Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London

(100 Reviews)
Royal Lancaster Lancaster Terrace Paddington, London, W2 2TY
Afternoon Tea, British

Top offer

Festive Champagne afternoon tea £45 per person

This offer is available from November 29, 2019 until January 5, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £35
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 13:00 - 16:30.

Restaurant description

The Signature Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London offers a regal British afternoon tea experience in Paddington at the iconic venue overlooking Hyde Park. Relax in the tranquil, elegant setting of the Lounge Bar. The Royal Lancaster London was awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018 in recognition of its high quality Afternoon Tea service.

The Signature Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London features an irresistible assortment of finger sandwiches, scones served with homemade jam and clotted cream and sweet treats inspired by the season, all accompanied by an selection of the finest teas. Include a glass of Brut or rosé Champagne for an extra special touch. A children’s afternoon tea is also available.

Royal Lancaster London is perfectly located in the heart of the city next to Hyde Park, a stone's throw from Lancaster Gate Tube Station or a 5-minute walk from Paddington Tube Station. Guests are expected to be in smart casual attire.

Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London
(based on 100 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (91)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (6)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (6)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (4)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (10)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (13)
  • views (10)
  • By BEVERLEY BUGLER B from Houston
    7 November 2019

    Everything was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

  • By Lucy R from London
    27 August 2019

    Absolutely fantastic experience. Staff, food ad the view was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our tea.

  • By Barbara B from Braintree
    24 August 2019

    The restaurant is very modern, light and airy, we sat by the window and could people watch whilst enjoying our lovely afternoon tea. It was a very hot day and the staff were very aware of this and made sure that we were comfortable. The Summer Afternoon tea was delightful and the scones were exceptional. The staff make your afternoon very special.

  • By Sara P from Folkestone
    11 July 2019

    Great venue overlooking Hyde Park - bright and spacious. Luigi was very knowledgeable about the various teas and took time to explain the flavours of each to ensure we chose ones pairing well with the food. Very enjoyable.

  • By Jan H from Larkhall
    24 May 2019

    What a lovely afternoon tea experience this was! All the staff were so welcoming and explained all the different foods we were eating. There was a great selection of teas to try along with the wonderful savouries and delicious cakes. I enjoyed the water melon and ginger amuse bouche and the Parmesan crisp to start with. The scones were served wrapped in a napkin to keep them warm which was a lovely touch! The cakes were both pretty to look at with their pink and green theme and absolutely delicious, beautiful delicate flavours and different textures. To end it all I was presented with a selection of handmade chocolates to celebrate my 6Oth birthday, which was a lovely touch. The waiting staff were all very attentive, but a special mention to Luigi who shared his enthusiasm for the Chelsea Flower Show with us.

  • By Col C from Dublin
    28 April 2019

    It was lovely overall with the beautiful view. The server was new and tried a bit too hard. The arrival experience was odd - we were the only booking for afternoon tea, there was only one other table in the room, the host did not greet us but instead remained behind their podium and waited instead for us to initiate the conversation, once engaged he was pleasant and very happy to be working in the hotel.

  • By Moonley T from London
    20 April 2019

    We really appreciated the Easter theme of our afternoon tea, and we were placed right next to the window with a lovely afternoon view of Hyde Park. The decorated desserts were absolutely adorable -- especially the Easter bunny macarons! Very good service and we were generously given extra cakes and desserts in the end. We wish that the desserts could be less sweet so that we can better taste the variety of flavours of our tea set. We also had a spinach egg at the very beginning which did not quite reach our expectation. We nonetheless found the food delicious and well-presented.

  • By Adrian M from Reigate
    9 April 2019

    Went to the Royal Lancaster for afternoon tea with my wife, booked online with no problems. Overall excellent service and food and even provided a nice touch of some additional sweets for our special day. The only issue I had was the shared space being used by multiple groups of business people conducting meetings/taking phone calls and generally using the restaurant as an office space. Despite ringtones and loud conversations staff did not see a problem with this, and did not say anything. I found this intrusive for what we were there for and think there could be a policy for separating dining visitors with those there to conduct business/meetings. I understand afternoon tea is a somewhat informal meal, but at times I felt we were in an office break or conference room.

  • By Judy T from London
    4 April 2019

    Pretty underwhelming. The afternoon tea was served in the Park Bar, which is such a bland room. The menu was ok, but there is nothing special or innovative about the food on offer. The scones came with exceptional jam, but it was all aLK unmemorable... and they should buy bigger tea pots!

  • By Krupa P P from London
    23 February 2019

    Lovely location and hotel, food was great and Luigi and Reita made the whole experience - both super attentive and lovely!

Restaurant Location Map
Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London
Royal Lancaster Lancaster Terrace Paddington, London, W2 2TY

Available offers

  • Festive Champagne afternoon tea £45 per person
  • Festive Traditional afternoon tea £39 per person
  • Festive Vegan afternoon tea £39 per person
  • Festive Vegan Champagne afternoon tea £45 per person
  • Autumn Champagne afternoon tea £45 per person
  • Autumn Traditional afternoon tea £39 per person
  • Autumn Vegan afternoon tea £39 per person
  • Autumn Vegan Champagne afternoon tea £45 per person

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