Afternoon Tea at Oakley Court

4.5
213 reviews
£26 to £40
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Enjoy our extremely popular Afternoon Tea experience OUTSIDE with views of the River Thames!
All bookings will be allocated tables outside on our Terrace Restaurant, if the weather is poor we will look to allocate you inside in our Parlour on the day. We are continuing with the rule of 6 – booking is essential, menu is subject to change.
At Oakley Court we have designed our dining experiences to reflect the excellent reputation we have achieved throughout the hotel. Our food is a combination of simple, classic dishes, prepared by our team of dedicated chefs.
Afternoon Tea at Oakley Court is a Great British tradition that cannot be missed. Whether it’s a Traditional experience, Plant Based or our unique Savory Afternoon Tea, we have something to satisfy all taste buds, even the little ones!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 4:30PM - 4:30PM

What 213 People Are Saying
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PatM
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff friendly and attentive.
Sandwiches a little dry and under filled.
Cakes - some good and others not so good.
Scones very good
Plenty of tea

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vipDavidT
London
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable tea in beautiful surroundings. Well worth a visit

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DebsL
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The setting was perfect. Sitting in the grounds by the river on a sunny day. Initially the service was good but then it deteriorated. No checking to see if things were ok. No offers of fresh drinks. The food was average and overpriced. The 13 and a half service charge didn't help! The bill was £116 for 3 people. No alcohol either. Wouldn't go back. Not as good as I have had previously.

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DBee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic tea on a terrace overlooking lawns and the Thames. Really not obvious at all from their website, but the location is stunning. Just the right amount of food, which was all very nice.

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RobH
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea,,
Excellent,,

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KristinaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a fantastic experience would come again, the only problem was a lady next to us talking via whatsapp to her daughter who was quite loud and some personal information we could hear, I had hoped one of the staff would have said something or maybe I should have.

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AllisonH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon-the second time we’ve been and already looking for an excuse for a third.
Attentive staff, comfortable seating, beautiful surroundings and scrumptious food…

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ShirlyV
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't fault this place. We had the traditional afternoon tea. Our party included 2 elderly ladies with limited mobility and all the staff went out of their way to ensure they had a memorable visit. The table we had was perfect and had a lovely view of the River and grounds. Rafael and Tina ensured we were topped up wit tea and coffee and their banter created lots of laughter. We'll done.

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NicolaB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting for afternoon tea. Service was great and we were lucky enough to be outside as the weather was gorgeous.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tea with our dietary requirements taken care of with ease. Lovely setting, attentive service

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IuliaO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely atmosphere and nice selection of sandwiches and cakes

MC
MissCanthus
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Afternoon tea at Oakley Court was just right for a special occasion. The food was very fresh and there was more than enough, we brought some home. The tea menu was extensive and there were limitless top-ups, you could try every tea on the list if you wanted to. The views of the Thames from the terrace make it special. It was reasonably priced and the service was excellent even though it was very busy. I would certainly go there again.

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Jols
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is an outstanding location setting near the Thames perfectly complimented by excellent service. We enjoyed the food having the traditional menu however in retrospect I think we should have chosen the savory or perhaps having one of each as the traditional is very sweet. The ability to choose a number of different teas or coffee during the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was disappointed with the quality of the crockery, I would have expected bone China .
The finger sandwiches were rather ‘dull’ compared with other venues I have visited.
The service was extremely good and our waitress was charming.
The setting was of course exactly what we expected, beautiful day, outside and by the river!

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel and grounds, lovely setting overlooking the River. Catered for gluten free guest.

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Anniemac
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon, delicious tea, excellent service and very friendly and helpful staff.

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AllisonH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful grounds - lovely staff have already rebooked

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SallyH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Stunning location sat outside in the grounds of the hotel. Superb views over the river and beautiful sweeping trees. The afternoon tea was good - could have eaten a little more! Service was excellent and staff were very attentive. a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

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alinac
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue by river Thames, had a wonderful afternoon tea! One of a kind service! HIGHLY recommend!

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CharlotteS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and good service. Outside setting is lovely. Very relaxing sitting next to the river.
Staff all greeted us and were very helpful.
You get lots to eat and can choose from lots of different teas and even change to a different brew later. Scones were warm and delicious.
Could do with some music?

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Eileen
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors on the terrace in Oakley Court's beautiful riverside setting by the Thames. The exquisite finger sandwiches were very tasty and the dainty cakes were each delicious. We were defeated by the second scone with clotted cream and were offered an attractive cardboard container to take them away. The staff were attentive and courteous and two hours and two pots of tea each slipped away unhurriedly. A splendid birthday treat!

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CliveM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful location and great service. The food and service was excellent Even when it was busy. A great place to dine out on the terrace.

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LadyE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Beautiful setting, food was lovely but the service was very slow (appeared to be short staffed

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PhilipA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful place to have afternoon tea. The food was lovely and it was so nice to relax down by the river. Gorgeous location. Well worth the treat for the family

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Hollyp
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delish afternoon tea and very attentive staff overall would defo recommend!

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with a lovely view of the Thames. Our first time having afternoon tea and a very enjoyable experience.

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DomF
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best afternoon tea we can remember having, excellent food and drink with a thoughtful selection of treats / nibbles making up the tea. A very friendly team of people working too.

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oxtedbay
London
52 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great food and very good service. Will definitely come here again.

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Betty
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful surroundings by the river.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Food and drinks were delicious.

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CharlotteP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the experience. Extra little surprise of a chocolate happy birthday plate for my daughter which was a nice surprise.
Only downside was unfortunately presence of wasps and bugs

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vipPalace1
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Venue and the savoury Afternoon Tea is a lovely change from the ordinsty one and the ambiance by the river is stunning also all the staff are a delight

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BethanF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has a stunning backdrop! We could of asked for better service and it was just a lovely day out overall! And the food was delicious!

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting - nice food too.
Service was excellent and we had a really lovely time

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Kimf
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place beautiful grounds lovely to see the boats going down the river

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice portion and freshly made. Savoury tea a nice change

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Pandi
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space seated on the pavilion overlooking the tranquil waters of the tree lined river, lawns and flowerbeds were well looked after. Afternoon tea, good choice of teas and coffees, standard sandwiches and patisseries- lovely fresh baked scones with clotted cream and jams. Elegant experience with friendly professional staff.

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Caza
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful area outside yo have lunch or afternoon tea .. we were so pleased we booked Oakley Court as we picked KT at random definitely will be returning yo stay a night and lunch .. also for a cream teas

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Foodie8
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Beautiful setting next to the river. Underwhelmed with the afternoon tea, limited tea selection, basic sandwiches, cakes were not particularly appetising or special and the scones were small with one pot of clotted cream and jams between 3people. . No top up of teapots and be careful to eat outside our table was inundated with black midges and wasps which did not make it an enjoyable dining experience. This got into the water glasses and were everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious afternoon tea served in beautiful & comfortable surroundings with a view put onto the lawn and the river Thames.. we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon Tea at the Oakley Court Hotel and would strongly recommend as a lovely thing to do.

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Shivc
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very bad especially the gluten free option. I think it would benefit this hotel enormously if they took afternoon tea at other hotels within this price range and see how far off the mark they are.

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Afternoon Tea at Oakley Court is rated 4.5 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.