Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Inspired Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

(1083 Reviews)
One Aldwych, London, London, WC2B 4BZ
Afternoon Tea, British
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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:30 - 15:00
Sunday:12:30 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

One Aldwych have created a magical afternoon tea experience that features indulgent treats inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Indulge your inner child and adventure into the magical, mouth-watering world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with One Aldwych's enchanting afternoon tea - inspired by Roald Dahl's iconic story

In the heart of London's theatreland, feast on scrumptious savouries such as our not-quite-as-it-seems salmon and beetroot macaron and juicy roast beef and horseradish, then journey on to fabulously fluffy floss and a box stacked high with wondrous cakes, sweets, mallows and creams - all washed down with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea, juicing room mix or water pistol punch cocktails, or fizzy lifting Champagne.'

One Aldwych is an award-winning contemporary luxury hotel in the heart of London, just a 4-minute walk away from Covent Garden Tube Station.

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

Customer reviews for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Inspired Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
(based on 1083 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (979)
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  • breakfast (29)
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  • dinner (105)
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  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (152)
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  • By Breda P from Newry, Co. Down
    1 February 2020

    I am a hotel Manager myself and I have to say whole experience was amazing. I have never received such impeccable service. From the minute you arrive at the front door of the hotel, you are greeted with the warmest welcome. The cocktails that accompany the afternoon tea if you upgrade visually enhance the experience. The cocktails and afternoon tea were all delicious but you have a wonderful team that makes the experience unforgettable.

  • By Cara S from London
    31 January 2020

    Excellent cream tea, with novelty sweets and cocktails. Fantastic location and excellent service

  • By Charilaos M from Abingdon
    30 January 2020

    The decor and general atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing. The bacon jam and cheese scone were our favourite savoury dish, followed by the cheesecake sandwich and the macaron. The lemon floss and chocolate lemon mousse were our favourite sweet dishes. The cocktails were great served with the dry ice effect, and they tasted very nice too. The service was very attentive and polite, and made us feel welcome.

  • By Susan N from London
    22 January 2020

    My mum and I went to celebrate a milestone birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea. Savouries & sweet were extremely yummy and filling. The staff were amazing and nothing was a problem. We loved the location & the hotel is very smart. We highly recommend this afternoon tea with a twist.

  • By Raj K from London
    19 January 2020

    This was my third visit in 5 years. I have to say I was disappointed. The ambience before the renovation was better, it was cosy and of a high standard. The joint seating area looks more like McDonald’s. The service was really slow and I didn’t feel looked after. The previous two times I’ve come I’ve loved it. But after this visit I will not be coming back. The afternoon tea was not nice. It was really bitter. My dietary requirements were not fulfilled entirely as my partner was given egg when we specially said no egg. I also stated it’s a birthday please make it extra special and they didn’t do anything special. I’ve been here for my sisters birthday and we were looked after and my sister loved it. On this occasion the food, ambience and over all experience was so poor. Did not get value for money.

  • By Jodie W from Cheshunt
    18 January 2020

    Fabulous food and drinks with a really fun theme! The service was brilliant and everyone was really friendly! Will definitely be recommending this to friends/family and coming back again!

  • By Georgina D from London
    18 January 2020

    It was lovely afternoon tea, with excellent attentive service, but only disappointment was I was unsure how it’s Charlie and the chocolate factory. It would help if they dressed the venue to the theme then it would be perfect.

  • By Harley S from Horley
    12 January 2020

    Lovely afternoon tea, the cheesy scones with the bacon jam was definitely our favourites, so different and delicious! Could have been a little more suitable to the Willy Wonka theme, was all lovely but personally as we have both had afternoon tea a lots of places we wouldn't return for the price of £50. Service was remarkable. 4 star.

  • By Charlotte A from London
    12 January 2020

    We had the afternoon tea this weekend. We had booked this given the reputation of Indigo as being a highly reputable gluten free restaurant and therefore had high expectations of the gluten free afternoon tea. In reality, the modifications made to the ‘normal’ version were quite disappointing (hummus in a pastry case replacing a cheese and chive quiche, no alternative for the sausage roll) and the scones were almost inedible and disintegrated when cut. I have had much better experiences of gluten free afternoon teas in London (also had worse but the expectation was so high here!) My boyfriend loved his afternoon tea and the whole experience made for a great afternoon. The staff were amazing - very friendly and attentive.

  • By Sarah Nol N from London
    9 January 2020

    Absolutely fabulous afternoon tea. Couldn’t fault anything. Wonderful staff who made my newly 4 year old feel very special for her birthday. Amazing food and cakes. Definitely the best and most fun afternoon tea I’ve had in London

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Inspired Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
One Aldwych, London, London, WC2B 4BZ

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