oscar wilde lounge afternoon tea hotel cafe royal london
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 floral scents. The menu of sandwiches, scones and fancies is accompanied by your choice of 30 tea blends and infusions and a live pianist.

The Spring and Summer diptyque afternoon tea is a floral delight that takes flavour inspiration from the perfumers Geranium Rose, Freesia, Choisya Orange Blossom and Baies Rose & Berries scents. The Oscar Wilde Lounge has been decorated with wild flowers and diptyque scented ovals to complete the experience.

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Book your afternoon tea experience on a Monday to Thursday and enjoy a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier with our compliments.

£45 per person | Monday to Thursday | Up to six people


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Combining two award-winning indulgences under one roof, enjoy the diptyque afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne and an 80 minute signature facial or personalised massage at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. This package includes full access to the spa facilities.

£200 per person | Available weekdays


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 seven 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. 

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The Oscar Wilde Season

We have joind forces with the makers of the Oscar Wilde Season, a reimagination of some of Oscar Wilde's most beloved plays set in the historic Vaudeville Theatre. Enjoy prime seats and Champagne Afternoon Tea before the show. 

Gift vouchers

Give the gift of an award-winning afternoon tea experience. Choose from a selection of gifts including traditional afternoon tea, Champagne afternoon tea or Rosé Champagne afternoon tea. 

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All menus provided are sample menus. For specific enquiries kindly contact our restaurants team directly. 


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


Opening Times & Location

11:30am - 7:30pm

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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