The Best Afternoon Tea
Oh how very British. There are some institutions that it just seems right to continue, and however pompous and faintly ridiculous afternoon tea may be, we feel it's one of them. Clearly lots of people agree, as it remains a very popular thing to do. And with so many places doing it in London so well, it's hardly surprising.
Soho's Secret Tea Room
29 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DH
This place isn't really that secret, even though you do have to go through the bar of the famous Coach and Horses boozer to get to it. It's kitsch, without feeling contrived, and they've got a very impressive range of teas, served with aplomb to the soothing sounds of swing.
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****-
User rating
*****
4 reviews
The Park Room
Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7TN
This is somewhere to go if you want to be really poncey. It's incredibly sophisticated - there's a pianist and everything - and the teas, cakes and sandwiches are impeccable. Start things off with a glass of bubbly though, otherwise you're just not doing it right.
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****-
User rating
****-
2 reviews
1901 Restaurant
Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, The City, London, EC2M 7QN
This splendid restaurant located within the Andaz Hotel, is a little incongruous, what with grubby Liverpool Street right outside. The afternoon tea, though, is sophistication personified, with particularly good patisserie and the opportunity to turn your cup of tea into a tea cocktail. Which is advised.
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*****
Dining Room at Dean Street Townhouse
69-71 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QJ
This very swish dining room at the very swish Soho hotel serves one of the best afternoon teas in London. It's certainly sophisticated, but it's got the kind of Soho vibe that makes staying on for cocktails far, far too easy.
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*****
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*****
2 reviews
Palm Court
The Langham Hotel, 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA
The stunning Langham Hotel plays host to one of the capital's very best afternoon teas, and it does so very well indeed. Housed within Palm Court (the perfect place in which to come over all decadent) the afternoon tea is every bit the equal of the lovely setting. Which probably explains why it's won so many very fine awards.
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****-
User rating
**---
2 reviews
The Glade at sketch
9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG
Sketch is one of those places you just have to see, and not only for the toilets that applause your completion. The afternoon tea at The Glade is one of the easiest ways to see this stunning venue, and the tea itself really isn't bad. In fact, it's rather good.
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***--
1 review
Asia De Cuba
St Martins Lane London, 45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
The very impressive restaurant in Covent Garden is serving up one of the best afternoon teas in London - and it's one with a difference. Following the fusion theme of the restaurant itself, there's a delicious combination of Cuban bites and very complementary Eastern teas, complete with a cigar box containing all your afternoon tea utensils. Very cool indeed.
Our rating
****-
User rating
***--
20 reviews

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