Dominique Ansel Bakery

(71 Reviews)
17 - 21 Elizabeth Street Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RP
French, Afternoon Tea
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Floral Afternoon tea – Signature £42

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00.

Restaurant description

Awarded World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Dominique Ansel’s eponymous London bakery has launched its afternoon tea of sweet and savoury bites inspired by a blooming garden.

Following the path of a seed growing and blossoming into a full-bloomed flower, the menu begins with savoury bites and ends with a selection of sweets. Freshly baked, warm scones with clotted cream and homemade fresh fruit jam will also be served, as well as optional additions from wine and champagne to premium dishes like butter-poached Canadian lobster rolls and Sevruga caviar.

Other menu highlights include the Fallen Leaf, steak tartare with crème fraîche on brioche toast, the Seed, wild mushroom with confit garlic and squid ink choux, and the Bud, lavender meringue, coconut ganache, passion fruit gelée and white chocolate petals. Choose from the Signature Afternoon Tea, add a glass of bubbles with the Sparkling Tea, or opt for the Splendid, which adds butter-poached lobster roll, and Sevruga caviar with buckwheat blini & crème fraiche.

Afternoon Tea is served each Thursday-Sunday for 2 seatings at 2pm and 4:15pm in the bakery’s beautiful covered garden terrace. Dominique Ansel Bakery is a 5-minute walk from Victoria Station.

Kindly note that for afternoon tea service, changes and modifications are politely declined.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Dominique Ansel Bakery
(based on 71 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (58)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (14)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (1)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (17)
  • luxury (10)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (21)
  • value (3)
  • By Sonia S from London
    22 December 2019

    Came for the afternoon tea (Which was a festive theme) as it was highly recommended, however there was not enough food, we left still hungry. There were not enough savoury pieces and too many sweet, which all had the same structure. Would have been nice to mix up the variety of styles with pies, tarts, sandwiches etc. As we looked around, it was clear other felt the same as everyone had left desserts behind.

  • By Carly W from London
    15 December 2019

    Worst afternoon tea I’ve ever experienced

  • By Alessandro B from Stevenage
    14 December 2019

    Christams Tea experience. Simply amazing. Food and tea tase so good. I really liked all the sweet bites and loved the cheese and salmon one.Very glad that i managed to booked and very nice the cronut with happy anniversary .

  • By Syeda naima H from London
    24 November 2019

    We had the afternoon tea. It was excellent the food was amazing. The decoration was fabulous. The service was excellent

  • By Hiroshi U from Japan
    16 November 2019

    Very delicious and beautiful

  • By R T T from London
    18 October 2019

    The bad and incompetent service overshadowed the food entirely. Not comparable at all to service provided at the many hotels offering afternoon tea.

  • By Pirom P from London
    5 October 2019

    Highly disappointing for how much we paid. Yes the pastries looked fantastic and the setting is lovely making it incredibly atmospheric, but the food was very poor for the price. This was a tea of style over substance on both the savoury and sweets. Much of the savoury options lacked flavour or were textually poor. The avocado for example felt quite gummy and mushy. Likewise, the sweet pastrys were pretty to look at but didn't taste of much. Worst however, were the scones. Terrible scones which were dense, dry, and whilst warm on the outside were still cold on the inside. The clotted cream and jam which came as the cocoa butter covered strawberries are a nice idea but executed poorly. The whole point of clotted cream is for it to be spreadable, rich and luxurious. These were served to us so ice cold that it was chunks of solid cream and not enough jam. We don't really see the point of the cocoa butter strawberries either which added nothing to the experience aside from us saying "oh that's an interesting way to present it". Most disappointing of all was the terrible cronut. The pastry had clearly been filled far to long in advance ruining the texture. It came out soggy and tough with none of the flaky layered textures we expected. The rarebit cronut however, was excellent and something i would recommend but overall, a poor experience for the food.

  • By Kimberley V from London
    26 September 2019

    Food was beautiful, service excellent, overall very pleasant. Regarding the setting. I would ditch the hanging flowers, but keep the hanging glass balls with flowers inside.

  • By Michelle D from Woking
    14 September 2019

    The 3 of us booked an afternoon tea, 2 cronuts and some dishes from the menu. Service: i personally liked the service, the waitresses that served us were very welcoming, knoledgeable and polite .The cronuts : one was more cooked than the other and had twice the filling . Taste was nice.for tgese reason i would score them 3 out of 5 stars. Afternoon tea: presentation was very good. Some of them were bot flavour balanced to our opinion but overall was 4 out 5 stars. We decided to only book 1 afternoon tea because 2 of us were vegetarian and unfortunately you dont have vegetarian options. We loved the special tea blend so much we were hoping to buy it from you but you dont sell it.

  • By Susanna W from London
    13 September 2019

    Best afternoon tea in London if you are a foodie. It is more like a tasting menu rather than afternoon tea and full of interesting and surprising flavours. In addition, it is beautifully presented and service is excellent. But stay away if you want cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge cake.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery
17 - 21 Elizabeth Street Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RP

Available offers

  • Floral Afternoon tea – Signature £42
  • Floral Afternoon tea – Sparkling £55
  • Floral Afternoon tea – Splendid £80
  • Valentine's Special Afternoon Tea – Signature afternoon tea £42
  • Valentine's Special Afternoon Tea – Sparkling afternoon tea £55
  • Valentine's Special Afternoon Tea – Splendid afternoon tea £80

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