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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal

68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY +44 2081281392

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  • Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal - London
  • Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  • Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal - London
  •  - London
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 - 19:30.

Fabulous experience lovely food good service although pricey I would highly recommend

Liz Reen 15 October 2017
from London

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Hotel Café Royal’s award-winning afternoon tea is served in unique settings, the Oscar Wilde Bar and Domino room. Dating back to 1865, these stunning rooms have been restored exquisitely to their original Louis XVI detailing.

Hotel Café Royal has joined forces with French perfumer diptyque to create the diptyqyue afternoon tea. Designed by Hotel Café Royal’s talented chefs, the menu takes inspiration from diptyque’s most iconic scents. Afternoon tea service is accompanied by a live pianist and your choice of 30 tea blends and infusions. The diptyque afternoon tea is currently served until 3 January 2018.

Established at Café Royal in London as the Grill Room in 1865, the Oscar Wilde Bar was renamed after its famed patron who once dined and drank here daily, and retains its original Louis XVI detailing. Accompanied by a live pianist, these luxurious surroundings are the perfect setting in which to enjoy a celebrative afternoon tea.

Piccadilly Tube Station is a 3-minute walk away. Hotel Café Royal kindly requests that the smart casual dress code is observed.

Note: For weekend bookings the hotel's reservations team will contact you closer the time to obtain credit card details to secure your booking. The returning time for each table is 1.5 hours. Tables for each venue are allocated on the day, please contact the hotel directly to find out more.

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal

68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY

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  • ((((( 15 October 2017 by Liz Reen from London

    Fabulous experience lovely food good service although pricey I would highly recommend

  • (**** 6 October 2017 by Dee Siriwardana from London

    Unfortunately our afternoon tea was far from good; i actually regret booking it.
    I've been to afternoon tea several times at this venue, and year after year the standard seem to go down. Such a shame.
    We were hoping for the after tea experience, and at £42 pp I'd expect exactly that. Been sadly we didn't get this. We were a party of 3, and we were squashed onto a tiny tiny table. The whole seating was rushed fro me start to finish. All our food was bought out in one go! I've never seen such a thing. Usually you get your amuse a bouche, sandwiches, and then sweets; however everything was bought over in one go. There was barely enough room for our tea and teapots on the table , let alone the food, and all of it at that.
    We had to continuously ask for small things, such as sugar, milk, forks, spoons. It was draining, and actually so annoying. Towards the end of our booking, the manager came over and said 'you have 10 mins left for your table', basically a polite way of saying 'hurry up, eat and go'. This was so off putting, as the manager couldn't clearly see we had finished our dishes and we would have obviously left soon enough.
    Our party left feeling slightly embarrassed and Unsatisfied. Needless to say, I shall never be going to Cafe Royal. It's no longer the same place...

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by Joanne Hudson from London

    A lovely restored dining area, excellent quality afternoon tea, attentive staff, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • ((((* 4 September 2017 by Louanne from London

    I booked afternoon tea at the Cafe Royal as it won in the afternoon tea awards. The room is very opulent looking a bit like a better condition Versailles! The tea itself was very nice. I'm vegetarian so I was brought special sandwiches; we had our sandwiches replenished before the scones and cakes were given to us. The scones were still warm. The choices of teas were fine and as I wanted soya milk and someone wanted lemon slices this was accommodated.
    My only criticism would be on the service which is incredibly friendly and they explain the menu but it's a little too laid back. The tea went cold so we had to order more and in other places they have been a bit more attentive.
    The other thing is the slightly strange pricing which is a price for standard afternoon tea, a price for afternoon tea plus a candle gift (not a gift if you're paying for it), then a price for the gift plus champagne. Weirdly there wasn't a price for champagne afternoon tea although you could order a glass.
    One special mention for a member of staff is for Max the doorman who summoned the cab for us from across Regent Street.

  • ((((( 1 September 2017 by Eleni Andreou from London

    The Afternoon Tea was amazing. I run a blog so I will put a detailed review on my blog in 2 weeks time. The egg and cress and beef and horseradish sandwiches were fantastic and the bread was fresh and bouncy. My blog is www.londonmeetsparis.com and I will feature the tea on my blog.

  • ((((( 29 August 2017 by Alan Chan from London

    Excellent

  • ((((( 28 August 2017 by Angela Mander from South staffordshire

    Warm welcome, placed at probably the best table in the room, looking out to the whole Cafe, very ornate and beautiful. We were given the menu to peruse and offered advice on tea selection. Our champagne arrived very quickly, followed by a selection of sandwiches the star of which was the savoury muffin! Then our cakes arrived.... very scrumptious. We were asked at every stage if we would like more. It was a special treat for my Mum's 80th birhtday, which I had informed The Cafe at time ofmbooking. During the cake stage the pianist arrived and played Happy Birthday and a beautiful, hand decorated cake arrived with a candle in for Mum- it made a very special tea even more memorable, and showed true attention to detail. It was not cheap but we wanted something special and were given that in abundance. Would recommend for a special occasion.

  • ((((( 21 August 2017 by Susan Sacks from London

    The tea was lovely with unlimited savouries, sweets and choice of tea if you wished. However we booked this as it was advertised through Afternoon Tea week expecting a discount but none was given. Despite this the experience was a positive one and I would highly recommend this venue for tea.

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Benjamin Donat rubio from London

    We celebrared my wife's birthday and it was the greatest afternoon tea We have ever been.

  • ((((* 18 August 2017 by Robin Pereira from Romford

    5 star surroundings, service friendly and polite, just let down that we had to ask for tea to go with our scones. Food was beautifully presented, sandwiches and scones were superb, bit disappointed there was no cake, a lot of mousse base sweets. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and did not want to spoil a nice afternoon but I have to call it how I find it.

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