- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 08:00 - 20:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00.
Whilst initially thought ecpensive, it was for a special birthday and we had the most expensive tea. Whilst eating we decided the cost was worth the exquisite food we had oresented to us and thoroughly enjoyed the complete experience. Well worth it for a special event.
08 March 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
((((* 11 June 2018 by Sheetal from London
Exceptional food. Great service
(((** 10 June 2018 by Nicola from London
The outside area was beautiful, particularly the flower display. Unfortunately it was not exactly comfory for the person sat with their back to it to have plastic flowers so close behind them that they could not sit back in their seat.
The savoury part of the afternoon tea was excellent, really tasty and beautifully presented. My criticism is only that the portion of savoury food was far too small. I could have (and would like to have) eaten 3 times what I was given.
The scones were fine. The jam/cream/chocolate mix that was provided to go with the scones looked nice, but as I don't like jam and it was all combined that was a bit annoying.
The cakes were again beautiful, perhaps a bit sickly sweet that despite not being full (lack of enough savoury food) we didn't finish the cakes.
All in all a nice venue and excellent food beautifully presented, but at about £4 per bite sized sandwich/cake it was not exactly good value (even for afternoon tea which you accept is expensive for what it is wherever you go), and we left wanting to visit the kebab shop next door. I would return to the cafe but not for the afternoon tea.
((((( 21 May 2018 by Anna from London
Simply superb- they let us take our time and we’re very accommodating!
(((** 9 May 2018 by Jo from London
The food was nice and very imaginative. The first "seed" savoury was the best item on the menu. I understand it was the first weekend of afternoon tea so things won't necessarily be perfect, but I hope you consider the following issues. The service started out well and then became very poor. The table eventually just became forgotten about and simple things like receiving the bill (which I imagine is something that the business WANTS to provide) was almost impossible and required the attention of three different staff members. For the price, and from previous experience of afternoon tea, the service is still an important part of the overall experience and not something I feel should be forgotten about.
It also wasn't clear what the overall atmosphere of the afternoon tea was meant to be. The terrace was very nice and the food very delicate (as most afternoon teas are), however combined with the very loud upbeat music and hustle and bustle from the interior of the business it all felt jarring. The afternoon tea felt like it was meant to be refined yet fun and cheerful, but the rest of the setting made it a bit messy. Perhaps I grossly misunderstood what DA was trying to achieve with this concept - if this was intentional then perhaps a reduction in price or an obvious indication that this is very much a casual afternoon tea rather than the more formal and stylish experience you would receive (for a similar price!) at a different venue e.g. Sketch London.
((((* 6 May 2018 by Bec from London
The menu items were exquisite - absolutely stunning and so delicious! Drinks were great also but we were quite dissapointed in what we were charged for. Having selected the same tea between the two of us to share to save space on the table, we selected a second tea but were actually charged for it. I don’t think I’ve ever had to pay extra for tea when only ordering two types between two people. Seemed extremely tight and a shame as some places even ask if you want more of the food (Not that we asked). On that basis not worth the price you pay - shame as the food is great.
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