Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton

(816 Reviews)
The Waldorf Hilton 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD
Afternoon Tea, British
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Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea | Fri - Sun | £44.50 per person

Themed Afternoon Tea in Homage Restaurant at The Waldorf Hilton for one person.

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.

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 Waldorf Hilton
(based on 816 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (629)
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  • dinner (53)
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  • large parties (39)
  • lunch (52)
  • luxury (168)
  • private dining (37)
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  • By Anna D from London
    30 November 2019

    The gingerbread ballerina was super-cute! The scones were perfect, especially the orange flavour - very Christmassy. The blinis (prawn, coronation chicken, smoked salmon) were also delicious. We had several vegetarians/dietary requirements and the server was very good about making sure they had the right sandwiches. Actually, service was impeccable! We were given refills on tea, offered extra sandwiches and boxes to take our leftover cakes. It felt very luxurious. The live harpist was lovely, made it a very special event. And the room was beautiful: everyone's jaw dropped when we entered. There were lots of instagrammable moments like the dry ice teapot, colour-changing amuse bouche, and the wind-up ballerina. My only criticism was that they presented the tea in two courses; I prefer having everything on the table at once, feast-style, so that everyone can pick and choose which order they eat.

  • By Alan W from Leeds
    24 November 2019

    We have dined and danced at the Waldorf for more than 30 years For us two it is a place of magic the music the palm court ballroom the atmosphere and most of all the people the lovely staff absolutely fantastic!!!! We have driven gone by coach and by train and the journey is always worthehile We are well into our 80s and still love it JUST DO IT XX

  • By Jo A from CARDIFF
    24 November 2019

    It was a wonderful day. The room is so luxurious. The staff were so friendly and attentive. The band set the scene. The food was well presented and colourful and watching all the couple dance was heart warming. Perfect day

  • By Deborah H from London
    15 November 2019

    A wonderful experience which my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed. My only comment is that I would have liked to have had a cup of tea offered when we first sat down and not just after the sandwiches were served.

  • By Alison E from London
    11 November 2019

    Wonderful relaxed atmosphere with superb waiters. Food exceptional. Well catered for vegetarian andcgluten free vegetarian.

  • By Fiona D from Hertfordshire
    9 November 2019

    Had a lovely afternoon tea here to celebrate my daughters birthday. Staff were so lovely. Very attentive and helpful. Sandwiches were great and offered top ups. Champagne was lovely. Cakes lovely

  • By Beverley F from London
    26 October 2019

    Very enjoyable experience for Afternoon Tea. A slight confusion about dietary requirements was soon sorted and we were able to relax and enjoy the food. The harpist made a lovely addition to the ambiance.

  • By Pam H from Kent
    11 September 2019

    Arrived early for our 2pm booking but was able to be seated straight away and was offered the choice of two tables. A good selection of sandwiches and scones and cakes. Good value with a glass of champagne. Our waiter Ahmed was very attentive. Although the outside of the hotel is covered in scaffolding once inside there is a calm ambiance.

  • By Linda J from London
    29 August 2019

    Afternoon tea was very nice and the service was first class. My friend and l thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon.

  • By Ian H from London
    22 August 2019

    Felt I was not part of the restaurant, service was slow, sandwiches were limited and very small, was not offered glass of cava, asked for second pots of tea and did not receive correct tea. My wife and I felt we were an inconvenience to the waiting staff. Finally music started as we were leaving. This afternoon was a special occasion as we live in Tenerife, and come back to the UK for holidays. No comment in final section re would not recommend this restaurant for anything.

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

Available offers

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea | Fri - Sun | £44.50 per person
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea | Mon - Thurs | £39 per person
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea with Champagne | Fri - Sun | £54.50 per person
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea with Champagne | Mon - Thurs | £49 per person
  • Afternoon Tea from £32 pp
  • Festive Afternoon Tea dance £99 per person

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