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Afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal

640 reviews
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£41 and over
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea (265)
  • Special Occasions (166)
  • Romance (109)
Hotel Café Royal’s award-winning afternoon tea is served in unique settings, the Oscar Wilde Lounge and Domino room. Dating back to 1865, these stunning rooms have been restored exquisitely to their 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. Tables for each venue are allocated on the day, please contact the hotel directly to find out more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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
Sarah Barber & 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, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Complimentary glass of Champagne with diptyque 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 Laurent-Perrier on the house. Advance bookings only.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 February 2018

Ends: 31 March 2018

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

What 640 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely superb. The venue is obviously stunning, but the food was delicious and the service exemplary: further sandwiches were offered and when my daughter knocked over her almost empty champagne glass, it was immediately refilled. Very relaxed and unhurried.
Couldn’t recommend more highly.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a great time with a Friend celebrating being in London and it being her birthday! Loved the scones and the sandwiches, though we felt some of the cakes were a little too sweet for our taste. Beautiful hotel and tearoom with a pianist playing a sometimes surprising selection of songs ranging from the theme song of Life is Beautiful to Game of Thrones which we enjoyed. Wonderful and very attentive service as well

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time at the Hotel Café Royal. It was a first for both of us, and our waiter made it an afternoon to remember. All the food was delicious, and the tea was so well matched. I would 100% recommend to anyone!

Alec (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very upscale looking place for tea in Ana amazing location next to Piccadilly Circus. The waiters are very knowledgeable and give great recommendations for types of tea. You’ll feel like British royalty walking out of there!

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic Afternoon Tea! The Oscar Wilde lounge is the perfect location for it.

Sarah (London)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely afternoon tea, with a wide range of teas to choose from, lovely sandwiches and exciting cakes. It wold have been slightly better if the tea had arrived at the same time as the food, so that they could always be enjoyed together!

5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

I had a lovely birthday afternoon tea at the Hotel Cafe Royal. The waiting staff were very attentive and friendly, and the food was endless! The pianist bought a relaxing ambience to the afternoon. Definitely one of the best places to have afternoon tea in London!

NH2018 (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

We had a fantastic afternoon tea at Hotel Cafe Royal. The setting was beautiful, unique & unforgettable. The staff were courteous & friendly & nothing was too much. The sandwiches & cakes were divine. I will be recommending it to everyone.

RumanaO (London)
3.0  Dined on 13 February 2018

The lady at the entrance made me wait for a long time unnecessarily claiming not to find my booking, serving customers who came after me, although my friend was already sitting at our reserved table. That was poor service. The scone was dry. I have eaten considerably better scones at cheaper afternoon tea restaurants. The mint dessert thing was terrible. whose idea was it? Neither my friend nor I could eat it. The people at the next two tables could not eat it either. The cucumber sandwich was worse than that in any other less posh afternoon tea places. Piano was loud. Never again. Will not recommend. The only thing good was my friend's company and the ambience.

Doc13 (London)
5.0  Dined on 13 February 2018

Fantastic. A truly memorable setting, food, tea and wonderful staff who made th occasion even more wonderful. Thank you all so much. Unfortunately I don’t think any other afternoon tea will be able to match this.

CarrieC (London)
5.0  Dined on 13 February 2018

Delicious afternoon tea- with the option of refills- in a beautiful setting. The piano was a lovely touch.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Fabulous event, such a special room and excellent service

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

We had a lovely experience. All the staff are so friendly and helpfull. They met our every need. Go for great ambiance combined with the service of a 5star hotel. Must do when in London!

Suzy (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Absolutely superb afternoon tea. The service was outstanding, professional, attentive and friendly!
Cannot wait to return.

CallistaH (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Our experience was absolutely fabulous. Thank you so much to all the staff that looked after us, you were simply wonderful. I shall be recommending you highly. We have had afternoon tea at the Ritz and believe me...they do not come close to your standards.

Thank you