Please note: Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel is served in the luxurious Oyster Bar, charming Library and quaint Mezzanine area. Afternoon Tea on the Rooftop Playground is subject to availability (event and weather dependent) and must be requested on booking.
“Under certain circumstances there are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Living during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day; an early breakfast and a late dinner. Anna decided to schedule time to drink tea and snack each afternoon.
This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room.
Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
Luxurious, elegant and perfect for every day...
Our Ladies Afternoon Tea begins with delicate finger sandwiches served with the pièce de resistance three tier stand with light, crusty scones and rich clotted cream accompanied by a variety of homemade cakes and pastries.
Served with as much tea and coffee as you need to fuel the gossip (and why not add a glass of Champagne; after all it is a ladies prerogative to enjoy only the finer things in life...)
Standard Afternoon Tea £24.50
Champagne Afternoon Tea £33.00
OTHER AFTERNOON TEA OPTIONS
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea £25.00
Kid’s Afternoon Tea £12.50
G&TEA Afternoon Tea £33.00
High Brunch £22.50
(Mini Egg - or - Smoked Salmon Benedict | Mini Crispy Bacon Muffins | Mini French Toast | Mini Pancakes | Granola with Yoghurt & Fruit Compote | Mini Strawberry Smoothie | Unlimited Tea)
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10% service charge applies, please note an afternoon tea booking reserves your table for a maximum of 2 hours.