Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair

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Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea is quite an event at The Chesterfield Mayfair - commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards for the second year running. A member of The Tea Guild, a prestigious and unique organisation that represents outlets dedicated to brewing and serving tea to the high standards desired by the United Kingdom Tea Council.

Recognised for our outstanding quality and consistently high standards of tea service we pay suitable respect to its ritual while offering some exciting variations on the original. We take tremendous pleasure in serving a menu complete with homemade cakes, scones and pastries prepared by our chef pâtissier, in the heart of Mayfair.

Special Offers

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea: £45

From a set menu. Kids Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea is £21.50.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. The guest will be contacted to take a deposit.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 26 November 2018

Ends: 15 January 2020

Availability: Daily 12:30-18:30

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Daily 12:30PM - 6:30PM

What 62 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing afternoon tea service is always impeccable. Love it there will always go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Overrated and overpriced. Food way too sweet.

SR
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic afternoon tea with kids. Definitely a family atmosphere, so might not be a top choice for a date, if you were going to take a date to tea.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

This place tried hard, but honestly it fell way short for me. The sandwiches were stale, scones were hard and were not warm (obvi not baked fresh). The sweets were beautiful but were sickeningly sweet.

The best part was the tea. Great tea selection and it’s bottomless. Fruit tea and chocolate tea were so good.Service was also great...my server was super accommodating. And they let you take home a sweet at the end.

At 40 pounds it fell way short for me. It’s a kitschy tourist trap...go somewhere else for a legit London tea.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Is the first word which comes to mind. Can truly rekommend this to my friends and family. It was a great experience! Will try to visit you again next time we travel to UK and London.

KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 2

I had already sent an email specifying our dietary requirements and was sent a list by the hotel stating what the selection of cakes and pastries would be on the day for the vegan option. The list included more than 5 different cakes and pastries. We understand that not all of these would have been served and neither were we expecing them all, however serving just a carrot cake, a bowl of fruit and a sorbet is really not what we were expecting and were rather shocked that that is all that was offered as a vegan option. Also it really was not very nice either. The carrot cake did not even taste like a carrot cake but rather a low quailty supermarket madeira cake. The fruit bowl was a total cop out as it shows no thought or skill and certainly is not something that should be served as part of an afternoon tea, especially in a hotel such as The Chesterfied and the vegan fruit scones tasted stale.  In all honesty the sweets in the traditional afternoon tea were not anything special either. We all found them way too sweet and rather disappointing. The cherry cupcake was so dry. The apple pastry was inedible. The only positive is that the macaroon and cola slice were quite nice and the non vegan scones were nice too.
We were also charged a 12.5% service. The servers were all very friendly and pleasant however the service wasn't the greatest and definitely not worth the 12.5%. We had to call the servers over a number of times to top up the tea and sandwiches and were not asked at any point if we wanted refills. Also the food took quite some time to come out in the first place. All in all we spent around £230 at The Chesterfied and expected much better. I had already been to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tea there about 4 years ago and was very impressed with it which is why we were looking forward to this one and expected it to be of the same (or better) quality. However it was not. Also nobody has still replied to my email regarding my complaint.

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

This was our first time to London and Afternoon tea was a must! This definitely lived up to our expectations. The candy theme was perfect, and not too overwhelming. Great food and staff. Would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday experience for my friend who flew all the way over from across the seas! It was amazing. The ambience, food, deco- everything was great. The staff seemed a bit frazzled and had to wait a bit for our order because it was so busy. But other than that, we had a great time

K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sandwiches- unlimited everything from m tea, to desserts to snacks. Plus kids get a teddy bear and everyone gets a bag of candy to take home!

s
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent; ambiance

DC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful well done afternoon tea experience. Everything was delicious.

OT
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. Well worth it!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place to go with kids and no feelings of anxiety of ruining the ambience - the staff are very helpful

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a good time but the service was very slow. Staff were very friendly though

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Just ok. Good service, nice stuff. The food was just ok. Nothing to remember the next day

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a fun mid-afternoon treat. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious and great value for money with the option to order more of the pieces you liked. The candy station was also a fun element and provided a nice take home treat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Beaucoup trop sucré nous n’avons pas pu manger les pâtisseries qui étaient écœurantes, payer 120€ c’est vraiment trop cher

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OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious tea and tea things.

ND
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea was lovely, the staff very friendly and helpful.. all staff are very child friendly so was great for my 3 year old.

GK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, staff welcoming, accommodating and friendly.

PJ
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

unfortunately we were disappointed with the whole event :(
I only booked this from the photos I found online from the charlie and the chesterfield (so themed around Charlie & the chocolate fty)

when we reached the venue we saw it was the original sweet shop instead and we wanted to leave and go to the mad hatters afternoon tea but it was too far and my daughter was hungry

the vegetarian options were limited - my mum doesn't like cheese and is allergic to egg.
so for £47 she got to eat an avocado sandwich and a cucumber sandwich. the cakes were just a bit too crazy and the only thing she liked was the scone

so for £47 a scone and a couple of sandwiches it was disappointing

for myself, i actually only eat chocolate based desserts, which they didnt have any of (they were all mixed with fudge or peanut butter etc) the only nice thing was a chocolate chip scone but could only eat 1 of those.

the sandwiches were nice for me

my daughters meal was £21 and she just had a ham, cheese and jam sandwich and a couple of cakes which again were too fancy for her to eat as she also only likes chocolate

it was very quiet and not very busy, and it just all felt a little dated for my personal taste.

the best thing was the service from the staff and the teddy and sweets my daughter got

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My 7 year old daughter and I took a very good friend to afternoon tea for her birthday! The staff were amazing, which helped my friend feel really special on her birthday. The Sweetshop theme was a fantastic extra treat. Thank you.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful, food was delicious as was the tea. Everyone was attentive, but at the end of our tea it took a while to get the bill. We were chatting so no big deal, that would be the only negative.

PB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was ok. Much better afternoon tea locations in London. Service was slow. Wouldn’t go again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Alles wat je wilt van een afternoon tea!

OT
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely High tea and a fabulous gluten free alternative. Delicious. Nice, attentive service. Very generous portions. Consider sharing one

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Disgraceful afternoon tea. They offer a “winter wonderland” afternoon tea but run out of their Christmas blend by 3pm.
Sandwiches are tasteless, the tea selection is tiny and taste like burnt paper, the “pastries” are greasy mounts of sugar and cream without texture: the clementine macaron had the stickiness of soft caramel. Scones are underbaked and served cold, we had to ask to get clotted cream and jam. The service is appalling, the music is too loud and it’s impossible to have a conversation at a civilised sound level. Can't recommend it over many other hotels at a comparable price tag.

k
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for my daughter birthday and it was amazing

AF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time at the chesterfield Mayfair. My daughters aged 11 and 9 absolutely loved it. The service was impeccable, the staff were so helpful and friendly. Food was delicious

k
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent time during our high tea. Though the tea is designed with children in mind, the adults enjoyed it as well. The staff was extremely attentive and well informed. The kids especially loved the "candy shoppe" style baked goods and the adults enjoyed the champagne and tea. We would highly recommend the experience to anyone of any age!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great afternoon tea, fantastic staff and best of all....unlimited! Not to busy when we went but the food was delicious

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

When we booked we were aiming for the proper afternoon experience that was stated in the site . They had a function so we were seated in a closed stuffy library room . The lady who did our service had such a bad attitude , grumpy and sarcastic the whole time .

k
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great, quiet but comfortable atmosphere.

SP
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Great concept lovely room and amazing afternoon tea... but the waiters are a bit off putting!! You pay £40 for a special occasion and are treated like your a burden to them, no smile no service really! Had to ask for service a few times

LP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning! Great quality of service, food and lovely ambience.
The staff was friendly and professional.
10/10

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We were disappointed with the dessert menu of the high tea. While they were presented beautifully they tasted so artificial and some were sickeningly sweet. I wouldn't come back even for the optical treat. The scones had a ways to go as well as it was more like jam and clotted cream on bread as opposed to scones

L
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Sorry to say but we had really bad service, it was very slow and hard to get even a glass of water. The cakes were stale, really dry cupcake, would guess at at least a couple of days old and the scones were over cooked, they just crumbled to nothing on cutting. Don’t waste your money on this overpriced afternoon tea. Good theme idea but very poorly executed, such a shame.

ME
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved having a proper High Tea! The wait staff were very pleasant, answered questions, made wonderful suggestions. This was by far the best value in a High Tea experience!

SJ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Last minute booking for 2 for their afternoon tea. Service very good, the right side of attentive. Accommodated allergy and tolerance requests for their afternoon tea.
Would definitely recommend

KC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good experience and very good service. Special thanks to Loris for his exceptional service - I hadn’t visited the chesterfield for some time and he recognised me which was nice. Friendly staff. Selection of afternoon tea choices were fantastic and some very high quality teas on offer. Food was - mostly fresh unlike some afternoon teas I have been to! Will return!

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