Traditional or contemporary, the choice is yours...
We are now delivering sweet treats from Cakes & Bubbles to your home, click here to to view our menu and order.
We are very proud to offer two very different experiences at Hotel Cafe Royal. The first being our award winning traditional afternoon tea served in the Oscar Wilde Lounge and the second coming courtesy of Michelin starred chef, Albert Adrià who has designed a contemporary alternative to the traditional afternoon tea experience.
Gerald Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' Champagne Afternoon Tea
Lose yourself in the magical retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol' by Gerald Dickens, the Great Great grandson of Charles Dickens.
As the candles flicker and night draws in, watch as Dickens’ iconic festive tale unfolds all around you. Be transported by Gerald Dickens’ incredible one-man performance. Particularly popular at this time of year, his performance of 'A Christmas Carol' has received standing ovations all over the world. Watch Dickens play over 30 characters using vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life.
A wonderful theatre treat where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show. With theatres currently closed this is an opportunity to be entertained whilst we whisk you back in time.
Please note there will be two performances each day, choose from 12:00pm-2:30pm or 4:00pm-6.15pm.
December: 17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Priced at £95.00 per person and includes a glass of Champagne on arrival.
Traditional Christmas Afternoon Tea
The Oscar Wilde Lounge is a 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 Oscar Wilde Lounge was renamed in honour of our most famous patron becoming the Oscar Wilde Lounge; whilst it’s bigger, lighter sister, the Domino, is named after the game ladies would play when retiring from dinner in the Grill Room.
Today, these dramatic settings are home to Hotel Café Royal's award-winning afternoon tea service, presented masterfully by our skilled and creative culinary team.
Now taking bookings for festive afternoon tea from 11th December onwards priced at £65 per person or £75 person with a glass of Champagne.
Sweet Afternoon Bubbles Experience
Cakes & Bubbles by the ‘World’s Best Pastry Chef’, Albert Adrià, offers a parade of exceptional desserts and pastries alongside a wide selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. Enjoy a truly unique contemporary take on the afternoon tea experience. We are now delivering sweet treats to your home, click here to to view our menu and order.
Cakes & Bubbles is also currently serving the hotel menu for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Cakes & Bubbles experience is available 2pm to 6pm daily with signature desserts available throughout the day.
Cafe Royal Urban Resort
Our urban resort programme is available for couples and families, packed full with events and activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy whilst staying at Hotel Cafe Royal. The programme includes a selection of masterclasses which range from wreath making to champagne and mocktail making, a cinema lounge and toy room along with baking experiences for our junior guests.
'Sweet Treats' Afternoon Tea and Spa
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
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 up to 30 guests in the Grade II listed and ornately decorated Oscar Wilde Lounge and Domino room. Afternoon tea service is accompanied by your choice of more than 20 teas and infusions and a live pianist.
The History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea has been a part of British life since the early 19th century, filtering down from the aristocracy to be enjoyed by nearly everyone today. Find out how this tradition came into fashion on our blog.
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.
All menus provided are sample menus and pricing is subject to change seasonally. For specific enquiries kindly contact our restaurants team directly.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7406 3310
Dress code: Smart/casual
Opening Times & Location
Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm - 3pm
Please note the Oscar Wilde Lounge is now closed until further notice
We are happy to cater to your personal dietary requirements. Please notify the team up to 48 hours prior to your booking by emailing email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7406 3310.