Afternoon Tea At Dukes London

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Afternoon Tea
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The elegant Drawing Room and Conservatory overlook a peaceful courtyard garden and is the perfect spot for morning coffee or a light lunch.

Alternatively, take time to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in this stylish setting. Delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a choice of patisserie is served with your choice of tea.

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25% Off Afternoon tea during half term

25% off all afternoon teas during half term.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 8 April 2019

Ends: 23 April 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00

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Daily 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 53 People Are Saying
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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice afternoon tea with a good variety of pastries and sandwiches. A little bit overpriced but they can top up so you're not going to leave hungry! Nice and quiet atmosphere, good for a sharing moment with friends and family

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CO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I went with a friend to Dukes for a vegan afternoon tea. It was absolutely delicious. The drawing room was a really nice area to be in and the whole thing was a really relaxing way to start the weekend! The service was a bit slow but we weren't in a rush. Would definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience.

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ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice and cosy place for afternoon tea. Staff was friendly but not really committed to looking after us - we had to ask several times for refills and our martinis, we were also not served everything that was promised in the menu.

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y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classy old-school hotel with a high-quality afternoon tea. The food was good with nice sandwiches, scones and cakes. I had the classic menu and my daughter had a fully vegan option that she was very happy with.
Request to the hotel - please explain the format at the start, especially that you will bring more sandwiches or more scones if we ask. That would have made all the difference to appreciating that we were in for a proper feast.

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

Duke's is one of those hidden gems - impeccable service and a most luxurious afternoon tea all in a quiet, intimate oasis in the middle of London.

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PS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the ambiance was top notch would definitely come for afternoon tea again.

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HP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a spectacular afternoon tea experience!! We had come to London on vacation and were hoping for an English afternoon tea. We chose this location for our tea due to dietary restrictions, since Dukes London has a vegan tea menu. We could not have chosen better!! The food was scrumptious (vegan menu consisted of sandwiches, scones, and several desserts), the tea was delicious, the service was really attentive and extraordinary.

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MK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and decor were lovely. Duke's is tucked away in a quiet corner, a tiny luxury oasis in the middle of Central London. The food was lovely and the tea selection was splendid.

Afternoon Tea At Dukes London
Responded on 9 April 2019

Dear MattanjaK, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback regarding your most recent visit at Dukes hotel for your Afternoon tea. We all very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to DUKES LONDON and try another tea of our selection or visit our GBR restaurant for dinner around British food. As well, it would mean a lot to the team if you could leave a review on Trip Advisor. Kind Regards, Aline Levry Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great afternoon tea , me and my partner both had the vegan option and it was more than we could manage!
They also made a special plate to say happy birthday!

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NM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Whilst this is a great place to relax in comfort and the service was excellent, the food was well under par. I chose the vegan afternoon tea which was poor.

Four oatcakes with toppings are no substitute for good old fashioned sandwiches. The toppings were below average; roast peppers were ok, guacamole uninspiring, houmus (was it houmus?) tasted of nothing at all and the butternut squash topping was bland. All needed seasoning; a pinch of salt and pepper would have lifted them. The huge quienelles on top to each oatcake made them difficult to each without getting them all over your face.

The vegan scones were repellent. I make vegan scones at home and the rise, they are light and they are delicious. These were rock hard like stale shortbread. Totally inedible.

The four cakes were ok, nothing special. They looked the part but they all lacked any flavour.

The tea was excellent, but no top up was offered which for £35 you'd expect it to be.

Overall, not good at all.

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p
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Because I was going to Hamilton that night, and they say you have to line up at 6:30 pm, I thought afternoon tea would be both a treat and better than an early dinner. I've had afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel and the Ritz, and both were excellent. However, they are now priced ridiculously high. Dukes was more reasonable, though still a lot of money, at 35 pounds sterling per person. Dukes is certainly pretty, but serving tea on a coffee table in front of a couch is not very comfortable, as one must lean over to eat the food. The food was only average quality. The waitress poured our tea from a huge urn. When my tea cooled, I wanted to add more to heat it up, but I couldn't even lift the urn. Fortunately, my companion could. A normal-sized teapot would be much better. It was not worth the money. Better to have a cream tea in the countryside.

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WN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem for a nice afternoon tea
We just loved it there

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PV
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place to dine! I booked for Afternoon Tea for 2 on Valentine's Day and we had the most wonderful time!
The staff were absolutely brilliant and were very accommodating. I'm vegan and they provided us with a vegan afternoon tea. I wasn't fussed on the crackers/savoury snacks (cucumber sandwiches would have been a better alternative) , however the scones and desserts were absolutely delicious!

I would definitely come again and I highly recommend this place. Thank you so much!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Maybe going on a Sunday was a mistake. My previous experience (on a week day) was much better. The sandwiches were too cold (unfrozen?) and the patisseries average. But the scones... yummy!!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three friends and I arranged afternoon tea so we could have a catch up. We were seated in an alcove that was private. The food was delicious, especially the orange mousse and sandwiches and the service was perfect- attentive but not hovering. We were at Dukes for four hours and at no time felt pressure to leave, which some of us had experienced at other venues. We would definitely meet here again.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time I had visited Dukes for afternoon tea and I was really pleased with the exceptional service, the quality of the food and the ambience. I met with two friends and we opted for the afternoon tea with three mini martini's. They were really lovely and I would recommend this option to anyone looking for something different. All in all a really pleasant experience and we will be back at Dukes sometime soon.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I took my mum to Dukes for afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday. The hotel itself is very attractive and the staff were friendly (if a little inattentive) but the food was awful. I ordered the vegan option and it felt very much like an afterthought rather than a planned out menu. Instead of sandwiches, I was given oatcakes with either a blob of hummus, a blob of guacamole or some spiralised cucumber - all very simplistic and uninspired (and certainly not what you'd expect for £45 per head). The 'scones' were rock hard and didn't taste good. My mum's 'standard' afternoon tea was ok, but again her scones were rock hard. We also ordered two glasses of prosecco each were shocked at the end to find out each glass cost £13. I'd expect that for champagne but not prosecco. Our fault for not checking the price beforehand - but definitely not good value for money. Overall I was very disappointed.

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I treated my British relatives to afternoon tea. The waitstaff was very friendly, but my brother-in-law actually had to ask them to bring our food, as the tables around us, all of them arriving after us, were served before us.

The food was fine, but certainly not outstanding.i have frankly had better scones at National Trust houses

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JM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very fun festive classy environment with great little nooks and crannies so that every visitor has a unique comfortable and fairly exclusive table.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to this place for an afternoon tea
The room is just fantastic. We were seating in a small veranda, witch make the experience very memorable.
Good service and food. We were able to ask for refills (sandwiches or tea) and took our time to appreciate this moment

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IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lovely afternoon tea. Vegan options (pictured) very good, I loved the small savory “sandwiches”. Service good and it’s a nice room.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good ambience and excellent service. The perfect spot for an intimate, elegant tea. The vegan option slightly underwhelming.

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v
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was my first afternoon tea and unfortunately it was so bad....! This will make not to for afternoon tea in my life.

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CJ
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to have Seasonal items included in the Afternoon Tea. The scones were beautiful. Best we have had, buttery like Shortbread = Yummie !!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

A very disappointing experience, completely different from our previous visits, which I have brought to the attention of the venue, but have yet to receive a response.

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c
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A really goid afternoon having high tea prior to attending the theatre. Great service and a lovely ambience would highly recommend

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t
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The standard of service was exceptional. Our waiter said he had been trained as a Customer Services person and it certainly showed.

The scones were a good size, crisp on the outside and fluffy inside; the sandwich fillings were generous and the meat was beautifully chunky. Only the egg filling was sparse.

The tea selection was broad and refills were brought as a matter of course.

The Martinis were innovative, strong and greatly added to our enjoyment!

Afternoon tea in London is generally far too pricey and not good value for money. This was suitably priced and affordable for a special occasion.

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RE
New England
34 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A funky and fun and elegant place to enjoy tea

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Dukes Bar martinis are always excellent and served splendidly. The first part of the afternoon tea seemed good, the first waiter was attentive and the first 2 of my martinis were served timely together with the sandwich, scones and sweets. Replenishment of the sandwiches platter was very slow. Possibly due to the change of waiters, I had to ask for my 3rd martini to be served as he had cleaned up the moving bar.

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OS
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Short staffed resulting in lack of proper service and attention as it is expected to be at a high-tea.
There are lots of other places in London to be considered instead .

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice environment, attentive staff and no pressure to hurry. Cakes lovely!

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VP
London
206 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Tea at Duke's is such a pretty experience it is hard to share any criticism - their house blend is smoky and aromatic, and managed to acquire no bitterness over its time in the teapot. Beautiful.
The food is more hit and miss. Sandwiches were tasty but some - the ham one especially - unfortunately distinctly dry at the edges. They'd spend a bit of time waiting to be shared. Scones, equally, were warmed but not freshly baked, and acquire a crunchier than you'd expect crust with their second heating. The crumb, however, remains moist and fresh under the crunchy bite. Quality of the cream, jam, and apple butter was faultless, and the pastries perfection - especially the tiny pear tart in its beautifully short and crispy crust, the showstopper in our afternoon.
The ambiance is beautiful, like eating in the prettiest Victorian doll house, where it feels like time has stopped and you're sitting in a little spot of heaven. Beautiful.

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PR
London
60 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spot on service, food and drinks.
All worth the price!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon tea!

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful afternoon tea. The staff were great, and so helpful. They allowed us to stay for as long as we wanted, very cosy.

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CA
London
49 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A pleasant peaceful interesting venue to spend a couple of hours enjoying afternoon tea and catch up with friends. Not the best tea we’ve had. Too much white bread and not enough filling in sandwiches. Cakes disappointing, none of us ate much of the strange green blamange ball with jam in it! Best part for me was the scones. Unlike many hotel scones they had been made fresh that day, a nice size, were a bit crunchy on the outside, good clotted cream and jam or lemon curd, delicious.

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A
London
53 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

DO NOT THINK OF GOING TO DUKES! It’s a ghost town. I asked where do they serve afternoon tea and they directed me to the drawing/writing room. It was small and literally no living thing was there. I waited and waited no one showed up and so I left gladly and will never put it in consideration.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Sadly, although I booked the MarTEAni afternoon tea at Dukes and was looking forward to it as a treat, the service and outcome were not what I hoped. I received the regular Afternoon Tea--and no explanation. Tea was brought, cakes were brought, and no martinis... why? No idea. The table, setting, room, and greeting were lovely; the service was slow and seemed confused. I arrived at 330; by 430, everyone except one waiter had disappeared, including the person doing the martini pairings, who never spoke to me. Hmm. And by 435, the wait staff was completely gone, apparently more focused on the lobby and outdoor drinkers. I never got an explanation about my missed booking, I had to scout up someone to bring me a bill (after 20 minutes of no one in the space), and I left disappointed. I would have spoken to someone about this at the time, but there was no one to ask or complain to. Dukes seemed unprepared for someone from outside the hotel to book in tea.

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L
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a nice experience. The food was excellent and the service was also excellent. We sat in a nice quiet garden area which was perfect.

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