map placeholder

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 traditional English tea.

Keith Simpson 20 November 2016
from London

View all 145 reviews

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

Make a booking

See all restaurants in London

See all restaurants in South West London

Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Capital

4.4 (((() (based on 145 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value (((()
  • Ambience (((()
  • Location (((()
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks (((()

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (128)
  • luxury (32)
  • romantic (24)
  • value (21)
  • private dining (14)
  • lunch (11)
  • dinner (9)
  • child friendly (6)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • views (3)
  • ((((* 5 December 2016 by Jo Spreckley from London

    The scones were beautiful - better than you get at the Ritz for AT. Cake designs were fab.

  • ((*** 1 December 2016 by Alex from London

    Booked an afternoon tea for 5PM. Arrived 10 min earlier, it took a while to find my reservation. Then I was seated in the tearoom, but after a couple of minutes I was asked to move to the dining room, note that the tearoom was empty. Ordered the tea which was served quickly and then needed to wait 10 min for sandwiches. The waiter couldn't describe properly how these were made. The pastries were brought only after I finished the: 2 cold scones and 4 cakes in Christmas theme that tasted artificial. And given that I was waiting for more than 20 minutes at that point my tea got cold.
    This was the most disappointing afternoon experience ever: change of the room, slow service, almost uneatable pastries.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Kathryn Halstead from HALIFAX

    All I can say is WOW
    Everything was out of this world.
    Surroundings, service, and last and not least the afternoon tea.

  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by Samantha Anderson from London

    Very good location right next to Harrods in Knightsbridge. Felt a little overlooked and ignored on arrival, spoke to reception who advised me they'd get someone to take us to 'the tea room' 5 minutes later we were still waiting, it was only when reception reminded the restaurant staff again that they realised and seated us. Tea room was very sweet, small and would probably only seat 16 people max, the pink and green theme was very pretty and once we sat down the staff were very attentive. We had a Christmas themed tea and as the tables were small they brought out sandwiches first and offerered more sandwiches which is very good as I've been to a number of teas and not all do that. The sandwiches were very traditional and tasty fully recommended. Scones and all the festive cakes wee also delicious and just enough. Overall a good experience.

  • ((((( 24 November 2016 by Marica Lubrano from Florence

    We had a very beautiful experience. We spent wonderful time. We liked the atmosphere and the menu. It's possible a gluten free menu on request. The two Italian girls (the one at the reception and the waitress) were professional, good looking, good manners, nice and kind. They were the best introduction of the hotel!

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Keith Simpson from London

    Lovely traditional English tea.

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Yann Forestier from Paris

    Quiet and comfortable tea room

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Jordan Moody from Aix-en-Provence, France

    We loved our afternoon tea at The Capital Hotel! The location was great; we enjoyed exploring the nearby stores before and after tea. The actual tea experience was wonderful. The tea room was beautiful, and all of the sandwiches and pastries were delicious. As cliche as it, the scones were our favorite!

  • ((((* 12 October 2016 by Frank Bilek from USA

    My wife and I enjoyed an intimate afternoon tea at the Capital. A very relaxing atmosphere, it is difficult to pick a favorite - all of it tasted so well.

  • ((((* 20 September 2016 by Eliseo Vargas from Monterrey, Mexico

    It was very nice setting and the food quality was good, the white tea is spectacular.

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions associated with it.


Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant


There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant