Afternoon Tea

We are taking bookings for The Foyer & Reading Room from 17 May 2021, subject to government guidelines.

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.

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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.

We are taking bookings for Afternoon Tea from 17 May 2021, subject to government guidelines.

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea

From 28 June - 11 July 2021, we will be serving our special edition Wimbledon Afternoon Tea, priced at £90pp. Our classic selection of sandwiches and scones will be accompanied by themed pastries and your choice of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV Or Pimms Royale.

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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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