There are some meals so quintessentially British that we can’t help but obsess over them. First, we gave you Sunday roast deliveries and fish and chips to your door, then there were even Pat Butcher-themed cocktails on the cards. But for those of you who have a hankering for dainty finger sandwiches and warm scones matched with loose leaf and bubbles, this is our guide to the best afternoon tea deliveries in London.
Specialising in all things sugar, Brigit’s Bakery is the home of themed foodie bus tours that take you past the city’s best landmarks. Steering clear of big red buses? Get a load of their afternoon tea hamper which pairs wholemeal sandwiches, mini cakes and scones topped with clotted cream with juice and tea in ceramic mugs.
The Chesterfield Mayfair is offering its award-winning afternoon teas for collection or delivery to neighbouring houses within W1, SW1 and SW3 postcodes. Expect spreads inspired by the classic sweet shop, complete with a seasonal tea blend, cupcakes, macaroons and chocolate treats.
Fancy a fine afternoon tea at home? Sketch is to the rescue. Not only is the iconic pink restaurant dishing out vegan, pescetarian and gluten-free options, but there’s also a Champagne box complete with a bottle of Pommery POP for £64.
Ham Yard Hotel
Lemon drizzle cake, chocolate Tiffin and raspberry Bakewell tarts are joined by tomato arancini, chorizo sausage rolls and sandwiches with Ham Yard's afternoon tea box. Get your order in before midday on Thursday for weekend delivery from one of the best hotel restaurants in London.
If you're a fan of the finer things in life, prepare for a swanky spread from Oblix at The Shard. Pairing wagyu beef sandwiches and smoked salmon with sherry cheesecakes and Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne, this one's pulling out all the stops.
The English Cream Tea Company
When it comes to cream tea delivery, this service is showcasing the best of British. There’s a wide range on offer; from individual teas, jams and sweets to a vegan afternoon tea feasting box. Going all out? Bolt-on Champagne or opt for the luxury gourmet hamper which comes complete with apple pie tea, cheese scones and smoked salmon.
Located in the heart of Central London, Richoux is the go-to for fancy plates and afternoon tea…. and now you can get it to-go. Whether you’re after cream tea, finger sandwiches or the full traditional spread, there’s a bunch of options to choose from.
Cutter & Squidge
Bringing chocolate brownies, 'dreamcake slices' and buttery scones straight to your doorstep, Cutter & Squidge has got your afternoon tea delivery sorted. Finishing off with fine loose-leaf in the form of English breakfast, Earl Grey and green tea, this elevated spread starts at £29.90 for two.
For more sugary inspo, check out our guide to cake and brownie deliveries in London.