Afternoon Tea at Cadogan's by Adam Handling

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Afternoon Tea
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Afternoon Tea at Cadogan Lounge by Adam Handling will offer an experience like no other. Inspired by childhood memories of plentiful, delicious feeding at his grandmother’s house, Adam and his team have created a spectacular Afternoon Tea journey that celebrates nostalgia with a luxurious touch.

The outstanding tea will feature intricate and memorable offerings freshly prepared each day, served with a selection of the finest luxury teas and Champagne.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 20% off Afternoon Tea

20% Discount off Afternoon Tea for London Restaurant Festival, Afternoon tea include savouries, classic tea sandwiches with a modern twist, sweets and house made scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 13:30-17:30

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Daily 1:30PM - 5:30PM

What 16 People Are Saying
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable tea. In addition to the tea sandwiches, scones and desserts, there is also a savories course (with the option of extra sandwiches and savories). Plus they served a sublime hot chocolate for our non-tea drinker. Beautiful, comfortable setting with a terrific staff. Lovely part of London.

l
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best afternoon tea we have had for a long time. The food was sublime, the truffles egg custard was outstanding. The free flowing bubbles was good value against the cost of an individual glass of wine ( could have been a tad more free flowing as I am a fast drinker !)
Service was excellent and the boxes to take our left overs home in were the final excellent touch
Would not hesitate to recommend

L
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The afternoon tea food was excellent.

However the service needs to improve. Bought a bottle of water and champagne and had to ask what happened to the water, after one glass. The head waiter gave us another bottle of water for free.
Had to ask for the tea and ask for a refill. Had to ask for scones. Jam and cream came without spoons.
The tea needed to be hotter, but that it a common problem in restaurants and hotels.

There is potential for this to be one of the best afternoon teas in London, if the service issues are sorted out.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended! A great dining experience and a wonderful birthday treat. The staff were extremely attentive. The table was set beautifully. Good value AND delightfully indulgent!

H
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding afternoon tea with perfect Service. It was a pleasure and great value for the amount paid. We will come back.

PH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous tea with attentive staff who knew just when to fill our teacups with delicious Newby tea. Great attention to detail.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Afternoon Tea for a friend’s birthday and had an absolutely lovely time! Highly recommend!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were really friendly and helpful. There were roadworks outside and staff brought us each a glass of champagne to say sorry and express their concern. The savoury food was not just predictable sandwiches. The tea selection was extensive and teapots were topped up readily. Tea cosies added a personal touch, they are knitted by Adams’ mum. We look forward to returning.

G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very disappointing experience and definitely not value for money. We have eaten at Frog (both Covent Garden and the new one in Hoxton) and had expected something good.

My partner is a pescatarian and we had notified them at the time of booking and again on confirming. However, they seemed surprised and there was no attempt to make any amendment. The only difference was that the meat sandwich was put on a separate plate and two extra extra vegetarian sandwiches were delivered. I had to ask or milk three times for my tea and when it was delivered it was sour. They had to change the cup and did not even apologise. When they asked if we wanted any more savour, it took 20 minutes to produce two small egg sandwiches and two (cold) gougeres.

The free flowing champagne is more of a dribble and the glass was left empty for 10 minutes before being refilled. Very surprising as there were more staff than customers.

When we asked for the small deserts to be packed they brought us an empty box and left it on the table! That at least made us smile. Can not recommend and will not go back.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented afternoon tea in a peaceful and relaxing setting

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely time for afternoon tea but the food wasn’t as food as I expected. The sandwiches were a nice flavour but the meat was very fatty. The deserts were lovely though.
When we arrived we asked for some sparkling wine which I knew we had to pay for but then he poured us such a small amount I thought it must be free. All other tables got a normal size glass but obviously because he finished a bottle with us we didn’t get a normal amount. It was honestly just a sip each which we had to pay £14 each for. We didn’t see this waiter again and everyone else we had was much better but still a bit frustrating to pay that price for such a small amount of sparkling wine. It was very nice, but they should make sure people have a proper glass when it’s not cheap to have one.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very poor service and the food was average to good. The staff just seemed disinterested and inconvenienced when asked to top up the tea! The most disappointing afternoon tea service I’ve had in London. The hotel is lovely and has the promise of being excellent - if they can sort out the service.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice tea with lots of extra details and some opportunity to customise. Homemade jam in particular was very good. Staff were lovely , However everything took ages - I think in part because they were waiting for us to finish each last mouthful (which we couldn’t). Requests for a new pot of tea had to be repeated as did a request for a box to take home uneaten cakes - for which I had to sign a statement that the cakes were in perfect condition when I left which is a bit odd and not something I have ever encountered elsewhere. Hot chocolate made with coconut milk ( the only option) was unusual but not in a good way unless you like Bountys

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class, luxurious experience.
Amazing sweets combined with great selection of teas and faultless service.
I've tried many afternoon teas in London, but this was the best ever.
Well done Adam.

KB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, full of the little touches that makes every Adam does so unique. Delicious food.

FA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

I like my afternoon tea. I like Adam Handling. I don't understand how put together, it can go so wrong. The food is very good. Not innovative or exciting, but solidly good food worth foregoing your lunch for. But that and Adam's mum's tea cosies is where the plaudits stop. There were dust bunnies all over the floor along with bits of food. We asked for sparkling wine (that the wait staff called champagne) and one glass was served about an inch less than the other. Serving bowls were dirty enough that we sent them back. We were served a wrong tea, two times. If it had not been for my extremely pleasing company, I would have had words with someone. At the price tag involved, I won't be bothering to going back.