Afternoon Tea Parlour

4.4
92 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea
Our A la Carte is only available for tables of 10 or less, larger tables need to be booked via our Meeting and Events Office at which point our seasonal TDH menu will be offered.
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StehpenA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value for money. Child friendly too. Lovely food, and if you can't manage it all they are happy to prove a box to take the rest home.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The welcome to the hotel was lovely, and we were shown to our table very quickly.
Everything very well explained and our order was taken quickly. The afternoon tea was wonderful.
Overall food and service was excellent and I would definitely go back.

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TonyS
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable and a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon

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HESCES
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff polite and attentive. Drinks and food arrived promptly. Delicious scones, good selection of sandwiches. Cakes not all to our taste, sickly, but that is individual taste.

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CarolS
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a very pleasant afternoon for my husband’s birthday the only letdown was it was advertised as a sea view but it wasn’t.
Carol Scudder

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SatisfiedCustomer
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The afternoon tea was excellent and the service too - just
Slightly let down by the room itself as there is nothing outstanding decor wise - just an ordinary room.

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Courtney
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Food was perfect, cakes were delicious! Staff were very friendly and helpful :)

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KaiA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

When we arrived, we gave our names and no one had any idea of where to sit us even though they knew we was there for afternoon tea. The food was ok (cakes & scones only). The ambience in the afternoon tea room and the champagne was dreadful (no music, just listening to cheap couples/groups asking for the cheapest drink they serve). Although London prices in Hythe...I can understand slightly but when you are in the moment - Who cares!! Love for the moment!! The only wonderful thing was Ken, he was great (no job too small). Won’t be returning but thank you Ken.

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DeanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tea was excellent with service to match. Would thoroughly recommend the experience.

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RubyKent
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed our afternoon tea. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who explained everything. The service was just right. Food was nicely presented. Portions were generous so we took some of the cakes home. It good value.

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RainieK
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hotel handled the greeting very well in the current world conditions. The tea itself was very well presented and excellent quality. Nice selection of sandwiches with various fillings, lovely selection of cakes and perfect scones with enough jam and cream and more available if required. One of our party is vegan and their menu was also excellent. Further tea and coffee was also available if requested. We finished our tea off with a cheeky glass of fizz! Lovely hotel and garden to the front for a little wander too.

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SLC26
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.
Excellent staff, great food. Would recommend and will visit again soon.

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RachelS
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxing afternoon enjoying valuable time together and a delicious afternoon tea!

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HannahP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The afternoon tea was okay, but nothing special. Have had better elsewhere. It took half an hour from sitting down to get anything to eat and seemed a little unprepared. Both tables present asked for extra jam for scones, but took a while to get it. This might have been something that could have been expected with afternoon teas? Was also over priced for what was served. Nearly £20 per person is a bit steep. Should be more like £13 -15.

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IanN
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

A complete disappointment from start to finish.

A complete opposite to what it says on the web site.

Set in what could be described as a conference room.

no bone China no Victorian tea room and no view of the English channel.

The food is no were near the standard you would expect for £19.99 per head.

certainly wont be back.

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Rachael
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing afternoon tea. We were the only people there, as we had booked at 12pm, which suited us fine as it was nice and quiet. Our friendly waiter Ken looked after us as much as we needed but also left us alone to enjoy our time there. The hotel is lovely, modern but has character too. We walked around the grounds afterwards, which were also nice.

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CharlotteC
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service. 100% worth it and would go again.

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ChantelleC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Sandwiches was hard and quite tasteless. The cakes wasn’t that nice. Wasn’t fresh. The scones was amazing they was nice and warm only thing enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely although we did ask if a cucumber sandwich substitute could be made for my vegetarian daughter. I was told it could not as they were too busy, but another table were given a full plate of vegetarian sandwiches....Manager seemed a little put out by some fairly simple requests. Tea room was quite busy. May be more patient during quieter times?

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BernadetteM
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good quality afternoon tea ,all freshly made sandwiches, warm scones and delicious dessert cakes.
Good choice of sandwich fillings and various teas or coffee.
Lovely setting and brilliant service.
If you can’t manage to eat it all you can take the rest home in a bag.
Very good value for money and menu changed monthly so would definitely go again.

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AsiyaK
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful and well maintained building. It was very quiet and we were on our own as they had a cancellation. Overall a good experience

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The setting and ambience were good.
However, I was a little disappointed with the food. Nothing outstanding considering the price and beautiful setting of a 4 star hotel which led to expectations of something special for the tea.
Sandwiches were OK. My scone was dry and hard. We had to request spoons for the cream and jam (of which there were only small helpings for 4 large scones).
Having had afternoon tea at 2 other venues in the last 12 months, I would say this was the least memorable of the 3.

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Alpa
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Sandwich fillings were tasty though very very minimally filled - barely any actual fillings which was very disappointing.
Free hot drink refills which was nice.
Ken the server was lovely and friendly.

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Aimee
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful afternoon tea. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. Highly recommend

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tofidog1
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends.set in gardens under a marque socially distanced which means lots of space to chat undisturbed .lovely tea esp scones .lovely service by cheerful waitress .well done team hythe imperial.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, and half-price courtesy of the Government Eating-out scheme.

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TonyL
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea served in the gardens in a friendly and efficient manner. Very enjoyable on a beautiful afternoon.

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LindaW
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting out on the grass under a lovely gazebo and fantastic food and service a great place and lovely Afternoon tea for my mums birthday which she loved.
Highly recommend this for Afternoon tea!

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RobC
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our afternoon tea here. Staff were very friendly, sandwiches and cakes were delicious. All in all a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

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ElschenF
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting , the waitress and waiter were attentive but not intrusive. We were offered to take left over food with us in a box they would provide which we declined but it was kind of them to offer. Well spaced out tables so we felt safe in these Covid -10 times. We will return in the future.

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SimonH
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Afternoon tea and really good value. Service was excellent

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Naughtyandnice
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a great time with two vegetarian options . Lovely seating area outside and served by the lovely Ken.

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moomyuk
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting if you get weather and it is served in garden as we did

Service a bit slow and not very attentive

Re food sandwiches and scones excellent but cakes were bought in and not worth eating as only tasted of sugar, no flavour

Note Open table price £14.95 is incorrect it is £19.95 per head

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea. It was for my birthday and it was completely brilliant. All the staff were so nice and friendly even though the face masks.

I will definitely recommend the hotel and afternoon tea. I will be back soon.

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FayeG
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was amazing! Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely eat here again.

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AaronB
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Probably could have stretched to more than 1 scone per person for£20.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked my Mum and I in for afternoon tea whilst staying at The Hythe Imperial. We was met by Chau who showed us to our table, she showed us the menu and took our choices. The food was excellent, the sandwiches were fresh and the scones and cakes were delicious. Service was excellent from Chau. Highly recommend afternoon tea at this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food

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PaulS
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleasant surroundings, very attentive staff, the food wonderful. Special dietary requests all met and made with no fuss. All 4 of us had a wonderful afternoon.

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JulesF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was acceptable but nothing to write home about. Sandwiches were a bit bland and would rather be asked what bread ( as didn’t want sliced white!!) Cakes ok but nothing special and no Victoria sponge or similar

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Afternoon Tea Parlour is rated 4.4 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.