Halal Afternoon TEA

Halal Afternoon Tea in London

This week is perhaps the most exciting week of the year. It’s filled with plenty of clotted cream, crumbly scones, soft finger sandwiches, pastries and more. Yes, it is National Afternoon Tea week right now.Whether you’re a cream or jam first kinda person (we’re not judging!), we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places that do halal afternoon tea in London; both traditional and quirky!

If you are looking for a halal afternoon tea that your kids will love, click here for our list of halal children’s afternoon teas in London!

Disclaimer: The halal status of each of these establishments have been verified when this post was written however suppliers may change so please make sure you check the halal status before visiting. Be sure to book in advance so there is ample time to ensure a halal option.

Where to Find The Best Halal Afternoon Tea in London

Credit: The Langham

Palm Court at The Langham,

Created by Executive Pastry Chef, Andrew Gravett, and overseen by Michael Roux Jr, the Afternoon Tea at The Langham has a menu that is dedicated to showcasing the nation’s favourite biccies as well as the classic finger sandwiches and scones. Just to show you what we mean, the iced gem has been reimagined to an uber buttery sable biscuit topped with a granny smith compote and apple namelak. They have also featured a savoury cheese scone to be enjoyed just before the classic scones and cream.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA
Price: £62 per person
Website: https://palm-court.co.uk/

Availability: Thursday-Sunday from 12:30pm-5pm


High Palms High Tea at The Landmark, Marylebone

As soon as you step into the Landmark hotel, you are greeted by the beautiful central atrium with a stunning glass roof and palm trees dotted around. Enjoy an array of traditional sandwiches (coronation chicken, cucumber, egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon) and some of the finest scones with clotted cream and your choice of jam. An absolute must if you’re an afternoon tea newbie!

Halal Status: Available upon request.
Gluten Free: Available upon request 24 hours in advance.

Address: The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ
Price: £58 per person
Website: https://www.landmarklondon.co.uk/dining/high-palms-high-tea/

Available: Friday from 3pm-5:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 1pm-4:30pm.


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The Promenade at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane

The Dorchester is perhaps somewhat of an iconic hotel in London and are known for their fantastic range of restaurants on site (China Tang, The Dorchester Grill etc) but they’re mostly known for their impeccable afternoon tea in their promenade which is overflowing with stunning floral arrangements. Each course, from the soft sandwiches to the award winning desserts, will completely wow you and be sure not to skip out on their scones with lashings of thick clotted cream.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available on request

Address: The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA
Price: £70 per person
Website: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/london/the-dorchester/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/

Available: Served daily from 11am-6pm


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Claridge’s Hotel, Mayfair

You’ll be able to spot a Claridge’s afternoon tea instantly not just by their trademark green and white striped tableware but also by how perfect and meticulous the dishes are. From perfect scones served with a hefty amount of cream and jam to perfectly cut finger sandwiches, The Claridge’s Hotel ticks all the boxes in what you would want in an afternoon tea – just be wary, they tend to be booked out very quickly!

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address: Claridge’s Hotel, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR
Price: £70 per person
Website: claridges.co.uk/

Availability: Served daily from 2:45 to 5:30pm


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The Ritz Hotel, Mayfair

Having run their afternoon tea service since their opening in 1906, The Ritz pride themselves on serving the most traditional afternoon tea in London and have held up their standards since with a strict dress code policy (dinner jackets for men and no trainers, shorts or ripped jeans). You’ll be able to enjoy their classic take on tea with sandwiches, scones and sponge cakes in their opulent white and gold dining room and if that wasn’t enough, The Ritz are the only hotel in the UK to have a certified tea sommelier who travels to plantations around the globe to source the best teas.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address
Price: £55 per person
Website: https://www.theritzlondon.com/dine-with-us/afternoon-tea/

Availability: Served daily at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, and 7.30pm


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The Rubens at The Palace, Westminster

Are you a Royal family fan? Then you’re going to love the afternoon tea at The Rubens hotel whose premise was part of the Palace grounds since the 1700s. They have an entire halal menu where you can find traditional sandwiches like smoked salmon, coronation chicken and cucumber, scones (honey and white chocolate, anyone?), and fantastic desserts like eclairs, coffee and caramelised apple macaron and their take on the classic bread and butter pudding.

Halal Status: Request when booking
Gluten Free: Request when booking

Address: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS
Price: £62 per person
Website: https://rubenshotel.com/experiences/afternoon-tea

Availability: Served daily from 12pm-5pm


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Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough,

You may be familiar with the world famous pink Peggy Porschen bakery based in Belgravia. Well, the owner, Peggy, has returned to The Lanesborough where she worked as a Pastry Chef all the way back in 1999 and will be running a special Peggy Porschen afternoon tea for a limited time only. You can find salted caramel popcorn cupcakes, pavlovas and elderflower tartlets, as well as the classic scones and finger sandwiches.

Halal Status: Must be requested 72 hours prior to your booking
Gluten Free: Available on request

Address: The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Price: £54 per person
Website: https://www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/peggy-porschen-afternoon-tea/

Availability: Served from Monday to Thursday 2:30pm-4pm and Friday to Sunday 12pm-4pm.


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The Drawing Room at Brown’s Hotel, Green Park

Supposedly Queen Victoria’s favourite place to take tea, The Drawing Room at Brown’s hotel is somewhat historic when it comes to afternoon tea. This award winning afternoon tea is certainly traditional – straight cut sandwiches, soft scones served with strawberry preserves and sweet pastries – but has be noted to be one of the top teas in the city. Be sure to nab a place by the cosy fireplace; it was one of Agatha Christie’s favourite tables.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address: Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BP
Price: £55 per person
Website: https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/browns-hotel/restaurants-and-bars/the-drawing-room/

Availability: Served daily from 12pm-5:30pm


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Jean-Georges at The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair

The Afternoon Tea at Jean-Georges at The Connaught Hotel is a delightful experience where traditional tea meets a contemporary twist. You’ll start your tea with sandwiches made with cucumber, mint and Greek yoghurt, and oak-smoked salmon with avocado and wasabi, followed by a light and crumbly scones and finally a delectable assortment of desserts from strawberry tart to almond polenta cake.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address: The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL
Price: £55 per person
Website: https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/

Availability: Served daily at 2:30pm and 4:30pm


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Afternoon Tea at Cadogan’s by Adam Handling, Chelsea

Inspired by childhood memories of eating at his grandmother’s and the history behind High Tea, Adam Handling has curated a menu that emulates a combination of a classic afternoon tea with show stopping techniques and flair. Each course has been designed with extreme thought; the sandwiches are made using 5 different types of breads that are made in-house on a daily basis and have been created to match the fillings and the desserts have been inspired by Sir Hans Sloane and his global explorations.

Halal Status: Must be preordered 48 hours in advance
Gluten Free: Available on request

Address: 75 Sloane St, London SW1X 9SG
Price: £55 per person
Website: https://www.adamhandlingchelsea.co.uk/afternoon-tea-at-cadogans-by-adam-handling/

Availability: Served daily from 12pm-6pm


Cloud Forest Afternoon Tea at The Shard, The City

Halal Afternoon Tea London Ting Shard
Credit: Ting

If you’re looking for afternoon tea with the best view of London, Ting lounge at the Shard is ideal. They run an Asian-inspired halal afternoon tea menu through the week which consists of wasabi, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches and duck with plum sauce, plain and raisin scones with pandan and coconut jam, and a range of pastries to finish off the meal.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address: TING Restaurant, Level 35, Shangri-La The Shard, London 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU
Price: £62 per person
Website: https://www.ting-shangri-la.com/afternoon-tea

Availability: Daily from 12-4pm


Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge

The fashionista in you will thank you for booking tea at The Berkeley hotel, especially as their menu changes seasonally according to the newest fashion trends. The Berkeley’s cakes and sweet treats incorporate the work’s of Balenciaga, Mulberry, Gucci etc. and are almost too pretty to eat! For Spring/Summer ’21, you can expect Isabel Marant inspired almond cake and Halpern’s feather gown envisaged as a made-to-share financier cake. Their sandwiches are just as stylish with cucumber and brown butter Boursin cream and a poached salmon with a tarragon emulsion.

Halal Status: Available upon request
Gluten Free: Available upon request

Address: The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
Price: £60 per person with an additional £10 if you opt for the mocktail option.
Website: https://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/restaurants-bars/afternoon-tea/

Availability: Served daily from 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Related: Halal Children’s Afternoon Tea in London to Check Out


Other Establishments serving Halal Afternoon Tea in London

  • Palm Court Afternoon Tea at The Langham – halal available
  • Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane – halal available upon request
  • Chinese Whispers at Kai Mayfair – halal available upon request but may have some omissions
  • The Sweet Shop at Chesterfield, Mayfair – halal available upon request
  • Farmacy “High” Tea, Notting Hill – plant based
  • Bafarat Cafe, Soho – halal option available
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