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Afternoon Tea at The Capital

22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT

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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 14:00 - 17:30

Warm welcome, good service

Camilla 07 January 2019
from Stockholm, Sweden

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Awarded the Tea Guild's Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea in 2012 & 2013, Afternoon Tea at The Capital serves a lovingly crafted selection. A range of signature cocktails are shaken in artistic fashion, whilst dainty sweet treats are served in magnificent towers.

The Capital in Knightsbridge is known for honouring the tradition of English afternoon tea. Enjoy a delicious range of sandwiches and savouries made with bread from their own bakery, and fresh scones served with traditional clotted cream and homemade jams. Sweet treats are created specially by critically acclaimed Pastry Chef, Claire Clark.

From the impressive tea menu, discover a selection from around the world including their own Signature Blend. Complement your tea with a glass of champagne or one of The Capital Bar's tempting tea-infused cocktails.

Within a landmark hotel setting boasting 5 stars, The Capital Hotel is renowned as one of the chicest restaurants in London. A perfect retreat from Knightsbridge's exclusive department stores and boutiques, Knightsbridge Tube Station is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Afternoon Tea at The Capital

22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT

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4.4 (((() (based on 324 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (275)
  • luxury (65)
  • value (51)
  • romantic (49)
  • private dining (34)
  • lunch (30)
  • dinner (19)
  • business (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • breakfast (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • views (6)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 13 February 2019 by Vicki from Huntington, NY, USA

    The service was minimal at the afternoon tea. The tea was poured right away but the food did not come for at least 20 minutes and by that time the tea had cooled. No service staff around to ask for hot tea. Later I had to get up to find someone in the hallway for directions to the ladies room and then after waiting more than 15 minutes at the end of the tea I had to get up to find someone for my bill. No one was watching the tea room although at times I could see at least 4 staff members walking in the hallway or across chatting in the restaurant.

  • ((((* 12 February 2019 by Annie from London

    Afternoon Tea at The Capital is just behind Harrods in a cozy tea room. The sandwiches were fresh and inventive and the cakes and scones were light and delicious. Not so much food we couldn’t finish. Quality over quantity. Prosecco was easy to drink and the bottomless option is recommended. The only feedback would be the speed of service there were very long waits for the tea and food. Thankfully they weren’t so slow on the Prosecco so that kept us going!

  • ((((( 7 January 2019 by Camilla from Stockholm, Sweden

    Warm welcome, good service

  • ((((( 7 January 2019 by Susanne from Druten

    This was the best experience of our city trip to London. The food was great and enough to fill like you eat a diner. There was plenty of choice for tea. The ambience of the afternoon tea room was lovely (quiet but warm). And we loved the service of the waiter. He knew a lot about the afternoon tea but also made a little chat with us about our home country.

  • ((((( 5 January 2019 by Angela from Hong Kong

    Overall is excellent.

  • (((** 20 December 2018 by Gina from Seaford

    Although the food and service was very good, we’d booked for the 8th Dec so expected a Christmas atmosphere, but unfortunately we were taken to a small room upstairs with just 5 tables. There were no decorations and therefore no atmosphere even though other tables were occupied. Afternoon Tea is meant to be a special treat and the complete lack of ambience spoilt this. The room downstairs was decorated however, so we felt we were placed in the “overflow” room and our experience suffered as a consequence. Lovely pleasant staff but the experience was not as hoped due to the reasons mentioned. We’re sure the experience “downstairs” was more festive.

  • ((((( 16 November 2018 by Maximilien from LYON

    Everything was fabulous

  • ((((( 30 September 2018 by Kathy from Singapore

    It was my first time having afternoon tea in London and it was a lovely experience! The sitting room is so cosy and beautifully decorated and I felt so lucky to be the only guest there. The person who served me was very attentive and friendly and I really appreciated him explaining the different food items.

  • ((((* 28 September 2018 by Daisy from Macau

    It's very good!

  • ((((( 31 July 2018 by Keiko from Paris

    We were very satisfied by this afternoon tea moment!!
    Served very kindly, nice tea & sweets and good mood....
    Thank you very much!!

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