Five of the best afternoon tea spots in Mayfair

Mayfair is well-known for its luxury and anyone visiting the area of London will want a refined experience, whether it be in the hotel they’re staying in, the evening meal they’re enjoying or indeed the shops and bars they’re frequenting.

Alongside the above, there’s something magical about afternoon tea in Mayfair. It’s almost as quintessentially British as it can get.

Ideal for a special occasion, especially our elderly relatives who love a spot of tea and a scone, it’s the chance to treat them like royalty, perhaps as a treat, taking them on a day out from one of the nearby elderly care homes. But what are the best afternoon tea spots in Mayfair to really enjoy a drink and a cake in style?

The Ritz London

Of course, there’s no better place to start than The Ritz. It’s a British institution and provides one of the most luxurious spots for afternoon tea on the planet.

It’s indulgence at its finest, with a selection of finely cut sandwiches, scones, Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, alongside pastries and teacakes. This is accompanied by 20 different teas to choose from, as well as Champagne. Sounds good doesn’t it? Even more so, when you have the spectacular surroundings of chandeliers, marble columns and the most elegant decor.


Claridge’s is another icon in the heart of Mayfair and another place to get a truly luxurious afternoon tea experience. The Art Deco-inspired foyer is where you can sit and enjoy the treat, with attentive staff that will provide you with a selection of teas, including the hotel’s very own bespoke blend, while the sandwiches, scones and pastries really are mouth-watering, made on site by Claridge’s pastry chefs. It really is once-in-a-lifetime hospitality and the perfect place to treat a loved one to.

The Wolseley

A former car showroom, it’s been transformed into an iconic restaurant that not only offers a stunning evening dinner, but a great afternoon tea.

It fits perfectly into the grandeur of Mayfair, with an incredibly stylish dining room, complete with marble columns and Art Deco detailing. If you’re looking for something decadent, then you’ll certainly find that in the sandwiches, scones and pastries on offer. Alongside the many British favourites, there is also a selection of European favourites and an experience you’ll certainly remember.

Brown’s Hotel

Brown’s is located in a quieter corner of Mayfair but is still somewhat of an institution in the area. It provides a charming and elegant setting for afternoon tea, with the English Tea Room the perfect spot with its plush furnishings and wood-panelled walls.

Brown’s has its own signature blend of tea, alongside plenty of others to choose from, combined with warm hospitality and some fantastic food to pick at as you enjoy a conversation with loved ones.


Finally, Sketch is a unique and eclectic destination that offers a contemporary twist on the traditional afternoon tea experience. Step into the whimsical surroundings of the Gallery, with its pink velvet banquettes, playful artwork, and quirky décor, and prepare to be enchanted by the imaginative afternoon tea offerings. Indulge in a selection of sandwiches, scones, and pastries, each presented with artistic flair and creative flair.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the quirky egg-shaped pods of the restaurant’s toilets, which are a design statement in their own right. With its avant-garde design and inventive culinary offerings, afternoon tea at Sketch is a truly memorable and Instagram-worthy experience.