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.

Special Offers

Champagne Afternoon Tea with Diptyque gift £70 per person

...Book afternoon tea and take home the scent of Hotel Café Royal with a 70g diptyque Baies candle, £70 per person with a glass of Veuve Clicquot

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:30

Complimentary glass of champagne with Afternoon Tea £55 per person

Free with your meal.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:30

What 1502 People Are Saying
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4.8
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MF
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Afternoon tea was really special and so much food! Loved it!

PC
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Salubrious venue, superb service from all staff and fantastic food 10/10

S
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Treated mum and guests to afternoon tea before Cirque du Soleil. It was a beautiful experience and well worth the treat!

B
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love their seasonal menus! & The valentine's day one was so well designed and yet delicious, it really made me feel special about the day!

The service team was full of energy and courtesy. The pianist played songs that all tailored to the theme of valentine's day, I loved it!!

JS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service in an atmospheric location reminiscent of a bygone age of dining

A
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely first class way to spend Valentine’s Day with my Husband. It was our First time in the Oscar Wilde lounge and the staff went out of their way to make you feel special. Menu choice was fantastic and the Valentine cakes which accompanied the Afternoon tea were exquisite. The pianist playing in the background was also a nice touch to a great romantic Valentines Afternoon tea.

CN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day celebration.

PK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and were surprised when a cable was brought to our table and the pianist played 'Happy Birthday'. Very thoughful. We will be having afternoon tea again in the not too distant future.

LW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed afternoon tea. I arrived early but they took me right away. It was a very nice experience.

TU
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Afternoon tea at cafe royale is a wonderful experience which I would highly recommend.

GK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of teas and food (the cakes were exceptional) in a classy setting. Best place I’ve visited for afternoon tea. My only comment has to do with the sitting arrangements (!). Found the chairs uncomfortably low - maybe something to consider at the next refurbishment.

GS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect.
I know they were being true to an era, but the seats are too low to the ground.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ansoloutely worth money. Very friendly abd ‘correct’ staff, good adherence to protocol. Great atmosphere, and superb food.

Absolutely recommebdable, and a new London Tradition for me.

R
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful venue, super friendly welcoming staff and amazing food.
My husband and I are real fans of afternoon tea and have been to all the great places not just in Britain but around the world and we rated this venue really highly.
Had a lovely time, not cheap but great for a special occasion.
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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience- staff couldn’t do enough & looked impeccable but were also extremely friendly
Would definitely return

SU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and the team went above and beyond for us

M
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having had many afternoon tea in London including the ritz and claridges in my opinion cafe Royal has comes out top was a wonderful afternoon

r
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

bit early arrival -no props booked a table for our son to celebrate his birthday in London with a friend - smashing afternoon tea great afternoon & memory - w’ll be back

J
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 4. I gifted this to my mum & aunt for their Christmas/Birthday presents. From start to finish the service was fantastic! Erisa & Madelina - Thank you for making the experience even more wonderful! The food, champagne & teas were sublime. Alongside the information you provided! I would highly recommend Cafe Royal for afternoon tea!

RR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Over all very concept-like product. Service was orchestrated and when listening to other waitresses/waiters beside ours, the service was VERY,VERY concepted. We did not appreciate that, because we felt we're in Disneyland. On the other hand, there were enough personal to assure fast service.

Taste of the products were ok but nothing sensational. Any item did not " stand out", so the experience was, as said OK.

But, even as short/tall as just over 6 feet, the chairs were extremely uncomfortable. To sit almost two hours in very low and small chairs made us feel like sitting in dollhouse..:))

However, sometimes you get lucky and sometimes unlucky. We choose an other venue next time to enjoy our afternoon tea. If you're less than 5´8" you could probably enjoy Oscar Wild venue as well.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, would love to visit again!
The food was great and the ambiance is just magical!

RO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sublime experience. Staff were excellent & explained each item of food served, which were related to H.M Victoria in some way or other. Stunning decoration with a piano player also.

LS
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a beautiful experience from the service, the food and most of all the ambiance. There was a pianist who was incredible and really brought the experience to the next level. The service was amazing and staff was very knowledgeable. Overall I would 100% recommend. Such a beautiful place. A little on the pricier side but worth every penny.

DT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue, late afternoon booking which meant the room was not too busy
Gentle background music from the piano not at all intrusive
Looked after by Erisa who could not have been more attentive and ensuring that everything was just perfect
Opted for vegetarian selection which Went down a treat accompanied by a glass of champagne
I could not recommend enough

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea, you definitely get what you pay for!

TR
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Surroundings and ambiance superb, super value, staff extremely attentive.

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful place to have afternoon tea, a truly excellent experience.

SN
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All perfect!!!
All staff was nice!
Food was tasty!
Atmosphere was amazing!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to many afternoon teas in London and this was by far the best one. Attentive waitresses and waiters. Excellent food and ambience. We were able to have a refill of sandwiches and try different teas. Would highly recommend and go back again.

DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was superb. Very pleasant and proper experience.

PN
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a number of Afternoon Teas in London now, and the Oscar Wilde Lounge has to be the best experience thus far. The staff deserve particular praise!

HK
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five Star, fabulous beyond all expectations! Very worthwhile and excellent service and food.

MS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant location and very nice arrangement of all.

RM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a delight from the moment we arrived. Kind staff who took our coats and showed us to our lovely table. Excellent service regarding the tea and food. Everything explained superbly. Food was delicious. I would recommend a visit to everyone

M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this was far most the best afternoon tea I ever had!
food was outstanding and service too. unfortunately I can not mention the names of the waiters because I lost the note with their names, but they were so kind and attentive. my friend could not have any alcohol, but she was proposed an outstanding non alcoholic champagne.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a lovely afternoon tea. Exquisite service. The room is very nice. Food and tea were well worth the fee.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic afternoon treating my family. Well worth it for a treat, service, food and drink and ambiance was excellent

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic setting, food was amazing would highly recommend for a special occasion as it’s pretty expensive!!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience in a wonderful setting. Best afternoon tea ever!

KE
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

This is a small tea room. The ambiance is nice, but depending on how close you are to the piano, it can get a little hard for quiet conversation.
The chairs are low to the ground, so the tall ones in the party struggled a bit with the seating.
We had the festive menu. The game pie was very good, but the sandwiches weren’t great. We liked the salmon, but the duck was on gummy white bread and we found the turkey dry. The desserts were again, ok, but nothing was stand-out.
The service was really good, however. We found the wait staff friendly and attentive.
Sadly, I wouldn’t recommend it over some other tried-and-true tea spots. If you’re prepared to spend £60 plus for tea, go to Claridge’s.