Little Nan's Rio Bar Afternoon Tea & Teapot Cocktails

Little Nan's Rio Bar

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Every Saturday
14:00 - 16:00
Tickets from £25
Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Daytime, Hen Party
80's Music, Background Music, Retro
Over 18

The Conde Nast Traveller 'Best Afternoon Tea in London' 

The multi award winning Little Nan’s Bar, a traveling cocktail bar and High Tea parlour, is spoiling you all with High Tea & cocktails round their East London Summer pop up Little Nan's Rio Bar, a kitsch haven hidden in the secret vaults of the Rio Cinema in Dalston.

The Rio Cinema is an amazing, Grade II listed, independent Art Deco cinema in the Heart of Dalston. When growing up, Little Nan used to travel through ‘The Pipe’ (Blackwall tunnel) from her home in Deptford and sell ice-cream and sweets at the Rio Cinema on Wednesday & Saturday nights. She often spoke about the parties she attended in the basement back in the 1930’s!

This Afternoon Tea is Perfect for celebrations, birthdays, hen parties, dates and family get-togethers!

Little Mum (the daughter of Little Nan) has created a High Tea menu using Little Nan's vintage family recipes for her Afternoon Tea Cocktail Parties!



  • Home baked scones & Little Mums raspberry Jam with Cream
  • Selection of mini pastries and cakes
  • Victoria Sponge
  • Carrot Cake
  • Seasonal treats
  • Sandwiches (Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese/ Egg Mayo/ Ham and Mustard/ Jam/ Veggie)
  • 2 servings of Cocktails per person


Please email to let us know if you're veggie!

Full Bar serving boozy tipples and non boozy drinks and mock tails will be open if you want to carry on the party into the evening!

All guests can enjoy a free visit into the Giff Giff props dress up room during or after the High Tea. Perfect for those group shots and the instagram lovers!

Little Nan names a cocktail in your honour when its a celebration! Give us an email on with your favourite flavours and spirits and we'll get Little Nan to create something very special!

£25 per person. (Includes 2 servings of Cocktails per person and visit into the Photo Booth room)

PLEASE NOTE: Afternoon Tea sitting will be 2-4pm.

Featured in the likes of Evening Standard and the Independent on Sunday, Little Nan's eclectic cocktails and afternoon teas have won awards from Time Out and even appeared on The Lorraine show. (put this further down as a separate sentence)

If you would like to book in for the evening at Little Nan's Rio Bar, or Little Nan's Tropical Den, please click here


Little Nan’s Afternoon Tea’s also in Peckham and Deptford

Little Nan's also hosts Afternoon Tea & Cocktails in her Tropical Den in Peckham every Saturday & her Deptford Bar every day click here for more info.

See you soon x




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Little Nan's Rio Bar
The Rio Cinema basement studios 107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

Nearest station:
Dalston Kingsland (Rail)


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Little Nan's

Award winning Traveling Cocktail Bar & High Tea Parlour

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We had a absolutely amazing time, the staff were so friendly and helpful! There was 24 of us so a lot to look after. The food was so lovely, and plenty for everyone. We had so much fun in the fancy dress room. We will all definitely come back again, thanks so much we had so much fun :) Visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 2017-05-27
by on May 29th, 2017

Excellent little pearl - super service & great cocktails Visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 2017-05-06
by on May 18th, 2017

We had such a great afternoon at Little Nan's Deptford seeing all the childhood memorabilia and great cocktails!! Visited Little Nan's Rio Bar on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017

Fabulous wouldn't change a thing very good I love it love love love it fantastic would definitely go again all must go and bring your family too it's fabulous amazing
by on July 28th, 2016

Fabulous wouldn't change a thing very good I love it love love love it fantastic would definitely go again all must go and bring your family too it's fabulous amazing
by on July 28th, 2016

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