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Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel

The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL

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Afternoon tea is served daily at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

Lovely environment and amazing gluten free offering. Very accommodating for a 4.5 year old. Offered a complimentary glass of champagne which was a lovely treat.

Diana 15 August 2016
from Saint Albans

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Consistently recognised for high standards of tea service, Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel can be experienced in quintessentially English surroundings. Highly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2016, the Milestone sits directly opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens.

Cosy yet sumptuous, Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel can be enjoyed in the elegant Chenestons Restaurant, the Park Lounge with traditional fireplaces, or in the light-filled Conservatory. An exquisite selection of sandwiches accompanies French pastries and freshly baked Devonshire scones with clotted cream. These are presented alongside other delicacies and a fine selection of teas or Champagnes.

With exquisite views of Kensington Gardens, Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel London is popular with Knightsbridge shoppers. The Little Prince and Princess Tea also invites the little ones to indulge in a bespoke afternoon tea menu.

At an elegant retreat, Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel in Kensington maintains an air of demure refinement. High Street Kensington Tube Station is just a 6-minute walk away.

Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel

The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel

4.6 (((() (based on 97 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (90)
  • luxury (29)
  • romantic (25)
  • child friendly (12)
  • value (11)
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  • views (6)
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  • ((((( by from Linköping, Sweden

    This really was a lovely experience for everyone in the party. The macaroons and chicken sandwiches for huge favourites, as the clotted cream with the fabulous scones.

  • ((((* by from Bournemouth

    We had a wonderful time! Generally the food was absolutely delicious!! The staff were all very nice and interacted with my 5 year old beautifully! I go think the actual princess afternoon tea could be improved however. The general cakes were exquisite but nowhere near the level of detail was put into the princess tea which was the reason we chose tea at the milestone. A little bit more magic perhaps!? An icecream cone filled with fruit was a disappointment. The lemon cake far too lemony for a child pallet. Any child loves a bit of popping candy! A lollipop a biscuit in the shape of an animal. The milkshake advertised on the website was not offered. (I forgot this was advertised at the time) my daughter was have LOVED one of those!

    Generally a really lovely tea but we just felt Isla cakes were not up to scratch. Nothing lit up her face!

  • ((*** by from London

    The food was great - not particularly different from other places - but perfectly fine. The Park Room is a lovely, intimate setting - comfortable, quiet, and tastefully decorated in a traditional English way. Live music coming from another room was a nice touch.

    The service, however, was surprisingly lacking for an afternoon tea at £40/person. I expected better. Servers either disappeared completely, stood near the entrance unconcerned about guests, or chatted amongst each other. We had to ask multiple times for hot water, refreshed tea, clotted cream, milk, etc. The guests sitting next to us walked all the way out to the hotel lobby to request their bill. Service has the ability to distinguish one place from the next and unfortunately, the service at The Milestone did so in a negative way. Perhaps it was an off day and establishments should be given a second chance, but at £40/per person, we'll likely go elsewhere next time.

    I'd suggest spending a bit more for a true luxurious experience at the Mandarin Oriental down the street or for a much better value for your money, John Lewis has a perfectly fine and generous afternoon tea.

  • ((((* by from Plano

    Absolutely delicious! We attended tea twice.

  • ((((( by from Saint Albans

    Lovely environment and amazing gluten free offering. Very accommodating for a 4.5 year old. Offered a complimentary glass of champagne which was a lovely treat.

  • ((((( by from London

    We had afternoon tea at the hotel and enjoyed it very much. The service and setting and food were all perfect. This was a wonderful experience, and a treasured memory with my daughter, worth every penny.

  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Our afternoon tea was simply the best. The sandwiches were sooo tasty, the cakes yummy and the scones well heaven on a plate.

  • ((((( by from Veddige

    Me and my dother vent to London for a Holiday and we both vanted to try out afternontea. We are not sorry that we did that, it vas great and we hade a lot of fun. We felt luxury.

  • ((((* by from London

    I booked a month in advance as a special birthday present for a friend's 30th, but we were given a pop up small table right in the doorway to the room. Other guests, some of which would not have booked so far in advance, were seated in lovely comfortable armchairs with lots of space. The staff were very unapologetic. They obviously overbooked.

  • ((((( by from London

    The service was excellent and the tea was delicious. The tea sandwiches and scones were our favorite.

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