Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

The Waldorf Hilton, 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD +44 2035519749

Food Spend £33.5
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 12:30 - 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: 13:00 - 16:00

Classy but not stuffy. Fantastic experience throughout. Staff warm and friendly.

Simon Barr 10 March 2014
From Kettering

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Evoking an air of timeless elegance, Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf offers the timeless British tradition of afternoon tea. A majestic dining room features splendid restored balustrades, and a spectacular glass ceiling.

Dainty afternoon tea offerings on the The Waldorf menu include assortments of finger sandwiches, homemade pastries and delicious tea party-style cakes. Classic fillings include smoked salmon and cream cheese, or ham and mustard on onion bread. Freshly bakes scones are served lathered with thick preserve and lashings of Devonshire clotted cream, and fine fragrant teas are sourced from all over the world.

In this iconic setting, The Waldorf Afternoon Tea boasts an on-site patisserie showcasing delectable pastry-based goods. For a smooth and nostalgic ambience, The Waldorf Aldwych stages ballroom classics with its live 5-piece band on Sunday afternoons.

Boasting a showbiz clientele, Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf London is the epitome of chic. Covent Garden Tube Station is 6 minutes’ walk away.

Customer Reviews for Afternoon Tea - Waldorf


(based on 45 reviews)

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  • entertainment (3)
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10 March 2014 by Simon Barr from Kettering
Classy but not stuffy. Fantastic experience throughout. Staff warm and friendly.
26 February 2014 by Margaret Paterson from Hawkinge
A lovely experience with my very best friend for her birthday
20 February 2014 by Lynn Gunston from London
We arrived in wet coats, they were taken from us and hung up on a coat rack. We was shown to our table. The waitress came back to take our order, but we wasn't ready. She came back a bit later and took our order. The sandwiches arrived first, followed by our tea about 3 minutes later - tea should always be served before the sandwiches. We was asked if we wanted any more sandwiches - mu husband said yes - they arrived quite quickly. Then the tierred cake plates arrived - we had trouble to understand what the waiter said about them, so we asked again, but we still couldn't understand what he said. There wasn't very much cream or jam for 4 scones, although we only ate 2 of them. We was asked if we wanted any more tea - to which we both said yes - I wanted the same tea - which was just my original pot 'topped up' with hot water - very weak, and my husband asked for a different tea - but he got the same as me - the same pot just 'topped up'. When the bill arrived we said about the service and had the service charge removed. There was no one around to give us our coats when we left, so we took them ourselves. I wouldn't recommend this afternoon tea because of the items above. We have had much better afternoon cream teas for a fraction of the cost. I bought this as a treat for my husband on Valentines Day, and I was not impressed at all, neither was my husband.
3 February 2014 by Julie Toulson from London
Beautiful hotel and wonderful ambience, but very disappointing quality of food.
26 January 2014 by Angelo Perugi from Bedford
Pleasant but not the best
11 January 2014 by Linda Humphrey from Cardiff
Very expensive ,5 fingers sandwiches and a small selection of cakes , and to drink a nice selection of tea , never worth £33, as vat and service charge added,would recommend the Ritz for afternoon tea
4 January 2014 by Ricky Pasquale from Grays
Expensive and disappointed in the pastries and sandwiches we were presented with. Other than the tea's which were very good, the food and the service was average and way below the price being paid. The ritz offers a whole lot more for a similar price...
3 January 2014 by Afternoon tea drinker from London
OK food, great service. But this was not the luxurious experience in grand surroundings that we were expecting, so at £44 this afternoon tea is vastly overpriced. The venue (Homage Restaurant) has been allowed to fade. It's tired and feels more like a town hall than a grand restaurant. It's also confusing to find as it's tucked away down a narrow side corridor and there are no staff at the hotel entrance to welcome and direct you. Very disappointing that the Hilton group appear to have reduced this historic old place to a bit of an airport hotel.
28 December 2013 by Joanne Lescombe from Waldorf
I was disappointed with my afternoon tea on Christmas Eve. Service was slow and misunderstood we didn't get our sparkling wine initially had to wait and remind waitress who came across as very miserable. Although cheered up after the mix up. With regard to quality of food x4 finger sandwiches and a very small selection of pastries, they looked nice and tasted good. The decor looked tired table wear was clean although crumbs were on the seating beach. The live music was lovely and was probably the best part of afternoon. In all it wasn't worth £100 for afternoon tea it was memorable for the wrong reasons. I do hope you take these comments on board. I'd love to return in future when there's better value for money, many thanks.
27 November 2013 by Roderick Ingham from Caterham
Excellent location and ambience was splendid. Could not recommend it more highly for a tea dance. Service was superb. Will definitely go again.

Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

The Waldorf Hilton, 22 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD

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