Mad Hatter's Tea at Sanderson

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1519 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Sanderson invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole and discover a tea party beyond your wildest imagination, inspired by the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland.

With menus hidden inside vintage books and teapots adorned with kings and queens, our Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is full of sweet treats and savoury delights to tantalise your taste buds. From Smoked Salmon Scotch Quails Egg with Caviar and Cream Cheese and melt-in-your-mouth Stack of King of Hearts Ham and Parmesan Croque-Monsieur to the Queen of Hearts Rose and Strawberry Jammy Dodger, complete with the Mad March Hare Vanilla Pocket Watch Macaroon, there’s no excuse not to be late for this important date. Wash everything down with Alice’s Exotic Fruits “Drink Me” potion and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for good measure. And for the afternoon tea traditionalists, finish up with warm scones, clotted cream and fruit preserve, perfectly paired with Alice-inspired tea infusions.

Special Offers

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea & Cocktail £40pp

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 19 February 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:30-16:00

Tipsy Evening Tea: £58

From £58pp for the full tea stand and a cocktail 'flight'.

CC security require for groups of 4+. Please note that this offer has an age restriction of 21 and over.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 9 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Daily 19:00-21:00

Mad Hatters Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea £65

Join celebrate 50th Anniversary of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne and enjoy the renowned Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea with a Cuvée Rosé twist.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 May 2018

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-17:00
Mon-Sat 12:30-16:00

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre and flavorless and drinks weren’t particularly good. Overall, it wasn’t great.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for daughters 18th birthday. Absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed the whole experience, and were so surprised when at the end, the waiter arrived with a birthday cake. We would heartily recommend this, and would definitely come back.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

11th Birthday

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

On your website it sounded as if it would be a really mad hatters tea it wasn't they had loud music paying and the service wasn't to good. wouldn't do it again. its a shame as it was my granddaughters birthday and we went there as a treat.

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FB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this as our special tea whilst on vacation and it was fantastic. Everything was delicious and adorably themed. Our two teens enjoyed it immensely, even our son. One thing of note: We had dressed warmly, but the area was full of radiant heaters, so we were a little hot...

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KP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our Mad Hatter’s Cream Team. We both had special dietary needs which were met perfectly. The staff were extremely attentive and helpful and the food was delicious. Thank you for a great experience!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we went at 7pm I hadn't realised when I booked that we would be having the Tipsy Madhatters Tea.....well I can honestly say it was a very pleasant surprise. My daughter and I love quirky afternoon tea's and this didn't disappoint. The only reason I've put 'quiet' is because we went on a Monday evening. So if you'd like a bit more atmosphere I'd go Thursday onwards. It certainly didn't affect our enjoyment of the evening. The food was original and very tasty..... and the Tipsy treats were unexpected. Compared to other places we've been to I thought the cost was very reasonable and would not hesitate in recommending it. BTW the staff were very attentive - which these days seems to be a rarity. Enjoy.

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F
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Overall we were disappointed with the afternoon tea at Sanderson Hotel. The service was not attentive (we felt ignored by staff), the food was quite poor quality (we really didn’t enjoy any of the cakes).

Very expensive for what you get

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Service was very slow at times then when they needed the table everything was rush rush

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NJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Probably best if you have kids to do this with but might select something different next time for just adults. Service was great though!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great for Kids, a bit over priced for adults.

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great first experience of a true British Tea. The Alice in Wonderland theme made it fun for my 9 yr old. Each tea and treat had a unique Alice related description. The service initially forgot to bring our tea to the table, but when I asked for it, they were so kind and apologetic, it really made our service even better. The manager even came to apologize and made a special set of sandwiches for my daughter who doesn't like cheese. Overall I highly recommend!

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GN
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We loved our afternoon tea experience. The food was a fun and very good but the balance of sweet and savoury was a bit too much towards sweet for us.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food is not good at all, nothing special and are overpriced compared to others.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere & proper afternoon tea vibe

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London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I would recommend this afternoon Tea to friends. But I feel the afternoon tea should of had more savoury options so the sweet options weren’t too over powering.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I would recommend because it's different but was not overally impressed with food, seating or service for what it cost

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LW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We went for the Tipsy Tea and whilst a bit overpriced it was a good experience.
The vegetarian option was lovely and kept right away from my food which contained fish.
The cocktails were smaller than I expected but acceptable.
We were treated to excellent customer service and the staff really could not do enough for you.
One bit of a feedback is that the area needs to be decorated a little, some fairy lights and maybe a few well placed, tasteful Mad Hatter themed props would have made it a more enchanted evening.
Overall, very nice. Would I go back? I could not afford too (beware the hefty service charge!!!)

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was amazing, the waiter was very personable, and the theme was adorable.

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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible - had to ask for everything: Drinks - (extras and coffee), bill etc. We were also waiting for 40mins for the food - which is ok as we ate fairly quickly once it did but we were starving by then! It was nice overall but not amazing.. shame.

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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A delightful treat for my 30th birthday. I would highly recommend.

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G
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Arrived early for wife's birthday tea. Had a drink at long bar inside hotel ,DISCRETIONARY TIP added onto bill without asking. Then sat at table waited over 30 mins after Tea was served for cake stand with sandwiches and cake to arrive. Sandwiches were not fresh and bread starting to go hard, waiters were too busy chasing pigeon from tables. Once bill arrived another DISCRETIONARY TIP added to bill. All in all a very expensive afternoon tea , for very little . STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE.
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

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VM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed this afternoon tea. The hotel was interesting in its design, the courtyard was perfectly fine with our view of the Zen garden.
My girls (14 & 11) even drank tea because of the novelty choosing their flavour from tiny glass bottles!
Sandwiches were delicious and more than enough themed cakes to please even the biggest sweet tooth. We asked for more sandwiches when desired and then had excess cakes packaged up to take home. Staff coped well with our savoury likes and dislikes, swapping between the standard, veggie and vegan options!

Would recommend thoroughly.

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GT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! Outstanding food and service we absolutely loved it!

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CN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Took my mum there as a surprise for Mothers Day. Amazing food, perfect setting and friendly, helpful staff.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was great! Recommend it to all ages! You can pick from a variety of teas and menus. Delicious!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Could have more savoiry food, too much chocolate items

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so nice and it was a joy! Unforgettable for mom, daughter and granddaughter

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F
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were amazing but we we seated in an outside covered area which had heaters and blankets but it was still freezing. I couldn't take my scarf and coat off the whole time which was a shame.

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LO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I would not bring small kids - otherwise I would recommend. And no, I was not traveling with kids.

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b
London
49 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Generous and delicious tea, with an inventive range of treats and an interesting menu of teas to try. Out in the garden courtyard the ambience was nice, and the staff were attentive but busy as we visited on Mothers' Day.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great afternoon tea. Real variety and our daughter enjoyed it too (ham and cheese toasties in the savouries helped). Was a bit cold at times as heaters not always on.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Mother’s Day with the Mad Hatter’s Tea and it was superb! Thank you to the friendly staff for making us feel so very special!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Over rated and not worth the value for afternoon tea. No decent theme or decoration in the garden the tables were chipped and broken. The food presentation not great.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day.

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g
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was lovely, however environment was quite loud with children running around. Waitress implied Champagne Afternoon Tea was standard and therefore jooped me into ordering it.
Food was excellent, really can’t complain there

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea. Sandwich choice a little grown up for my 8 year old daughters taste. Cakes & scones were delicious!

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S
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great fun. Loved the menu in the book and the crockery. Food, designs and flavours were amazing. Different types of tea were brilliant. All in all a great afternoon tea.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely experience. Relaxed ambiance with friendly service The marmalade infused tea was lovely. I would have preferred a bit more balance of savoury to sweet (fewer sweet things). Not sure if the price included a few extra sandwiches if you asked

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M
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mad Hatter themed afternoon tea was incredible. The service was top notch and the food was excellent and plenty of it. They were very accommodating to the children with us who wanted different forms of the sandwiches available. The tea was wonderful and I would highly recommend it.

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