Hanako

4
8 reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Coffee
Afternoon Tea
Located in the heart of the historical market town of Berkhamsted, Hanako is a floral utopia that takes inspiration from Japanese floristry to create a truly unique dining experience on the High Street.

Soak up the blooming atmosphere as you enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea surrounded by blossoming flowers and our skilled florists creating floral magic. Or, why not enjoy the decadence of our Champagne Bar where we’ve partnered with Moët & Chandon to offer a truly delightful menu of champagnes and spirits.

So, sit back and relax as you enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes paired with loose-leaf tea or your tipple of choice.

Please note: Hanako is a florist, so we keep our dining area cool to help our flowers stay fresh. We therefore encourage dinners to bring a cardigan or light jumper and have a smart casual dress code.

As we are a bar, we also operate a no children policy. We also operate a no dogs allowed policy.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea for Two

    £28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Japanese inspired afternoon tea for two. Includes four finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of cakes, all served with loose-leaf, hand-blended tea. Please note: Hanako is a florist, so we keep our dining area cool to help our flowers stay fresh. We therefore encourage dinners to bring a cardigan or light jumper.
  • Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Japanese inspired afternoon tea for two. Including finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of cakes, all served with a glass of Moët Rosé Champagne. Please note: Hanako is a florist, so we keep our dining area cool to help our flowers stay fresh. We therefore encourage dinners to bring a cardigan or light jumper.
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two

    £38.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Japanese inspired afternoon tea for two. Including finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of cakes, all served with a glass of Moët Imperial Champagne. Please note: Hanako is a florist, so we keep our dining area cool to help our flowers stay fresh. We therefore encourage dinners to bring a cardigan or light jumper.
  • Sweet Mini Moment

    £9.50 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A sweet trio of delightful, Japanese-inspired delicacies. Each Sweet Mini Moment includes a Matcha Green Tea and Strawberry Eclair with Pistachios, a Yuzu Curd Macaroon and a Japanese Jiggly Green Tea and Rose Water Cheesecake.
  • Savoury Mini Moment

    £9.50 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A trio of mouth-watering savoury delicacies. Each Savoury Mini Moment includes a Plain Scone, a Sausage Roll and a Boiled Egg, Kewpie Mayonnaise and Shiso Cress Sandwich.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 8 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2
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4.1
ambience
3.6
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anon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service in Hanako is absolutely terrible. It is not worth going even for the Instagram-friendly decor. The wait staff completely ignore people. Took a long time to even be acknowledged, having walked in with a reservation and it wasn’t busy. Took three staff members brushing past us before the person with the flowers asked if we were being served.
At one point, a glass smashed off a nearby table and despite us calling attention to it, it wasn’t cleaned up. Our drinks (champagne) were fine. Pricey but what we expected. If we’d had better service would have ordered more, but as it was we were basically ignored so ended up going to another bar for the next round.
All in all don’t bother visiting, it’s terrible.

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vipSandra
London
55 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luxurious experience with a refreshing stylish drink and authentic snacks

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RachelA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic addition to Berkhamsted. Had a lovely couple of hours with a friend on a Saturday afternoon. Let them know in advance that I was vegan and they order food in specially! All the staff were friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back.

AL
AliceL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great evening at Hanako, great wine and great service!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really unique enjoyable experience! We sat at the bar having drinks whilst watching the florist at work. Polly and Izzy were super friendly and knowledgeable and we had a lovely chat all about the concept behind Hanako. We purchased some gorgeous flowers too! Will definitely be returning! Thank you for a lovely evening!

DB
DebbieB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Uninspiring menu but sandwiches were tasty and a little different. More savoury options to enjoy with a glass of champagne would be good.
Service was poor, took 15 minutes to give our drinks order despite asking twice. Also had to ask for the complimentary nibbles bowl that the menu says comes with champagne orders.

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TringFling
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

A refreshingly calm and intimate venue that has a nice selection of champagne and a garden-like vibe. The food menu is light / afternoon tea oriented. They close early (8pm on the night I went) so not somewhere you can linger…

LB
LesleyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

INTERESTING CONCEPT NOT SURE HOW IT WILL BE IN THE WINTER AS THE ROOM HAS TO BE KEPT COOL FOR THE FLOWERS. NICELY PRESENTED FOOD BEAUTIFUL CHAMPAGNE SAUCERS BUT DID NOT CARE FOR THE GLASS TEA MUGS PREFER CHINA FOR TEA.

FAQs

Hanako is rated 4 stars by 8 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.