Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

4.7
225 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
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Whether for a special celebration, or simply the pleasure of a very English ritual performed with unparalleled attention to detail, afternoon tea at The Lanesborough is an occasion to be treasured.

Multiple winner of the UK Tea Council’s Award of Excellence, and served daily in the majestic, naturally-lit surroundings of the hotel’s Venetian michelin-starred dining room, Céleste, afternoon tea presents freshly-baked scones, thick, velvety clotted cream and home-made fruit preserves, served with all the beloved trimmings.

As the piano plays in the background, the hotel’s tea sommelier will be delighted to guide guests with their selection and introduce the expertly selected range of teas.
Gluten free, wheat free and dairy free alternatives are available and require 24 hours’ notice. Diabetic and vegan option can be offered with a 48 hour notice
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 14:30 – 16:30



Saturday - Sunday 15:00 – 16:30
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Phone number
020 7259 5599
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Closest tube station Hyde Park Corner
Closest train station Victoria station
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High Tea
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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, the choir singing on the day was an added bonus. Had a great catch up with friends whilst feeling spoilt with an array of beautiful sandwiches , delicate cakes and freshly baked scones. Gorgeous surroundings and excellent service.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were super friendly and food came out quickly!!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for afternoon tea and very beautiful

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfection. We all loved it. Group of 7 of us including one child. The good was heavenly as was the ambience. Will definitely return. Many thanks.

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KM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings. The sandwiches could have been a tad more exciting - really pretty basic and not what I'd have expected from this venue, there is so much more you can do with small savories and sandwhiches! The desserts were of course amazing, if you hace a sweet tooth. The sconnes were small and not really warm to the touch. Otherwise a lovely experience.

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DI
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of the most classy and sophisticated venues for very classy afternoon teas ... it’s style and culture rolled into one. Such a pleasure to be at this place. Thank you.

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MM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend for afternoon tea here for her birthday and we had a fantastic afternoon. It was excellent as always! Great food, outstanding service and lovely atmosphere.

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F
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Sandwiches where not very appetising. Some beers where dry. Pannacotta was jelly like.

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g
London
514 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very interesting variation on High Tea with a Mexican twist (this month). Sweets were superb, as was variety of teas. Setting was stunning & service great. Only drawback was bland sandwiches, two with stale bread. Other than that, perfect!

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P
London
20 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful services
Wife is super happy
Great atmosphere and environment

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very friendly staff, was a good experience I would recommend!

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D
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had high expectations of the Frida Khalo inspired afternoon tea before our visit to her exhibition. Although very pleasant it didn't quite meet our expectations for quality , inspirations and presentation. Some of the sandwiches were dry and not as dainty as expected. The cake display was sparse . The teas chosen were pleasant but we were not approached for refills or if we would prefer a different choice. The setting was very nice . Had a nice table around the main centre seating area and the piano playing was enjoyable .

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JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the afternoon tea here! The service is second to none, and the food is delicious. I've done the traditional tea and their most recent, the Frida Kahlo-inspired tea. Both were absolutely fantastic. I also like that different types of guests are welcomed, from the very dressed up to the large families. The vibe is very welcoming and not at all pretentious, yet still very refined and classy.

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A
London
47 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice experience and beautiful place, would recommend for afternoon tea.

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p
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience from the entrance right through till the last drop of tea and crumb of dessert

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the year in a row that I celebrate my partner’s birthday there. The Afternoon Tea in celebration of Frida Khalo was really interesting and we also had a flight of tequilas. The waiters were very attentive and the pianist very kindly played ‘happy birthday to you’ as my request when I booked the table.
It’s definitely good value for money as the ambience is beautiful and you can request more sandwiches and teas as you please. Live piano songs are a huge bonus too!

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P
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special trip with my daughter to experience London. The Lanesborough Tea experience was a true highlight for us. Absolutely beautiful dining room, impeccable staff experience and a forever memory of our trip!!

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea should be a special affair--filled with tasty treats and little luxuries. The Lanesborough has this combination perfectly. The room is gorgeous, the food unexpectedly delicious, and the service warm and attentive. Warning: Save room for the desserts! The pastries are to die for and we couldn't finish ours. When we go back, we'll skip one of the sandwiches!

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon tea, service, food and ambience. Great value for money and I would come back again. Well done team!

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PG
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One-of-kind experience. Perfection in food, service and ambiente!

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s
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

An absolutely lovely room, cool and calm, with live piano music during tea time. Tea comes with a nice sandwich assortment and dessert tower with warm scones and a wide variety of adorable sweets. They were very accommodating of a nut allergy in our party, modifying the sandwiches and substituting several different nut-free desserts (a sorbet, a fruit assortment, a custard). The Lanesborough tea blend was very nice. We felt completely comfortable to lounge at our table for hours enjoying the experience.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice decorations. Friendly staffs. Dedicated food and best scone ever

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KK
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a bit much. Too many sweets! It would actually be a more ch nicer experience if there wer an option to scale it back slightly.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon Tea, my best so far.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at The Lanesborough and the Afternoon Tea was superb.
Great Service and high quality of Afternoon Tea products.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I liked the very kind serving. The atmosphere was good.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

When we arrived there was no record of our reservation. I made the booking several weeks beforehand & even received a confirmation email the day before. It was very disappointing & frustrating, especially since it was a special afternoon tea birthday treat. The staff did their best to seat us at a nice table & offered complimentary champagne. I was impressed by their efforts & professionalism - but how on earth was there no record of my reservation? Not good enough Open Table...

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

luxury, kindness, gooood piano

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guests visiting London from New Zealand. One was a vegan and the hotel was admirably able to prepare a lovely afternoon tea that didn’t make the vegan food feel like an inferior version. Delightful!

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SO
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable experience.. best afternoon Tea in London

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XG
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything’s great. Highly recommended

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere. All I had hoped for to experience a stately, English afternoon tea.

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f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely place, perfect service and delicious food

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RA
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - truly excellent

Will be going back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First Class service after a slow start and a slightly confusing menu. Comfortable surroundings, friendly and attentive staff . We would visit again.

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DI
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Lanesbrough.... just love it gor all it stands for. Thank you.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful and the room was lovely.

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S
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and top class food. The bill was not unreasonable and the room was delightful.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unforgetable tea time expérience .
Thanks for that New christmas tea Time

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from the very member of staff - smiles galore - to the guy that parked the car, to our hostess Chloe - thank you.

Nothing was too much trouble - the pink Tatinger Rose was lovely. They served a Birthday dish with candle and played Happy Birthday to my wife - all without asking.

Fantastic day out - expensive but worth it.

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