Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton

The Waldorf Hilton 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD
Afternoon Tea, British

Top offer

Festive afternoon tea from £42 per person

Please be aware that the seating time for free-flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea is 1 hour. All dietary requests need to be advices 48 hours in advance.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 12:30 - 16:00
Saturday to Monday: 13:00 - 16:00

Restaurant description

Experience the truly British tradition of afternoon tea at one of London's most famous hotels, The Waldorf Hilton. Dine within historic and elegant surroundings, complete with original chandeliers and ionic pillars inspired by the grand cafés of Europe.

Unwind with a glass of champagne and choose from a selection of 13 fine loose leaf teas, including the signature 'Waldorf Tribute' blend that was created by Twinings exclusively for, and only found at, The Waldorf Hilton.

Savour a selection of finely cut sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones and delicate pastries that change seasonally and are beautifully served on a 3-tiered stand made of Royal Crown Derby fine bone china. Live entertainment is provided by the resident pianist and harpist.

Boasting a showbiz clientele, Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf London is the epitome of chic. Covent Garden Tube Station is 6 minutes’ walk away.

Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton
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  • By Jacky B from London
    5 December 2018

    Not as good as I expected even tho it was good value with a Living Social voucher. The cakes on the festive tea were very disappointing & the cream & jam given wasn’t enough for one person lest known 3 people. Our Prosecco was poured at the beginning & immediately followed by a pot of tea. I therefore had to send the tea back as it went cold whilst drinking the Prosecco. We also had to continually ask for our Prosecco to be topped up as nothing was ever offered. The manager was poor & never offered us the amuse bouche type starter which were given by a young waitress as she noticed we didn’t have it. She finished her shift & after that we were never asked if everything was ok & always had to wait to get help. Very, very disappointing afternoon.

  • By Kayleigh H from London
    23 November 2018

    Went to the themed ABBA high tea, the servers where amazing and met our eveyneed. The vegetarian selection was also very good and enjoyed it very much. And one of the guest was disabled and it was all on one level However the themed tea was in the reception area and there was construction outside meaning it was very noisy when the construction workers where working and we could smell their cigarette when they where on their break. Similarly being by the front reception there was sometimes a cold breeze when the front door was open

  • By Linda T from Romford
    24 October 2018

    I booked this afternoon tea as a treat for my grand-daughter as she loves Mamma Mia. It was a bit disappointing. The Mamma Mia bit consisted of a display, a TV screen showing clips from the stage production and (I think) the soundtrack from the original film. It was very quiet and we could hardly hear it, especially over the piano being played further up. We were the only people in that section and although the waitress visited occasionally, she never seemed to be around when we needed anything. There were no spoons for the cream, jam or mousses. I ordered coffee which came in a very thick cup with an impossible handle which was such a contrast from the rest of the pretty, dainty china. The food took a while to come, which wasn't a problem, and was OK. Not the best afternoon tea I've ever had, but OK.

  • By Michela G from London
    17 October 2018

    I treated a friend of mine for her first Afternoon tea in London and it did not disappoint. The selection of sweet and savoury dishes were delicious and fresh as you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The service was immaculate and friendly. It turned a rainy afternoon into a great one ??. A fantastic experience

  • By Joseph F from London
    21 September 2018

    Ladies and gents' bathrooms were excellent facilities, and the harpist an enjoyable addition to create an elegant dining experience. The waiting staff were very helpful, they even put my bunch of flowers in water for the duration of the afternoon tea, and indeed all the hotel staff we encountered were pleasant and charming. Neither of us has stayed in the hotel, but the experience put us in mind of staying in the hotel on a future occasion.

  • By Eunice L from dundee
    21 June 2018

    my friends and myself were on a holiday from scotland had an enjoyable day at afternoon tea then at the bar

  • By Nienke W from LONDON
    7 June 2018

    Half of the tables were dirty or not set up. We did not get any attention from the staff. Not exactly what we expected from a afternoon tea in such a hotel.

  • By Jo J from St Albans
    24 May 2018

    Excellent service and lovely food

  • By Susannah F from london
    23 May 2018

    Our visit didn't get off to a very good start. We'd booked for 1pm, and were on a tight schedule as we had a theatre matinee to attend, but we, and several other guests were left waiting until about 5 past 1. Not a huge delay, but not the sort of punctuality one would expect from this establishment. However, after that, the service and food were exemplary. The choice of tea was impressive, and the food was tasty, if a bit unimaginative. Ham & Mustard, coronation chicken, egg & cress, & tuna & cucumber were the sandwich fillings on offer which was quite run of the mill. The scones and pasties were lovely. I paid partially with a voucher and was told I should have informed them of this before eating, and with a huff, the bill was taken away as reissued. Again, not a response I would have expected. Overall, the tea was enjoyable and the surroundings lovely, but I feel that a premier establishment like The Waldorf could have gone the extra mile

  • By Maggie H from Ruislip
    19 May 2018

    Disappointing experience, service was poor, food was average, especially as it had been booked for a celebration.

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Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton
The Waldorf Hilton 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD