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Choosing your afternoon tea experience

Afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate something special, to mark an occasion or just the perfect excuse to enjoy a relaxed afternoon with tea, cake or even Champagne.

When it comes to booking your afternoon tea, you will find plenty of styles and locations to choose from, here are just few of our favourite afternoon tea ideas.

Champagne afternoon tea

Champagne afternoon tea

If you are looking to book an afternoon tea that feels extra special then a Champagne afternoon tea would be perfect for you.

Try The Pump Room in Bristol.

Themed afternoon tea

A themed afternoon tea is a great way to add some fun to your afternoon. Choose an afternoon tea themed by your favourte book or film for a fun filled afternoon.

Try Aqua Shard in Southwark.

Themed afternoon tea
Alternative gin afternoon tea

Alternative afternoon tea

Not a fan of tea? Try an alternative afternoon tea, perhaps one that includes coffee or gin rather than a traditional tea selection.

Try Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour in Covent Garden.

What is afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is a meal that is enjoyed in the mid afternoon and traditionally consists of tea, sandwiches cut into fingers, scones with clotted cream and jam, along with assorted sweet pastries and cakes.

What time is afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is traditionally served at 4pm. If you are booking afternoon tea at a restaurant then you can typically book between 2pm-5pm, however this varies from restaurant to restaurant.

What is served at afternoon tea?

A traditional afternoon tea includes sandwiches cut into fingers, scones with clotted cream and jam, along with an assortment of small sweet pastries and cakes.

How much does afternoon tea cost?

Afternoon tea costs can really vary and of course will be more expensive if you upgrade to a Champagne afternoon tea.

What do you wear to afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is traditionally a smart but casual occasion and most restaurants will have a ‘smart-casual’ dress code, so smart jeans, trousers, skirts or dresses would all be suitable. This can vary from restaurant to restaurant so if you are unsure ask the restaurant at the time of booking if there is a dress code.