Afternoon Tea

It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840. This was to satisfy her peckishness during the long wait between lunch and dinner. Today, we are proud to continue this English ritual – with a twist of Claridge’s creativity.

Prepared and served fresh each day, our menu faithfully follows the traditional combination of sweet and savoury. The ingredients include British specialities such as poached Scottish salmon – and our pastries change to reflect the fruits of the season. Of course, at the heart of the experience is the drink itself. From a rich Oolong to the refreshingly complex Claridge’s Blend, you will find teas that complement your food perfectly.


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Served daily between 2.45pm and 5.30pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Max. table size: 8 guests 

For Afternoon Tea bookings, please note that from 12 November 2019 to 1 January 2020, we will be serving our festive menu only, £90 per person Monday - Friday, £95 per person Saturday & Sunday.

Festive afternoon tea

Festive afternoon tea

There’s nowhere quite like Claridge’s at Christmas and an indulgent afternoon tea is the best possible way to revel in its festive spirit. Claridge’s pastry chefs have crafted a yuletide edition of traditional afternoon tea, which will be served exclusively from 12 November to 1 January 2020. £90 per person Monday - Friday, £95 per person Saturday & Sunday to the tune of festive carols from The Southend children’s choir.

English tradition meets French flair

A timeless English tradition meets French flair as Parisian pâtissier Jérôme Chaucesse introduces an exquisite collection of pastries to the Claridge's afternoon tea menu for the New Year. As MOF Pâtissier Confiseur, the highest accolade a pastry chef can achieve, his delicate designs have become world renowned.

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Give someone special a gift voucher to experience afternoon tea at Claridge’s.

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