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Sunborn Afternoon Tea

4.4
4.4
131 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
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Enjoy a delightful selection of sandwiches and cupcakes in a unique atmosphere with stunning views of Canary Wharf and the surrounding Docklands. A unique experience. A selection of home-made savouries, scones and sweet bites featuring delicious finger sandwiches and freshly baked raisin scones with Cornish clotted cream and seasonal preserves. Served with your choice of English Breakfast, Early Grey, Sencha or Apple & Elderflower tea.

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Booked 9 times today

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Afternoon Tea Menu

Embark on Sunborn London Afternoon Tea adventure and take your cup somewhere new today with one of our finest Twinings loose leaf selection

  • English Breakfast

    • Earl Grey

      • Sencha

        • Apple and Elderflower

          Savouries

          • Ham with Grain Mustard Mayonnaise on Granary Bread

            • Cheddar Cheese with Chutney on Tomato Bread

              • Cucumber, Yoghurt, Dill and Chives on White Bread

                • Egg Mayonnaise with Chopped Shallots and Watercress on Brioche Roll

                  • Wye Valley Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese on White Bread

                    Scones

                    • Scones

                      Freshly baked raisin Scones with Cornish clotted cream and seasonal preserve

                      Sweet Bites

                      • Salted Caramel Belgian Chocolate Brownie

                        • Lemon Sherbet Macaroon

                          • Berry Bakewell Tart

                            • Rhubarb & Vanilla Panna Cotta

                              Laurent Perrier Tasting Selection:

                              • Laurent-Perrier, Champagne, La Cuvée Brut NV, 70ml

                                • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, Champagne, 70ml

                                  • Laurent-Perrier, Champagne, Vintage 07, 70ml

                                    Last updated: 4 February 2020

                                    What 131 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                    4.4
                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.4Food
                                    • 4.3Service
                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                    • 4.0Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    Loved For

                                    • London

                                      Afternoon Tea

                                    • Docklands & Canary Wharf

                                      Scenic View

                                    • Docklands & Canary Wharf

                                      Special Occasions

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                                    1. SM

                                      SarahM

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                      Amazing experience with delicious food in an exceptional setting. There was some confusion with our booking which was a rocky start but it was soon dealt with in a friendly manner by a lovely lady called Tatiana. Would certainly go here again!

                                    2. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Four of us went for afternoon tea for one of my friends birthday, the sandwiches and cakes were very filling and we couldn’t actually eat it all, they were also delicious, the staff were very attentive and friendly. We were however cold, not overly but enough to notice, maybe time to switch the heating on? The view from the restaurant is great, and I would love to go for a meal in the evening nearer Christmas when all the Christmas lights are up, all in all a throughly lovely experience

                                    3. PK

                                      PoleKing

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Lovely scones & cakes. Sandwiches not as fresh as they could’ve been. Tea & coffee could’ve been better quality.

                                    4. SA

                                      SoniaA

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Wonderful atmosphere very chilled and relaxing. Food very tasty, scones were amazing with plenty of choice of jams. Service was 5 star, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely go again and recommend.

                                    5. MB

                                      MichaelB

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As soon as you step aboard you are made to feel valued and put at ease the staff are so friendly and nothing is to much trouble the service is spot on

                                    6. KB

                                      KatelinBotes

                                      Bath

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Absolutely wonderful! The ladies and gentlemen on shift were great! I brought a friend from America who has experienced a lot of wonderful places and things in life, however has never visited London nor had an afternoon tea. Was a lovely experience and truly worth it.

                                    7. G

                                      Guest

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 October 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                      Slightly overpriced, however service was very pleasant, very attentive, sandwiches a bit dry for my liking, but scones and desserts were outstanding Disappointed to have to walk down to reception for the toilet facilities. There are none for the restaurant and did not like idea of waiting for check in guests as there are only two cubicles Overall pleasant experience

                                    8. JM

                                      JeanetteM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely afternoon tea, in sumptuous surroundings. My group of friends and I, were belatedly celebrating our 60th birthdays and Sunburn made it very special for us. We're telling all our other friends about it.

                                    9. KF

                                      KayF

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sunborn Yacht Hotel dining was excellent. The Cream Tea was delicious - sandwiches were very fresh; cakes plentiful and staff were extremely attentive. Great venue.

                                    10. M

                                      Marian

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The location was amazing and a real surprise. I loved the opulent feel of this place, an amazing chandelier and circular stairway. Ideal for a celebration afternoon tea. The champagne tasting was fun and you can really appreciate the differences. The food was lovely and delicate but surprisingly filling. Service was discrete but attentive and friendly.

                                    11. LR

                                      LauraR

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Nice location and view, nice afternoon tea, nothing special though.

                                    12. NJ

                                      NadiraJ

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing service very happy and helpful staffs love it so much that I’m booking it again for my friends birthday in November

                                    13. NT

                                      NeilT

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 28 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing venue to have afternoon tea. Have the champagne for a special treat.

                                    14. G

                                      Gillibeans

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely cream tea for a special occasion. Friendly and welcoming

                                    15. AN

                                      AmaN

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing service! Highly recommendable! From the staff to the food.

                                    16. H

                                      Housemartin

                                      Buckinghamshire

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 24 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A very pleasant afternoon tea in an unusual setting. Quite expensive but had a wowcher voucher. The service was outstanding from beginning to end.

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      I must say I was a bit worried because of comments about staff not being friendly. But I needn’t have worried the food was excellent and the staff was very welcoming and did a good job of looking after us. Bit expensive but can’t really grumble. Enjoyed.

                                    18. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Bedfordshire

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great experience, went for my anniversary staff were great and even gave us complimentary champagne.

                                    19. SR

                                      SandraR

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                      Overpriced £70 two people and £8 service charge for someone bringing two pots of tea and a cake stand! Average food, have had so much better with more filling and offers to replenish. Wouldn’t recommend at all . Even staff when she brought the bill said I’m sorry it’s outrageous isn’t it.

                                    20. AH

                                      AmandaH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Lovely place, excellent afternoon tea, food lovely & fresh.Service was great.

                                    21. B

                                      Bluebell

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Not the cheapest afternoon tea you can get but unusual on a boat, food was lovely service excellent

                                    22. W

                                      monicaW

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 September 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Lovely atmosphere and lucky the weather was amazing 🌞. The staff was very good Nadige & Camila, they allowed us to use the outside top dec , we had the best view with lots of sun. Perfect place for birthday girly afternoon.

                                    23. JH

                                      JayneH

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The Sunbourn is amazing !! The Afternoon Teas were delicious. Would book again .

                                    24. JE

                                      JayneE

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Had a lovely time & would definitely recommend it. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best so spoilt the view but that happens. We really couldn’t fault it. The food was exceptional & plenty of it. Plenty of staff so service good and they were all friendly & helpful.

                                    25. AC

                                      AngeC

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Nice setting and views looking out over the docks.

                                    26. T

                                      Tonya

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Luxury venue. Great presentation of food and filled our stomachs well. We enjoyed the experience and friendly staff.

                                    27. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Afternoon tea £34 pp good value however a bottle of Prosecco £48.00 each .. would be nice for the waiter to offer the wine menu or maybe explain that the champagne afternoon tea would be better value …

                                    28. DR

                                      DebbieR

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Had the most wonderful Afternoon Tea with my daughter before she goes off to University. Such a beautiful venue, we were made to feel very welcome. The staff were superb, very attentive and so polite. Would definitely recommend.

                                    29. OP

                                      OliverP

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 September 2021

                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                      Overall I was satisfied with the afternoon tea. The yacht is wonderful. I was annoyed that the staff had not read my notes. That I had requested a vegan tea for my girlfriend. So we had a long wait whilst they prepared it from scratch. Also the tea was for her birthday but they did not do anything special for her.

                                    30. f

                                      funkea

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 September 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Would definitely be going again. Really enjoyed self

                                    31. AW

                                      AlisonW

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really enjoyed this afternoon tea , loved the cocktail made us really relaxed and the food was great. Lovely venue especially as we got a sunny day for it.

                                    32. TP

                                      TildaP

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a great time, the staff were amazing and the food was top notch.

                                    33. CK

                                      CandyK

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 4 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      We went for the afternoon tea and had a great time. The food was good and the service was amazing. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We were able to take our drinks outside and enjoy the views from the dock of the boat.

                                    34. E

                                      Evans

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      The Sunborne is in an excellent position with lovely views over London, very close to the Emirates cable car, so a trip on that is a good way to finish off your afternoon. The food was very good and the staff excellent.

                                    35. DB

                                      DonnaB

                                      Norfolk

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 31 August 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend it.

                                    36. K

                                      K2021

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 August 2021

                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                      My friend and I went for afternoon tea for a joint ‘big birthday’ celebration. The ambiance was good, the staff were amazing and so helpful that I couldn’t fault them at all. The menu was good and the food was delicious A** That being said, the only down side I think is that the menu for afternoon tea seems to be according to the payment method (I had been gifted a wowcher voucher) as I could see that some of the other customers had a better choice of ‘sweet bites’ cakes. I have had afternoon tea at quite a few places over the years, booking directly with the venues without discounted vouchers and have had larger variety of sweet pastries etc., I can’t blame the venue but just want people to know what they are getting when buying vouchers and that it might be better to book direct.

                                    37. LL

                                      LoveLondon

                                      Las Vegas

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 30 August 2021

                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                      We enjoyed our experience although I doubt we will ever return. The afternoon tea was average. Scones and cakes were delicious but unfortunately the bread seemed not quite stale but as though it had previously been frozen and lacked that freshness. The staff were attentive and lovely, but unfortunately nothing was great except the view and the champagne taster flight.

                                    38. l

                                      ljpfoodie

                                      London

                                      29 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      29 reviews

                                      Dined on 29 August 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Lovely afternoon tea, nice balance of sandwiches to sweets

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 28 August 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Beautiful setting. Lovely food. The scone were warm and the range of treats were brilliant xx

                                    40. LP

                                      LP17

                                      London

                                      3 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 August 2021

                                      overall3food4service1ambience5

                                      Very poor service Staff did not understand the afternoon tea and explained how it worked wrongly. They spilt our water and champagne when pouring. We ordered a coffee with oat milk and they served it with normal milk. When this was questioned they were rude and unapologetic. Allergies should be taken seriously. We then sat for over an hour without being checked on or offered the chance to order another drink. They then had the cheek to charge 12.5% service charge

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                                    Sunborn Afternoon Tea is rated 4.4 stars by 131 OpenTable diners

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                                    Booked 9 times today
                                    Google Map for Sunborn Afternoon Tea

                                    Sunborn Hotel Royal Victoria Dock London, E16 1AA

                                    • Cross Street

                                      Royal Victoria Docks

                                    • Area

                                      Docklands

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Afternoon Tea
                                      Daily 13:00–17:00

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Afternoon Tea

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Public Transit

                                      Royal Victoria DocksCustom House for EXCEL

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access

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