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 Van Gogh 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.
Van Gogh Afternoon Tea
Hotel Café Royal has partnered with ‘Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’, a 360º digital art exhibition in London that invites you to step into the awe-inspiring universe of Van Gogh. The bespoke menu has been designed by our award winning Head Pastry chef Michael Kwan to take you on a magical tasting journey through Van Gogh's most famous art works. From the savoury options to the sweet delicacies, as well as the unique selection of cocktails and tea, every element of the afternoon tea takes inspiration from him. Served in the stunning Oscar Wilde Lounge, formally known as The Grill (Est.1865) which welcomed famed patrons from royalty, celebrity and the creative.
Available Thursday to Sunday, served from 12.00pm until 5.30pm.
Priced at £65.00 per person & £75.00 with Champagne. There are gluten free, vegan and halal afternoon tea options available.
Please note The Oscar Wilde Lounge will be closed on Christmas Day. In January our opening times are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00pm to 5.30pm.
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.
'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 90 minutes access to the spa facilities.
£275 per person | Available Fridays 12pm - 5.50pm
Excludes Bank Holidays
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
December: opening times are Thursday / Friday / Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 17.30pm
January: opening times are Friday / Saturdays and Sundays only 12noon to 17.30pm
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.