Afternoon tea at One Aldwych

  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

SquareMeal Review of Afternoon tea at One Aldwych

Designed to ‘reflect the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl's classic tale’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, afternoon tea at One Aldwych is certainly no ordinary affair. For a start, the tea selection is made up of exotic blends, such as ‘Mango Noir’ and ‘Chocolate Tea’ in place of your standard English Breakfast. Even more impressive though, is the bubbling, smoking Cocktail Charlie; the sharp-but-sweet blend of whisky, cherry liqueur, chocolate bitters, grapefruit juice and Champagne is brought to life by dry ice, producing a wondrous elixir worthy of Mr Wonka himself. The savouries that followed were less extraordinary, but the addition of a miniature Wellington and bitesize quiche to the usual finger sandwich selection were welcome. Unsurprisingly, the pièce de résistance was the sweet offering, which manages to be creative, fun and suitably Instagram-friendly. We particularly enjoyed the golden chocolate eggs filled with creamy vanilla cheesecake and mango, our only wish being that they were as large as the golden eggs in the film. Friendly and attentive service was abundant throughout and rounded off our indulgent, chocolatey experience.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Temple Tube Station 405m

Covent Garden Tube Station 412m


Address: 1 Aldwych , London WC2B 4BZ

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon–Sat 12.30pm–3.30pm (Sun –5.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Duchess Theatre 50m

Novello Theatre 58m


Telephone: 020 7300 0400


Cuisine: Afternoon tea

Private Dining: 20, 20, 30, 50

Food & Drink:




  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
  • Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
The Adelphi and Novello Rooms
Located on the mezzanine level, these two rooms can be booked separately or as a combined space. Featuring large windows, which provide natural daylight and a backdrop of busy London beyond, these versatile rooms work well for both private celebrations and business events.

The Lyceum Room
Located next to the Screening Room, The Lyceum Room is the ideal space for private dinners, business meetings or decadent dinners before or after a screening. Featuring wooden flooring and subtle artworks, it’s a venue for any time of day.
Adelphi Room
Capacity: 20
Novello Room
Capacity: 20
Lyceum Room
Capacity: 30
Adelphi & Novello Rooms
Capacity: 50