Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

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Enjoy a decadent and quintessentially English tradition in the iconic surroundings of the Oscar Wilde Bar at Hotel Café Royal.

Following on from the success of the recent Importance of Being Earnest afternoon tea, Hotel Café Royal have launched a new London High Society afternoon tea menu. Executive Chef Andrew Turner and Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Blas, have created a delicious afternoon tea comprising of traditional yet surprising dishes such as wild boar, crackling, pickled apple and mustard bun; Mary Rose prawn cocktail; and Strawberry Rose “Regent”.

Relive a golden era and enjoy this decadent English tradition in the spectacular surroundings of the Oscar Wilde Bar, the very room that Oscar Wilde himself frequented daily and where great minds came together to discuss great ideas. This iconic room has been restored to its original Louis XVI detailing and is also the place to enjoy Champagne, cocktails and a light menu, complemented by live entertainment on select evenings.

Sittings for Afternoon Tea take place Monday to Sunday at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Dress code: We kindly ask that gentleman wear a jacket; tie is optional, trainers are not permitted.

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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

68 Regent Street ,London

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Pricey but so worth it

by   gold reviewer (47)

Oct 2015

Editor's pick Champagne afternoon tea costs £55 at the Hotel Cafe Royal so isn't cheap and costs more when you compare it to the Ritz, the Wolseley and so on. However, I can confidently say that as a treat, it's worth it. You do get a lot more for your money than a lot of other afternoon tea offerings, including a savouries course, a palette refresher, biscuits, a sweets course and then the offer of slices of larger cakes on display. The savouries were all excellent - classics with slight twists such...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

68 Regent Street ,London

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by   platinum reviewer (55)

Jan 2013

Everyone should visit this brilliantly refurbished room, at least once. Despite it's name it's a bar not a restaurant, merely a bar. The prices are steep (think Claridges or Connaught) ; £25 for a glass of their cheapest champagne (Tattinger). The room though is exquisite, quite the most beautiful bar in London. Unfortunately the room was mostly empty when I visited so it lacked atmosphere, but the service was good and the excellent background music helped. When word gets out it's going to be hard...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 4

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    Cooksister :: Afternoon tea at the Café Royal Hotel’s Oscar Wilde Bar

    Established by a French wine merchant called Daniel Nicholas Thévenon and his wife Celestine in the 1860s, by the end of the 19th century the Café Royal had established a firm reputation for excellent hospitality, dining and entertainment. It is said that French gourmet cuisine was introduced to the British capital here for the first time and the hotel also became known as possessing the greatest wine cellar in the world at the time. Over the years, the hotel has been frequented by writers such as Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, H G Wells and Rudyard Kipling; royalty such as Edward VIII, George VI and Princess Diana;...
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    The Mayfairy :: Review: Afternoon tea at the Oscar Wilde Bar, Hotel Cafe Royal | The Mayfairy

    We were seated at a large table in the corner of the room, where we could sit and admire the overabundance of gold and mirrors that surrounded us. If you’re not a fan of either of these things you may want to give this a miss, as there’s really no avoiding them. The decor is extravagant and somewhat ostentatious; if you are the kind person who loves white space, clean lines and minimal fuss this may be what you’d imagine would materialise should Donald Trump eat a cherub then vomit into a box. I’m not one of those people, so I rather liked it.

    It’s quite nice to spend a few hours here and there in surroundings...
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    Hot & Chilli :: Hot & Chilli | food and travel blog: luxury champagne afternoon tea: Café Royal at Oscar Wilde Bar

    An afternoon tea full of and twists surprising dishes, as well as traditional fare with a distinct pleasurable tone. The quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea in the iconic surroundings of the Oscar Wilde Bar at Hotel Café Royal is a real treat for the senses and palate. The building is ideally located just off Piccadilly in the heart of the Westend and nearby bright lights of Soho. The entire building has been sympathetically restored evoking the style and glamour of the past. Today it houses an elegant 5-stars hotel, a well-being centre, restaurants, a very buzzing cafe andsumptuous bars including...
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    Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes :: Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

    You know when you ponder about making a reservation at an establishment and you keep putting it off as you read reviews about the hotel and restaurant; I had been doing this a lot when it came to making an Afternoon Tea booking at Hotel Cafe Royal. But when Emma needed an Afternoon Tea date at short notice, I stepped in – a bit like Wonder Woman but with chunkier thighs to save the afternoon!

    Well well well, Hotel Cafe Royal you do surprise me. The selection of gluten free savoury items were fabulous and visually appealing. Not just plain boring gluten free sandwiches; care and attention had been put into...
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    Connie Consumes :: A Tale of Three Teas | Connie Consumes

    Step through the threshold into the Oscar Wilde room and what strikes you instantly is the gold and mirrors; opulence or garishness depending on your side of the fence but undeniably striking. I could think of worst places to catch up with Frankie, in fact we got so comfortable we stayed for four hours… tea, sandwiches, cakes and blogging are clearly some serious agenda items! And as she has already mentioned, we both know how to spin a yarn and talk some tales...
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