Treat your mum to afternoon tea in Mayfair this Mother’s Day (Sunday 10 March). One of the most well-known British traditions, there’s nothing quite like an afternoon tea when you visit London.

We’ve rounded up Mayfair’s best restaurants, hotels and cafes in which to indulge in a tempting afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Afternoon tea at The Connaught Patisserie

For sweet treats that ooze wow factor, take your mum to enjoy an afternoon patisserie with champagne at The Connaught Patisserie, a pretty cake parlour adjoining the five-star Connaught hotel. Prepare to be dazzled by the homemade cakes and pastries, with star turns including its Signature Connaughty Hound, a must for dog lovers. 

Address: The Connaught Patisserie, Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL 

Getting There: The Connaught Patisserie is a six-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.

Afternoon tea at The Biltmore

Enjoy afternoon tea in the The Biltmore Hotel's elegant tea lounge. Tuck into sweet and savoury treats washed down with a cup of freshly brewed tea or a glass of bubbly. The afternoon tea costs £80 or £95 with a glass of champagne. 

Address: The Biltmore Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP.

Getting There: The Biltmore Hotel is a seven-minute walk from Marble Arch tube.  

Mothers day afternoon tea in Mayfair London

Jean-Georges Afternoon Tea at The Connaught

Indulge in afternoon tea with a twist at Jean-Georges at The Connaught, a stylish neighbourhood restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and walls plastered with Louise Bourgeois artworks. Add some sparkle to your afternoon with a glass of champagne, followed by finger sandwiches filled with flavours that reflect Jean-Georges’ love for South-East Asia: think cucumber with mint, and turkey with Japanese mayonnaise. Then diners can expect warm scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam, followed by a feast of heavenly pastries including coffee cream with chocolate shortbread, strawberry mousse with basil whipped cream, carrot cake, rhubarb tart and pistachio choux.  Afternoon tea costs from £95. 

Address: Jean-Georges at The Connaught, Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL 

Getting There: Jean-Georges at The Connaught is a six-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.

Afternoon Tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Pasticceria Marchesi Afternoon Tea

Steeped in tradition, Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Milan's oldest and finest pastry shops with a Mayfair outpost situated on elegant Mount Street. Renowned for its patisserie, signature chocolates and classic Panettone, this is the place to go for a sweet treat. The café also sells a mix of fruit jams, marmalades and preserves. 

Address: Pasticceria Marchesi, 117 Mount Street, London W1K 3LA 

Getting There: Pasticceria Marchesi is a seven-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.

The Chinese Whispers Afternoon Tea at Kai Mayfair

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a Chinese twist at Kai Mayfair with its Chinese Whispers Afternoon Tea. This Michelin-starred restaurant is known for its Nanyang-style cooking, which is incorporated into its afternoon tea offerings. Sandwiches and savouries include bao sliders, prawns on toast, bao with chopped vegetables, and bao with crispy duck. Sweet treats include macarons with clotted cream, chocolate cookies, Kaya money cake with coconut and pandan custard, white chocolate bon bons, and pandan crème brulee. The Chinese Whispers Afternoon Tea costs from £52 per person, or £62 with a glass of champagne. 

Address: Kai, 65 South Audley Street, London W1k 2QU 

Getting There: Kai is a nine-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.