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.
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 10 November 2020 to 3 January 2021. £78.75 per person Monday - Friday, £83.18 per person Saturday and Sunday to the tune of festive carols from The Southend Children’s choir.
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Traditional afternoon tea
Savour a variety of finger sandwiches, patisserie and warm scones accompanied by Marco Polo gelée and Cornish clotted cream - £61.25 per person.View menu
Champagne afternoon tea
Raise a toast to tradition. A chilled glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut or Rosé gives your afternoon that extra sparkle - from £70 per person.View menu
Children's afternoon tea
Sandwiches and pastries are specially made for younger guests. The menu also doubles as a colouring book - £35 per person.View menu
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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