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Afternoon Tea at The Capital

22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT +44 2036417580

(((() Afternoon Tea
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 14:00 - 17:30

Lovely selection of teas
Cheese chilli scones were nice change

Nadiya Nobee -fox 01 April 2017
from Essex

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Awarded the Tea Guild's Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea in 2012 & 2013, Afternoon Tea at The Capital serves a lovingly crafted selection. A range of signature cocktails are shaken in artistic fashion, whilst dainty sweet treats are served in magnificent towers.

A chilled glass of Champagne is served as a luxurious accompaniment to afternoon tea at The Capital. Along with a choice of teas or freshly-brewed coffee, you will sample a selection of sandwiches, fresh pastries, homemade jams and scones.

Mixed using the finest and freshest ingredients, a 1970s-inspired selection of cocktails includes mixes like the smooth Godfather, or a classic Harvey Wallbanger. For the true aficionado, The Capital Bar Knightsbridge offers adventurous champagne and cocktail degustation menus.

Within a landmark hotel setting boasting 5 stars, The Capital Bar London is renowned as one of the chicest restaurants in London. A perfect retreat from Knightsbridge's exclusive department stores and boutiques, Knightsbridge Tube Station is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Afternoon Tea at The Capital

22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT

Contact +44 2075911202
Reservations +44 2036417580

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Capital

4.4 (((() (based on 186 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (159)
  • luxury (45)
  • romantic (33)
  • value (30)
  • private dining (21)
  • lunch (18)
  • dinner (12)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
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  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Amanda Morgan from Philadelphia

    Lovely afternoon tea to cap off our trip!

  • (((** 21 April 2017 by Ros Mcalister from Surrey Heath District

    I have experienced quite a few London afternoon teas and this was my least favourite. The price was good but the value was average. The choice of cocktails was limited to two and we chose the bellini which was lacking in any fizz. There is no point offering a cocktail if you water it down. I was asked if I would like more sandwiches and I said I would like another cheese scone and was told that I would be charged extra for that. I declined the offer and was bought more sandwiches snd a scone anyway. The food was ok if a little sparse which is probably my overall view of the experience. I chose this afternoon as it fitted my location, but I would be happy to travel a little further snd pay more for a proper afternoon tea.

  • ((((( 21 April 2017 by Sonya from Harrow

    This afternoon tea was amazing. The mini cheese scones (served warm) were so tasty we had to order another round! The sandwiches were all made from different bread and as for the scones! Add this to this the free flowing cocktails and you have an afternoon made in heaven.

  • ((((* 17 April 2017 by Emily from London

    Wonderful afternoon tea! Went on Easter for their "free flowing tea" and it really hit the spot. Portions were on the smaller side, but everything was delicious.

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Alison Crowe from London

    My friend and I visited the Capital for afternoon tea, I had phoned to let them know that my friend has a nut allergy. I was very happy to see that once we were seated they checked with us regarding my friends nut allergy and when the sweet section came out, they had catered for her. The room we sat in was very cozy and quaint, and the staff were very attentive. We had a very pleasant time there.

  • ((((* 13 April 2017 by Andrea Mccolm from Warwick

    A lovely afternoon tea with free flowing cocktails. Service was friendly but not overbearing. A delicious selection of small cakes and teas. The cheese scones were divine! A perfect place for meeting friends for a good catch-up. Good value for money.

  • ((((* 10 April 2017 by Anna Szostak from London

    It was a great experience and good value for many. There is plenty of food and you will not leave hungry. Sandwiches and scones were delicious. I didn't like free flowing cocktails as there were either pre prepared or just just off. Bellini was really flat and no bubbles. Cosmo was a bit too sweet for my liking. Hardly any alcohol in them. Tea was great and service attentive but far too serious for the experience. The girl at the end was very friendly and chatty. The guy throughout the experience far too serious but overall good service. Also do not be mislead that the afternoon tea is served in the room showed in the picture. Room is pleasent but nowhere near as glamour as per picture. There are only few tables in the room we were served and the window view was obstruct by scaffolding. Overall we had a good time and I would definitely come back.

  • ((((* 10 April 2017 by Christopher Roughley from London

    Lovely venue tucked just behind Harrods. Great service and comfortable setting. Afternoon tea and cocktails very enjoyable!

  • ((((* 9 April 2017 by Monica Ngoshi from london

    had afternoon res with friend it a a great place to catch up and range of teas was great. would have wanted a more variety of sandwiches tho

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Christina from London

    The scones and sandwiches were very nice, but the service and the drinks were not up to standard. We stood for a long time to be shown to our table. Lots of staff saw us, walked pass us and ignored us! We had a small cramped table and yet the staff will not clear the glasses when we finish our cocktails. They have to be told to take things away. The free flowing cocktails were so diluted I don't think it had any alcohol in it. Don't bother with free flowing "cocktails" if you can't afford it!

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