Afternoon tea ideas and inspiration
However you like to take your tea, we have all the inspiration you could wish for. Choose from an enticing array of beautiful blends, sought-after scones and chocolate versions of a classic afternoon tea.
Afternoon Tea at The Promenade
Whatever the day may bring, Mayfair’s best sitting room will be waiting to welcome and revive you. Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester is the definitive experience, full of tradition, celebration and a tremendous amount of cake. Throughout the year there’s also a selection of seasonal versions which are the perfect excuse to return.
CUTcakes & Tea
Enjoy a seriously eye-catching array of reinvented savoury and sweet American indulgences. Delights include our famous Wagyu beef slider and mac & cheese, inspired by childhood memories of our executive chef David McIntyre. Delicious desserts include our must-try key lime pie and red velvet cake.
Seasonal Afternoon Tea
Head to Coworth Park for a tempting seasonal afternoon tea served with a laid-back attitude. Sandwiches, scones and deliciously delicate cakes are all freshly-prepared by the pastry team. Try them for yourself to see why we were voted Best Traditional Afternoon Tea 2018. Inspired by our rose garden, our very own English garden tea is a delicious combination of pink rose buds and elderflower.
Dalí’s Tea Time
Cédric Grolet, our celebrated pastry chef, is the undisputed master of his art. His own individual take on classic afternoon tea at Restaurant Le Dali dazzles with passion and creativity. Enjoy a deliciously unforgettable experience, where even fruits are not quite as they seem. Is it any wonder that Cedric has been awarded the esteemed title of World’s Best Pastry Chef?
Angelo Musa’s Gourmet Moments
Our afternoon tea at La Galerie takes you on the personal culinary journey of pastry chef Angelo Musa, from his favourite childhood treats, to the wonderful creations which made him World Pastry Champion. As a delicious finale, discover the ‘Trio of 100%’, the dessert which first caught the attention of Alain Ducasse and brought him to Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
Chocolate Afternoon Tea
Our Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Hotel Principe di Savoia takes a much-loved tradition and transforms it into a whole new level of indulgence. Join us at Il Salotto as our chefs turn their talents to delicate pastries, freshly-baked cakes and a spectacular chocolate feast, all perfectly paired with the tea of your choice and a celebratory glass of sweet Marsala wine.
Polo Lounge Afternoon Tea
Perhaps you’ll choose a rich and spicy masala black chai or a fragrant vanilla earl grey. Simply take your pick from a selection of ten loose leaf teas to suit your taste. You can also toast the occasion with a glass of chilled champagne as you dine on lobster salad roll, smoked salmon sandwiches and, of course, our popular cranberry and orange scones.
Afternoon Royal Tea
Once tasted our sour cherry and blueberry scones are never forgotten, but they are only part of the story. Start with a selection of savoury delights, such as Maryland Blue crab roll and a sourdough grilled Gruyere cheese sandwich. Sweet treats to save your appetite for include our chocolate raspberry torte and lemon meringue cream puff. For young diners there’s also a Little Royals Tea menu they’ll adore.
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