Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London

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Afternoon Tea
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  • Good for Birthdays
Afternoon Tea in The Crystal Moon Lounge at Corinthia Hotel offers one of life’s great luxuries. Illuminated by a spectacular Baccarat Chandelier and accompanied by uplifting melodies from a Steinway Piano, the Crystal Moon Lounge offers an idyllic atmosphere for a newly launched sumptuous Afternoon Tea.

Designed to showcase individual elements of a tea ceremony and with every aspect of a guests’ experience considered, our expert Tea Master weighs and infuses bespoke tea blends for the perfect cup of tea. Delight in this wonderful interactive experience, with cakes and indulgent patisseries served from our heritage trolley on a bespoke line of Richard Brendon bone china. For a touch of elegance, enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne in Baccarat Mille Nuits champagne flutes with a nod to the breath-taking Baccarat crystal chandelier overhead.
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J
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food and lovely staff but lacked atmosphere and lacked wow factor

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BP
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Pleasant ambiance, bright with piano player. Teas were excellent, but wait staff recommendations for second samplings were a bit off compared to initial ordering and food pairing. Service, while polite, was quite slow that day, teas got mixed up, etcetera. Waiter apologized as they were "short-staffed." Finger sandwiches and scones were nothing special, but pastries were pleasing to the eye. Overall not specifically recommended. Likely other afternoon teas of better value for less money.

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UM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Hotel and food itself was amazing, ambience was nice too. However, I found service not to be according to 5 star hotel level. I had reservation at 14.30 and arrived exactly at 14.30, was showed my table and got menu of teas. I was sitting for 20 minutes and none of stuff even bothered to take my order. Finally when I started to look around and called one of waiters and informed that I have been sitting here for a while and no one has even bothered to offer me at drink, all I got was sorry for a delay. I was the one who asked to have a glass of champagne, never even saw menu of drinks or anything else than teas. When I got receipt, service charge was already included, I double checked it with waiter. However, only days later I got to know from my friend that it is not mandatory to pay it, especially with service I got. As I am not local I had no clue about it and even I double checked it with waiter, she hid the fact that it is not mandatory fee. I would suggest this afternoon tea for great food experience but never for service.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best afternoon tea we have had and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

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JM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited with my sister as we were both celebrating our birthdays in the coming week. Much to our delight upon mentioning this we were both presented with a beautiful little birthday cake with candles and happy birthday iced on the plate. The afternoon tea was beautiful, you can have more of everything, but in my opinion there was ample already. The waiting staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We cannot wait to go back. Well done!

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N
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dream come true! It lived up to every expectation. The welcome and general ambiance of the hotel was lovely. The food and tea delicious. Staff very knowledgable on tea selection. I would recommend to anyone wanting a special place to enjoy afternoon tea. A small note on my booking meant a delightful birthday treat and candle for my Mum, a nice touch. We couldnt manage all the cakes so were able to take these home. Very enjoyable and can’t wait to return!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful afternoon tea in relaxing surroundings. A fantastic selection of sandwiches and cakes with the best scones I have ever tasted. Excellent service and lovely background music courtesy of the pianist. A lovely treat.

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LE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served by Alessio and given an amazing welcome and explanation of the afternoon tea. Drinks and courses were served promptly and professionally. The room itself was very light and the chandelier was spectacular. Alessio was a lot of fun and he really helped us make the double Birthday celebration an occasion to remember. We all wanted to take home the very weighty baccarat glasses and the silver desert trolley the were such lovely touches. Nothing was too much trouble. This was the best afternoon tea so far, we are working our way through the top ten!
After we went to the bar for more champagne where we were looked after by Fabricio. Excellent!

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. It’s a little pricey but you get what you pay for. The ambience, the food, the tea, the staff.... job well done Corinthians. If I’m ever in london again, this will be my first stop.

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S
London
37 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent. Perfect afternoon tea in perfect surroundings

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to detail is amazing as are all the staff we came into contact with. As you would wish from afternoon tea the food and drink was a real treat. The best scones ever.

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AN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, service, and food. Especially great selection of desserts.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’m really sad not to give this an excellent rating but it was just not the excellent overall experience I expected. The sandwiches were delicious. The scones were too. The cake trolley looked amazing but it was pretty average. Service was okay but I had to ask twice for more tea and three times to pay. I’d normally not mind this but we were off to a concert. Not quite good enough.

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the visit was excellent, food, service, ambience

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LB
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food and great service worth every penny

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Disappointed with the deserts, brownie was dry and rum babba was burnt. Everything else was excellent.

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g
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely fancy afternoon tea service. Quite a treat.

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A
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning venue, delicious food and second to none service!

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JS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I felt they were understaffed the day we went there as we had to wait a long time for each course of the afternoon tea. We had finished our sandwiches and still no tea had arrived. . My daughter's sandwiches were a little dry, mine were fine. The staff were charming. The scones were divine with two types of jam on offer. The surrounding were lovely.

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MS
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must do in London! Absolutely beautiful setting, exquisite service-shout out to Jasper! The food and tea are divine. The most relaxing part of our vacation. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll end up in one of their gorgeous bars to have a cocktail to continue the experience. The entire hotel is to die for and we are definitely staying here next visit. The pianist Kevin was brilliant and worth the visit just to enjoy his talent.

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing afternoon just what we needed amazing food the cakes were out of this world & there was sooooooo much food. Could have stayed all afternoon listening to the piano, drinking tea and eating more cake just couldn’t fit anymore in lol. Definitely recommend 100%.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon at the Corinthia for afternoon tea, service was fantastic, food was lovely and the ambiance was perfect. The perfect way to celebrate my wife’s birthday..

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F
London
29 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience on mothers day here. We usually go to The Langham but we have found a new venue for afternoon tea. Amazing staff, delicious food (freshly made) and they also gave every mother a lovely hydrangea to take home. Was a great day!

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NM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting with gorgeous floral displays and tables nicely arranged so that it was not too noisy and we could not be overheard. Food was delicious and service extremly curteous. However, it took quite some time for us to get our initial pots of tea and we were also left with cold tea when this should have been replenished. There was also an issue with the sweet rolley so again there was some delay before this arrived.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service food and hotel is tremendous . We had such a lovely time and would not hesitate to return . Thank you

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F
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The room was beautiful, the crystal champagne flutes were impressive. But the afternoon tea was disappointing especially the scones which were more cakey then fluffy scones. And the sandwiches not that exciting. Sweets were better. Service was friendly and attentive although the tea took a while to come out which is not great for an 'afternoon tea'!

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KA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a late table for afternoon tea after the theatre! The food and service was everything you would expect from the Corinthia and it is definitely the best afternoon tea in London. Highly recommended. If you like tropical flavours the mango tea is a must. This was a classic afternoon tea with a twist.

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience and the food was perfect. Exactly what I was expecting

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O
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience for a special occasion. A bit of indulgence that you will love if you have a sweet tooth

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W
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful settling, attentive staff and wonderful food and ambience! Had a wonderful time, will be back.

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D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the afternoon tea.
Although the area they use is small, a little breezy sometimes when the doors open at the main entrance, you forget it all when the food comes out.

The service is top notch, everyone is friendly attentive but not over attentive.

We felt relaxed and the staff made us feel welcome and not rushed.

Food is all fresh, we couldn’t eat everything but they are happy to box it up for you.

One of my top 3 places for afternoon tea in London. Will be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

70th Birthday

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best afternoon I have ever been too!!! Amazing customer service and the food was freshly made.

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WB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A special treat for a birthday, we arrived a little earlier than our booking, but this was not a problem and we were shown to our table. We were allocated a lovely waitress who took us through the Afternoon Tea experience and we went for the champagne option. Lovely heavy glass flutes were filled and our special drinking tea was ordered. We were given a selection of rather lovely sandwiches - all very tasty - with an option for more on completion which we went for which were served to us. We both went for another salmon finger sandwich. Our plates were then renewed and scones arrived in a cute box to keep them warm with clotted cream and two choices of preserve. All yummy. Tea had also arrived which was delicious. We were beginning to struggle but there was a choice of three pastries as part of the afternoon tea, which we did choose, but in all honesty we were stuck and asked the waitress if we could take them home. They were beautifully packaged and handed back to us, but just prior to this, a special plate arrived for my sister with a candle in a rather delicious looking chocolate pastry to wish her a happy birthday. A big surprise for her. I had mentioned this on booking and when we arrived, and un-prompted this was organised by the hotel. Fabulous.
The afternoon tea at the Corinthian is an experience. The beautiful chandelier, the gorgeous china and plates (the story of these was explained to us) You sit in a non restaurant area, but possibly it would have been nice to have had the option to sit at a table rather than the relaxed low chairs, but all other tables were booked, so if you need to sit up better to ask for a table when booking. Also what might be nice is to offer a savoury option to scones (you get two), to balance the sweetness of the afternoon tea experience, or even a savoury afternoon tea.
A once in a lifetime treat.

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After staying in this most beautiful Hotel I decided to take my friend for afternoon Tea
Amazing food staff and hotel.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice place the staff were very friendly and the food was nice but not out of this world, we had high expectations when your paying £120 for afternoon tea. But food the just kept coming so not to bad.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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A
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every morsel was the perfect texture and balance of flavours. I’m not personally a fan of wasabi in egg sandwiches but that might just be me. The chicken sandwich was my fave. The service was very attentive and quick. I might have preferred a slightly more relaxed pace and not to have the tea cup topped up quite so regularly but I guess that was for me to decline. I really liked that a choice of cakes was offered at the end and the unwanted ones taken away. I was also delighted that they allowed us to take a couple of the cakes home with us. It’s a beautiful hotel and lovely tea set.

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OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience for afternoon tea but pricey if you take the champagne option and have an additional glass or 2. Felt very special with the excellent service

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