The best afternoon teas in London

Pinkies at the ready, it’s time to try some of the very best afternoon teas in London

Updated on 13 August 2019

The single best afternoon tea in London is a hard thing to define, so we’ve gone for 32 of them no less. Forgive us for being greedy (it’s in our nature) but the thing is, people are looking for different things when they weigh up the merit of what’s on offer. Are you looking for the best afternoon tea setting or the best afternoon tea scones? You see the conundrum.

We’ve reviewed each entry and included information on their highlights – whether that’s the food, drinks or ambiance. And there’s no saying you just have to stick to one, we think that it’s only right that you’d begin to work your way through the below and make it your mission to try the entire list.

We’ve got the lovely Duchess of Bedford to thank for the tradition of afternoon tea, who decided in 1840 that she simply couldn’t last between lunch and dinner without another meal. The Duchess sounds like our kind of woman. Since then the idea of grazing on sandwiches and scones in the late afternoon has seriously caught on, with nearly everyone agreeing it’s a pretty solid idea. The only controversy comes when we get to the scones. Do you put jam or cream first? People from Devon are passionate that cream should go on their scones first, before being topped with jam; while the crowds in Corrnwall insist it’s easier to go with jam first and then top with cream. We know one thing, whichever way the toppings go on a scone, they always taste delicious.

If you’re ready to book you can click through to each restaurant’s page from their description below. And if you have a recommendation for which you think is the best afternoon tea in London, then we’d love to know about it.

Aqua Shard (afternoon tea)

Aqua Shard (afternoon tea)

Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, SE1 9RY, London, London, SE1 9RY

The views at Aqua Shard are certainly the biggest draw for anyone wanting to indulge in afternoon tea there, but the food is also excellent too. The classic layers of sandwiches, cakes and scones are given contemporary twists – like a chicken sandwich that is given a slight edge with a lavender mayonnaise or a bubblegum macaron. Try to reserve a table at one of the window spots, to maximise your views of London.

Price: Afternoon tea at Aqua Shard costs £42, or £55 if you’d like a glass of champagne included.

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
Fait Maison at The Park

Fait Maison at The Park

Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road, London, W6 0UL

What we love about afternoon tea at Fait Maison is that there’s a choice between a cream tea or a high tea, depending on how hungry you are. For the traditional cream tea you can expect two home-made scones with clotted cream and jam served with your choice of loose leaf tea and if you plump for high tea you can expect all of the above with the addition of sandwiches and mini desserts.

Price: The cream tea at Fait Maison starts at £11.95 per person and the high tea costs £27.95.

Under £30
The Collins Room at The Berkeley

The Collins Room at The Berkeley

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7RL

With an ever-changing schedule of themed afternoon teas, you never know what to expect from The Berkeley. A recent popular invention has been the Christian Dior-inspired spread. The pastry team at The Berkeley have recreated renowned Dior pieces as sweet treats – from the Bar Jacket made from a chocolate biscuit to the Junon gown sculpted from jelly. In addition to the carefully crafted sweets guests are served savoury skewers, taster spoons, canapes and sandwiches. 

Price: Afternoon tea at The Berkeley starts from £60 per person for a spread of delacacies from the pastry section, scones, canapes, spoons, skewers and sandwiches. They also have extensive and precisely-poured tea options, which are included in the price. Upgrade with a glass of Champagne from £10 extra.

Afternoon tea
International
Afternoon tea at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

Afternoon tea at The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

49-50 St John's Square, London, EC1V 4JJ

Served between 12-5, the afternoon tea at Zetter Townhouse is an all-day affair that celebrates tried and tested favourite combos –honey roast ham and mustard mayonnaise sandwiches, peanut and chocolate choux buns, a truffle sausage roll and brown sauce… We could go on, but we’re getting hungry. Fans of tradition will be pleased to hear that your tea will be served on a classic three-tiered stand and brought to your table while you relax in the indulgent surroundings.

Price: Afternoon tea at The Zetter Townhouse starts from £33, and a vegetarian option is also available. While you’re there you can treat yourself to tea-flavoured cocktails for £9.50 a pop.

Afternoon tea
The Promenade at The Dorchester

The Promenade at The Dorchester

The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

Filled with palms and pink marble, the Promenade at The Dorchester is over the top in the very best kind of way. While you feast on your afternoon tea you’ll be performed to by one of the daily pianists, setting a relaxed tone to the whole affair. The afternoon tea menu changes seasonally but you can expect things like apricot passion entremet and a yuzu citrus cake, along with the expected scones and sandwiches.

Price: It will cost you £60 to have afternoon tea at The Dorchester, or they offer a children’s version for £35 per child. For an extra £10 you can add a glass of Champagne.

Over £80
British
Palm Court at Kimpton Fitzroy London

Palm Court at Kimpton Fitzroy London

1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BE

The afternoon tea space at Kimpton Fitzroy is a botanical delight, with full-size trees and roses decorating the room. Everything about the afternoon tea has been given a little extra dose of luxury. The jam has Champagne running through it, the scones are flavoured with raspberry and rose and the sweets include a peach and verbena petit gateau. The perfect spot for a romantic afternoon or a girls’ get together.

Price: The afternoon tea is £40 per person, which includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé

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The Palm Court at The Langham

The Palm Court at The Langham

The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

The Langham claim to be the spot where afternoon tea was invented over 150 years ago. Whether that’s true or not they certainly deliver an offering that is among the very best in London. The sweet selection is painstakingly laboured over to give intricate, flavour-filled results. Expect choux fancies, layered French cakes and little sweet pots of anything from jelly to posset. The scones here are famed too, with a rich dough and buttery flavour.

Price: The Langham’s afternoon tea is from £55 per person and includes all your teatime staples.

£50 - £79
Bars
Afternoon tea
International
Afternoon Tea at Claridge

Afternoon Tea at Claridge's

Claridge's, 55 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

Bedecked in that quintessential Claridge’s blue, both the Foyer and Reading Room at this top London hotel help you feel like you’re somewhere sophisticated from the moment you step through their doors. It’s in these rooms that afternoon tea is served, in all its pomp and ceremony. As you might expect there is silver, there is fine English china, and there will be a pile of edible delights. You can expect to tuck into the usual sandwich selection - including cucumber, egg mayonnaise, and ham – as well as fruit and plain scones, and a selection of pastries, cakes and biscuits.   

Price: Afternoon tea at Claridge’s costs £65 without alcohol, and £75 with a glass of Champagne.

£50 - £79
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Dean Street Townhouse

Dean Street Townhouse

69-71 Dean Street, London, London, W1D 3SE

The Dean Street Townhouse run a series of special afternoon teas throughout the year that change with the season or what’s going on in London. You can expect Chelsea flower Show specials or a limited run of Christmas afternoon teas for example. What remains constant is the offering – there will always be cakes, scones and sandwiches. Previous iterations of these things have included mini lemon and mint possets, fruit scones with homemade jams and Burford Brown egg, mayonnaise and coriander sandwiches.

Price: This sumptuous spread starts from £21, and includes sweet treats, scones and sandwiches, with the option to add a cocktail for an additional £10.

£50 - £79
British
The Goring (afternoon tea)

The Goring (afternoon tea)

The Goring, Westminster, London, SW1W 0JW

When it comes to afternoon tea The Goring is a bit of a hotel heavyweight, holding multiple awards from The British Tea Guild Council. Your tea will be served to you in the opulence of the five-star Dining Room and you can expect the menu to change with the seasons, to reflect the best ingredients on offer at any one time. You can order a gluten-free afternoon tea in advance, if you wish. Sandwiches are cut into lovely little fingers, scones are served with Devonshire clotted cream, and there will also be a whole host of cakes, bakes, fancies and tarts on offer.  

Price: The afternoon tea at The Goring starts from £50, going up to £72 if you’d like strawberries and cream plus a glass of champagne included.

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
Céleste at The Lanesborough

Céleste at The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7TA

Afternoon tea at The Lanesborough is served up in the Céleste restaurant space, which is richly decorated with chandeliers and soft blue and mustard upholstery. The main central space is sunken and during the day the entire room is illuminated by a glass domed roof and plays host to a live pianist. The afternoon treats are just as pretty as the dining room they’re served in, with cakes being intricately decorated and sandwiches cut into perfect fingers. Expect the usual favourites – scones, sandwiches and cakes – to have classic flavour pairings. You might find raspberry and pistachio eclairs, for instance, or cucumber sandwiches.

Price: Afternoon tea at The Lanesborough starts from £56 per person and includes sandwiches, pastries, scones and your choice of tea.

Over £80
Modern European
Afternoon tea
French
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The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel (afternoon tea)

The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel (afternoon tea)

The Ritz Hotel, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

Possibly the most famous afternoon tea in the world, The Ritz’s offering is nothing short of luxurious. Expect to be serenaded by a live pianist while being surrounded by gilded mirrors, marble pillars and palm trees.  During your time dining in the Palm Court you’ll be treated to unlimited cakes, scones and sandwiches – all you have to do is ask if you’d like more. Although we challenge anyone to get through the first serve alone. The cakes change regularly with the seasons but the scones remain consistent – both raisin and plain are included – and the sandwiches are filled with things like tarragon chicken and mayonnaise or egg mayonnaise with chopped shallots and watercress.

Price: Traditional afternoon tea at The Ritz costs from £58, and there’s a children’s option for £35.

International
The Petersham Covent Garden

The Petersham Covent Garden

27-31 King Street, London, WC2E 8JB

Petersham Nurseries were never going to do a half-hearted job on afternoon tea now, were they? If you’re lucky enough to find yourself sitting at one of their tables in the afternoon you’ll be presented with a hand blown Florentine glass cake stand that showcases all of the delicious things you’re about to tuck into. There’s an emphasis on ingredients, and how they’re sourced. Incorporating their nursery element Petersham also top their creation with edible flowers, making it a real photo opportunity. Expect a mix of cuisines – from English milk bun sandwiches to hot Italian filled doughnuts.

Price: You can expect to pay from £45 per person, with the option to add prosecco for an additional £10.

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
Italian
Afternoon Tea at Baglioni Hotel

Afternoon Tea at Baglioni Hotel

60 Hyde Park Gate, London, London, SW7 5BB

If you’ve tried and tested all the classic afternoon tea types, then how about switching things up with an Italian slant? Afternoon tea at Baglioni includes delicious savouries like brioche with mortadella and pistachio and white bread with capricciosa salad. The sweets have been given a similar treatment, with delicious fresh Italian twists. We particularly love the Sicilian cannolo filled with ricotta and orange. Set in their Kensington dining room you’ll be able to see Hyde Park stretched before you while you tuck into tea.

Price: Afternoon tea at Baglioni Hotel is £39 per person, or £45 for afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of Champagne. There’s also an offer where you can get afternoon tea for two, plus half a bottle of champagne for £90.

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
Italian
Afternoon Tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Afternoon Tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Afternoon Tea at Jean-Georges The Connaught, London, London, W1K 2AL

Right in the heart of Mayfair this high-end hotel is a fitting backdrop to the very loveliest of celebrations. Stepping things up a little from the usual fare, The Connaught offer an amuse-bouche before your sandwiches (with fillings like salt beef and horseradish or chicken lettuce and tomato), which are then followed by a plate of pretty desserts and a final flurry of scones. And just when you think it’s all over your waiter will spin you a parting gift of candy floss to take with you on your way, a real delight if you have little ones with you.

Price: Afternoon tea at The Connaught is £55 for the standard menu and £65 when served with a glass of champagne.

Over £80
Rotunda at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

Rotunda at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ

Sitting under the domed ceiling of the Rotunda Lounge at the Four Seasons near Tower Bridge you will be waited on hand and foot. Staff are attentive and gracious, and the space is very much traditional, with their offering being labelled as a heritage afternoon tea. Whatever day of the week you visit there will be layers of sandwiches, scones and cakes to demolish – as well as a wide selection of teas and Champagnes.

Price: Afternoon tea at the Rotunda Lounge in the Four Seasons starts at £35, and you can choose an optional glass of Champagne for £10 more.

Bars
sketch: The Parlour

sketch: The Parlour

9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

The setting for afternoon tea at Sketch is nearly more renowned than the tea itself. The interiors are all pink, with velvet banquette seating and soft frosted glass globe lighting that will make you feel like you’re on the set of a Wes Anderson film. Once you’ve had enough of drinking in the scene before you, you can get started on the eating part. Assorted finger sandwiches have fillings like coronation chicken and salmon with cream cheese and there are alternative savouries too, like foi gras tartelettes – this is a spot for embracing pure indulgence. Little cakes are included along with scones, and a homemade traditional Victoria sponge served from a trolley to your table, for a touch of theatre.

Price: Afternoon tea at Sketch costs £59 per person.

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
International
Swans Bar

Swans Bar

Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EY

Afternoon tea at Maison Assouline is a constantly evolving affair, with the menu changing with the seasons. They’ve also been known to throw a special theme in the mix, a couple of years ago they dedicated an entire spread to Barbie – with pretty pink treats and dainty open sandwiches the order of the day. But aside from the food it’s the setting that will really give you something to tell your friends about – a beautiful old library-style room with attentive waiters in white jackets looking after your every need.

Price: Price varies, and there are multiple options on offer, but as a guide afternoon tea is usually around the £30 mark.  

Bars
Theo

Theo's Simple Italian

34–44 Barkston Gardens, Earls Court, London, SW5 0EW

If novelty is what you’re after then you’ll find it at Theo’s. For starters your treats will be served to you on a mini wooden picnic bench, and there will be Italian twists on all the offerings. You can expect arancini in place of sandwiches and an Amalfi lemon tart topped with crème fraiche for afterwards instead of the typical scones. There’s also the option to go bottomless with unlimited bubbly.

Price: Theo’s traditional Italian afternoon tea costs £22.50 and includes a glass of aperitif and your choice of tea. Add £15 for bottomless Bellini.

£30 - £49
Italian
TING Restaurant & Lounge

TING Restaurant & Lounge

Shangri-La Hotel, 31 St Thomas Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9QU

To add to the British feel of your afternoon tea experience, how about choosing a spot with a view of nearly the whole of London? TING has just that, and delivers a traditional tea in its stunning setting, on the 35th floor of The Shard. Despite its Asian main menu the afternoon tea is kept quite straightforward, with things like passion fruit macarons, freshly baked scones and salted cucumber sandwiches.

Price: Afternoon tea at TING starts from £60 and includes sweets, scones, sandwiches and cakes, plus your choice of specially selected tea. You can add Champagne for another £10.

 

£50 - £79
Modern European
Afternoon tea
Green Room at The Curtain

Green Room at The Curtain

The Curtain, 45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PT

Just a stone’s throw from the spot where Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre used to be, the aptly named hotel serves up traditional afternoon tea with all the fixings. From gin-infused cucumber sandwiches to raspberry macarons and mini carrot cakes, not forgetting moist and fruity scones, this afternoon tea has it all. Having collaborated with Hackney herbal teas you can also try the signature Curtain blend, or keep in theme and order the Unwind blend inspired by famous Shakespearean characters Romeo and Juliet. You'll enjoy your tea in the classic and modern jewel-toned Green Room lounge and bar.

Price: Afternoon tea at The Curtain starts from £30 per person and includes all your classic treats. Upgrade to the Champagne afternoon tea for £10 extra.

Bars
The Wolseley

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

The Wolseley are famed for their careful and attentive service, so expect to be treated like a VIP during your afternoon in their care. Alongside the usual afternoon tea offering The Wolseley also offer a cream tea, giving you the option of just having a scone with cream and jam instead of the whole three-tiered affair. If you do go all in you can expect assorted finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of pastries, as well as a choice of tea.

Price: Afternoon tea at The Wolseley costs £29.75. Or if you prefer a simpler cream tea you can expect to pay £12.75.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Afternoon tea
Berners Tavern at The London Edition

Berners Tavern at The London Edition

10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NP

Surrounded by all the majesty of Berners Tavern’s impressive interiors, where artworks cover nearly every inch of wall space, you’ll be transported to what feels like another world during afternoon tea at this London Hotel restaurant. Steering clear of finger sandwiches the savoury offering includes a salmon tartare, a sunflower scone topped with goat’s curd and apple, and a chicken and truffle baguette with pickled mushrooms. Sweets include a chocolate and sesame tart with yuzu curd and a rhubarb and ginger macaroon with violet. It’s these unusual combinations that make this central London spot stand out from the crowd when it comes to afternoon tea.

Price: Afternoon tea at Berners Tavern costs £39.50 and you can choose from a small but varied tea menu to accompany your food.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Afternoon tea
Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason (afternoon tea)

Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason (afternoon tea)

181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1A 1ER

The elegant Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason started off life as an apartment to the Fortnum family themselves, so you know it’s in a prime spot within the Piccadilly department store. Decorated in soft duck egg hues and lit with individual table lamps, this wonderfully traditional spot will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Fortnum & Mason are famous for their homemade still-warm scones, but there will also be finger sandwiches and cakes galore to satisfy both your sweet and savoury tooth.

Price: Afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason costs £55 when accompanied by their regular tea blends, or £58 if you’d like to sample one of their rare teas.

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
The Hyde Bar at Roseate House

The Hyde Bar at Roseate House

Roseate House, 3 Westbourne Terrace , London, W2 3UL

Roseate House is a resolutely traditional hotel, but it doesn’t feel stuffy or outdated. Instead, it celebrates tradition in all the right ways, and this is evidenced by The Hyde Bar’s afternoon tea. Expect to tuck into the scrumptious likes of finger sandwiches with fillings such as honey-roasted ham with Dijon mustard, gherkin and onion bread, before moving on to sweet treats including rhubarb and lemon curd mousse, and a salted caramel, espresso and mascarpone tart. Price: This traditional tea is available for £24.99 per person, while if you want a glass of bubbles too, it will be £30 per person.

£30 - £49
British
Bars
Afternoon tea
Ginza Onodera

Ginza Onodera

15 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AL

For something a bit different to the usual offering Ginza Onodera has put a Japanese twist on afternoon tea. Instead of finger sandwiches you’ll find sushi, while the tea on offer comes from renowned Japanese tea house Tsujiri. There’s a slant towards more savoury fare on Ginza Onodera’s menu but there are a couple of sweets too. Soy bean blancmange with black sugar syrup is rich and sweet while the chocolate gateau with mocha ice cream and matcha sauce is the perfect finisher. Everything is served on a sculptural wooden stand for added theatre.

Price: Afternoon tea starts from £29 and goes up to £37 if you’d like to include either a traditional Japanese tea ceremony or a cocktail. 

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Afternoon tea
Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London

Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London

Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, Charing Cross, London, SW1A 2BD

The best afternoon teas include little extras, to enliven the typically gentile atmosphere, and the Corinthia offers live music to do just that. Tinkling away in the background a pianist will accompany your afternoon of eating and drinking to create a refined but enjoyable ambiance. Menus change with the seasons, to reflect the very best ingredients, but tried and tested combinations aren’t shunned, with plenty of familiar favourites routinely making their way to the table. Truffle egg mayonnaise is a typical sandwich filling, while you might find a strawberry choux or a French Canele on your top tier.     

Price: Traditional afternoon tea at the Corinthia Hotel costs £55 per person, with the option to add champagne for an additional £10. Finger sandwiches, scones with homemade preserves and sweet delacacies are all in included, as well as your choice of their bespoke tea blends.

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
The Mirror Room at Rosewood London

The Mirror Room at Rosewood London

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

The Rosewood isn’t known for doing things by halves, and the afternoon tea they offer certainly goes all the way to impress. With an ever-changing menu that reflects the seasons you can expect your afternoon tea treats to be themed to within an inch of their life. A recent Van Gogh iteration saw Sunflower, Almond Blossom and Starry Night inspired pasties, with hand-drawn illustrations of them featured on the menu.

Price: Themed afternoon teas begin at £60 at The Rosewood, and go up to as much as £110 if you’d like Champagne.

Modern European
Afternoon tea
Lyaness at Sea Containers London

Lyaness at Sea Containers London

20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD

Lyaness serves an exquisite Fancy Tea that brings together cocktails and teatime treats, pairing each course with a drink. You'll start with the likes of fragrant poached salmon on dark rye which is slathered in creamy tarragon mayonnaise, while the generous dollop of mustard sauce served with sausage rolls helps to lift the pastry. From the sweet side of things, the sunflower salt tea cake takes you back to your childhood with savoury undertones to counteract the sweet mallow inside, while drinks include the refreshingly sweet Jasmine Gimlet and the rum-based Cold Brew Palmetto which is matched with a cacao truffle ball.

Price:  The Fancy Tea goes for £58 with cocktail pairings, finger sandwiches, savouries, scones and a platter of miniature desserts. If you’re looking to have Champagne instead of cocktails, it’ll be £48 and just £38 for those wanting to stay away from alcohol.

£30 - £49
British
Bars
Afternoon tea
Hush Mayfair

Hush Mayfair

8 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

As with a few of the listings in our best afternoon tea roundup Hush’s offering changes with the season. A typical example would be their Gin afternoon tea which sees gin cocktails served alongside your tea stand. Scones here are warmed, as they always should be, and served with preserves like gooseberry, blackberry and rhubarb jam, for something a little different. Sandwiches are a mix of sourdough, soft white and rye bread – making sure there’s something for everyone – and sweets usually include a fun play on tried and tested favourites. Passion fruit Jaffa Cake, anyone?

Price: Afternoon tea at Hush starts from £35 and includes sandwiches, scones and sweets as well as one cocktail and your choice of tea.

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
International
£50 - £79
The Delaunay

The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB

Staying true to form The Delaunay’s afternoon tea has a Viennese twist. Instead of scones (or as well as, you can request them in addition) you’ll be able to sample their poppy seed Gugelhupfs which are served with whipped cream and apricot jam. When it comes to the cakes they’ve had a makeover too, with things like Sachertorte, Battenberg and Linzer Torte featuring regularly. Dietary requirements are also considered with a vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free option all being available.

Price: The Delaunay’s Viennese afternoon tea starts at £19.75, or you can select a scone cream tea instead for just £9.50 per person.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Afternoon tea
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The Savoy, Thames Foyer

The Savoy, Thames Foyer

Strand The Savoy, London, London, WC2R 0EU

There’s a reason the afternoon tea at The Savoy is world famous, it’s in quite the setting. You’ll be seated under a large glass dome in the hotel’s Thames Foyer, where a pianist will play you music as you drink and dine. The menu features a spread of sandwiches, as well as another little savoury option – asparagus and Parmesan quiche on last look. Scones are served warm, and there are both plain and raisin included, and the cakes are a signature selection of The Savoy pastry teams’ favourites. This isn’t one to miss.

Price: Traditional afternoon tea at The Savoy costs £65 and includes a selection of teas to go with your afternoon bites. There’s also an option to plump for a traditional high tea, which includes an additional savoury course of either slow cooked salmon, confit tomato, lemon verbena tea vinaigrette or goat’s curd with textures of heirloom tomatoes and herbs.

OXO Tower Restaurant

OXO Tower Restaurant

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9PH

The OXO Tower Restaurant delivers that quintessential afternoon tea offering along with stunning views of St Paul’s and the Thames, quite the combo. Alongside your typical sandwiches OXO also offer savoury bites that include morsels like a Dorset crab choux bun and a mini Yorkshire pudding with braised beef, horseradish cream and watercress. These are served with a selection of condiments like gentleman’s relish and sweet mustard and dill mayonnaise, making it a must-try for the savoury-toothed among us.

Price: Starting at £35 the offering at OXO Tower Restaurant is one of the more reasonably priced afternoon teas in London. For your money you’ll get finger sandwiches, savoury bites, scones, cakes and tea or coffee. You can add a glass of champagne on arrival for an extra £10 too.

£50 - £79
British
Afternoon tea

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