5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
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Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the London Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

It was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2009

Definitely worth the experience, although I could not manage to eat everything!

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2009

Even though we were running late, we were made to feel welcome. The service was impeccable, the setting beautiful, and the food good.

Ann M

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2009

The setting was a perfect English afternoon tea with all the traditions one would expect. It certainly whetted the appetite for a lovely trip to London.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2008

Enjoyed this very much.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2008

It was good, but very expensive. I think you could find the same thing for less money.

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4 star rating: Recommended
November 2007

The tea experience was great! It was in a very nice and classy place. This is a good bargain for what you get.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2015

Food was only ok but location was good.

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2015

Great range of savory and sweets to sample. Wish they had more wait staff to cut down on the amount of time we spent waiting.

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

For the price I feel there is better places to have afternoon tea! The selection was good and tea but have had better in London.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2011

I wouldn't do this afternoon tea again, the scones were dry and the rest of the food was nothing that special. The seating was very uncomfortable my husband couldn't even put his legs under the table because it was to low. However if you can't manage to eat the selection they do provide you with a bag to take it home (but you need to ask)

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2011

Unfortunately the day we were scheduled for Tea, the normal room was being used for a function, so that the tea was served in the cramped dark Library. It didn't have the same feel. We were sitting around with stuffy business men, conducting business, rather than looking out the lovely large windows with the sun streaming in. Our server merely dropped our Tea and left. She had a very, could care less, attitude. We had to ask what the sandwich selections were, as she did not tell us what they were. She then returned with a veg mix when we asked for an alternative selection. We also had to ask for our champagne, that we were to get. I'm not sure if I would go back to Tea here. There so many other spots that seem to serve it now. That is a lot of money to pay for inattentive staff, and scones.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2010

I would certainly recommend people to this - it is/was a very enjoyable experience. Would have liked to know a little of the history of how it started. Grosvenor House is just round the corner of Oxford Street which I am sure is brilliant, but don't go too far down because it is a nightmare, whether it was late night I do not know, if you go there you would be so weary you would not enjoy the afternoon tea - so do it as soon as you get to London and it will be one enjoyable experience you would not want to miss.

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2010

If you like ambiance, this place is great for traditional high tea. The food is OK.

Neva L

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2010

Not as good as a Nelson Bay Tea Rooms high tea

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2008

Ok experience, great service but have had better food.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 2014

Absolutely great!!!! The charm of the place - the service - the food - made this a very special occasion.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2014

The Grosvenor House Hotel is supposed to be (is) one of the best hotels in London. Afternoon tea is supposed to be somewhere you can sit quietly have a nice conversation and relax.

We arrived and were seated by the window looking out onto Park Lane and everything was fine. We were served our tea - the service (all of it) was excellent as was the "Tea Spread" and everything was great.

Then all of a sudden in walked this young man who sat with two young ladies and he basically talked to them in such a loud voice that it was impossible to have a conversation ourselves - it was a third world experience where this chap didn't know how to behave, one that I am very used to but not in London at a top hotel having been charged £120 for the privilege of being talked over.
We asked to move, and we were, however the guy was so excitable or just plain loud that we ate and left spending just under an hour there because we could still hear him clearly and just got fed up.
It was so unfortunate as he ruined the whole atmosphere. The hotel didn't ask him to talk quietly, so we just upped and left.
I would recommend a different location for afternoon tea - I would imagine that what happened in terms of the volume of speech is normal at this hotel which is why the hotel didn't do anything about it.
The tea, food, piano playing, service, room etc was great, but the fact that this chap seemingly had no concern for others or just didn't realise that his entire conversation was being heard by what is a large room coupled with the Hotels ambivalence spoiled the experience completely. The hotel should have requested politely to the young man that he should talk more quietly - we were not in Starbucks or the Red Lion pub, but they didn't and this is really what was wrong.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
November 2010

Very average for what an afternoon tea this expensive should be.....certainly no lovely little morsels on this plate...crusty sandwiches and stale scones - def a rip off.

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