The UK’s Best Afternoon Teas

Afternoon at the Ritz by Graham Peters. © Bridgeman Images 2018.

The UK’s Best Afternoon Teas

Canton’s served in some of the best hotels and restaurants in the country, which means we’re also served as part of some truly extraordinary (and in some cases iconic) Afternoon Teas.

Whether you’re after the classic offering or something more unusual, our guide will help you find the perfect Afternoon Tea for the occasion – where you can be sure of delicious food, stunning surroundings and, of course, exceptional tea.

The Ritz, London

Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Ritz London

Old-fashioned splendour at The Ritz.
© The Ritz London.

Tea at The Ritz includes Canton Earl Grey and Canton Jasmine Pearls, served as part of The Ritz’ iconic Afternoon Tea. Enjoy classic sandwiches with beautiful cakes and pastries in what just might be the world’s most famous hotel. Perfect if you’re going all out. Book here.

The Corinthia, London

Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia London

Afternoon Tea in the light-filled lounge of The Corinthia.
© The Corinthia.

Afternoon Tea at the Corinthia is a serious affair. You’ll be treated to an extensive Canton tea menu with an outstanding assortment of sandwiches, savoury bites and sweet treats in their light-filled lounge, illuminated by the warming glow of 1,001 Baccarat crystals. Book here.

Mandarin Oriental, London

Afternoon Tea at The Rosebery Tea Room at the Mandarin Oriental

Gorgeous table decorations at Mandarin Oriental.
© The Mandarin Oriental.

Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental is headed up by Executive Pastry Chef Emmanuel Bonneau, 2018 winner of Bake Off: The Professionals – so you can be sure it’s going to be sensational with Canton tea pairings. Book here.

The Wolseley, London

Afternoon Tea at The Wolseley

Timeless glamour at The Wolseley.
© The Wolseley.

A timeless all day cafe-restaurant, The Wolseley is a superb option for a traditional, slightly glamourous Afternoon Tea. Classic Afternoon Teas start at just £33 per person, and enjoy finger sandwiches, cakes, fruit scones with homemade jam and clotted cream. Book here.

One Aldwych, London

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych.
© One Aldwych.

One Aldwych’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea is a dazzlingly indulgent treat for all - but especially the children. Expect scrumptious savouries, candy floss and a box stacked high with cakes, sweets, mallows and creams. Book here.


Petersham Nurseries, London

Afternoon Tea at Petersham Nurseries

Beautiful bouquets at Petersham Nurseries.
© Petersham Nurseries.

Both the Richmond and Covent Garden branches of our long-time partner, the fabulous Petersham Nurseries, serve a delicious Afternoon Tea. Laid-back, relaxed and not too formal. Find out more and book a spot here.

Hotel Endsleigh, Dartmoor

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Endsleigh

The wood-panelled lounge at Hotel Endsleigh.
© Hotel Endsleigh.

Set in 100 acres of fairytale gardens, woodlands, follies and grottoes created by Humphry Repton, Hotel Endsleigh is one of our most beautiful countryside hotels. Book here.

The Randolph, Oxford

Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room at The Randolph

Style meets elegance at The Randolph.
© The Randolph.

A gorgeous hotel located in the heart of Oxford. Enjoy a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea in The Randolph’s stunning interiors – or just lunch at their fantastic restaurant The Alice. Book here.

Graduate, Cambridge

Afternoon Tea at the Graduate Cambridge

The stunning dining room at The Graduate.
© The Graduate.

Run by the same hotel group as The Randolph, the Graduate hotel in Cambridge is nestled on the banks of the River Cam – and is steeped in the rich traditions of this famous academic enclave. You can also enjoy Afternoon Tea in their beautiful riverside garden. Book here.

Great Fosters, Surrey

Afternoon Tea at Great Fosters Surrey

Afternoon Tea al fresco at Great Fosters.
© Surrey Live.

A charming Tudor estate set just outside Windsor, Great Fosters is a stunning location to enjoy gorgeous snacks, cakes and high grade tea. And if you don’t fancy Afternoon Tea, their restaurant Tony Parker at the Tudor Room has a Michelin star. Book here.

Rusacks, St Andrews

Afternoon Tea at Rusacks St Andrews

A scone with a view at Rusacks, St Andrews.
© Rusacks.

Enjoy superb sandwiches and sweet treats in one of the UK’s most iconic golfing hotels, occupying an iconic 1800s building and overlooking the picturesque town of St Andrews. They serve Afternoon Tea from 12-4pm every day of the week. Book here.

Marine, North Berwick

Afternoon Tea in The Lawn at Marine North Berwick

A scone with a view at Rusacks, St Andrews.
© The Lawn.

Another of the fabulous Marine and Lawn group, Marine North Berwick has stunning views of the Scottish coastline, including the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. Their Afternoon Tea is served in their relaxed Bass Rock Bar. Book here.

Twr Y Felin, St. Davids

Afternoon Tea at Twr Y Felin Hotel

Contemporary design and Afternoon Tea at Twr Y Felin.
© Twr Y Felin.

A former windmill, Twr Y Felin is Wales’ first contemporary art hotel, featuring unique interior design and over 100 pieces of specially commissioned art. Plus, their Afternoon Tea starts at just £25 pp. Book here.

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