Afternoon Tea At Dukes London

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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
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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Mother's Day Afternoon Tea: From £35

Mother & Daughter Afternoon Tea. Savour an enchanting an Afternoon Tea with your mum in the intimate Drawing Room. Sip cups of perfectly brewed tea, and tuck into delectable sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and patisserie. Gluten-free & Vegan options are available. Mum will be gifted with an additional sweet treat (take away box of DUKES chocolates), one booking will get the chance to win a Day Spa Package.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. £35 per person for Afternoon Tea
£45 per person for Champagne Afternoon Tea
£48 per person for MarTEAni Afternoon Tea

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-12:00 14:15-14:15 16:30-16:30

25% off food

Enjoy 25% off.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 February 2019

Ends: 28 February 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-18:00

Quintessential Afternoon tea from £35pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 5 February 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-18:00

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Daily 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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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
27 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
205 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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r
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high tea and all by ourselves! Service was excellent, food great and offer of more sandwiches, but too much as it was. Hidden gem well off the tourist track

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Although the food was lovely,we were watched over most of the time,never received a coke as ordered had one slice of cake between the 3 of us and felt rushed as they cleared the table before we were leaving.

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HS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely relaxing afternoon tea although a bit lacking in a welcoming atmosphere.

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H
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food in a very pleasant location. One of the best teas we’ve had in London.

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R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Leisurely Afternoon Tea food and very good. We did not feel they were rushing to get our table, which has happened in other places. Very helpful staff especially with the wheelchair access

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Delicious but very slow service. 30m wait for a cocktail. Staff don't seem to pop in or pass through the lounge area so had to go looking for service once or twice. That said, very friendly people and absolutely excellent quality of food in a quiet and comfortable setting. Will probably go back!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Extremely slow service, waited half an hour to be seated for booked table. Took another hour for the afternoon tea and cakes to come... But the food was good and the place is pretty.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can highly recommend Afternoon tea at the Dukes and already told my friends about it. It was a super relaxing atmosphere, the staff was very friendly and the food was good. For me a secret Tipp if anyone asks me where to go for Afternoon tea in London! It was one of my friends birthdays and the staff treated her like a princess :) would come back at any time!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

現地初のアフタヌーンティー。派手さはないが、堅実かつ伝統的な味と時間が楽しめます。おかわりも同じ料金(笑)スコーンがすごく美味しい。ここはすごい。近くの公園を散歩してから行くのも良し。

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m
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding - beautiful atmosphere - divine scones

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FC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, beautiful setting marred by poorly trained and disorganised service

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SG
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Afternoon tea at Dukes was very good - the room is comfortable and very nice. The food was good. The service was a little slow - one person was covering the whole tea service and she needed some help.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea in a calm and beautiful sitting room, great service and good value for money

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