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

 

Reservations

Make a reservation

Opening Hours

Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2.45 - 5.30pm 

Explore gift vouchers

Send a personalised gift via email or post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Make a reservation

Max. table size: 6 guests.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Festive Afternoon Tea

From 7 November 2022 to 2 January 2023, join us for our Festive Afternoon Tea, served everyday and to the tune of carols from The Southend Children's Choir on Saturday & Sunday. until 24 December 2022. Priced at £95 per person and £50 for children. Bookings open on 10th August 2022.

Find out more
Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

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

Find out more
Restaurants & Bars Restaurants & Bars