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. Join us in continuing this ritual – with a twist of Claridge’s creativity – with our legendary traditional Afternoon Tea in The Foyer & Reading Room.

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.

Traditional Afternoon Tea is priced from £90 per person, Champagne Afternoon Tea is priced from £100 per person, and Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea is priced from £115 per person. Seasonal Afternoon Tea is priced from £115 per person. 

Sample menus

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu


Make a reservation

Should you be running late for your reservation, please do call us on the following number: 0207 629 8860

Opening Hours

Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2.45 - 5.30pm 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Max. table size: 6 guests.

Bring Afternoon Tea home

Afternoon tea at Claridge’s is a daily ritual, so why not practise it in your own home? Capture the romance and style of The Foyer and Reading Room and this legendary tradition with our Afternoon Tea set for two, decorated with the Claridge's iconic jade and white chevrons and made from the finest Bernardaud china. 

A selection of cakes and finger sandwiches at The Foyer and Reading Room.
Delicious scones with jam and clotted cream, served on a mint green and white plate.

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