A selection of afternoon tea cakes on a table at The Promenade


Afternoon Tea at The Promenade

Whatever the day may bring, Mayfair’s best sitting room will be waiting to welcome and revive you.

The Promenade
The Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1K 1QA
+44 (0)20 7629 8888

Following government guidelines, our restaurants and bars are currently closed. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to.

Generations have fallen in love with our afternoon tea. One guest describes her favourite treats in life, as handed down from her mother, as “marmalade spread on bread and butter pudding, sneaking off to the movies on rainy days… and Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester.”

Afternoon Tea

Taking tea at The Promenade, surrounded by luxury, tradition and delicious cakes, is the true definition of a day in London spent well.

One of life's finest secrets

One of life's finest secrets

The British love affair with ‘a cup of tea’ is enacted daily in homes throughout the land. Afternoon tea at The Dorchester is the definitive experience, full of tradition, celebration and a tremendous amount of cake. This is an indulgently warm and delicious occasion and one not to be missed.

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How it all began

Did you know that afternoon tea has been a British tradition since 1840? While times have changed, it remains a treasured part of our culture – and a perfect excuse to indulge. To learn more, we talk to The Promenade’s manager, who shares her tips for afternoon tea etiquette.


How it all began
Anytime for tea
Monday to Sunday

Anytime for tea

This traditional past time doesn’t have to be limited to afternoons, because there’s always time for tea. We welcome guests for sittings in the mornings and early evenings so you can indulge in our freshly-baked scones, sandwiches and pastries all day long.

From £45 per person

Autumn afternoon tea

Autumn afternoon tea

With a new season comes a whole new selection of afternoon tea delights, courtesy of our master pastry team. Enjoy traditional afternoon tea, perhaps with a glass of champagne as you indulge in our favourite past time. There’s no better way to celebrate an occasion or spend time with friends and family.

From September 4

Staff quote
For almost nine decades, The Dorchester’s culinary credentials have stood amongst the best in the world. A true passion for excellence, creativity and innovation lies at the heart of our food philosophy.

Mario Perera Executive Chef

The amazing gift of a dining experience
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The amazing gift of a dining experience

Let someone in on the secret… Share an experience to remember with one of our Afternoon Tea gift certificates.


Opening Times

Following government guidelines, our restaurants and bars are currently closed until further notice, however our Dorchester at Home delivery service is available. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Monday to Sunday11am - 6pm


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If you’d like to talk about reservations, menus or special occasions, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to take you through our lovely dining experiences.


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Park Lane, London W1K 1QA

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