The impeccable staff at this grandest of grand hotels don’t make a fuss about anything – let alone the simple talk of switching the hotel’s award-winning afternoon tea for a gluten-free replica. So coeliacs too can dig into artfully filled sandwiches, rich scones with clotted cream and tea-infused jelly, and posh French fancies, in the sweeping elegance of the hotel foyer, without a care in the world.
At Claridge’s we’ve been observing this delightful aspect of our nation’s culinary heritage for the best part of 150 years.
For a century or more, our Executive Chefs have remained faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, scones served warm, and sweet pastries. Our ingredients are painstakingly sourced, skilfully prepared and served fresh each day.
The centrepiece of afternoon tea is, of course, the drink itself. Our wonderful tea connoisseur, Henrietta Lovell, has scoured the world to bring us delicious tea from small, little known producers from the four corners of the world. Working hand in hand with our Executive Chef, Martyn Nail, they have carefully selected teas that will complement your food perfectly.
Set in the splendour of Thierry Despont’s magnificent Foyer, inspired by the 1930s’ heyday of art deco, Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s is truly a magical experience.