Dominique Ansel Bakery

(80 Reviews)
17 - 21 Elizabeth Street Belgravia, London, London, SW1W 9RP
French, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Fruit & Vegetable Patch Afternoon Tea - Signature Afternoon Tea £39

Exclusively for Afternoon Tea Week! Our Afternoon Tea menu of savoury and sweet bites Your choice of tea Warm scones with clotted cream & strawberry jam

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00.

Restaurant description

Awarded World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Dominique Ansel’s eponymous London bakery is bringing back its afternoon tea exclusively for Afternoon Tea Week from August 10th to 16th. Savour a delightful menu of sweet and savoury bites inspired by a fruit and vegetable garden.

Offering a full vegetarian menu influenced by fruit and vegetable patches, indulge in savoury and then sweet bites that celebrate the freshest produce and seasonal harvest. Freshly baked, warm scones with clotted cream and homemade fresh strawberry jam will also be served, as well as optional additions from wine and champagne to a selection of premium dishes.

Other menu highlights include Peas in the Pod: English pea mousse, crème fraîche, crushed peas, fresh mint, and a pea and parmesan sablé "pod"; the Romanesco: with truffled cabbage coleslaw, cauliflower purée, Romanesco broccoli and choux, and lastly, the Caramelia Honeybee: crafted with Valrhona caramelia, chocolate mousse, and honey blackberry compote with miniature honeybees to decorate. Choose from the Signature Afternoon Tea, add a glass of bubbles with the Sparkling Tea, or opt for the Splendid, which adds a selection of premium savoury bites.

This exclusive Afternoon Tea will be served Monday-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.

Customer reviews for Dominique Ansel Bakery
4.2
(based on 80 reviews)

85%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (66)
  • al fresco (6)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (1)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (1)
  • lunch (19)
  • luxury (12)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (16)
  • trendy (23)
  • value (3)
  • By Nia L from london
    15 August 2020

    Wonderful afternoon tea - delicious and unique - excellent service and superb surroundings. Shocked and disappointed they’re closing down

  • By Syeda K from London
    14 August 2020

    The scones were amazing

  • By Nikki H from Bromley
    12 August 2020

    Best afternoon tea ever-beats tea at the Ritz, Claridges, Fortnum and Mason, savoy and The Dorchester despite its humbler surroundings. Hope Dominic Ansel reconsiders and opens again in London.

  • By AS S from London
    11 August 2020

    Impressive presentation of food. However, the crockery was dirty with previous customers lipstick, toilets were filthy and service was disappointing. Unfortunately, the cream for the scones had also gone bad.

  • By Maria K from London
    10 August 2020

    Cronut is awesome!

  • By Bethan C from London
    13 March 2020

    Food was amazing and so was the service. The savoury half of the afternoon tea, in particular, was absolutely stunning. Would have liked some more black tea options - honestly, I can't think of any other complaints!

  • By Emily T from London
    14 February 2020

    I came here for the Valentines afternoon tea offer on the 14th of Feb. Unfortunately it was really quite disappointing. Once we were seated, we barely received any service bar from the physically required task of taking our order and bringing it to the table. It was not particularly busy, and the staff seemed to use that as a sufficient reason to simply not be there. No one came to ask if everything was ok, to refill water or do anything above the bare minimum. Our tea was refilled once, the music system kept stopping (people seemed to forget to turn it on) and the whole thing felt like an afterthought. It made it a bit galling to then be charged a 12.5% service charge which was conveniently automatically added to the bill. The food was fine, but fairly rudimentary. The flavours of the sweet options weren't properly balanced (one featuring basil tasted of nothing else - basically savoury - and the scones came with an ill-thought out chocolate covered clotted cream which claimed to feature jam, but on 2 of ours the jam appeared to have been forgotten. When I asked for service to be taken off the bill as we hadn't really been 'served', the waitress didn't deem it important enough to query why. A great idea but very poorly executed, and combined with a complete lack of atmosphere (within the bakery itself and the dining area) and disinterest from all staff members, failed to deliver an actual experience. Won't be coming back unfortunately!

  • By Laura C from Newmarket
    7 February 2020

    Every detail was beautifully thought through. The food was stunning and the presentation was gorgeous. The atmosphere in the garden room was romantic and whimsically. A magical afternoon!

  • By Tom S from London
    25 January 2020

    We were disappointed by the afternoon tea. The price was comparable to an afternoon tea at a top London hotel but, in our view, it suffered from style over substance. We were particularly unimpressed by the sweet items - they were at best uninteresting and at worst unpleasant. The service was very friendly but we would recommend to others that they go elsewhere for afternoon tea.

  • 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.

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

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