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Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

The Waldorf Hilton, 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD +44 2035519749

((((* British
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:30 - 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: 13:00 - 16:00

It was brilliant

Gil Switalski 13 February 2015
from London

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Evoking an air of timeless elegance, Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf offers the timeless British tradition of afternoon tea. A majestic dining room features splendid restored balustrades, and a spectacular glass ceiling.

Dainty afternoon tea offerings on the The Waldorf menu include assortments of finger sandwiches, homemade pastries and delicious tea party-style cakes. Classic fillings include smoked salmon and cream cheese, or ham and mustard on onion bread. Freshly bakes scones are served lathered with thick preserve and lashings of Devonshire clotted cream, and fine fragrant teas are sourced from all over the world.

In this iconic setting, The Waldorf Afternoon Tea boasts an on-site patisserie showcasing delectable pastry-based goods. For a smooth and nostalgic ambience, The Waldorf Aldwych presents ballroom classics from its live 5-piece band, staged monthly on a Sunday afternoon.

Boasting a showbiz clientele, Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf London is the epitome of chic. Covent Garden Tube Station is 6 minutes’ walk away.

Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

The Waldorf Hilton, 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD

Contact +44 2077594091
Reservations +44 2035519749

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

3.9 ((((* (based on 63 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (30)
  • luxury (28)
  • romantic (23)
  • large parties (11)
  • business (9)
  • value (7)
  • dinner (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • lunch (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    Had afternoon Tea at The Waldorf. The booking was easy and I got the time I wanted.

  • (((** by from London

    First waitress to serve us was excellent unfortunately she had to leave halfway through. The tables either side had not been cleared and there were crumbs all over the seating. Food was ok not exceptional, to claim that it was the best tea in London is not true. When the bill came I was astonished to see that I had been charged nearly £100 for two people when this was meant to be on the STAR menu, I had to point this out and changes were made, but a little embarrassing needless to say.

  • ((((( by from London

    It was brilliant

  • (((** by from London

    Nice experience

  • ((((* by from Slough

    We had an amazing time. The atmosphere was great, although the harp player only played for about 20 minutes which was a shame as we were really enjoying it. We had Champagne included too, which was a nice surprise and we felt spoilt, which was the whole point. We were not rushed out and spent more than 2 hours allowing us to try 2 teas and eat all our goodies.

  • (((** by from London

    Really excited about meeting a long standing friend to have High Tea at the Waldorf. Everything was fine, but found the harpist a little intrusive to our conversation. Despite him being excellent. Additionally, my friend saw a mouse scurrying across the floor, when I turned I also saw the mouse. We were both discreet about what we'd seen and kept our voices low to avoid other patrons from distressed. We asked to speak to the manager, who was concerned offering us an extra free glass of champagne. We declined on the basis that it would look like we possibly complained with that in mind. We were then nervous and kept looking under our table; we couldn't relax. A little later, my feet started to get cold. I tried not to think about it, but we were both uncomfortable and my feet got colder. I mentioned this to the manager who offered for us to sit in the bar and have a cocktail on the house. We retired to the bar, which was delightful, warm and comfortable. We were graced with a cocktail and coffee, which we appreciated and then we settled into catching up with each other. All the staff are delightful and as helpful as possible.

    I noticed in the powder room that toilet paper wasn't available in a cubicle. Additionally, there wasn't a handle with sufficient grip to pull the closet door open. Another patron mentioned how cold it was in the dining room.

    You will find mice everywhere you go in London, and it is possibly impossible to prevent them from coming out from the cold.

    Thank you for this opportunity to share our experiences. The hotel is exceptionally beautiful and we enjoyed our visit when comfortably seat in the bar.

  • ((((( by from London

    Gorgeous surroundings, great service, very welcoming and polite staff. Food was lovely and was totally stuffed by the end!

  • ((*** by from London

    Poor quality afternoon tea, sandwiches worst afternoon tea sandwiches I'd ever tasted, the scones were nice & cakes ok but overall poor compared to the wealth of other amazing places nearby.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic service - very attentive waiter

  • (((** by from Ilford

    We had afternoon tea. This deal was advertised at 38.50 but we ended up paying 49.00 due to service charges and weekend supplement. Not happy with hidden costs. Cakes were stodgy and heavy. Sandwiches filling ok...the bread was dry.

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