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Afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal

4.6
758 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Hotel Café Royal’s award-winning afternoon tea is served in a unique setting, the Oscar Wilde Lounge. Dating back to 1865, this stunning room has been restored exquisitely to its original Louis XVI detailing. Hotel Café Royal has joined forces with French perfumer diptyque to create a new afternoon tea where taste and scent unite in harmony. The menu takes inspiration from diptyque’s most iconic scents. Service is accompanied by a live pianist and, dependent on tier booking, guests will receive a candle to take home.

Dress code: Smart/casual
Note: The returning time for each table is 1.5 hours. For group bookings kindly contact the hotel directly.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, British
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Hours of Operation
Open daily from 11.30am to 7.30pm
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Phone number
020 7406 3333
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Armand Sablon
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Parking Details
Valet parking available on 10 Air Street
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Public Transit
Underground Station: Piccadilly Circus
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Entertainment
Pianist
Additional
Entertainment, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Free glass of Champagne with Afternoon Tea: £45

Enjoy the award-winning traditional Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal in partnership with French perfumer diptyque with a glass of Champagne on the house. Advance bookings only. Offer does not include diptyque candle.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 April 2018

Ends: 16 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 11:30-19:30

What 758 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Decadent room for afternoon tea, full of ambiance and mirrors.

Went to afternoon tea for a friends birthday. Great live piano music and they even played Happy Birthday on the piano! I thoroughly enjoyed the tea options and scones.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a special occasion and both my guest and I were delighted. The staff were friendly and attentive and the selection of food was beautifully presented, in an impressive setting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I purchased afternoon tea for my parents and myself as a present to celebrate my Mum’s birthday. It’s safe to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The setting was exquisite and I can’t fault the food/tea selections at all. Me being the only vegetarian, I was expecting to have to identify which items I could eat. The service was incredible as I was provided with my own selection of vegetarian sandwiches and cakes, whilst my parents shared the non vegetarian option. The pianist made for an even more special setting. Will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Precioso local, con un servicio de té y una atención magnifica.
Nos atendió un camarero español amabilísimo y muy profesional.
Todo muy recomendable en este lugar histórico lleno de fotos de famosos en la escalera contigüa.
Para volver y con un precio muy ajustado en relación a otros tés famosos.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Wonderful and the best service !

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

The room is glamorous. Services are nice and sweet. A great place to taste classic afternoon tea.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent value afternoon tea. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Staff are welcoming and courteous. The Oscar Wilde room is unique and has a great ambiance. No loud music just softly played piano, so easy to converse. Beautifully prepared and tasty food. Absolutely loved the experience and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

the setting was stunning with mirrored walls and gold moulding. great staff and delicious teas

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Lovely tea with plenty of sandwiches and beautiful cakes, amuse bouche and palate cleanser included, fabulous surroundings (wraparound gilt mirrors and paintings and atmospherically lit) and beautiful piano playing. A real treat! Would definitely return and would thoroughly recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Great mood, Best service, food, staffs, especially teas!!
Wonderful experience at the Hotel Cafe Royal.
It was the first afternoon tea for me, staffs were very kind, eased my mind.
I recommend the Hotel Cafe Royal for the afternoon tea place!!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Absolutely fabulous place that was completely faultless. Afternoon tea was delicious, staff were impeccable - all set in an absolutely gorgeous venue.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

A wonderful afternoon tea in the Oscar Wilde room. The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Having had afternoon tea at the Ritz, Claridges, The Dorchester and Fortum and Mason I would highly recommend this afternoon as being up there with the best.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea, in an amazing room. Waiting staff attentive.
How ever being asked if we would like 'water's but not being advised it would be £5.00 a bottle was a bit naughty in my opinion. Didn't find out until we got the bill.
The piano player was good but a little too loud.
There were too many tables in the room and if it had been full i think this would have been a problem.
Overall i would recommend this place, we had a lovely afternoon but for the above mentioned reasons i have given Hotel Cafe Royal 4 *

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Everything about the visit was more than I could have wished for to celebrate my Daughters 40th birthday. The staff were lovely and very informative and attentative throughout the visit. The food was so delicious, certainly the best afternoon tea I have ever experienced. The decor and ambience was beautiful. And, we were offered a box of the cakes we couldn't manage to eat to take home ! My only criticism was the cost of a bottle of water at £5.

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

My mother and I had a lovely afternoon tea at Cafe Royal. Christian was our server and he made the experience especially fun by clearly explaining the different teas and encouraging us to try new things. He made wonderful suggestions and promised to bring us a new tea if we didn't care for what we ordered. The Oscar blend and Lavender teas were my favorite.

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Very great service and tea. The ambiance was amazing. Food was not the best but was still good.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

We had a family get together and what a setting! The room is gorgeously opulent where the mirrored walls add to the ambience. The staff were attentive but discreet, the food was scrumptious, the range of teas immense and the cakes were light and fluffy. Would thoroughly recommend for a special day out.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

The experience in general was pretty comfortable and nice. We were served well and we received very good tea recommendations as there are so many types to pick. The food was nice and we got really full after the afternoon tea. Probably only thing is that we found difficult to get hold of the waiter/waitress as they all looked busy and served several tables at the same time. Despite that, the staff there were very friendly.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

We went for afternoon tea and I can’t fault it at all.
Beautiful decor with a pianist . Fantastic tentative service and delicious food and Champagne.
Lovely experience, we will definitely recommend and be back soon .

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Beautiful gold mirrored room. Chairs not comfortable for tall people - best to sit on side sofas! Pianist played our request- lovely memorable occasion.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

We had the best afternoon tea! Lovely experience with Christian as our waiter who recommended the best teas and pairings and was a true delight! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great London experience!

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Afternoon tea was amazing. Beautiful surroundings. The tea selection was vast, but the waiter was brilliant and gave us some excellent suggestions.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

I booked this for our 30th Wedding anniversary. A beautiful room. The location is great as it is a short walk from the underground. The sandwiches were replenished on request & a variety to suit all. Our server was helpful & attentive. We were presented with a slate wishing us Happy 30th anniversary with lots of chocolates which they boxed for us to take home. The pianist was really good. The only negative was I was charged for the glass of champagne which was confusing as when I booked it was stated it was included as a special offer. However I did not question this as it was a treat for us & it would have put a dampener on the occasion. A really lovely afternoon.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Everything first class!!!! The Spanish waiter was very helpful and friendly and made it out evening even more special! This place is full of history and it shows!!! A real Gem of London!!!

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Second time to Hotel Cafe Royal for afternoon tea, and not the last. Another great experience!!

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Very pleasant and enjoyable. Beautiful and stunning ormolu surroundings with attentive service. Delightful Afternoon Tea with a piano accompaniment.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

My daughter and I had afternoon tea on 20 May. It was a special birthday celebration and we couldn't have chosen anywhere better. The venue was sublime, the service and food faultless. Yes it is expensive but worth every penny. We loved it.

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Waitress was new and inexperienced. Wrong menu given.Left with empty plates and totally ignored. Spanish waiter who also served us was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

On arrival, was amazed at the ambience of the room. The staff had been briefed and were well aware of our dietary requirements. The service was professional and impeccable. Everything was explained in great detail for us to choose, the food was delicious, making the whole event most enjoyable. A credit to London. We will most certainly be booking to go again. Thankyou to Cafe Royal

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

I had booked the table based on the online reviews and I was pleasantly surprised with the warm reception of the staff. The service was exquisite, attentive, yet not overbearing and the ambience was intimate. The afternoon tea was a wonderful surprise for my guest, as it was her birthday. I would highly recommend It, although I would like to keep it as the best kept secret.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Bigger chairs required!

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

This tea was an amazing experience. The tea is held in the Oscar Wilde room and it is beyond beautiful. The teas were heavenly and you were able to taste as many as you wished. The sweet and savory choices for the tea service were quite enjoyable and the attendants were more than happy to bring as many as you wished. The piano playing was elegant and we were able to relax and enjoy the whole tea experience after a long day sightseeing in London.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Absolutely superb! I had read rave reviews online about the Afternoon Tea, but it was much better in person. A definite must try if you're in the mood for a fancy Afternoon Tea in London.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The food was delicious and the service sublime. Our favorite part was the decor of the restaurant, however. So elegant! We had the afternoon tea with Brut and enjoyed it immensely!

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Fabulous and fabulous Staff were excellent and cannot wait for a return visit.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

We loved the high tea. The ambiance was perfect. We were happy we stuck to the dresscode, however, there were many who hadn't. The food was delicious, however we found the price quite high.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

My Daughter and I had a lovely afternoon tea, the food was fabulous and the service amazing!!
Well done to all of you, we will be back

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Very enjoyable experience with excellent staff. Tables and chairs quite low so difficult to get up.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Excellent Venue for a birthday celebration with loved ones. Top service, amazing food and drinks. Could not fault it at all.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Afternoon tea was an exquisite experience. Pleases continue to encourage the smart dress code, it's important.

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