The Best Places for Afternoon Tea

The Best Places for Afternoon Tea

15th October 2023

You and your children are dressed in your Sunday best, ready to embark on a whimsical journey through London's enchanting world of afternoon tea. From Claridge's and The Ritz to The Wolseley and Anya Cafe, these delightful destinations offer an escape into the land of savory sandwiches, scrumptious scones, and tasty teas.

Claridge's: A Sweet Symphony of Tradition

Claridge's, an icon of elegance, where tea is not just a beverage; it's an art form... Their menu is a masterpiece, meticulously following the traditional blend of sweet and savory. Think British specialties like smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, with pastries that dance with the fruits of the season. And the heart of the experience? The tea, of course! From rich oolong to the refreshingly complex of Claridge’s own blend, their tea selection harmonizes perfectly with your food. Prices vary, so it's best to inquire when booking your adventure, £45.00 per child, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, Claridge's

The Wolseley: A Regal Feast in Historic Surroundings

Sitting beneath the astonishing high ceilings of The Wolseley, you and your children will feel like royalty. The pièce de résistance arrives at your table—a three-tiered stand laden with treasures. At the top, warm scones, baked fresh every afternoon, paired with luscious strawberry jam and clotted cream from Cornwall. In the middle tier, a selection of six cakes, crafted by the restaurant’s pastry chefs each morning, beckon you. The base boasts five different sandwiches, including smoked salmon, cucumber and cream cheese, roast beef, coronation chicken, and cheddar cheese and pickle, completing this royal offering. This culinary journey is washed down with a pot of tea, featuring loose tea leaves sourced especially for The Wolseley, Afternoon Tea starts at £42.00 per person, 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, The Wolseley

Anya Cafe: Playful British Tea Adventures

For a playful twist on the British tradition of afternoon tea, make your way to Anya Cafe. Here, afternoons take on an enchanting new dimension. Picture cloud and heart-shaped cakes, delectable sandwiches that resemble smiley faces, and warm scones served with generous dollops of jam and clotted cream. The adventure begins between 2 pm and 5 pm, you and your little ones can revel in this imaginative take on the time-honored tea tradition. £35.00 per person, The Village, Pont Street, London, Anya Cafe

The Ritz: An Exquisite Slice of British Tradition

Indulge in a slice of the finest British tea tradition at The Ritz London. While dining in the spectacular surroundings of The Palm Court, relish a selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones and an array of mouth-watering pastries and teacakes. With 18 different types of loose-leaf tea that allows you to customize your experience, parents can add a dash of sparkle and sip on a glass of Champagne. The Ritz London is the only UK hotel with a certified Tea Master, Giandomenico Scanu, who journeys around the globe to source their wonderful teas.The Tea Master has thoughtfully selected a specially blended decaffeinated tea, so your little ones can partake in this cherished ritual alongside you. An experience that's bound to start a new family tradition for decades to come, £50.00 per person, 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, The Ritz London

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