Best Hotel Afternoon Teas In London

The afternoon tea has leveled up as of recent, bringing you quirky alternatives and unusual flavours. And while the scone may be ungdergoing something of a remix, there's nothing quite like the hotel afternoon tea in some of London's most elegant spots. To help you find the best? We've created a list of the finest in the city.

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Last updated on 13th March 2024

The Gourmet Bar

The Gourmet Bar is found tucked away inside Novotel London on Greenwich High Road, making sure you have a stylish dining destination complete with an eclectic colour scheme and themed wall art. Better yet, they offer afternoon tea every day of the week too, so you can get your fix of cucumber and meat-filled sarnies alongside macarons, tarts, scones and more.

The Coral Room

One of the best hotel afternoon teas in London, The Coral Room's offering is certainly one of the prettiest as well. Head over to Great Russell Street for a stunning spread of scones, sandwiches, sweet pastries and maybe a cheeky glass of sparkling.

The Milestone Hotel and Residences

If you're a bit of a tea-lover, you'll enjoy this. The Milestone Hotel and Residences in Kensington is offering you a unique experience, where you'll get to tuck into all kinds of traditional sandwiches, scones and more, all while learning more about Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong and other such brews.

The Orchid Lounge

Evening Afternoon Tea for two, including a bottle of luxurious MV Nyetimber Classic Cuvee English Sparkling Wine, priced at £155

For a top-notch hotel afternoon tea, be sure to head to The Orchid Lounge in Pan Pacific London on Liverpool Street. So, what's up for grabs? Expect savoury delights, including bao, dim sum or British sandwiches, all followed by picture-perfect Asian desserts.

144 On The Hill

Afternoon tea with complimentary glass of Champagne.

When it comes to afternoon tea in Richmond, 144 On The Hill is a stunning spot offering up beaut interiors and the gorgeous tiers to match. Expect to chow down on smoked salmon with dill caper cream cheese and chickpea roast pepper sandwich fillings, alongside scones, macaroons, raspberry profiteroles and blueberry-pistachio opera cake.

The Rubens at The Palace

One of the best places for a hotel afternoon tea in London, The Rubens at The Palace is a gorgeous, traditional spot fronting a range of fun midday meals. Tuck into dainty tiers washed down with bottomless booze, or get into the summer spirit with their Wimbledon-themed offering.