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Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

Lanesborough Hotel , Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA

(((() Afternoon Tea
Main course: £52
Food spend: £52
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 15:00 - 16:30

It was excellent. Best high tea in the world.

Rebecca Bailey 17 February 2017
from London

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One of the most highly-acclaimed afternoon teas in London, The Lanesborough is a multiple-time winner of the UK Tea Council’s Award of Excellence. With piano players in the background, visitors can indulge in a quintessentially British tea, served in either the Venetian-style dining room, or the ‘Withdrawing Room’.

Enjoy a glass of the finest champagne with exquisite French pastries, and sumptuous scones with homemade jam and clotted cream. The Lanesborough afternoon tea menu includes a variety of finger sandwiches, from the classic coronation chicken, to the more exotic vegetarian choice of aubergine caviar and coriander. Gluten and dairy-free options are available.

A tea sommelier is at your beck and call to assist you in choosing from an exceptional selection of tea, from rooibos orange and cactus fig tea, to the 5-star hotel’s own signature blend.

The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge is only a stone’s throw away from both Buckingham Palace and Harrods, and a 1-minute walk from Hyde Park Corner Tube Station.

Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

Lanesborough Hotel , Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

4.5 (((() (based on 57 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (49)
  • luxury (24)
  • romantic (15)
  • lunch (11)
  • dinner (8)
  • child friendly (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • business (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Rebecca Bailey from London

    It was excellent. Best high tea in the world.

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Rahel Haque from Croydon

    Very enjoyable experience (mum loved it)...great ambience and attentive service - never felt like I wasn't being looked after (without being smothered).

    More a classical style afternoon tea, which I expect is even nicer during the summer because of the roof windows. All in would recommend for any intimate occasion with a partner, mother, small group or even family.

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Elena Digiovanni from London

    Great! Friendly service, amazing food, beautiful room.

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  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Kelly Adaway from Epsom

    We had the most wonderful Afternoon Tea experience at The Lanesborough. We were seated in the Celeste Restaurant, the most beautiful setting with a pianist playing subtle background music. The staff are all delightful an quietly tended to our every need. We were served mostly be Thomas who was charming. The sandwiches and pastries were delicious and the warm scones to die for. We could not eat everything and the leftovers were beautifully boxed up fro us to take home.If you are looking for a special treat, or just want to have a 5 star traditional afternoon tea experience you must go to The Lanesborough. It was faultless.

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Yiorgos Stavropoulos from Oxford

    Everything was great with high quality food!

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Stella Dutton from Brookwood

    Exquisite tea at The Lanesborough last Saturday. Service was brilliant and the food was delicious as well as being impeccably presented. Fantastic choice of different teas. The dining room is beautiful too.

  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Jamie Vogel from Southampton

    Afternoon tea was a lovely experience. 6 of us attended to celebrate my birthday, we were welcomed warmly by all staff and shown into the very opulent Celeste Room. My mother commented on how things had changed since she had attended the maternity ward there to give birth to me in 1976 (I was one of the last babies born in the old St George's Hospital)!
    The selection of teas was fabulous and we all enjoyed trying a variety, served in beautiful silver teapots. The sandwiches were delicious and we all commented on the bread that had been baked especially to complement each filling. The scones were warm, light and fluffy and all of the sweet cakes were impressive and tasty - we even got to take the remainder home in a special box and doggy bag!
    Overall, it was a wonderful experience, definitely something for the bucket list. We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and have spent much time telling people about it.

  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Shirley Chan from London

    Lovely hotel very traditional classic decor. The restaurant for the afternoon tea was relaxing with plush chairs and sofas. Enjoyed listening to the pianist while dining. The staff were polite and very attentive. The food was really good and had more than expected. Loved the choice of lemon curd and jam for the scones. Excellent, can't fault the place.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Alun Matthews from London

    The Lanesborough has a beautiful dining room with service that is the best we have ever had . The choice of tea to drink is very impressive . The sandwiches were very good with more if you wanted . 10 out of 10

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