Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough
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
Saturday - Sunday 15:00 – 16:30
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.
Staff were super friendly and food came out quickly!!
Amazing place for afternoon tea and very beautiful
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandwiches where not very appetising. Some beers where dry. Pannacotta was jelly like.
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!
Wife is super happy
Great atmosphere and environment
Very friendly staff, was a good experience I would recommend!
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 .
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.
Nice experience and beautiful place, would recommend for afternoon tea.
Wonderful experience from the entrance right through till the last drop of tea and crumb of dessert
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!
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!!
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!
Great afternoon tea, service, food and ambience. Great value for money and I would come back again. Well done team!
One-of-kind experience. Perfection in food, service and ambiente!
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.
Nice decorations. Friendly staffs. Dedicated food and best scone ever
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.
Excellent afternoon Tea, my best so far.
We had a wonderful time at The Lanesborough and the Afternoon Tea was superb.
Great Service and high quality of Afternoon Tea products.
I liked the very kind serving. The atmosphere was good.
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...
luxury, kindness, gooood piano
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!
Enjoyable experience.. best afternoon Tea in London
Everything’s great. Highly recommended
Beautiful atmosphere. All I had hoped for to experience a stately, English afternoon tea.
Very lovely place, perfect service and delicious food
Excellent - truly excellent
Will be going back.
First Class service after a slow start and a slightly confusing menu. Comfortable surroundings, friendly and attentive staff . We would visit again.
Love the Lanesbrough.... just love it gor all it stands for. Thank you.
It was wonderful and the room was lovely.
Excellent service and top class food. The bill was not unreasonable and the room was delightful.
Unforgetable tea time expérience .
Thanks for that New christmas tea Time
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.