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Afternoon Tea

Indulge your sweet tooth with our quintessential afternoon tea. From £39 per person, you’ll enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes, pastries and traditional scones with Tiptree strawberry jam and clotted cream.

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Savoury Afternoon Tea

For those who prefer savoury to sweet, this afternoon tea is for you!  From £39 per person, enjoy our homemade sandwiches, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheddar scones and a selection of savoury pastries and cakes including pork & apple sausage roll, Welsh rarebit English muffin and quail egg & mushroom tartlet.

Please note: We require 48 hours notice for Savoury Afternoon Tea.

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Bottomless 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 £15.



Vegan Afternoon Tea

Gluten-free Afternoon Tea

Catering for everyone, we have delicious options for gluten-free diets from £39, so there are no restrictions when it comes to enjoying our afternoon tea. If you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know.

Afternoon Tea

Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea

Available 21st – 26th September

Coming soon to our menu is our limited edition Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea, inspired by the world’s greatest flower show. Our Head Pastry Chef, Sergei, has created this beautiful bespoke tea featuring floral cakes such as the chocolate and blackberry ‘Pink Hydrangea’ and mango and passionfruit ‘Sunflower’, priced at £39.

Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea
Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea
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Picnic Afternoon Tea

On a sunny day, why not take your afternoon tea al fresco? Our picnic afternoon tea is £45 and includes a blanket, plates, cutlery as well as finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam and delicious cakes and pastries. Pick up your picnic basket and find a spot in peaceful Green Park, just across the road. Make it extra special by adding a bottle of your choice from our Tipsy Upgrades.

Please note, we require 48 hours’ notice and a £25 deposit for the picnic basket & plates.


Cream Tea

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.

Cream Tea at The Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair

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Gift Vouchers

Afternoon Tea for two or more makes a perfect gift for a loved one celebrating a special occasion. Treat them to a quintessentially British experience with one of our gift vouchers.

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Meet the Pastry Chef

With a passion for flavour and creative flair, Sergei Kuzmin is our Head Pastry Chef at The Athenaeum. Read our Q&A with him to discover where he finds his inspiration, his previous experience and the grand plans he has for afternoon tea and beyond.

Sergei, Head Pastry Chef