Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

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

(4)
British
Average
Food Spend £33.5
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 12:30 - 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: 13:00 - 16:00

Over all the experience was remarkable. We had the afternoon tea and the service was impeccable. The venue is very central for the city and even though it was Friday there was no pressure to complete the meal. I would recommend.

Frank Mitchell 2 October 2014
From Tadley Hampshire

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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 presents ballroom classics from its live 5-piece band, staged monthly on a Sunday afternoon.

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

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(4)
30 October 2014 by Agnes Anderson from Corby
Harpist left and packed up well before our afternoon tea session was finished and recorded music played instead. Great personal service from our waitress and attention to detail. However, we were guests in the last afternoon tea session of the day and the staff were busy working all around us and the rest of the remaining customers to set up the unused tables for the evening dining sessions. This spoiled the relaxing atmosphere and made us feel rushed.
(5)
2 October 2014 by Frank Mitchell from Tadley Hampshire
Over all the experience was remarkable. We had the afternoon tea and the service was impeccable. The venue is very central for the city and even though it was Friday there was no pressure to complete the meal. I would recommend.
(5)
12 July 2014 by Billy Waddell from London
It was like a scene from my Fair Lady ! They catered for my wheat free dietary requirements also and everything was perfect.
(4)
26 June 2014 by David Roth from Loughton
had a 4pm booking. had been before for tea but last time there was a function in the homage tea room. as we entered the tea room we were greeted by a lady playing the harp. we chose the tea we wanted and tea and finger sandwiches arrived.there were five finger sandwiches each. we were offered more sandwiches which we accepted another six finger sandwiches arrived three each. then a 3 tiered silver stand arrived, there were two scones each and seven selections of small cakes. we had two pots of tea each and took the cakes away in a box that we couldn't eat. two gripes would be that the harpist left at 4.30pm and then they were preparing the tables for dinner.
(5)
21 June 2014 by Diane Parry from Ruislip
it was very nice. the surroundings were beautiful and the waiters and waitresses very nice. we were worried they may seem pompous but were very friendly and helpful. although the sandwiches and cakes were nice, i would not have paid visitedif i had to pay the full price for it
(4)
13 May 2014 by April Slocombe from London
I arrived on time but I had to wait for a staff member to come and confirm my reservation. The tea was served at the same place I had dinner last September. I was seated soon after my reservation was confirmed and was given a menu of drinking teas to choose from.
The music was relaxing and not intrusive. There was a live harpist who played John Lennon's Imagine while I waited followed by some other pleasant tunes such as Coldplay's Clocks and Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah. My drinking tea order was taken 10 minutes after I was seated and the waiter gave me the main afternoon tea menu. He asked which tea I was having and I confirmed it was the classic tea, which I had specifically booked for so it was slightly disappointing about him seeming unaware of this. I was shortly brought my tea and sandwiches. I ate all sandwiches except the salmon since I don't like salmon and all of which were delicious. The roobios tea was also lovely. A little while later the waiter asked me if I wanted more sandwiches and I said yes to all four except the salmon. They arrived along with the cakes but I was disappointed to see there were two salmon ones included when I didn't ask for them, so I just left them. The scones came with a generous amount of jam, which had an unusual consistency but still tasted great, and cream while the selection and cakes was interesting. The scones, lemon drizzle cake, brownie and caramel macaron were especially good. When I finished, the waiter offered me more tea to drink but I declined and asked for the bill instead. It arrived quickly but the collection of payment was slower. The arrival of change was slightly quicker.

Overall good cakes and sandwiches for the most part, calming ambience apart from when the fire alarm went off briefly, decent service and friendly, knowledgeable if somewhat inattentive staff. A previous reviewer found one waiter hard to understand and I could see why if I was served by the same one. 4/5.
(5)
10 March 2014 by Simon Barr from Kettering
Classy but not stuffy. Fantastic experience throughout. Staff warm and friendly.
(4)
26 February 2014 by Margaret Paterson from Hawkinge
A lovely experience with my very best friend for her birthday
(2)
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)
3 February 2014 by Julie Toulson from London
Beautiful hotel and wonderful ambience, but very disappointing quality of food.

Afternoon Tea - Waldorf

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

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