Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG

Main Course £20
Food Spend £50
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 07:00 - 11:30 12:00 - 16:30 17:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 07:00 - 11:30 12:00 - 16:30 17:00 - 22:00

Wonderful tea! Creative menu and impeccable service all in a beatification chic setting

Alison Elliott 16 July 2016
From London

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A chic pop-up dining hotspot in London, Sanderson showcases eclectic international indulgences in a year-round summery setting. At the luxurious 5-star Sanderson Hotel, the buzzing Long Bar and the exquisite courtyard garden bar serve up fresh, exotic cocktails whilst the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Sanderson offers a unique twist on the classic afternoon tea.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, menus are hidden inside vintage bookcases, kings and queens adorn teapots, and speciality sandwiches are served on plates decorated with birdcages, carousels and ticking clocks. Savoury treats include the goats’ cheese croquet monsieur, and white crab eclairs.

Completing the experience, sinful scones are joined by a red velvet ladybird cake and coffee-flavoured pocket-watch macarons. . The star attraction, however, is the collection of Sanderson-exclusive teas, featuring China Black Tea infused with hints of blackcurrant, vanilla, caramel, citrus, bergamot, blue cornflowers and blue mallow flowers.

Diverse flavours and eclectic recipes make Sanderson in Fitzrovia a favourite in London’s fashionable West End. Goodge Street Tube Station is a 6-minute walk away.

Customer Reviews for Afternoon Tea at Sanderson


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27 July 2016 by Tatum Burgess from London
Really good. Definitely a different and fun twist on an afternoon tea!
27 July 2016 by Petra Mrazek from langham london
Great experiwnce
27 July 2016 by Keely Dearman from Crawley
The staff were amazing they really looked after us as for th the venue which was stunning wasn't really Alice in Wonderland just a few plates and teapots which was a shame
26 July 2016 by Maz from London
Great service and atmosphere! A really novel afternoon out. Only thing we'd change would be a little more savoury to balance out the sweet - otherwise, spot on!
26 July 2016 by Hinal Patel from London
It was a great experience, enjoyed every moment!
26 July 2016 by Shahreen Ahmed from London
Not as good as we expected it to be considering the mad hatters afternoon tea has been voted the best themed afternoon tea. Expected a lot better. Service wasn't to a high standard and the food was not all that too
24 July 2016 by Nat Wick from London
Absolutely outstanding! From the moment we were greeted at the entrance to when we finally left and were wished well, nothing can be faulted. We arrived very early so our table wasn't ready so we sat down at the bar and were given a glass of water instantly (as it was a hot day) while we looked at the cocktail menu. Every member of staff is polite, helpful and always smiling which means you feel welcome and at ease. During our time perusing the menu and catching up, our table had been prepared ready for our Mad Hatter's Tipsy Tea. The four cocktails are stunning and taste just as good as they look and the afternoon tea is simply divine. The presentation is incredible but the really great thing is that the food lives up to what it looks like so make sure you're hungry! We were asked if we wanted any more of anything so, although stuffed, we had another couple of sandwiches and a macaroon. My friend loves macaroons but said these were one of the best she had ever tasted. The waitress was super friendly, had a good sense of humour and was more than happy to take a photo for us alongside talking about our handbags and how we knew each other. Later, another waiter enquired how our tea was and what were our favourite parts. My friend had to mention the macaroons and 5 minutes later he reappeared with a couple in a box which were 'going spare' in the kitchen. People talk about the little touches that make an evening out a real treat and you'll find them all at The Sanderson. My second visit, having had the daytime afternoon tea before, and it certainly won't be my last. Perfection and deserves to be listed as one of, if not the best, afternoon tea in London.
22 July 2016 by Gemma Slade from London
Our waiter was an absolute darling and attentive throughout the evening. I wish i ahd got his name as he was just a real credit to the place. Food was replenished and the savouries were innovative and delicious. My only criticism is that the sweets were just ok- the macaron was sublime but the others including the little sipping smoothie drink didn't wow as I had hoped. However it was a great location on a sunny summers day and we had a fabulous time.
22 July 2016 by Sunantha Wijitkhunakorn from Bangkok
Cake is yummy..
21 July 2016 by Sophie Charles from London
It was wonderful. A lovely setting, sitting out on the veranda on a sunny day. Food was delicious, service excellent. Had to send a fork and little bottle back for being dirty but they were beside themselves, gave a free cocktail and removed the service charge from the bill so were totally forgiven. An exceptional tea with a marvellous twist. Had 3 rounds of the savoury course, 2 pots of tea each, double order of the delicious scones. Some of the dishes were too sweet for me but what we didn't eat we got to take home in a lovely stylised doggy bag.

Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG

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