Afternoon tea is quintessentially British. When taking a trip to London, no experience is truly complete without partaking in some afternoon tea. And, what better place to experience this than in Mayfair.
With Mayfair being home to so many delectable places to eat, here are some of our favourite places to get the best afternoon tea in London.
Location - Brook St, London W1K 4HR
Specialities - Afternoon Tea with plain or raisin scones
Claridge’s boasts a fabulous art deco style that flows throughout the hotel into the restaurants. Standing for more than a century, Claridge’s is also well known for its tempting afternoon tea offerings. It includes traditional sweet and savoury offerings, with a Claridge’s twist, such as poached Scottish salmon and rich fruity pastries. And of course, not forgetting the main event, the tea, of which Claridge’s provides a range of teas from classic Oolong to Claridge’s own blend. There’s something for everyone.
Check out the menu and make a reservation through their website: https://www.claridges.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/
Location - 65 South Audley St, London W1K 2QU
Specialities - Traditional afternoon tea with a Chinese twist
If you're looking for something different when it comes to afternoon tea, then Kai could be the place for you. Adding a Chinese twist to the tradition, Kai is known for their Nanyang style cooking,which they incorporate into their afternoon tea offerings. The desserts here are excellent, and this Michelin star restaurant has a lot to offer to patrons. The Chinese Whispers Afternoon Tea at Kai’s is for those looking for a truly luxurious experience.
Check out their menu and make a reservation through their website: https://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/afternoon#new-page-30
Location - 100 Mount St, London W1K 2TG
Specialities - A luxurious cafe combined with a wine bar
If you’re looking for a Parisian style afternoon tea experience, the Hideaway is the place for you. Premium tea is served alongside sandwiches, pastries as well as other delicious baked goods, all made in-house. Hideaway is known for having excellent food, whether you’re stepping in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They also have an especially luxurious afternoon tea experience.
Visit their website here: https://hideawaylondon.co.uk/menu
Location - 117 Mount St, London W1K 3LA
Specialities - Afternoon tea accompanied by traditional italian pastries
Pasticceria Marchesi is one of the oldest and finest pastry shops in the world. Its Mayfair location is based on a traditional Milanese pastry shop, full of wonderful delights to feast your eyes (and taste buds) on. The dishes here are prepared in the old-fashioned way, in order to pay respect to time-old traditions.
Afternoon tea here is accompanied by their renowned pastries, which takes your experience to another level. Enjoy a cup of perfectly brewed tea next to pastries that compliment your drink.
Get in touch with them to book a table for your afternoon tea : https://www.pasticceriamarchesi.com/gb/en.html
Location - Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL
Specialities - Afternoon tea accompanied by traditional Italian pastries
Enjoy your afternoon tea at The Connaught hotel for a truly luxurious experience on your day out in Mayfair. The tea is prepared specially at Jean-Georges, and is a part of what has made The Connaught's name so associated with afternoon tea.
Here you can pick from a variety of teas, from classic to exotic. Or sip on a glass of champagne as you feast on delicious finger sandwiches, cakes and scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam that is made in-house. For the most opulent afternoon tea around, you’ll definitely want to make a trip to The Connaught.
Check out the menu and make a reservation through their website: https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/