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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.

The Autumn afternoon tea menu is inspired by the scents and flavours of the English countryside - take in notes of fragrant lavender, delicate Earl Grey tea, aromatic quince and fresh green mint which come together to create a sensory taste sensation of sweet and savoury delicacies created by our chefs.

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Book your afternoon tea experience on a Monday to Thursday and enjoy a glass of Champagne Veuve Clicquot with our compliments.

£49 per person | Mondays to Thursdays until 15 November 2018 | 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. 

View group afternoon tea T&C's

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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 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

10 September - 14 November 2018
Mondays to Fridays: 12pm - 6:30pm
Weekends: 11:30am - 7:30pm

15 November 2018 - 6 January 2019:
11:30am - 7:30pm daily

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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