Celebrate the King’s Coronation with a Royal themed Afternoon Tea

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With the Coronation now just days away, we’ve put together a list of special afternoon teas,  to help you celebrate this momentous occasion. London’s best Hotels are ready to welcome those who wish to mark the occasion in the most quintessentially British way: an afternoon tea. The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back more than 200 years when, struck by hunger pangs somewhere between lunch and dinner, the Duchess of Bedford invited her friends over for tea and ‘a light refreshment’ in her rooms at Woburn Abbey. Word of her teatime innovation spread, and on her return to London, ‘Afternoon Tea’ was deliciously inescapable. Fine china, freshly-baked scones and decadant patisserie at the ready, here are the best Coronation afternoon teas to book in the capital and Home Counties now. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to London during the Coronation, there’s plenty of options all the way into summer.


Coronation Afternoon Tea at Corinthia London

Spoil yourself and your loved ones with an Coronation Afternoon Tea at Corinthia London. Afternoon tea is taken seriously at Corinthia London. Less convenient refreshment and more a fragrant ceremony to grace, charm and tradition. A slowly unfolding pleasure that must never be hurried. A delightful reminder that time is a luxury to be savoured. This seasonal offering is available from 5th – 8th May. Indulge in a choice of sweet delicacies including a Raspberry & Rose Victoria Sponge, Darjeeling Tea & Preserved Orange Éclair and Highgrove Honey Millefeuille.

Afternoon Tea in The Crystal Moon Lounge at Corinthia London offers one of life’s great luxuries. Illuminated by a spectacular Baccarat Chandelier and accompanied by your favourite melodies on a Steinway Piano, the Crystal Moon Lounge offers an idyllic atmosphere for a sumptuous and seasonal Afternoon Tea.

Delight in this wonderful interactive experience, with cakes and indulgent patisserie items served from their heritage trolley on a bespoke line of Richard Brendon fine bone china. For a touch of elegance, enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne in Baccarat Mille Nuits champagne flutes with a nod to the breath-taking 1,001 Baccarat crystal chandelier overhead.

From £85 .00 Per Person


Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Royal Lancaster

 Ready yourself for a very special Coronation offering, and prepare to indulge  in Royal Lancaster London’s brand new and totally spoiling royal themed afternoon tea. Passed down through the centuries, this popular institution has been reimagined and presented with a truly royal touch by the hotel’s unique and talented team. To mark this prestigious moment in history, they have created a selection of sandwiches and pastries inspired by the King. The regal afternoon tea includes a roast sirloin of English beef sandwich, homemade scones and the most decadent of cakes including a damson plum mousse, one of the King’s favourite fruits, and a cake inspired by the King’s favourite hot drink – Darjeeling Tea.

As we all know, afternoon tea makes for the perfect chance to celebrate a special occasion, or simply an excuse to be lords and ladies of leisure with your friends or family members, and in this case in honour of the King’s highly anticipated Coronation no less. With this exquisitely royal offering, celebrating never looked so stylish!

  • Coronation Afternoon Tea & Vegan Afternoon Tea (28th April – 9th May 2023) | £39 Wednesday to Friday | £45 Saturday & Sunday – Add a glass of fizz from £11 per person






Afternoon Tea at Horwood House

Celebrate His Royal Highness’ Coronation with Horwood House on Sunday 7th May between 2-5pm (Seating at 2pm or 3pm) with a grand Afternoon Tea and live music in the Manor House gardens.

Enjoy an array of tasty treats including Coronation Chicken in a Brioche bun, Strawberry & matcha tea Battenberg (with a delicious glass of Champagne (or soft drink) to toast the new King whilst soaking up the live music, hopefully sunshine and a lovely atmosphere!

  • £49 per adult
  • £24.50 per child, 12 & Under








Coronation Afternoon Tea at Westminister Abbey

Coronation afternoon tea in Westminster Abbey is served in the Cellarium Cafe and Terrace, the public cafe and restaurant at the Abbey, which is part medieval cloisters, part modern, airy terrace with views of the historic building. You can visit the Cellarium without a ticket to the Abbey itself.

The afternoon tea uses British produce with a focus on sustainability, reflecting the King’s own ethos. Enjoy smoked chicken, cucumber and cream cheese and egg mayo sandwiches,  a courgette, pea and mint tart. Earl grey tea scones with jam and Cornish clotted cream are served next, followed by a selection of cakes; sweet pea and lemon, carrot and quinoa and passion fruit and raspberry.

£32.50 per person (or £42.50 with a glass of Ridgeview sparkling wine). Available 9 May-31 July


Coronation Afternoon Tea in The Park Room at JW Marriott Grosvenor House

 Grosvenor House is an apt setting for coronation celebrations, as it hosted a Coronation Ball for King George VI in 1937, the Coronation Year Ladies’ Night for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, and Queen Charlotte’s debutante balls.

Finger sandwiches and fresh scones are part of the deal, along with five limited-edition pastries to represent the countries that make up the United Kingdom are all on the menu.

  • Journey to the Highlands is a mousse with organic honey extracted from foraged heather in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Across The Irish Sea is a traditional Irish apple cake with layers of chilled English custard and organic Bramley apple compote, from the orchards of Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  •      The English Rose is a rose and cream pudding using strawberries from Kent and natural rose extract from Berkshire.
  • Carriage to Cymru is a lemon baked cheesecake made using Welsh Perl Wen soft cheese, sourced from an organic dairy farm in Carmarthenshire.
  •  The Carolean Era is an edible replica of the St Edward’s crown, made from rich dark chocolate.

Diners can take home the hand-illustrated commemorative menu as a keepsake of the occasion.

From £62.50 per person. Available 4 April- 10 May.


Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace

The Rubens at The Palace is located across the road from Buckingham Palace, and has a permanent Royal Afternoon Tea menu, to celebrate the coronation it has a three-month programme of coronation events, including a Coronation Afternoon Tea.

The menu takes inspiration from His Majesty’s ‘known favourites’, and includes a wild mushroom quiche and orchard plum confit.  Coronation chicken comes in a brioche roll, followed by plain, fruit and cheese scones, and sweets including a raspberry and pistachio torte, and ‘The Crown’, a white chocolate & cherry chocolate brownie.

On Coronation Day, they’re serving an extra-special six-course Coronation Afternoon Tea, with everyone attending receiving a commemorative tea tin to take home. Bear in mind this hotel will likely be extra busy on the day so book early.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal options are available on request.

From £70 per person; £90 with Champagne Available 1st May -1st August



A Royal Affair at The Goring, Belgravia

Also a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace is The Goring: a firm Royal favourite for many years and the only hotel with a Royal Warrant for hospitality services. Its Coronation Afternoon Tea, from 24 April to 28 May, will be served in the five-star surroundings of the sun-kissed Veranda, overlooking The Goring Garden and The Royal Border (home to a selection of the Royal Family’s favourite plants and flowers, from the late Queen Elizabeth II’s adored Lily of the Valley to the Duke of Edinburgh Rose).

The exquisite menu features King Charles’ favourite cakes and sandwiches from Coronation chicken to Roast sirloin beef, and his much-loved Cream of Lemon along with other fabulous cakes and fancies, this particular Afternoon Tea is a most regal affair. Certainly one not to be missed. Desserts are adorned with the CRIII insignia, carriages and crowns made from the finest dark chocolate. Also, a limited-edition coronation strawberry and elderflower jam will be served alongside the freshly-baked scones, with jars available for diners to take home.

From £75 per person.


Crown Afternoon Tea at Vintry and Mercer

The new Crown Afternoon Tea at Vintry and Mercer is a truly majestic gastronomic experience, and a new twist on what has long been considered a great British institution. Join them to raise a glass to the Royals and mark a historic event in the British calendar!

To start, enjoy delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, coronation chicken vol-au-vons with mango chutney, roast beef, horseradish and gravy ‘Yorkshire pudding’ and truffled egg mayonnaise brioche buns, each named after one of the famous Royal Palaces.

The true jewel in their culinary crown is their mouth-watering selection of handcrafted desserts, including classic buttercream scones with Earl Grey jelly and strawberry jam, vanilla shortbreads with salted caramel and dark chocolate, chocolate sceptres, a glazed ‘Sovereign’s Orb’ filled with delicious raspberry and orange blossom mousse and Genoise sponge, a Strawberry Victoria cake, and an apple and blackberry gateaux.

Crown Afternoon Tea is available on Saturdays and Sundays (and Bank Holiday Mondays during May).

From £49 .50 Per Person


Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester Hotel

Celebrate HM King Charles III’s coronation with a fit-for-royalty Afternoon Tea in The Promenade at The Dorchester. Indulge in exquisite sandwiches, cakes and pastries, then raise a toast to our new monarch with a delicately bubbly glass of English sparkling wine.

Coronation Afternoon Tea costs £105 per person including a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut, NV Champagne. During Coronation weekend (May 5 – 8) the price is £125 per person including a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut, NV Champagne.


King Charles III Coronation Bus Tour

Why not mark the King’s Coronation in style on board a classic Routemaster bus, whilst touring the majestic sights of London?

To celebrate the King’s Coronation this Spring, Brigit’s Bakery have partnered with Majesty Magazine and The Royal Butler to curate a regal Afternoon Tea experience. Running from 24 April to 31 May 2023 the Coronation Bus Tour will be embellished with flags, crowns, and coronation decorations. Join us for an unforgettable, joyous and unique experience to mark this very special occasion.

The Royal Butler, Grant Harrold, has curated a spectacular afternoon tea menu fit for a King!

The bus tour route includes some of London’s top landmarks including; Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. The Coronation Afternoon Tea Bus Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes (depending on traffic).

If that’s not enough, there’ll also be official guides onboard. They’ll be supplying fun facts about King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Coronation, all supplied by Majesty Magazine.

From £45 .00 Per Person


Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Manadarin Oriental

Curated in partnership with Highgrove, the private residence of Their Majesties King Charles III and The Queen Consort, Mandarin Oriental’s Coronation Afternoon Tea was inspired by the best of British heritage and dishes served at the royal table. This special menu features their signature King’s Cypher pastry and plenty more delicacies, with carefully selected Highgrove organic teas.

The Rosebery at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is one of London’s most celebrated Afternoon Tea venues set in this award-winning hotel. Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, this elegant restaurant provides a luxurious setting in which to indulge in this quintessential tradition.

Served from a unique hanging cake stand guests can also enjoy delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream, Pembrokeshire strawberry jam, rose petal jelly and wild plum jam, as well as a selection of specially curated delicate pastries. Guests can choose from a menu of 29 different types of loose-leaf tea and further enhance their Afternoon Tea experience to be accompanied by a choice of Champagne, Sake, Beers, Alsatian Wines or Sparkling Tea pairings.

From £95 .00 Per Person


Coworth Park Coronation Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the coronation Coworth Park present a twist on a beloved British tradition: Afternoon Tea.

Exquisite sandwiches, scones and freshly-baked cakes are served in the beautiful Drawing Room overlooking the grounds, which makes a lovely setting for a celebration. Enjoy fluffy scones, Lemon curd choux bun and Strawberry and crème fraîche tart.

Coworth Park Coronation Afternoon Tea is available from Monday 17th April to Sunday 21st May 2023.

Traditional Afternoon Tea £55 per person (Monday to Friday only) Champagne Afternoon Tea £75 per person (Monday to Sunday)

A Tribute to Nature – King’s Coronation Edition at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

From the 24th April, The Carlton Tower will be embracing the Coronation in true style. Their Tribute to Nature Afternoon Tea will have a Royal makeover with their King’s Coronation Edition. Available only until 14th May 2023.

Acclaimed Pastry Chef Jessica Préalpato is collaborating with The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in Knightsbridge to create a unique Afternoon Tea experience, rooted in the concept of Desseralité – a style created exclusively by Jessica.

Jessica is completely redesigning the hotel’s pastry offering and creating an exciting new take on an Afternoon Tea, inspired by the botanics and flora of the iconic Kew Gardens in West London.

The Afternoon Tea will offer a non-traditional menu with unexpected pairings, beginning with savouries, a selection of 4 scones with matching preserves and concluding with a beautiful array of patisseries and cakes.

A Tribute To Nature – King’s Coronation Edition At The Carlton Tower is served in their new pop up The Chinoiserie Tea Room. It is available daily starting at 12pm with the last sitting at 5pm, at the price of £75 per person.


Coronation Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Park Lane, Hyde Park

Located at the address which was once the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II, enjoy an exclusive afternoon tea experience inspired by our new sovereign at the InterContinental Park Lane from 3-14 May. Indulge in quintessentially British delights, from handmade scones to savoury bites, all based on the King’s favourite dishes.

Delight your taste buds with finger sandwiches like slow roasted pheasant with truffle and balsamic pearls, and indulge in cakes such as Martini cheesecake and a Darjeeling tea and honey opera.

Choose from over 20 premium teas from the East India Company, including our bespoke blend, or opt for Champagne from top houses like Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon to raise a glass to the newly-crowned King.

Available every Wednesday to Sunday throughout May 2023, between 1-5 pm for £55 per person, or £68 per person for an indulgent afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne.






Afternoon Tea at Fortnum’s

Fortnum’s has become the undisputed home of this most uplifting and fulfilling of rituals — famous the world over for the precisely-cut sandwiches, fresh-baked cakes, unsurpassable scones and tea, glorious tea we serve in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon (opened by Her Majesty the Queen, no less, in 2012) Fortnum and Mason’s Coronation afternoon tea menu is certainly fit for a royal. Celebrating the new monarch through inventive takes on quintessential British flavours, Fortnum’s executive chefs have considered every detail, from the precision of the sandwiches to the exquisite garnishes that top each individual pastry.

Start with finger sandwiches of Cotswold Legbar egg mayonnaise and, Kames bay trout with dill cream cheese before trying the woodland wild mushroom éclair. Next up are freshly baked scones, served with Fortnum’s strawberry preserve, lemon curd and Somerset clotted cream. Unique to Fortnum’s, the savoury menu will showcase afternoon tea artistry every bit as intricate as that on the sweet offering. Pastries are inspired by King Charles’ most loved dishes, such as Welsh lamb scotch egg with wild herb aioli nodding to Charles’ fondness for the famed Welsh export, while native coronation lobster is enhanced with a spice blend that has been created exclusively for His Majesty.

Fortnum and Mason prides itself on providing an unparalleled tea-drinking experience, with flavours sourced from across the world and available as part of an expert tea tasting. Pair afternoon tea with a pot of Fortnum’s Coronation Darjeeling tea, an extra special blend to mark the occasion, or raise a toast with a glass of Blancs de Blancs Grand Cru Coronation champagne.

Coronation Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House

Celebrate the Coronation over the Bank Holiday weekend with a Special Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House, a jewel in Hertfordshire’s Crown.

Sopwell’s talented pastry team, have created a royal-inspired Afternoon Tea featuring some of The King’s favourite cakes including a traditional Victoria Sponge, Fruit Tart, Biscuit Cake, Fruit Cake, Earl Grey Macaroon and a Sopwell favourite, The Battenberg, which was created in honour of the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884, who’s son, Lord Mountbatten, once lived here at Sopwell House.

There’s also coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cakes which the king is said to love in place of scones, with clotted cream and jam.

Available Friday 5th – Monday 8th May 2023.

From £34.00 per person – Friday 5th – From £38.00 per person Sat 6th – Monday 8th. All children under 12 eat 1/2 price.

You can add a refreshing glass of Champagne as well as enjoy your choice of luxury Newby loose leaf tea or coffee for an extra £11 per person

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