Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair

4.5
98 Reviews
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea

About

Afternoon Tea is quite an event at The Chesterfield Mayfair - regularly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards. A member of The Tea Guild, a prestigious and unique organisation that represents outlets dedicated to brewing and serving tea to the high standards desired by the United Kingdom Tea Council.

Recognised for our outstanding quality and consistently high standards of tea service we pay suitable respect to its ritual while offering some exciting variations on the original. We take tremendous pleasure in serving a menu complete with homemade cakes, scones and pastries prepared by our chef pâtissier, in the heart of Mayfair.

The Chesterfield Mayfair welcomes group enquiries for afternoon tea parties. With a number of private rooms available, The Chesterfield Mayfair makes an excellent location to celebrate birthdays, baby showers, hen parties, engagements and children's parties. Our events team would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Offers

  • 25% off Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea

    £55.00 per person

    Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2022

    Guests dining at the famous Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel can enjoy 25% off their Afternoon Tea experience during January when dining Monday to Thursday. Commended in the Afternoon Tea Awards 2019 - this is an unforgettable dining experience. Price before the discount: £55 per person / £62 per person for Champagne Afternoon Tea / £31 per child under 12 years. Booking is strongly advised as availability books quickly

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 98 people are saying
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philly
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lovely waiters were fantastic ,got us extra every thing we wanted and little box to take some home , the piano was playing in the back ground my girls first time loved it there

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HeidiJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed went on Tuesday for afternoon tea for my daughters birthday and took my two grandchildren 7 & 4 Service was extremely slow and attention to detail was shocking considering the amount

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the chesterfield Mayfair hotel for the first time for afternoon tea and it was absolutely magical. The hotel itself is stunning so we had high expectations and they certainly didn't disappoint. The food was delicious and the staff are friendly and very professional but the highlight of the afternoon was the tea. I had the chocolate tea and candy tea and my mum had the liquorice tea and all I can say is wow. As soon as they bring it to the table and start pouring it you instantly get a smell of an amazing assortment of spices and flavours. While in London I would definitely recommend afternoon tea at the chesterfield because I know no other place that does this variety of different flavoured tea. ☺️ Thank you to all the staff

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vipKaren23
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely tea and treats. Beautiful venue and not as pricey as others. Allowed us to continually refill and try different teas. Presentation of sandwiches and scones was beautiful. Would you back.

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LaurenS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was good and unlimited, which is quite generous. This gave an opportunity to enjoy more than one tea and additional of the items we preferred. The service started really nice and then a shift change occurred leaving us with a new waitress and needing to flag her down to get assistance.

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DeniseJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment. Will definitely go back again.

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vipDebbieL2811
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience!

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AoifeK
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food did not taste fresh, some of the desserts tasted quite stale. Not a great overall experience food wise.

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vipAnnC
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recommend highly enough! The team were outstanding and really looked after us. I am gluten and lactose intolerant and they really went above and beyond to accommodate. The best afternoon tea I’ve had! Would recommend for children particularly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Last year, live music. More decorations.
Expensive and not the same.

Was a great experience with kids two times before.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I think it was just bad luck that I went on a Saturday, which I had no choice as my Godson has school during the week. I spoke to 2 different staff about my OpenTable reservation which included the child offer of Afternoon Tea for £21.50. Please note, don’t arrive early as you will be seated but you won’t actually be served until your actual booking time. Food was fresh and faultless. Staff were polite but busy as expected. I think they need to familiarise themselves more with OpenTable bookings. Perhaps they have just joined the OpenTable scheme? Perhaps the staff do not have access to log in and check? The bill came and again, I had to tell the staff about the OpenTable offer which they corrected.
The sweet shop was a lovely idea which my Godson loved.
Would I go back? Not until they get familiar with OpenTable and most definitely not at the weekends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We did reservation for afternoon tea in 21 october 2020.But food was soo tasteless.Especially biscuits was stale.So that we were soo sad to experiences.

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CarlanT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, If you have a sweet tooth this place is ideal. The teas they offer are really nice and the atmosphere in there is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good calm atmosphere. Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly service. An all-round excellent experience.

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StephenP
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfect. They even brought a cake for my wife’s birthday. The sweets were an added bonus 😀

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Curlywurly
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really liked the afternoon tea. The food was good (with the exception of the stale cupcake). Offered extras of everything. Beautiful tea room. Great for children. Would definitely return but would not like to pay £5 for a small coke!

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MariaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was disappointing, it had all clearly been prepped in advance as sandwich bread, the macaroni and a cake were all so dry and some of the selection was lacking in flavour. Hot drinks and champagne were nice. Venue and staff good but the food needs refinements to justify the price.

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LauraG
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing gluten free options! Staff were so friendly and helpful.

HB
HristinaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience, we got candies at the end as well, but a bit pricey for the type of food served. I expected a bit fancier sandwiches.

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vipYCL888
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very noisy with bunch of kids birthday party going on. Food not good, in particular the sandwiches and cakes (which we believed is made to look like toys to please the kids) for the price we paid ! Give it a 3 stars only for the OK service.

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LiseV
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! Great food, lovely tables, Good service. Quite pricy, but worth it!

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vipJohnS
New England
42 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere great, tea was outstanding, sandwiches were incredible. It was the pastry part that was lacking a little. Cupcakes were dry and there was too many very sweet things so if you like that you will be pleased.
Overall though very lovely and worth it.

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vipKsivers
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Even though the regular high tea menu was supposed to be offered during our recent reservation, we were told that only the Christmas tea was available. My daughter was offered a kids tea but we were charged for the full 41-pound tea for her anyway even though she got a small portion of what we did. They claim that you have unlimited tea, cakes, scones and desserts, but the servers hardly ever return to your table, so the strategy seems to be if you ask for anything you won't get it for 25 minutes and then you just give up. We asked for more jam as tea was served since there was one tiny dollop given to us for three people, and we did not receive it for at least 20 minutes. We asked for more scones (there were two of each for three people and the chocolate ones were gross) and did not receive those until after we had given up and asked for the check. We were never offered water or more tea even though we drank the tea almost immediately. They offer candy at the Hardy's candy bar cart with a small paper envelope that might hold two gummy bears., I hardly understand the point and when we were just looking at the cart but had no intention of actually getting any candy, the waiter rushed over and insisted on doing it for us as if to imply that we were going to handle the unwrapped candy ourselves. All in all, there are way better places to have tea in London and especially for 150 pounds for three people.

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Maria74
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first experience at afternoon team with my family. Great service and food. Very pricey but a great treat if you can afford it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was TERRIBLE. For 30 minutes after we sat down, no one came to get our order. We asked a server to order and he brought us the mulled wine tasting (the welcome drink) but STILL no one came to take our order. It took another fifteen minutes of making eye contact with servers for one to finally tell our waiter to come. After he did, he took our order and brought our food. For the most part it was good, although nothing was spectacular. The scones, chocolate and praline eclair and cranberry coconut Christmas ball were delicious, and the tea was good. However, we continued to be ignored by our server. At one point we asked someone to refill our sandwiches, scones, and desserts, and they came back much later with only the sandwiches. In the end, we gave up and decided to leave. The ambience was nice, the food was decent, but nothing can make up for the terrible service we got, which was never acknowledged, and never improved even after we had to ask several times to be helped. I have been here before and enjoyed it, but I was VERY disappointed.

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Sandy
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricy but sweet bag souvenior idea is good for kids. My daughter is pleased with it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at the hotel greeted warmly and feeling Christmasy already. At the restaurant, escorted to our table and explained the menu so well with welcome drinks (hot wine) that was really nice. The afternoon tea food were so nice with lots of variety for the sandwiches, scones and puddings. There was candy cart as well for you to take home. The set up inside the restaurant was so vibrant, red decors and Christmas decor in every corner. Such a lovely place to spend the afternoon tea with! Thank you for the amazing experience!

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DavidC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Service was very slow although the staff were very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful and very attentive. Ambience was great though when the singer was on break would’ve been nice to have some music playing in the background. But overall was a wonderful experience and would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Highly priced Afternoon tea. Dry scones, hypersweet pastries and very slow service

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vipdeniset
Adelaide
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this venue. What better way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue and food. All staff was very polite and welcoming and added to the experience especially Loris! Would defiantly recommend.

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Carlos
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, live singing, lovely food. The children really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend & would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The cakes were all very plastic or foam like..they didn’t taste like much at all. The scones still tasted like the fridge.
The service was very good and its a lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing afternoon tea service is always impeccable. Love it there will always go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overrated and overpriced. Food way too sweet.

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SRS54
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fantastic afternoon tea with kids. Definitely a family atmosphere, so might not be a top choice for a date, if you were going to take a date to tea.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

This place tried hard, but honestly it fell way short for me. The sandwiches were stale, scones were hard and were not warm (obvi not baked fresh). The sweets were beautiful but were sickeningly sweet.

The best part was the tea. Great tea selection and it’s bottomless. Fruit tea and chocolate tea were so good.Service was also great...my server was super accommodating. And they let you take home a sweet at the end.

At 40 pounds it fell way short for me. It’s a kitschy tourist trap...go somewhere else for a legit London tea.

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KARING
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Is the first word which comes to mind. Can truly rekommend this to my friends and family. It was a great experience! Will try to visit you again next time we travel to UK and London.

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You can order delivery directly from Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair using the Order Online button. Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7958 7729.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair is rated 4.5 stars by 98 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.