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It is a fact universally acknowledged, that dinner is much too far from lunch. Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, knew this all too well. That’s why she created the quintessentially English tradition of Afternoon Tea. To enjoy the 200 year old classic British afternoon tea take a trip to London, England. Historically, halal options have been hard to come by. We’ve uncovered a selection of London’s finest venues that provide Halal choices for afternoon tea.

Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge

Available daily from 12pm-7pm, Mamounia Lounge put a twist on the traditional with their Middle Eastern inspired Afternoon Tea.
Halal status: All meat served is halal.

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Snowflake Gelato

Snowflake Gelato serve a unique ice cream Afternoon Tea where Italian Gelato meets the British classic.
Halal status: The Ice Cream Afternoon Tea is halal-friendly.

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Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel

The Chesterfield Mayfair offers a chocolate themed tea inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Halal status: 48 hours notice required for a halal Afternoon Tea

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Corinthia Hotel

Afternoon tea is served on weekdays from 2pm to 6pm and at weekends from 12pm to 6pm.
Halal status: Require 48 hours notice to provide Halal food.

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The Ritz

There are five sittings offered at The Ritz at 11.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
Halal status: Require 24 hours notice and are able to provide a Halal only afternoon tea menu.

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The Capital Hotel

Afternoon Tea is served in The Sitting Room of The Capital Hotel between 2pm and 5.30pm.
Halal status: Require 48 hours notice and are able to provide Halal food.

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The Connaught

Weekday sittings are offered at 3pm and 5pm. Weekend sittings are offered at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Halal status: Require 48 hours notice to provide Halal food.

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BB Routemaster

Board the Routemaster at 12.30pm or 3pm.
Halal status: Halal chicken is already part of the afternoon tea. However, pork is also served so we would advise you to mention your dietary requirements while booking.

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Claridge’s

There are eight sittings offered daily at Claridges at 2.45pm, 3pm, 3.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.45pm, 5pm, 5.15pm and 5.30pm.
Halal status: Require 24 hours notice and are able to provide a Halal only Afternoon Tea menu.

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The Dorchester

Afternoon Tea is served at 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 5.30pm and 6.45pm every day.
Halal status: Require 24 hours notice and are able to provide Halal beef, chicken and lamb.

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The Landmark London

Afternoon Tea is available Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 5:15pm and Saturday – Sunday 1:30pm – 5:15pm.
Halal status: Minimum 48 hours notice is required for Afternoon tea at The Winter Garden.

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Butterscotch London

The Afternoon Tea in a Box (£38) features freshly baked soft scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam as well as a selection of raspberry meringues, passion fruit marshmallows, red velvet cupcakes, dark chocolate brownies and white chocolate blondies.

This year they are also hosting an Afternoon Tea Pop Up at the event space at Boondocks London where they’ll be taking private group bookings for groups of 15 or more (£24.95pp). The menu can be tailored to your request and you can decorate your tables and area beforehand, as well as bring your own playlist for the day.

Halal status: Fully halal

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