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Afternoon Tea at The Capital - Afternoon Tea at The Capital, London
Afternoon Tea at The Capital - Afternoon Tea at The Capital, London
Afternoon Tea at The Capital - Afternoon Tea at The Capital, London

British Traditional

Afternoon Tea at The Capital

8.8/10
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22 - 24 Basil Street, SW3 1AT London
British
Average price £50

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MENU

JING Champagne Afternoon Tea £64

This preset menu includes: Sandwich Selection + Sweets + Scones and drinks.

Restaurant menu

Last update: April 2023
Chef Chris Prow
Average price £50
Dietary optionsLocally produced, Organic food
Assam breakfast
The ultimate breakfast tea – this assam breakfast is satisfying and robust, with honeyed malt richness.
Red dragon
A unique black tea from yunnan, china, crafted using an imported tea cultivar from taiwan that is normally used to make oolong tea.
Earl grey
This earl grey is masterfully blended with an Invigorating black tea from ruhuna, sri lanka, for a strong, full-bodied base, uplifted by vibrant citrus notes of natural bergamot.
Our afternoon tea experiences £50
Signature cocktail floral elegance afternoon tea – £64

Popular dishes

Sandwich selection - Afternoon Tea at The Capital, London

Sandwich selection

Sweets - Afternoon Tea at The Capital, London

Sweets

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Tower of assortments from the afternoon tea menu - Afternoon Tea at The Capital, London

Reviews

8.8/10
Fabulous58 reviews
8.6/10

Food

9.1/10

Service

9.1/10

Ambience

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  • Florence Y.
    Florence Y.

    May 11, 20231 review

    5/10

    For a charge of GBP 50 per head I would expect the tea set to be a bit delicate . Turn out the sandwiches and cakes were straight from fridge , the taste was very indistinctive , the bread was not of the same high quality as the bread they usually serve for lunch / dinner at Capital Hotel . The scones were hot and fine. The service was disappointing . There was one waiter serving altogether 3 tables of 6 customers in total . Had to ask twice to get milk for our tea . This afternoon tea experience has changed my pSt good impression on Capital Hotel completely.

  • Kaoru S.
    Kaoru S.

    February 18, 20231 review

    10/10

    Thank you for your great service!! All the plates are really delicious and very beautiful. They are not so sweet that they taste well even for Japanese people.The staffs are very kind and very friendly. We had a lot of fun.

  • May S.
    May S.

    February 13, 20231 review

    8/10

    Enjoyed our afternoon tea, sandwiches were delicious, scones tasted good but were slightly overcooked. Cakes were ok. Service was very good and the room setting, lighting and decor was pretty and cosy.

  • Aiyesha B.
    Aiyesha B.

    January 20, 20231 review

    9/10

    The place was beautiful the staff work with an air of excellence however the only down fall was that the restaurant was cold...other than that we will be back

  • Mary H.
    Mary H.

    January 14, 20231 review

    10/10

    We had an Amazing time I booked the afternoon tea as a present for my mum’s birthday and she said that it was one of the best experiences she’d ever had the service was amazing, our server Samuel was polite and attentive and couldn’t have made the experience any better

  • Marilyn H.
    Marilyn H.

    December 21, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    Was really lovely afternoon. Sandwiches and cakes were delicious and it was a beautiful ambience and relaxing music. Very nice we will definitely be back

  • Jabor A.
    Jabor A.

    October 16, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Nice , calm and Quite please

  • Thomas R.
    Thomas R.

    July 29, 20221 review

    6/10

    Nice Hotel. The dining room was a bit simple. The pictures are either made on another location or very much edited. The food was total okay. But not more. For £120 for 2 persons either too expensive or not good enough. Service was kind but a bit clumsy. Be aware, they add a service fee (tip) to the check automatically. All in all a mildly disappointing experience.

  • Charles J.
    Charles J.

    June 17, 20221 review

    10/10

    Had tea here this afternoon with my wife and our granddaughter. This was her first high tea. The service was impeccable with the staff continually following up to assure satisfaction. The sandwiches were very nice, the sweets certainly were a delight, but the hit of the afternoon was the scones. Moist, delicious, crumbly - an absolute delight. All in all, an excellent experience!

  • Nathalie d.
    Nathalie d.

    June 12, 20221 review

    4.5/10

    Came here for afternoon tea and asked for the vegetarian option. Got a mixture of vegan/glutenfree(?) afternoon tea and the regular afternoon tea, with the sandwiches being a massive disappointment. We got a cucumber sandwich consisting of slices of cucumber (and nothing else) on what we assume (by the texture and flavour) was glutenfree bread. We never mentioned being gluten intolerant in any way, and even if we were, glutenfree bread does not need to be that dry. Tomato sandwich: same thing. Just tomato and nothing else. The service staff seemed as disappointed as we were, and we got a hastily made egg salad sandwich and a cucumber sandwich (with cream cheese) from the kitchen as a replacement. Half our meal was comped. Strange experience, would not recommend for any vegetarians.

  • Albina O.
    Albina O.

    June 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Lovely having afternoon tea here. Pretty small diningroom with just the right amount of activity. Not to quiet but not to loud. Great music playing in the background aswell. Very helpfull staff who made sure we had anything we wished for. A great assortment of finger-sandwiches, small cakes and the best scones we've ever had. If wanted you can ask for extra servings of all items. Overall a fantastic experience, would really recommend to go here for afternoon tea!

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  • Alex G.
    Alex G.

    May 28, 20221 review

    10/10

    Amazing great staff food delicious

  • Linh M.
    Linh M.

    May 27, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    We were visiting London and wanted to experience traditional afternoon tea. The Capital Hotel Tea Room has a lovely ambience and the tea menu was very tasty. The prices were reasonable as compared to other places in the area.

  • Nader G.
    Nader G.

    May 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    Restaurnt at the Capital was a great place. Superb food quality, great attentive service and fantastic ambiance. All together a great experience and worth every penny of it. My next visit to London I will certainly stop by and highly recommend it. I have been in restaurant business for forty year and do not get impressed easily.

  • Marilyn H.
    Marilyn H.

    April 23, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    Was a very special afternoon tea with lovely sanwiches, cakes and scones and the service was perfect. This is our second time as we loved the first time so much we decided to come again

  • Marilyn H.
    Marilyn H.

    February 8, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    Was really lovely. Beautiful sandwiches and scones freshly baked. The service was wonderful too we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be returning soon

  • Lynne J.
    Lynne J.

    February 5, 20221 review

    4.5/10

    Rated 9/9 on this site but I struggle to see how. £115 for sandwiches made with the heal of the bread? Not even sliced properly. Sunburst white bread that squashed to a dough. Scones that weren’t fully cooked in the middle but raisins all burnt around the outside. Had to ask for a wine list. Plates that look like those found on a school canteen, on a stand that wasn’t even polished. It’s the fine details that allow you to charge that sort of money. It was basic cafe standard at most. Place was empty bar 1 other table who also left complaining to the manager. I didn’t say anything as I was treating my teen daughter and didn’t want to spoil her day.

  • Amaya C.

    November 13, 20211 review

    10/10

    Nice family tea tie for our son’s birthday. The service is thoughtful and the food is very good.

    Afternoon Tea at The Capital (Owner)

    Dear Amaya Thank you for leaving a kind review of our restaurant, the team genuinely values and appreciates your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Restaurant at The Capital in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Solomon Khaddour General Manager; The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse

  • Andrea K.

    February 21, 20201 review

    5.8/10

    The service was slow. After waited initially for 15-20 minutes to be seated at the table, the staff made a mistake and seated us in the dining room when I had requested for the living room. The additional time required to set up the living room was another 15 minutes. Service was immensely slow with probably one staff serving the whole area. Even asking for the bill took 20 minutes when my son could not wait any longer, threw a huge tantrum and disturbed other guests, unfortunately. I will never return to The Capital for future tea gatherings. There is also no flexibility; my child who did not eat a morsel was charged the full amount for the tea set. Absolutely appalling management!

  • Bernadette O.

    December 1, 20191 review

    10/10

    Amazing - exemplary staff and service

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

22 - 24 Basil Street, SW3 1AT, London, United Kingdom

Public transport

Knightsbridge Tube Station

Additional information

NCP Pavilion Road

Chelsea, , Knightsbridge, , South London, South West London,

About the restaurant

Relying on small, local suppliers and farmers for the finest ingredients, our head chef Chris Prow carefully crafts the best in British cuisine for our guests to enjoy. Check back often, as our all day dining menu does change frequently to showcase the freshest and best seasonal produce and newest creations. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements with a minimum of 24 hours' notice via telephone or email.

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