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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.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- romantic (103)
- afternoon tea (592)
- child friendly (24)
- al fresco (1)
- private dining (36)
- luxury (157)
- trendy (12)
- value (98)
- lunch (52)
- entertainment (22)
- breakfast (14)
- views (9)
- large parties (38)
- business (39)
- dinner (51)
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.
21 June 2018
my friends and myself were on a holiday from scotland had an enjoyable day at afternoon tea then at the bar
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.
24 May 2018
Excellent service and lovely food
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
19 May 2018
Disappointing experience, service was poor, food was average, especially as it had been booked for a celebration.
15 May 2018
Booked online with Bookatable for a table for 15.30 for 2 people for £42 each with free flowing prosecco but when we got there was told that it was only free flowing champagne for £55 each. Waitress didn’t seem to know about the offer & said she would look into it but never came back to us about it. Thought that was a bit naughty as it made us pay more than we originally intended!
12 May 2018
Smakfullt Afternoon Tea i en historisk miljö, Dock vas matsalen överbokad så personalen var utmattad och glömde bort oss efter att vi fått vårt bord. Vi fick vänta 25 minuter (av vår slot-tid på 90 minuter) innan våra bakverk serverades trots påminnelser! På grund av överbeläggningen så var ljudnivån allt annat än avkopplande. Undvik att boka lördagar!!!
12 May 2018
It was disappointing, the restaurant was chaotic, so I could hear people around chasing their waiters to order/follow up food. We had to chase to get a menu and order. The afternoon tea was very dry, the cakes, bread for sandwiches and scones all tasted like they had been left out all afternoon. The only saving grace was the unlimited champagne and the waitress we ended up having was very friendly and attentive, although the restaurant had started to clear by this point.
12 May 2018
WOW! I had booked 4 people for the 'free flowing afternoon tea' via Bookatable for my Nanas 85th birthday and after reading some reviews I was a little nervous. But we were not disappointed at all and I would certainly recommended this venue and the Afternoon Tea. We arrived just after 2pm and the room was already busy but we were seated very quickly and after a short wait our tea order was taken and a glass of champagne brought to each of us. Yes we did have to wait a little while for our sandwiches and cake but afternoon tea shouldn't be rushed and each waiter was bale to gave his/her table their undivided attention. The harpist played such a variety of old and new songs and it really helped with the ambience of the room. If our glasses needed refilling we just asked (instead of waiting) as the staff were busy. All the sandwiches tasted beautiful and our favorites were the salmon blini and coronation wheel. The scones where light and the perfect size as we each had 2 each (1 fruit & 1 plain) plus 4 small cakes, which again were light and tasted great. We couldn't finish all the cakes so asked for a box so we could take them home as there was no way we were leaving them behind. From start to finish all the staff we spoke to were very friendly and attentive and the service was impeccable. My Grandmother uses a wheelchair and we were assisted by the doorman all the way through to the room and again everyone was so friendly.
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