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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

Afternoon tea is served in a pretty sunny room overlooking Basil Street. The service was excellent and the sandwiches and cakes delicious, with just the right amount although we were encouraged to order more of anything we wanted.

Louise 22 February 2019
from Berkhamsted

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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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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Capital

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89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (282)
  • luxury (67)
  • value (52)
  • romantic (50)
  • private dining (35)
  • lunch (31)
  • dinner (19)
  • business (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • child friendly (10)
  • breakfast (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • views (6)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 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!!

  • ((((( 25 July 2018 by Letizia from Italy

    Wonderfull Afternoon Tea

  • ((((( 5 July 2018 by Mansi from London

    Tea and salmon sandwich’s are my favorite. Oh and I love the wall paper and table center pieces :)

  • ((((* 13 June 2018 by William from Boston

    A lovely setting very good staff we had the indian tea which was lovely but the selection of sandwiches were a letdown maybe introduce a ham one aswell

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