The Dorchester Hotel

53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA View map

From £60 .00Per Person

  • Award


Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Highly Commended


Of the 3,000 meals served at The Dorchester each day, none receives more attention than the gracious service known as Afternoon Tea. In fact, The Dorchester has been awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018 in recognition of its outstanding quality and high standards in Afternoon Tea service. 

Afternoon Tea is served in The Promenade, a lobby on the ground floor, where potted palms and towering fountains of flowering plants surround plush couches with pillows as soft as marshmallows. Marble columns the colour of apricot parfait rise from the floor, crowned by gilded Corinthian capitals.

Afternoon Tea, Champagne Tea and High Tea all begin with savoury finger sandwiches. Crusts are removed from fresh baked white and brown breads, and the delicate slices are filled with Maldon smoked salmon, egg, Wagyu beef pastrami and more. Warm scones arrive next, made from a recipe unchanged at The Dorchester for over half a century. They are served with glistening strawberry jam and Devonshire clotted cream.

The final course is the piece de resistance, the platter of award-winning cakes and tartlets. The pastries include wonderful treats such as Pumpkin and creme brulee tart and Olive oil cake with figs and pistachio.


Afternoon Tea is served 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:30pm, 6pm every day
Nearest railway station
Hyde Park Corner
Where to sit
The Promenade
Dress code
Smart casual
Children of all ages welcome
Take Away
Outdoor Seating
Disabled access
Guide dogs only
Gluten Free
Yes, on request
Yes, on request
Nut Free
Yes, on request
Award Winner
Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - Highly Commended
Yes, on request


A selection of homemade finger sandwiches on artisan bread:
Devilled free-range organic egg, mature cheddar, English mustard, fruit chutney and mayonnaise on parsley wholemeal bread
Maldon Cure smoked salmon, baby gem, lemon balm, Marie Rose sauce on crushed black pepper brown bread
Baby cucumber, pear, cream cheese, black pepper and micro basil on green basil bread
Coronation Norfolk Black Leg chicken, confit ginger, golden raisins, Granny Smith apple, mild curry spice, parsley crème fraîche and mayonnaise on white bread
Beef pastrami, Lancashire pink onion chutney and grain mustard mayonnaise on wholemeal bread

Warm raisin and plain scones served with homemade strawberry jam, The Dorchester Rose jam and Cornish clotted cream

A selection of pastries:

Pumpkin and crème brûlée tart
Candied pumpkin, pumpkin crème brûlée and pecan caramel

Olive oil cake, figs and pistachio
Olive oil cake, fig jelly and a light pistachio mousse

Pear and caramel
Hazelnut dacquoise topped with a pear mousse and a caramel marmalade

Dark chocolate and yuzu
Dark chocolate crémeux with a yuzu centre between buckwheat sablé

A choice of specially selected grand and rare teas

£60 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea
£69 per person with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV
Additional glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV £18

£77 per person with Veuve Clicquot Rosé Brut NV
Additional glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Brut NV £23

£109 per person with Dom Pérignon Vintage, 2008
Additional glass of Dom Pérignon Vintage, 2008 £65


The Dorchester Hotel
53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

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