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oscar wilde lounge afternoon tea hotel cafe royal london
diptyque afternoon tea hotel cafe royal london
diptyque afternoon tea hotel cafe royal london

Afternoon Tea

A British tradition served in a celebrated historic lounge

Nestled between the elegance of Mayfair and the creativity of Soho, the Oscar Wilde Lounge is the space where great minds came together to change the world. It is in this very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away. Dating back to 1865 and formerly known as the Grill Room, the gilded room was renamed in honour of our most famous patron becoming the Oscar Wilde Lounge. Today, this dramatic setting is home to Hotel Café Royal's award-winning afternoon tea service, presented masterfully by our dedicated restaurant team and creative chefs. 

We are proud to have been named the Best Traditional Afternoon Tea in the UK at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2017/18.

Diptyque Afternoon Tea

Experience an award-winning afternoon tea service created to tempt the senses in the heart of London and in a unique historic setting. Our diptyque afternoon tea takes inspiration from some of the brands most iconic scents. The menu of sandwiches, scones and cakes is accompanied by your choice of 30 tea blends and infusions and a live pianist.

A sprinkle of festive magic is added to our traditional afternoon tea service for the holiday season. Created in partnership with diptyque, the festive afternoon tea menu features notes of Christmas orange, cloves, cinnamon, almond and tonka bean to fashion a feast for the senses. 

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Diptyque Afternoon Tea Menu

7 January to 10 February
18 February to 24 February


Valentine's Afternoon Tea Menu

11 - 17 February


NEW: The Queen of Afternoon Teas

Menu to be announced soon


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Book your afternoon tea experience on a weekday and enjoy a glass of Champagne Veuve Clicquot on us.

£55 per person | Mondays to Fridays from 4 January 2019 to 30 April 2019. Excludes 11 to 17 February 2019.


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Combining two award-winning indulgences under one roof, enjoy our afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne and a 90 minute aromatherapy facial or massage at Akasha Holistic Wellbeing. This package includes full access to the spa facilities.

£225 per person | Available weekdays


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Group Afternoon Tea

Whether you're celebrating a hen party, baby shower or birthday celebration, do so with a traditional afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal. We can cater to groups of eight to 30 guests in the Grade II listed and ornately decorated Domino room. Afternoon tea service is accompanied by your choice of more than 20 teas and infusions and a live pianist. 

View group afternoon tea T&C's

Gift vouchers

Give the gift of luxury and choose from our selection of gift vouchers including traditional afternoon tea and Champagne afternoon tea. 

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All menus provided are sample menus and pricing is subject to change seasonally. For specific enquiries kindly contact our restaurants team directly. 


Email: restaurants@hotelcaferoyal.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7406 3310


Opening Times & Location

Monday to Friday: 1pm - 4pm
Weekends: 12pm - 5.30pm

Booking in advance is highly recommended.

In support of cultural events Regent Street is traffic-free on certain dates. Click here to view a full list of these dates. 


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