Experience quintessentially British Afternoon Tea, done The Athenaeum way. Our expertly crafted cakes and pastries have been prepared by our pastry chef Nikhil Vyas, previously of Taj Hotels, Savoy London and Grosvenor House. Taking inspiration from our vertical garden living wall, Nikhil has prepared delicate flavours and visual delights that represent the garden which adorns our hotel. From Cherry Blossom in our Amarena Sour Cherry Cake to a Raspberry Mascarpone cake that showcases a flowerpot on top of a walled garden and editable flowers, and a Rose and Lychee cake that is a nod to the national flower of England.
Indulge your sweet tooth with our quintessential afternoon tea. From £45 per person, you’ll enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and traditional scones with Tiptree strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Catering for everyone, we have delicious options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets from £45, so there are no restrictions when it comes to enjoying our afternoon tea. If you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know.
For those who prefer savoury to sweet, this afternoon tea is for you! From £45 per person, enjoy our homemade sandwiches, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheddar scones and a selection of savoury pastries and cakes including venison sausage roll, Welsh rarebit and quail egg & mushroom tartlet.
Please note, we require 48 hours’ notice for Savoury Afternoon Tea.
Upgrade your afternoon tea experience with bottomless prosecco. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and traditional scones with free flowing prosecco for 90 minutes for an additional £20.
A lighter version of the classic afternoon tea, cream tea includes traditional homemade scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam, served with your choice of artisan tea and priced £10 per person.