Afternoon Tea at the Oscar Wilde Lounge

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Afternoon Tea

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Hotel Café Royal’s award-winning afternoon tea is served in a unique setting, the Oscar Wilde Lounge. Dating back to 1865, this stunning room has been restored exquisitely to its original Louis XVI detailing. The Queen of Afternoon Teas menu is a celebration of the inception of afternoon tea and the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria. Service is accompanied by a live pianist and your choice of over 25 exclusive tea blends and infusions.

Dress code: Smart/casual

Notes: The returning time for each table is two hours. For group bookings kindly contact the hotel directly.

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4.8based on recent ratings
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KatieE
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The beat afternoon tea experience I have ever had. Amazing service, beautiful room and tasty food.

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NursePompei
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow.we had a brilliant afternoon tea at the oscar wilde lounge,Hotel Cafe Royal.the place is opulent,romantic and felt we are treated as royals and important.the service,tea,cake and sandwiches and presentation are spot on.my wife,and my 2 american friends were really please happy and overwhelmed.we all love it

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aloha88
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful experience and we would certainly come back. The only note is that we were disappointed by the non-dairy sandwich selection as this was simply the original filling choice + margerine on one type of bread... Didn't taste very good at all! Apart from the lack of innovation in alternative menus, it was perfect.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience, very peaceful and quiet, but with a gentleman playing a piano during afternoon tea. The cakes were so delicious and perfect, we ended up taking our cakes home but were provided with a wonderful cake box . Just a perfect afternoon

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SusanE
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the food and the whole experience, from the waiter welcoming me by name when he brought our tea menus, to the gold and mirrored decor and the excellent pianist. The sandwiches were very tasty and I loved the charcoal bread used for one. The scones were warm and the cakes were most definitly the best ive had at an afternoon tea. Also the gluten free afternoon tea was delicious. We could have had more but we went away very full as it was and with a carry out! I thought it very well priced and we plan to return for my birthday.

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AnnaW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our tea, the staff were friendly and helpful, the sandwiches were good but the cream for the scones was too hard to spread and the cakes more sweet than flavoursome.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous place to sit, relax and enjoy the lovely pianist playing, the impeccable service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After reading reviews about multiple afternoon tea spots, I decided to go with this one. They were very accommodating when we first had to make a change to the reservation and then arrived an hour early since we were running out and ab

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CMTboys
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a superb time, excellent service & glorious food all set in a stunning room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely lovely place to have afternoon tea. We went to celebrate my mother's 70th Birthday and we couldn't have picked a more perfect venue. The staff were all amazing, the Oscar Wilde lounge itself was beautiful, the ambience was perfect with a piano player discreetly paying in the background and the food and tea were really good and beyond expectations. I would highly recommend this as a place to have afternoon tea if you're looking for a special experience.

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TanyaS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service set in an exquisite setting. From start to finish the attention to detail was excellent. Delicious food, verve cliquot champagne and delicious choice of teas beautifully served and presented just like the food. Exceeded our expectations in every way- we even were offered top ups on more food which we didn’t expect as there was sufficient amounts - we took a doggy bag away with us. A pianist played beautifully in the background. I think on reflection the service was part of the highlight, they made us feel so special and welcome and were very attentive but in no way intrusive. The only downside was that one group of visitors did not observe the dress code One of whom day in a woolly hat fiddling with their phone and I felt that was disrespectful to the venue and other guests that made the effort.
I would highly recommend the experience- much better than most afternoon tea experiences in London.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Afternoon Tea, thank you. If anything the piano music, although excellent, was slightly too loud. But overall, wonderful.

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MartinW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing afternoon spent with family for my wife's 50th

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AnneBee
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We very much enjoyed afternoon tea at the Oscar Wilde Bar. The food was lovely and the range of different kinds of teas very vast; we were quite happy with four different kinds of black and herbal teas, kindly recommended to us by the friendly and helpful staff. The only tiny hiccup was that the tea got cold rather quickly in the beautiful china pots.

An absolute highlight of our afternoon tea experience at the Oscar Wilde Bar was the sublime music performed by Guiseppe, an exceptional pianist.
His repertoire covers practically everything, from classical music to contemporary hits, from film music to Neapolitan folk songs.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Paying more for the location than than the food . The toilets weren’t particularly great either. Used towels on the floor and when using the end basin in the main bathroom off of the front lobby the door hits you when someone walks in .

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JoanneB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely afternoon spent having tea to celebrate a 60th birthday. Staff very friendly and professional. Surrounded by luxury and history. Worth a visit.

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AuroraR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great music, service, food and tea. Beautiful surroundings. Amazing experience.

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KirstenD
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

A beautiful venue for a one off high tea experience.

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sputs
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were served so well and kindly by Sani our waitress.

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SoniaL
Surrey
1 review