Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley Hotel

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A homage to Autumn-Winter designs taking the catwalks by storm, this year we introduce a delicious new finale: a monthly cake made in collaboration with a fashion world tastemaker.

It begins with Erin O’Connor and the striking four-tier Schiaparelli gown she walked the Paris catwalk in at nine months pregnant – in Converse trainers. This is recaptured with layers of red plum mousse on airy Emmanuel sponge cloaked in meringue.

This season also includes our Moschino million dollar bill-topped pistachio delice. Emilia Wickstead’s red velvet gown and the neon pink Molly Goddard design that became a dressed-to-kill costume on Killing Eve. Finally we pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s last work for Fendi, Richard Quinn’s latex eye-catchers and the much talked about Le Micro Chiquito bag.

Your tea also includes a flavoursome collection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. To drink, choose a loose leaf tea from our extensive collection.



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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, service & food. Would highly recommend

MJ
London
30 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

London Loves an afternoon tea ... there are some incredible interpretations out there but Pret a Portea at The Berkeley is still the go-to yet to be beaten experience ... ❤️

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Excellent food - the pastry chefs are veritable artists. Sadly the service was disappointing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The sandwiches selection was amazing! But the cakes was rubbish 🤢just nice design but it is NOT tasty at all !

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sweets and tea were exceptional. Champagne was very mediocre for such a price. Finger food interesting but nothing very special. Environment is very nice. Strong service. I would repeat the experience, but would order a la carte

JF
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience, friendly and attentive staff. Love the Berkeley

KA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really great afternoon tea. The only issue we had was the service they treated us differently than others. We did not get someone explaining the menu and we did not had the perfume sprayed on Miss Dior perfume cake. The manager was really good he apologized and took out the service charge.

p
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were lucky enough to sample the Dior themed Prêt-à-portea afternoon tea at The Berkeley last Sunday and it was phenomenal !
The service was impeccable and the setting very luxurious.
The sandwiches themselves were scrumptious and so were all the couture themed pastries.
The Berkeley offers a large variety of teas and coffees and due to the blistering heat outside, one was also able to get a cold version of most teas on offer.
I loved every single minute of it and I will definitely be going back in the future.

RR
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a great experience but we missed having scones to have a full aft tea. Definitely will be back for the new menu when it launches , very well put together, nice service and lovely atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

No Scones No refill
only 6 sandwiches, 3 savory little treats, 4 individual sweet treats with 2 biscuits to SHARE and 1 mini cake TO SHARE
LOW value for money, TOO EXPENSIVE for this amount of food
Taste of food is good though
Requested for change of seats, totally ignored

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here with my another half. Mentioned that I was going to celebrate our monthsary together here but there were no special arrangement made. Which I was looking forward and ended up quite sad.

For the dessert, I chose the Pret a Portea by Dior. It’s basically a collaboration with The Berkeley and Dior. First served with sandwich that tasted normal. The tea I chose the long jing tea (Free refil and tasted awesome). The dessert was created with Dior bags, heels and dress inspired. The taste is normal.

If you are here for Instagram purpose, strongly recommend you to come here! The price may be steep but it’s worth for one try; just for the experience.

JP
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special Birthday for my Mum and we had the most amazing experience. The ambience, decor and attention to detail were second to none and I would highly recommend coming here for a special treat. The staff were attentive, explaining everything in detail as you went through the journey of the Pret A Porter Afternoon Tea. Extensive range of teas to choose from, combined with the range of sandwiches and savoury dishes, topped off with the Dior themed cakes. One of the best afternoon teas I’ve had and only wished I had another reason to go back. Well done to The Berkeley Hotel and thank you for making it such a wonderful experience for us all.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaazing treat! Great staff and ambience in the restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice afternoon tea

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an unforgettable place. The food is delicious the decor and ambience are so elegant.

J
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have visited for afternoon tea now for a number of years. Always so lovely and out of all the London Afternoon Teas this is our favourite , we simply love the themes and the next day we went to the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A which made the experience complete.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The Collins Room is a pretty space where tables by the windows offer wonderful light. The venue and Dior inspired afternoon tea is a magnet for social media wannabes who would rather spend 45 minutes arranging food and plates and taking numerous photos than actually enjoying the people they are with or the experience.

The service is very good although there are lengthy explanations regarding the food. I think I nodded off at one stage as I was so bored with it all. A second pot of tea was long in coming despite a “rush” request. As the restaurant was not particularly busy I suspect the delay was due to how the tea is prepared.

The six finger sandwiches were uneventful but adequate. When asked by the waitress at sandwich three what my favourite was I replied that I would let her know from the other remaining three. Quite frankly, the first three certainly had not produced a favourite and nor did the remaining three. The vegetarian option requested by my friend produced the same unenthusiastic response.

The cakes were a delight to the eye and clearly showed great attention to detail. However, their appearance was not matched by their taste. Like the sandwiches, decidedly average.

With further servings of sandwiches and cakes not being offered and at a cost of £155 for two (including one glass of champagne) the experience was overpriced but nevertheless a pretty venue with good service but disappointing food.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous treat. This was a few notches above a standard afternoon tea, hence the price. The staff were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful food & so much of it. Lovely dining room but a bit on the noisy side - could benefit from more noise absorbing soft furnishings. Would definitely like to visit again & am very happy to recommend.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely amazing - Great food and service. Highly recommend

c
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful Dior Themed tea Servive.
The staff was wonderful. The food was beautiful to look at but average in taste.
Desserts were delicious and beautiful.
I would have preferred to skip the meal portion and just enjoy the Dior themed desserts and teas/ cappuccinos.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Definitely a treat. The food was lovely and so were the staff.
It’s the second time I’ve been but this time not as good value as the first time which was years ago. This time it was less food and more expensive.

BL
London
87 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special event for a 14 year old girl, very into fashion. We went to the Dior Exhibition first and so this tea complemented it perfectly. You are charmingly talked through all the beautifully presented cakes. All the people who took care of us were adorable. Biscuits shaped like shoes, cakes fashioned into handbags, it’s all perfect. There is surprise after surprise. A great success. Eye wateringly expensive but nobody cared.....!

G
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for the overall quality. The presentation of the cakes was impressive but in terms of taste it was window dressing. Basically sponge cake with vert pretty coverage. I would have liked to have scones too.

K
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

事前のメール問い合わせの対応も早く、当日も素晴らしい対応でした。ケーキもかわいく、ボリューム満点で、紅茶もおかわりし放題で言うことなしでした。値段は高いですが、自分の好きなテーマのプレタポルティーであれば、行く価値ありだと思います。

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AT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had to request to change table because we were set to sit in a dark corner, when tables next to the windows were available. The food was superb. The desserts was outstanding, beautiful and delicious. The sandwiches were not mind blowing but good. We were surprise there were no scones. Also the Dior main pieces (the shoe and jacket cookies, and Eau de Perfume cake) were not provided for 2 but just 1, so we had to share. That is disappointing because we paid for 2 afternoon teas but had to share the the food and didn't each get our own. They offered to bring us an other set of cookies but never did. The service was ok, depending on who was helping us. Overall it is not what is expected for the price paid but we are paying for the Dior theme.

LH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon tea , cakes were delicious and I very rarely consume cakes but I must say each cake was worth every calori ! Three downsides , coffee a little bit weak , we weren't asked if we could like some more tea whilst having our cakes , the first waiter was fantastic full of charismas and charm ! The ambience was lovely and my daughter felt truly special on her birthday , they would of liked a cake to bring home in a special goodie bag - that would of been a nice touch .

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service is impeccable but I felt that the savoury aspect let the experience down. I was however, so impressed with the nut free dessert choices for myself.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Very bad service, I’ve found a hair on the sandwich so they didn’t charge me for one person. I told them three times to write a note for my mother to celebrate Mother’s Day and they didn’t. They didn’t even pack the sweets for take away which I clearly asked for. Very disappointed !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dior theme afternoon tea is wonderful. Everything is great.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely

PC
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The service was slow. We had to ask to get more tea in some occasions and it took 20min to get it. The waitress didn’t smile or try to make us feel welcome. I asked for scones and she said she would offer them. I made her repeat as they weren’t on the menu. In the end they were added to the bill. I had been here before and had a better experience.
Food was really good but the sandwiches and cakes are too small, and I’m not a big eater! We were not offered to get more. Do we need to ask?

m
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea, with a special fashion theme. Food was good and we were treated to a few little extras from the lovely staff. We were not rushed and it was really relaxing. Lots of teas to choose from and catered dietary requirements well. I would recommend.

A
London
53 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience as always

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very bad taste

LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Wonderfull afternoon tea for a Chistmas Eve.
Tea was just Perfect and good excellent.
The cool is however quite Noisy.

O
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and good ;o) but almost 80 pounds for 2 aditionnal glasses of champagne, well... I do not agree :o((

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance excellente mais les desserts trop sucrés

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K
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good, the staff friendly welcoming and very helpful. The hotel is stylish and has a lovely ambience for meeting friends and catching up. The afternoon tea sandwiches ans cakes are delicious.

C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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