Indulge in Elegance | The Best Place to Have Afternoon Tea in London

Experience indulgence, elegance and tradition in the heart of London. Discover the reasons why DUKES London is the best place to have afternoon tea in London.

Indulge in Elegance | The Best Place to Have Afternoon Tea in London

We may well be biased, but we'd argue that the best place to have afternoon tea in the city is right here at DUKES London.

Our elegant Drawing Room overlooks a quaint courtyard garden, making it the perfect location for indulging in an elegant afternoon treat after a busy morning exploring the city streets.

Read on to discover the delicious delights that await you, should you choose to make a reservation with us for a luxury afternoon tea experience:

DUKES Traditional Afternoon Tea

Starting with a selection of savoury sandwiches, our DUKES Traditional Afternoon Tea caters for every taste.

From poached free range chicken and tarragon mayonnaise to H Forman’s London cured smoked salmon, dill, and cottage cheese, we use only the finest ingredients to create the signature finger sandwiches that we all know and love.

For those with a sweet tooth, your cravings will be satisfied by our assortment of treats, such as a chestnut, cranberry, and white chocolate gateau with salted caramel, or our cinnamon and spiced plum tart with plum jelly.

Finally, no traditional British afternoon tea would be complete without the classic scone. Ours come in both plain and sultana options, to be slathered with Rodda’s clotted cream and a scrumptious strawberry preserve.

DUKES Vegan Afternoon Tea

Here at DUKES London, we have a delightful vegan alternative to the traditional afternoon to tickle your tastebuds.

Beginning with an array of savoury sandwiches, this selection includes flavour combinations such as beetroot hummus with dairy-free feta and carrots, or cream cheese and pickled cucumber.

Those cravings for something sweet will be met by our decadent dessert options, from chocolate cherry fudge cake, to apricot mousse, to raspberry cheesecake.

Finish your meal by indulging in our vegan plain or raisin scones, complete with that same scrumptious strawberry preserve and a pot of dairy-free clotted cream.

Little Dukes and Duchesses Afternoon Tea

We’ve also transformed the DUKES Traditional Afternoon Tea and adapted it to suit the palettes of your Little Dukes and Duchesses.

With a fun twist on convention, the feast commences with marmalade finger sandwiches, ham and cheese triangles, and avocado toast.

A variety of playful desserts follow: a raspberry trifle ‘gummy bear’, a chocolate lollipop with popping candy sprinkles, and a banana cupcake swirl with cream cheese frosting.

As well as the traditional scone and jam, the Little Dukes and Duchesses Afternoon Tea culminates with a luxurious Hot Chocolate Bomb and a cuddly DUKESY toy to take home.  

Our afternoon tea is served daily from noon to 6pm in the Drawing Room. Subject to availability, parties of 6 or more will be accommodated in Great British Restaurant and can contact the team there directly via [email protected].

If this sounds like a treat that you and your loved ones would enjoy, book a table today.

Alternatively, why not extend your celebrations with an overnight stay? Read our previous blog to help you plan the perfect family break in London.