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 – as our legendary Afternoon Tea returns to 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.

Afternoon Tea Menu

Festive Afternoon Tea

There’s nowhere quite like Claridge’s at Christmas and our indulgent afternoon tea is the best possible way to revel in the spirit of the season. Claridge’s pastry chefs have crafted a festive edition of our traditional afternoon tea, which will be served exclusively from 3 December 2020 to 3 January 2021. £78.75 per person Monday - Friday, £83.18 per person Saturday and Sunday to the jazz tunes of Gary Williams.    

The Foyer and Reading Room is now closed until 3 December 2020.

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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.

The Foyer and Reading Room is now closed until 3 December 2020. From 3 December 2020 - 3 January 2021 we will be serving our Festive Afternoon Tea.

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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