Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair

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87 reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea is quite an event at The Chesterfield Mayfair - regularly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards. 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.

The Chesterfield Mayfair welcomes group enquiries for afternoon tea parties. With a number of private rooms available, The Chesterfield Mayfair makes an excellent location to celebrate birthdays, baby showers, hen parties, engagements and children's parties. Our events team would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Offers

London Restaurant Festival Sweetshop Afternoon Tea with Prosecco £40pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-17:30

Guests joining us for Afternoon Tea receive one complimentary glass of Prosecco. Available to those 18yrs and over. A non-alcoholic drink can be offered as an alternative.

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea £47.50 per person

Nov 23, 2020-Jan 3, 2021·Daily 12:30-17:30

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea is £47.50 per person.
Children's Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea is available for £25 per child under 12 yrs
Winter Wonderland Champagne Tea - £56.50 per person which includes a glass of 100ml brut, rosé or white label Lanson Champagne

Sweetshop Afternoon Tea £47 with a glass of Champagne

Jul 28, 2020-Dec 31, 2020·Daily 12:30-17:30

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Eat Out to Help Out: 50% off up to the maximum of £10 per person

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Wed 12:00-17:30

Sweetshop Afternoon Tea - 50% off up to the maximum of £10 per person.

Children's Afternoon Tea £21.50 per child under 12yrs

Jul 28, 2020-Dec 31, 2020·Daily 12:30-17:30

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Sweetshop Afternoon Tea £40 per person

Jul 28, 2020-Dec 31, 2020·Daily 12:30-17:30

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What 87 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We did reservation for afternoon tea in 21 october 2020.But food was soo tasteless.Especially biscuits was stale.So that we were soo sad to experiences.

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CarlanT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, If you have a sweet tooth this place is ideal. The teas they offer are really nice and the atmosphere in there is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good calm atmosphere. Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly service. An all-round excellent experience.

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StephenP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfect. They even brought a cake for my wife’s birthday. The sweets were an added bonus 😀

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Curlywurly
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really liked the afternoon tea. The food was good (with the exception of the stale cupcake). Offered extras of everything. Beautiful tea room. Great for children. Would definitely return but would not like to pay £5 for a small coke!

MM
MariaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was disappointing, it had all clearly been prepped in advance as sandwich bread, the macaroni and a cake were all so dry and some of the selection was lacking in flavour. Hot drinks and champagne were nice. Venue and staff good but the food needs refinements to justify the price.

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LauraG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing gluten free options! Staff were so friendly and helpful.

HB
HristinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience, we got candies at the end as well, but a bit pricey for the type of food served. I expected a bit fancier sandwiches.

YC
vipYCL888
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very noisy with bunch of kids birthday party going on. Food not good, in particular the sandwiches and cakes (which we believed is made to look like toys to please the kids) for the price we paid ! Give it a 3 stars only for the OK service.

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LiseV
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Great food, lovely tables, Good service. Quite pricy, but worth it!

JS
vipJohnS
New England
38 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere great, tea was outstanding, sandwiches were incredible. It was the pastry part that was lacking a little. Cupcakes were dry and there was too many very sweet things so if you like that you will be pleased.
Overall though very lovely and worth it.

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vipKsivers
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Even though the regular high tea menu was supposed to be offered during our recent reservation, we were told that only the Christmas tea was available. My daughter was offered a kids tea but we were charged for the full 41-pound tea for her anyway even though she got a small portion of what we did. They claim that you have unlimited tea, cakes, scones and desserts, but the servers hardly ever return to your table, so the strategy seems to be if you ask for anything you won't get it for 25 minutes and then you just give up. We asked for more jam as tea was served since there was one tiny dollop given to us for three people, and we did not receive it for at least 20 minutes. We asked for more scones (there were two of each for three people and the chocolate ones were gross) and did not receive those until after we had given up and asked for the check. We were never offered water or more tea even though we drank the tea almost immediately. They offer candy at the Hardy's candy bar cart with a small paper envelope that might hold two gummy bears., I hardly understand the point and when we were just looking at the cart but had no intention of actually getting any candy, the waiter rushed over and insisted on doing it for us as if to imply that we were going to handle the unwrapped candy ourselves. All in all, there are way better places to have tea in London and especially for 150 pounds for three people.

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Maria74
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first experience at afternoon team with my family. Great service and food. Very pricey but a great treat if you can afford it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was TERRIBLE. For 30 minutes after we sat down, no one came to get our order. We asked a server to order and he brought us the mulled wine tasting (the welcome drink) but STILL no one came to take our order. It took another fifteen minutes of making eye contact with servers for one to finally tell our waiter to come. After he did, he took our order and brought our food. For the most part it was good, although nothing was spectacular. The scones, chocolate and praline eclair and cranberry coconut Christmas ball were delicious, and the tea was good. However, we continued to be ignored by our server. At one point we asked someone to refill our sandwiches, scones, and desserts, and they came back much later with only the sandwiches. In the end, we gave up and decided to leave. The ambience was nice, the food was decent, but nothing can make up for the terrible service we got, which was never acknowledged, and never improved even after we had to ask several times to be helped. I have been here before and enjoyed it, but I was VERY disappointed.

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Sandy
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricy but sweet bag souvenior idea is good for kids. My daughter is pleased with it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at the hotel greeted warmly and feeling Christmasy already. At the restaurant, escorted to our table and explained the menu so well with welcome drinks (hot wine) that was really nice. The afternoon tea food were so nice with lots of variety for the sandwiches, scones and puddings. There was candy cart as well for you to take home. The set up inside the restaurant was so vibrant, red decors and Christmas decor in every corner. Such a lovely place to spend the afternoon tea with! Thank you for the amazing experience!

DC
DavidC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Service was very slow although the staff were very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful and very attentive. Ambience was great though when the singer was on break would’ve been nice to have some music playing in the background. But overall was a wonderful experience and would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Highly priced Afternoon tea. Dry scones, hypersweet pastries and very slow service

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deniset
Adelaide
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this venue. What better way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue and food. All staff was very polite and welcoming and added to the experience especially Loris! Would defiantly recommend.

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Carlos
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, live singing, lovely food. The children really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend & would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The cakes were all very plastic or foam like..they didn’t taste like much at all. The scones still tasted like the fridge.
The service was very good and its a lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overrated and overpriced. Food way too sweet.

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SRS54
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

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.

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KARING
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KP29
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food1service2ambience2

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
JordanR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Kireha
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipsydomom
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent; ambiance

DC
DonovanC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful well done afternoon tea experience. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. Well worth it!

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Chappy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

KM
KateM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair is rated 4.1 stars by 87 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.