC2R 2PN
(020) 7836 1566
Established in 1927, The Yacht London is a riverside restaurant offering freshly prepared British and Modern European cuisine alongside an extensive drinks list. The Yacht London is also a members club and hosts regular events.