Afternoon Tea at Café Royal
Traditional or contemporary, the choice is yours...
We are very proud to offer two very different experiences at Hotel Cafe Royal. The first being our Queen's Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea served in the Oscar Wilde Lounge (formerly The Grill Room Est. 1865) and the second coming courtesy of Michelin starred chef, Albert Adrià who has designed his Sweet Afternoon Bubbles menu, a contemporary alternative to the traditional afternoon tea experience.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a quintessentially 'royal' afternoon tea experience to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee this summer. From sandwiches inspired by the royal residences to sweet delicacies that replicate the Queen's favourite fashion accessories, each and every element of the afternoon tea have been inspired by Her Majesty and her historic reign of over 70 years.
Served in the stunning, Grade II listed Oscar Wilde Lounge, which is decorated with mirrored walls, ornate gold detailing and painted ceilings and has welcomed royalty in the past, including Princess Diana, it is the perfect venue for such a royal affair!
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea is priced at £70 per person or £80 with a glass of N.V Veuve Clicquot Brut 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 currently available for delivery or collection. If staying at the hotel in-room dining is availble duing your stay. The Cakes & Bubbles experience is available 2pm to 6pm daily with signature desserts available throughout the day. VIEW MENU & VIEW VEGAN MENU.
Private Afternoon Tea Celebrations
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.
The Café Royal VIPPs - Very Important Past Patrons
Since its inception, the Café Royal has long been the place to be seen, and if the walls of this Grade II listed building could talk, the stories would be inspirational, magical, and most importantly, endless. Countless figureheads of society have walked through the doors of the Café Royal, from politicians and writers to musicians and royalty, each with their own stamp on history.
Some of our most iconic past patrons continue to inspire the Hotel Café Royal even today, their legacies a consistent reminder of our illustrious past and foundations as a London landmark. To us, these individuals are more than just historical icons, but rather, our VIPPs – our Very Important Past Patrons, that is.
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 4571 6745
Dress code: Smart/casual
Opening Times & Location
Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge
Wednesday to Sunday
12:00pm to 5:30pm
Cakes & Bubbles
Monday to Sunday
12:00pm to 10:00pm
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 4571 6745.