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.

Sample menus

Afternoon Tea Menu

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Opening Hours

Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2.45 - 5.30pm 

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Max. table size: 6 guests.

Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea

Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea

From 20 - 26 September 2021, we will be serving our special edition Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea, priced at £90pp. Sweet sandwiches are served with fresh floral jam, accompanied by themed handmade pastries and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé.

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea

From 8 November 2021 to 3 January 2022, join us for our Festive Afternoon Tea, served everyday and to the tune of carols from The Southend Children's Choir on Saturday & Sunday. Priced at £95 per person and £50 for children.

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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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