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

Afternoon Tea

Luxury Afternoon Tea in London - A British tradition served in a historic setting.

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 fancies is accompanied by your choice of 30 tea blends and infusions and a live pianist.

The Spring diptyque afternoon tea served from 5 March to 3 June is a floral delight that takes flavour inspiration from the perfumers Geranium Rose, Freesia, Choisya Orange Blossom and Baies Rose & Berries scents.

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Midweek Special Offer

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

Diptyque afternoon tea with complimentary glass of Champagne priced at £45.

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. 

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'Sweet Treat' Afternoon Tea and Spa Day

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

£200 per person, available weekdays until 31 March 2018. 

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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Winner: Best Traditional Afternoon Tea 2017

We are proud to be the winner of the annual Afternoon Tea Awards 2017 in the category Best Traditional Afternoon Tea in the UK! The awards recognize the finest in afternoon tea service and creativity. But don't just take our their word for it, come try it for yourself! We look forward to welcoming you.

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


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7406 3310

Group reservations:
Reservations for seven people or more are available in either the Oscar Wilde Lounge or the Domino Room. Kindly contact the reservations team directly to make a booking.
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Afternoon Tea Sittings

11:30am - 7:30pm

Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Please note from 3 February until early April 2018 the Oscar Wilde Lounge is open from 12:30pm to 7:30pm.


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