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Afternoon tea

Since opening in 1931, The Dorchester has served the finest afternoon tea in London. Experience this tradition every day at The Promenade at 1pm, 1.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

From seasonal specialties to charming teas created with little ones in mind, each selection celebrates the best in British heritage. Whether you’re looking to book an afternoon tea for two or mark a special occasion with family, our executive chefs have developed a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet pastries, which are served fresh every day.

Set in the heart of The Dorchester at The Promenade, you’ll enjoy an opulent setting with elegant, welcoming service, transforming tea into an indulgent treat. The Dorchester is a proud member of the prestigious Tea Guild.

Dress code: The Dorchester dress code is ‘smart casual’ and we respectfully ask guests visiting the hotel to refrain from wearing baseball caps, beanie hats, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers, flip-flops and shorts in our restaurants and bars

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Very much the heart of the hotel, The Promenade is a series of rich, warm, intimate spaces for guests to enjoy afternoon tea, all day dining and cocktails in the bar.

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Our Afternoon Tea selection

Valentine's Champagne Afternoon Tea

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Indulge in tea for two with our specially prepared Valentine’s Afternoon Tea. Spend an afternoon with your loved one alongside our resident pianist at The Promenade at The Dorchester. Enjoy themed pastries, cakes, finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with clotted cream, accompanied by a glass of Laurent Perrier NV champagne and a red rose.

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£65 per adult
£35 per child (aged 5-11 inclusive)

Available from February 12 – 14, 2016

Traditional Afternoon Tea

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For over 80 years, The Dorchester has enjoyed the enviable reputation of serving one of the finest British Afternoon Teas. Immerse yourself in tradition and sample our signature pastries.

View our full Afternoon Tea menu, or browse our sample Traditional Afternoon Tea menu

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The Dorchester High Tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea: £49 per person

A selection of finger sandwiches on artisan bread:
Cucumber with cream cheese on caraway seed bread
Egg mayonnaise with shiso cress on white bread
Chicken with wholegrain mustard mayonnaise on basil bread
Smoked salmon on granary bread
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Warm raisin and plain scones from our bakery
served with homemade strawberry jam, a seasonal jam
and Cornish clotted cream
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A selection of French pastries
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A choice of our especially selected grand and rare teas

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The Dorchester High Tea

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Served with international savoury and sweet treats, experience High Tea at The Dorchester in an iconic setting, accompanied by our residential pianist.

View our full afternoon tea menu, or browse our sample The Dorchester High Tea menu below.

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The Dorchester High Tea

A selection of home-made finger sandwiches
on artisan bread
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Pear and stilton “Jalousie” with Granny Smith puree
and elderberry drizzle
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Scottish salmon terrine with saffron fennel yoghurt
on toasted basil bread
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Quail Scotch Egg on black pudding with home-made ketchup
or
Middle Eastern mezze with shish taouk, falafel and lamb kofta
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A selection of French pastries
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A choice of our especially selected grand and rare teas

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With Laurent-Perrier NV champagne: £65
With Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé: £69

Additional glass of Laurent-Perrier NV Champagne: £17
Additional glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé: £21

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Champagne Afternoon Tea

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Celebrate the British social season and indulge in one of our Champagne Afternoon Teas. Choose between our selection of Dom Perignon, Laurent Perrier and rosé champagne for a special occasion.

View our full afternoon tea menu, or browse our sample champagne afternoon tea menus.

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The Dorchester High Tea

Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea: from £59 per adult

A glass of Laurent-Perrier NV champagne or Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé
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A selection of home-made finger sandwiches
on artisan bread
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Warm raisin and plain scones from our bakery
served with home-made strawberry jam, a seasonal jam
and Cornish clotted cream
***
A selection of French pastries
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A choice of our especially selected grand and rare teas
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With Laurent-Perrier NV champagne: £59
With Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé: £65

Additional glass of Laurent-Perrier NV champagne: £17
Additional glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé: £21

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Spatisserie Champagne Afternoon Tea

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Exclusive to The Dorchester Spa is the uniquely named ‘Spatisserie’, an opulent, but intimate space to enjoy afternoon tea with elegant, bite size cakes, biscuits and pastries– all reflecting the ethos that ‘a little of what you love is good for you.’

View our full afternoon tea menu, or browse our sample Spatiserrie Champagne Afternoon Tea menu.

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The Dorchester High Tea

Spatisserie Champagne Afternoon Tea: £59 per person

A chilled glass of Champagne
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A selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches
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Freshly baked warm scones with clotted cream and seasonal jam
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A selection of delicate pastries
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Your choice of tea and coffee

For more information, please contact reservations on +44 (0)20 7629 8888.

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