Afternoon Tea at The Capital

(342 Reviews)
22 Basil Street Knightsbridge, London, London, SW3 1AT
Afternoon Tea
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Afternoon Tea for two with a bottle of Prosecco for £75

This offer is available from September 26, 2020 until November 30, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 14:00 - 17:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Capital
4.3
(based on 342 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • Ambience
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (291)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (10)
  • dinner (19)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (7)
  • lunch (32)
  • luxury (70)
  • private dining (36)
  • romantic (53)
  • trendy (13)
  • value (53)
  • views (7)
  • By Carol B from Buntingford
    4 October 2020

    Our family group enjoyed afternoon tea here last Sunday. The hotel is a gem and we shall indeed be visiting again. The food was delicious and the scones were lovely and freshly baked. The staff were extremely helpful. All in all it was a great visit.

  • By Edmund O from London
    10 March 2020

    It was wonderful! The wait staff was very kind, the tea was delicious and the deserts were great! I am very grateful to have had the experience!

  • By Raghida N from London
    8 March 2020

    It was one of the worse afternoon tea I’ve had,sandwiches were tasteless,very small room with no atmosphere whatsoever. Cakes were not so bad definitely won’t be going back soon!!!

  • By Sharifah A from Singapore
    29 February 2020

    I’ve requested for Halal serving for our high tea and the hotel made sure of it. Service was lovely. The sandwich and pastries were amazing. The staffs were very polite and professional. Overall, it was a lovely experience. Keep it up and well done!

  • By Andrea K from London
    22 February 2020

    The service was slow. After waited initially for 15-20 minutes to be seated at the table, the staff made a mistake and seated us in the dining room when I had requested for the living room. The additional time required to set up the living room was another 15 minutes. Service was immensely slow with probably one staff serving the whole area. Even asking for the bill took 20 minutes when my son could not wait any longer, threw a huge tantrum and disturbed other guests, unfortunately. I will never return to The Capital for future tea gatherings. There is also no flexibility; my child who did not eat a morsel was charged the full amount for the tea set. Absolutely appalling management!

  • By Y from Singapore
    15 February 2020

    We wanted to experience an English Afternoon Tea, and were pleasantly treated to a wonderful interlude to the London rain. The staff were impeccable in their service, especially Martin, who was attentive, polite, and most accomodating. The food was excellent, and the highlight, the cakes were marvellous. I must say the scones were delicious and I felt that I could continue eating a few more! The tea was fragrant, rich and flavourful. I drank two pots to the dregs. Highly recommended!

  • By Xavier B from Zürich
    1 February 2020

    Went upon recommendation for the high tea in the Capital Hotel. What a disappointing experience. We had to wait for 45min to get some sandwiches, our tea being rather cold by then. As I shared that we were underwhelmed and didn’t need to get the sweets, the waitress argued that the problem was due to new staff in the kitchen, that I didn’t book in advance (which was wrong) and that there were a lot of guests. They quickly brought the sweets and a tea-refill (which differed from the tea we ordered, and tasted bitterly). I still had to pay the full bill, and only after I repeated my disappointment, I got a 20% rebate. A remarkable combination of a lack of organisation, mediocre product quality and insensitive staff.

  • By Saverio D from London
    31 December 2019

    Good cake

  • By Lucy O from London
    14 December 2019

    Lovely Welcome from the moment we arrived, treated like VIPs throughout and the setting and ambience in the dining area was warm, cosy and relaxed. The food did not disappoint with delightful scones (the best I've EVER had) as well as freshly made, delicate cakes and delicious sandwiches.

  • By Bee O from london
    2 December 2019

    Amazing - exemplary staff and service

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Afternoon Tea at The Capital
22 Basil Street Knightsbridge, London, London, SW3 1AT

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  • Afternoon Tea for two with a bottle of Prosecco for £75

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