Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room

(47 Reviews)
17 The Marketplace, The Piazza Covent Garden, London,, WC2E 8RB
Afternoon Tea
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Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £20

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00.

Restaurant description

On the ground floor of this iconic British company's flagship London store, Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room serves a signature all-day afternoon tea in a simple, uncluttered setting, with extensive tea options served alongside glasses of bubbly or gin and tonics.

The Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room menu celebrates the British traditional of afternoon tea. Delicate finger sandwiches are crammed with classic fillings like salmon and cream cheese, while freshly made scones are served alongside tangy jams and generous helpings of clotted cream. There are all kinds of other sweet treats too, including golden brown pastries and rich chocolate cakes.

Diners can choose from a huge line-up of premium loose leaf teas at Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room in Covent Garden, with brews from all over the world on offer. There are also decadent hot chocolates, glasses of champagne, or traditional gin and tonics to sample too.

A charming restaurant in London that lets diners relax away from the bustle of Covent Garden, Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room is a 3-minute walk 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 Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room
4.7
(based on 47 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (46)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (1)
  • lunch (17)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (9)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (11)
  • views (1)
  • By Kadhir M from London
    23 January 2020

    From the scones to the tea, everything was delicious, but what truly made the experience special was the waitstaff. The waitress was so amazing! She answered all of our questions and helped us pick the best teas, she also brought us some extra preserve for our scones. All around a great experience, we will definitely be coming back.

  • By Ana M from Aylesbury
    18 January 2020

    Very good afternoon tea for an affordable price. The place itself is very nice and modern. Loved the decoration, not to posh and yet beautiful. Very nice staff.

  • By Hayley B from London
    17 January 2020

    Quite squashed tables

  • By Jo M from London
    18 December 2019

    Fabulous afternoon tea. Great choice of tea menus including special Christmas tea so you can choose depending on how hungry - or greedy - you are feeling! Really high quality food and beautifully presented. Prices very reasonable for location and service friendly and attentive. Five stars!

  • By Andrew B B from London
    14 December 2019

    We really enjoyed it. The lady at the front is the manager and is brilliant. Extremely friendly and accommodating with all customers. As for the food, we had the Christmas tea special. The Stilton and pickle sandwich is to die for, as was the chocolate cake. I can wholeheartedly recommend this place.

  • By Iehl M from Bristol
    16 November 2019

    Great location, lovely place, nice service and delicious food and teas.

  • By Priya A from Hertford
    13 November 2019

    Great atmosphere, great choice of menu items including food and drink. Staff were smiling and incredibly friendly. Would definitely visit again.

  • By Tracey L from Hamburg
    9 November 2019

    Lovely food and very friendly service

  • By Beatriz Ferreia E from LONDON
    2 November 2019

    Very good food, good atmosphere and service. Amazing tea! Would definetly come back!

  • By Joss H from Nottingham
    24 October 2019

    This was a slice of calm and joy in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The tea and cakes were beautiful and I’ll 100% be back

Restaurant Location Map
Whittard of Chelsea Tea Room
17 The Marketplace, The Piazza Covent Garden, London,, WC2E 8RB