Autumnal Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester


Afternoon Tea in the Orchid Room

Whatever the day may bring, the beautiful Orchid Room will be ready to welcome and revive you.

Orchid Room
The Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1K 1QA
Call: +44 (0)20 7629 8888
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 Dorchester, surrounded by luxury, tradition and delicious cakes, is the true definition of a day in London spent well.

The artistry of Michael Kwan

Multiple award-winning Michael Kwan brings an extra helping of creative flair to the pastry kitchen at The Dorchester. For his colourful creations, Michael chooses flavours that reflect the British spirit of the hotel, like his tea-infused ice cream and zesty lemon drizzle. Find about more about what the executive pastry chef has in store.

Award-winning pastry master Michael Kwan

Michael Kwan working in kitchen
The Dorchester, London the promenade autumn afternoon tea

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 Lewis Hunter, who shares his tips for afternoon tea etiquette.

The great British tradition of afternoon tea in London

Some finger sandwiches are the focus of this Afternoon Tea
A close up of scones and desserts from the Promenade's Afternoon Tea

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 £80 per person

Children from Manorfield school take part in making the kid's afternoon tea

Children's afternoon tea

When creating a new children’s afternoon tea menu, we thought who better to design it than children themselves? Together with the budding chefs from our partner school, Manorfield Primary, our chef has created a fanciful feast of scrumptious treats, bite-size sandwiches, cupcakes and more.

£45 per child (up to 12 years)

Opening hours

Afternoon tea

Daily 11.30am - 6pm

Last reservation 5.30pm

A portrait picture of Chef Mario
For 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

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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.

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Experiences during the festive season may be subject to additional charges. If redeeming a gift voucher, please note that any differences in price will require payment at the conclusion of your experience.


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