Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

Lanesborough Hotel Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA
Afternoon Tea, Modern European, British

Top offer

Mother's Day- Back to Classic Afternoon Tea £65 per person

Service charge applies. Menus and prices are indicative and subject to change.


Main course: £48
Food spend: £48

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 14:30 - 16:30
Friday to Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30.

Restaurant description

One of the most highly-acclaimed afternoon teas in London, The Lanesborough is a multiple-time winner of the UK Tea Council’s Award of Excellence. With piano players in the background, visitors can indulge in a quintessentially British tea, served in either the Venetian-style dining room, or the ‘Withdrawing Room’.

Enjoy a glass of the finest champagne with exquisite French pastries, and sumptuous scones with homemade jam and clotted cream. The Lanesborough afternoon tea menu includes a variety of finger sandwiches, from the classic coronation chicken, to the more exotic vegetarian choice of aubergine caviar and coriander. Gluten and dairy-free options are available.

A tea sommelier is at your beck and call to assist you in choosing from an exceptional selection of tea, from rooibos orange and cactus fig tea, to the 5-star hotel’s own signature blend.

The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge is only a stone’s throw away from both Buckingham Palace and Harrods, and a 1-minute walk from Hyde Park Corner Tube Station.

Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough
(based on 96 reviews)

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  • By Anna S from London
    2 March 2019

    Excellent experience. 5* service. Very kind and professional staff at The Lanesborough hotel.

  • By Natalie B from London
    5 January 2019

    We had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Lanesborough hotel who managed to accommodate our complex dietary needs at a very short notice. The staff took care to make sure the food served was gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free and nut free. If I had known how courteous the hotel's kitchen was I would have mentioned a non-chocolate preference. It is wonderful to find a kitchen that genuinely can handle dietary requirements rather than playing lip service and then providing poor substitutes. Admittedly we ended up at the Lanesborough after a very bad experience with Fortnum and Mason (whom we had originally booked our afternoon tea with). Fortnum and Mason told us the day before the booking that they would substitute all cakes for fruit platters and that's all they could do to accommodate the nut allergies which was not great given that we had made the booking a week early and were told with only 24hours before our trip. Thankfully we discovered the Lanesborough could accommodate us and we had one of the best afternoon tea experiences I have had in London - excellent service, elegant back drop, wonderful ambience, lovely piano playing in the background and also delicious scones, tea and sweets. We will definitely be back!

  • By Anja R from Königsbronn
    26 October 2018

    Es war ganz großartig! Eine Oase der Ruhe in London. Wunderbare Patisserie, hier stimmt einfach alles.

  • By Annemarie M from Nuernberg
    24 October 2018

    Wir waren zum Afternoon Tea da ,wunder schönes Hotel sehr freundliches personal eine sehr sehr schönen Nachmittag. Würde es jeder Zeit wieder machen

  • By June B from Lincoln
    13 October 2018

    Excellent ambience with professional staff and fantastic food for our afternoon tea. Loved every minute of our visit. Already recommended it to friends!

  • By Mohamed B from London
    26 September 2018

    Beautiful room. Lovely service. Great selection of sandwiches and dazzling array of desserts served for afternoon tea. Delicious scones and a fantastic selection of tea.

  • By Lars G from Uppsala
    29 July 2018

    Pretty good

  • By Martin L from London
    2 April 2018

    Afternoon tea at the Lanesborough was everything I hoped for - very civilised and very pleasant. Only one gripe - on the website the set price was advertised at £37 a head but the bill for three of us came to over £150 and the only extra was one glass of ordinary white wine.

  • By IK K from London
    31 March 2018

    We had afternoon tea at the Lanesborough. The place was fantastic, and the customer service was mainly excellent. The exception was that there was 15% discretionary service charge added, and when I left 85 pounds to a 78 pounds bill (instead of the recommended 89.70 pounds), the waiter came back for clarification. I had to explain that, to the best of my knowledge, the service charge was discretionary (optional). Of course, I could be wrong, and the etiquette at such places could dictate that service charge is mandatory, which should have been clarified prior to visiting. The rest of the staff were excellent. The tea was great. The sandwiches were average. The sweets were good, but not excellent. You are offered to take he rest of the sweets (but not sandwiches) in a lovely box and a bag. Overall, if you have never been to an afternoon tea, you should visit this venue, as the experience would be very good.

  • By Elizabeth O from London
    17 March 2018

    Beautiful surroundings, friendly service and delicious treats to eat and drink

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Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough
Lanesborough Hotel Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA