- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00.
I had to change my reservation a few times, everyone who I spoke to or emailed with was lovely and helpful, in particular Jordan
22 July 2019
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.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
17 - 21 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RP
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Customer reviews for Dominique Ansel Bakery
((((( 18 February 2019 by Élise from London
Really good, amazing food
((((( 18 February 2019 by Maria from Boston
Really nice tea time, everything delicious.
Very attentive service. Nice setting
((((( 13 February 2019 by Sabrina from Kuala Lumpur
Afternoon tea was a pleasant surprise and in excellent quality. Service was nice too.
((((( 11 February 2019 by Martha from London
Beautiful garden terrace, welcoming staff
((((( 10 February 2019 by Noam from Tel Aviv
Amazing and special afternoon tea, with outstanding small bites and great service.
We'll definitely return
((((( 20 January 2019 by Laura from London
It was a lovely experience! Service was great, food was amazing and loved the fact that the seating for the afternoon tea was separate from the busy cafe! The waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable and didn't feel rushed at any moment!
((((* 15 January 2019 by Jennifer from London
Loved the afternoon tea here! The food was tasty, inventive and beautiful. Very kind of the staff to add in a complementary birthday cronut for my friend too. My only small criticism is that we found we had to wait longer than was comfortable to be served, both at the start and between courses. Still, I would recommend and am likely to be back.
((*** 3 January 2019 by fallenguru from London
Prior to this visit we'd bought pastry products (Cronut, DKA, ...) and loved them, so we wanted to try the Festive Afternoon Tea. We arrived on time, but had to wait around for quite some time, standing, until our table was ready.
More waiting, finally, tea. The tea selection was quite small and it wasn't clear what's black, green, or just an infusion. Both of ours were mediocre at best. Don't bother coming for the tea. 45 minutes after the booked time, the food arrived. It did look spectacular, though I was disappointed not to see any pastry anywhere. By now the tea was cold.
The baked shells of the Christmas trees were wildly inconsistent, their savoury fillings all came through very well, though I'm not sure they all worked, exactly.
The scones were ... dense, doughy, yeasty?!? Whatever they were, they weren't scones and they were certainly underbaked. Surprisingly tasty for all that and enclosing the filling in a white chocolate star was a nice, if too rich, touch.
The sweet section was where it fell apart. Basically, everything was a decorated white chocolate sphere with some filling or other. Beautiful to look at. On their own, they might well be delicious, though even then, the chocolate should be thinner and they'd need something, anything, to offset the sweetness of all that unflavoured sugar paste and white chocolate, something (else) to cut through the richness. But try eating four. The second was boring, the third almost painful. Too. Much. Sugar.
I'm sorry, I don't care how something looks, if it isn't delicious and doesn't work on the level of individual dishes and as a set menu. Maybe they should've stuck to their pastry forte, there didn't have to be scones. The whole restaurant side of things didn't appear to be running too smoothly.
That said, the staff listened to our comments and we got complimentary mince pies.
((((( 1 January 2019 by Jenny from London
Gorgeous terrace with lovely Christmas lights set back from the noisy cafe seating. Service was perfect. Everything we needed yet not at all rushed. Every single piece of food was deliscious and so much attention to detail. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a high quality afternoon tea.
((((( 13 December 2018 by Lucia from London
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