Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley Hotel

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Afternoon Tea
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This season’s Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley, our legendary designer afternoon tea inspired by the world of fashion, sees the iconic designs of Christian Dior take to the cakewalk for an unprecedented solo show inspired by Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A Museum.

The Dior Couture Collection transforms landmark pieces into exquisite biscuits, bakes and fancies. From the Junon Dress worn by Theo Graham at Le Pré Catalan in Paris 1949 to the Bar Jacket which has been synonymous with Dior since it took to the catwalk in 1947 as part of the ‘New Look,’ each piece this season takes inspiration from Dior’s fashion history.


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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were lucky enough to sample the Dior themed Prêt-à-portea afternoon tea at The Berkeley last Sunday and it was phenomenal !
The service was impeccable and the setting very luxurious.
The sandwiches themselves were scrumptious and so were all the couture themed pastries.
The Berkeley offers a large variety of teas and coffees and due to the blistering heat outside, one was also able to get a cold version of most teas on offer.
I loved every single minute of it and I will definitely be going back in the future.

RR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a great experience but we missed having scones to have a full aft tea. Definitely will be back for the new menu when it launches , very well put together, nice service and lovely atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

No Scones No refill
only 6 sandwiches, 3 savory little treats, 4 individual sweet treats with 2 biscuits to SHARE and 1 mini cake TO SHARE
LOW value for money, TOO EXPENSIVE for this amount of food
Taste of food is good though
Requested for change of seats, totally ignored

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here with my another half. Mentioned that I was going to celebrate our monthsary together here but there were no special arrangement made. Which I was looking forward and ended up quite sad.

For the dessert, I chose the Pret a Portea by Dior. It’s basically a collaboration with The Berkeley and Dior. First served with sandwich that tasted normal. The tea I chose the long jing tea (Free refil and tasted awesome). The dessert was created with Dior bags, heels and dress inspired. The taste is normal.

If you are here for Instagram purpose, strongly recommend you to come here! The price may be steep but it’s worth for one try; just for the experience.

JP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special Birthday for my Mum and we had the most amazing experience. The ambience, decor and attention to detail were second to none and I would highly recommend coming here for a special treat. The staff were attentive, explaining everything in detail as you went through the journey of the Pret A Porter Afternoon Tea. Extensive range of teas to choose from, combined with the range of sandwiches and savoury dishes, topped off with the Dior themed cakes. One of the best afternoon teas I’ve had and only wished I had another reason to go back. Well done to The Berkeley Hotel and thank you for making it such a wonderful experience for us all.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaazing treat! Great staff and ambience in the restaurant.

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

It was very nice afternoon tea

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an unforgettable place. The food is delicious the decor and ambience are so elegant.

J
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have visited for afternoon tea now for a number of years. Always so lovely and out of all the London Afternoon Teas this is our favourite , we simply love the themes and the next day we went to the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A which made the experience complete.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The Collins Room is a pretty space where tables by the windows offer wonderful light. The venue and Dior inspired afternoon tea is a magnet for social media wannabes who would rather spend 45 minutes arranging food and plates and taking numerous photos than actually enjoying the people they are with or the experience.

The service is very good although there are lengthy explanations regarding the food. I think I nodded off at one stage as I was so bored with it all. A second pot of tea was long in coming despite a “rush” request. As the restaurant was not particularly busy I suspect the delay was due to how the tea is prepared.

The six finger sandwiches were uneventful but adequate. When asked by the waitress at sandwich three what my favourite was I replied that I would let her know from the other remaining three. Quite frankly, the first three certainly had not produced a favourite and nor did the remaining three. The vegetarian option requested by my friend produced the same unenthusiastic response.

The cakes were a delight to the eye and clearly showed great attention to detail. However, their appearance was not matched by their taste. Like the sandwiches, decidedly average.

With further servings of sandwiches and cakes not being offered and at a cost of £155 for two (including one glass of champagne) the experience was overpriced but nevertheless a pretty venue with good service but disappointing food.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous treat. This was a few notches above a standard afternoon tea, hence the price. The staff were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful food & so much of it. Lovely dining room but a bit on the noisy side - could benefit from more noise absorbing soft furnishings. Would definitely like to visit again & am very happy to recommend.

SB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Completely amazing - Great food and service. Highly recommend

c
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Dior Themed tea Servive.
The staff was wonderful. The food was beautiful to look at but average in taste.
Desserts were delicious and beautiful.
I would have preferred to skip the meal portion and just enjoy the Dior themed desserts and teas/ cappuccinos.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely a treat. The food was lovely and so were the staff.
It’s the second time I’ve been but this time not as good value as the first time which was years ago. This time it was less food and more expensive.

BL
London
83 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special event for a 14 year old girl, very into fashion. We went to the Dior Exhibition first and so this tea complemented it perfectly. You are charmingly talked through all the beautifully presented cakes. All the people who took care of us were adorable. Biscuits shaped like shoes, cakes fashioned into handbags, it’s all perfect. There is surprise after surprise. A great success. Eye wateringly expensive but nobody cared.....!

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for the overall quality. The presentation of the cakes was impressive but in terms of taste it was window dressing. Basically sponge cake with vert pretty coverage. I would have liked to have scones too.

K
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

事前のメール問い合わせの対応も早く、当日も素晴らしい対応でした。ケーキもかわいく、ボリューム満点で、紅茶もおかわりし放題で言うことなしでした。値段は高いですが、自分の好きなテーマのプレタポルティーであれば、行く価値ありだと思います。

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AT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had to request to change table because we were set to sit in a dark corner, when tables next to the windows were available. The food was superb. The desserts was outstanding, beautiful and delicious. The sandwiches were not mind blowing but good. We were surprise there were no scones. Also the Dior main pieces (the shoe and jacket cookies, and Eau de Perfume cake) were not provided for 2 but just 1, so we had to share. That is disappointing because we paid for 2 afternoon teas but had to share the the food and didn't each get our own. They offered to bring us an other set of cookies but never did. The service was ok, depending on who was helping us. Overall it is not what is expected for the price paid but we are paying for the Dior theme.

LH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely afternoon tea , cakes were delicious and I very rarely consume cakes but I must say each cake was worth every calori ! Three downsides , coffee a little bit weak , we weren't asked if we could like some more tea whilst having our cakes , the first waiter was fantastic full of charismas and charm ! The ambience was lovely and my daughter felt truly special on her birthday , they would of liked a cake to bring home in a special goodie bag - that would of been a nice touch .

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

The service is impeccable but I felt that the savoury aspect let the experience down. I was however, so impressed with the nut free dessert choices for myself.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Very bad service, I’ve found a hair on the sandwich so they didn’t charge me for one person. I told them three times to write a note for my mother to celebrate Mother’s Day and they didn’t. They didn’t even pack the sweets for take away which I clearly asked for. Very disappointed !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dior theme afternoon tea is wonderful. Everything is great.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was slow. We had to ask to get more tea in some occasions and it took 20min to get it. The waitress didn’t smile or try to make us feel welcome. I asked for scones and she said she would offer them. I made her repeat as they weren’t on the menu. In the end they were added to the bill. I had been here before and had a better experience.
Food was really good but the sandwiches and cakes are too small, and I’m not a big eater! We were not offered to get more. Do we need to ask?

m
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea, with a special fashion theme. Food was good and we were treated to a few little extras from the lovely staff. We were not rushed and it was really relaxing. Lots of teas to choose from and catered dietary requirements well. I would recommend.

A
London
53 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience as always

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very bad taste

LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderfull afternoon tea for a Chistmas Eve.
Tea was just Perfect and good excellent.
The cool is however quite Noisy.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice and good ;o) but almost 80 pounds for 2 aditionnal glasses of champagne, well... I do not agree :o((

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance excellente mais les desserts trop sucrés

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K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very good, the staff friendly welcoming and very helpful. The hotel is stylish and has a lovely ambience for meeting friends and catching up. The afternoon tea sandwiches ans cakes are delicious.

C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Descent, but expectations were so much higher.
The pre-cut mass produced sandwiches we partly dry, the cake stand looked spectacular, but tasted mainly of sugar and glaze.
My expectations might have been too high, but I had expected more than what we got.
Service was charming but nothing out of the extraordinary, and the quality of tea carried a lor between the two pots.
The full experience just wasn’t consistent enough to fulfill my high expectations

RZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. We had a few requests that were well catered for- gluten free and no sugar. Both were very pleased with the results. The restaurant was very busy and noise level was quite high otherwise a great day out.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cakes are great! I love how original they are and the presentation is superb. Very impressed.

e
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Berkeley for my mums birthday and i could not praise them highly enough. The afternoon tea was spectacular. It was so much fun and the service was incredible.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wonderful afternoon tea

A
London
53 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea... At first I thought it’s overrated!! But the afternoon tea at the Berkeley was Amazing! All 3 savory plates were to Die for. Sandwiches very good and sweets good too.
It is cozy so you could hear the entire conversations of the people around you!! This was annoying!

t
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !!!

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