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Halal Afternoon Tea in London

December 9, 2020Halal Gems Team

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 really enjoy a 200-year old, classic British afternoon tea, you have to 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.

1. Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel

The Chesterfield Mayfair offers a sweetshop-themed tea inspired by Hardys Original Sweetshop. This fun and creative afternoon tea consists of a selection of homemade sandwiches, pastries, macaroons, scones and tea. Perfect for a special occasion or if you would like to treat yourself to a colourful afternoon treat. Available from 12:30pm – 5:30pm daily.

Halal status: 24 hours notice required for a halal Afternoon Tea, but staff will do their best to accommodate last minute requests.

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2. Corinthia Hotel London 5 Star Deluxe

Corinthia Hotel provides a high‑end afternoon tea experience in a beautiful lounge, with a wide‑range of unlimited sweet treats, cakes, sandwiches and fine Tea. This place is great for a high‑end tea experience with friends, a date and family. Afternoon tea is served on weekdays from 2pm to 6pm and at weekends from 1pm to 7pm.

Halal status: 48 hours notice required for Halal food.

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3. The Ritz

Indulge in a luxurious Afternoon Tea spread at the elegant Ritz London. Perfect for a classy day out with friends, family or a date. There are five sittings offered at The Ritz at 11.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

Halal status: Require 48 hours notice and are able to provide a Halal only afternoon tea menu.

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4. The Connaught

Offering seasonal Afternoon Tea in a beautiful location is The Connaught who serve a range of delicious sandwiches, scones, fresh cakes and quality tea. Perfect for a high‑end tea experience with friends, family or a date. Available daily from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Weekend sittings are offered at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

Halal status: Require 48 hours notice to provide Halal food.

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5. Claridge’s

Enjoy delicious Afternoon Tea in a luxury location at Claridge’s who serve a range of delicious sandwiches, scones, fresh cakes and quality tea. Perfect for a high‑end tea experience with friends, family or a date. Afternoon tea is served daily between 2.45 – 5.30pm

Halal status: Halal menu available, but recommend putting in a notice incase.

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6. The Dorchester

The Dorchester serves a traditional Afternoon Tea with a wide selection of fresh sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Perfect for a high‑end tea experience with friends, family or a date. Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Sunday at seven different sittings: 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:30pm and 6pm.

Halal status: Require 24 hours notice and are able to provide Halal beef, chicken and lamb.

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7. Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge

Serving a Middle Eastern‑ themed Afternoon Tea daily from 12pm-7pm, Mamounia Lounge’s ‘Moyen Orient’ includes a range of sandwiches such as Harissa Tuna and cheese briouat. They also serve classic Moroccan tea, as well as a variety of loose‑leaf teas. Perfect for when around Knightsbridge and craving the best of both worlds: Afternoon tea and Middle Eastern food.
Halal status: All meat served is halal.

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8. Winter Garden at The Landmark Hotel

With a gorgeous palm‑tree decor interior and high ceiling, The Landmark London is the perfect place for a luxury Afternoon Tea experience, especially to celebrate a special occasion. They offer unlimited sandwich selection, as well as delicious scones, cake and unlimited tea.
Halal status: Chicken is halal. Lamb and beef require 24 hours notice.

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9. The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough offers a luxurious movie‑themed Afternoon Tea in a regal building, perfect for celebrating a special occasion with friends, family or a date.
Halal status: 24 hours notice required.

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10. The Rosebery Lounge at Mandarin Oriental

Set against a stylish, contemporary backdrop, The Rosebery Lounge serves delicious Afternoon Tea which is the perfect meal with friends and family.
Halal status: Chicken is Halal. 48 hours notice required for other meats.

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11. Prêt‑à‑Porter at The Berkeley

Inspired by the world of fashion, The Berkeley offers a unique Afternoon Tea experience which includes canapés, savouries, sandwiches & loose leaf teas. Perfect for a girls day out or birthday celebration.
Halal status: 48 hours notice required.

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12. The Langham

With seasonal twists on Afternoon Tea, the Langham serves a range of delicious sandwiches, sweet treats created by pastry chefs and classic tea. Perfect for an elegant Afternoon Tea with friends, family or a date.
Halal status: Halal menu available, but recommend putting in a 72 hour notice.

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13. The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods

Indulge in a luxury Afternoon Tea experience at the iconic Tiffany & Co. cafe at Harrods. As well as a beautiful and chic interior, they serve a selection of sandwiches, tiffany‑inspired treats and a range of fine tea. Perfect for an elegant Afternoon Tea with the girls, or celebrating a special occasion.
Halal status: Chicken is Halal. 48 hours notice required for other meats.

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14. Fait Maison

Enjoy a fully halal Afternoon experience in a pretty cafe at Fait Maison London. As well as a wide selection of teas to choose from, they have a range of sandwiches and beautifully created sweet treats. Perfect for celebrating a birthday or special occasion.
Halal status: All meat is halal. No alcohol is served.

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15. B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour gives you a new perspective of the city whilst sipping on fine tea and nibbling on fresh sandwiches, scones and sweet treats. Perfect for a unique Afternoon Tea with friends, family or if you would like to show someone London in true British style.
Halal status: Halal Menu option available upon booking.

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16. The Tea Room, Harrods

Enjoy a relaxing and elegant Afternoon Tea at Harrods. Perfect to end or start your Harrods shopping spree with.
Halal status: Chicken is Halal. 24 hours notice required for other meats.

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17. Sanderson London

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Enjoy a Madhatter’s tea party at Sanderson London with Afternoon Tea in a fairy‑tale‑like location. Menu items are creatively inspired by Alice in the Wonderland e.g. “Queen of Hearts” Jammy dodgers. Perfect for trying out Afternoon Tea with a unique twist.
Halal status: 48 hours notice required.

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18. Violas at Covent Garden

Enjoy a beautiful and floral Afternoon Tea at Violas – not only is the interior elegant, the selection of teas, sandwiches, scones, cakes and tiramisu are delicious. Perfect for a girls Afternoon Tea day out in central.
Halal status: Chicken is Halal. Fish and veg options available.

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19. Cinnamon Bazaar

Try an Indian Inspired Afternoon Tea at Cinnamon Bazaar. Not only is it presented in such a colourful and vibrant way, the menu items are perfect for Indian food lovers! Menu items include Masala chai, chaat,sandwiches, pani puri, cake, pastries and more! Perfect for celebrating a special occasion or wanting to try a unique take on Afternoon Tea.
Halal status: Chicken, lamb and beef is halal. Vegetarian options available.

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20. Shangri-La The Shard, London

With a cute picnic‑themed Afternoon Tea, Shangri-La London is a must visit for not only delicious sandwiches and tea, but also for a beautiful sky‑high view of London. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion with friends, family or a date.
Halal status: Halal option available upon request of at least 48 hours.

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21. Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy a pale green Edwardian‑style salon on Fortnum and Mason’s 4th floor, for quintessential afternoon tea. They serve a variety of teas, handmade sandwiches and sweet treats. Perfect for a formal Afternoon Tea with friends and family.
Halal status: Meat is not halal. Fish and veg options available.

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22. Dalloway Terrace

Introducing a Summer Afternoon Tea menu inspired by quintessential classics and created by a Head Pastry Chef is Dalloway Terrace. Perfect for a relaxing Afternoon Tea with friends during a day out in Central London.
Halal status: Meat is not halal. Fish and veg options available.

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23. Sketch

Sketch has themed dining rooms with Afternoon Tea served in the Gallery, also known as the Pink Room. This place is another must visit in London, especially for a fun girls day out or special occasion.
Halal status: Meat is not halal. Fish and veg options available.

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24. Ladurée

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in a parisian tea room at Ladurée. They serve a range of traditional French haute cuisine including savoury canapes, colourful macaroons and a wide selection of Tea. This place is another must visit in London, especially for a fun girls day out or special occasion.
Halal status: Meat is not halal. Fish and veg options available.

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25. Peggy Porschen

London’s most cute and instagrammable cafe list will always include Peggy Porschen. This cafe is very popular with its floral entrance and all pink vibe. They currently have an Afternoon Tea collaboration with Olivia Burton London which contains a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, cake and tea! Perfect for an outing with friends.
Halal status: Chicken is halal but notice is recommended.

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26. Saint Aymes

One of London’s most instagrammable cafes Saint Aymes serve a beautiful and chic style of Afternoon Tea. This includes a selection of sandwiches, scones, macaroons and mini sweet treats. This place is picture perfect and great for an outing with friends and family.
Halal status: Fish and veg options available.

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27. The Knot Churros

Afternoon Tea but make it churros‑loaded! Another popular London spot The Knot Churros also offers Afternoon Tea in a unique and creative way. As well as churros, enjoy a range of savoury bagels and tea. This place is very instagrammable and great for an outing with friends and family.
Halal status: Fish and veg options available.

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28. Caffe Concerto

Serving elegantly presented Italian dishes and Traditional British Afternoon Tea is Caffe Concerto. The Afternoon Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and desserts. Perfect place to stop by when hungry in Knightsbridge and looking for an elegant location.
Halal status: All meat is Halal.

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29. Philippe Conticini

The beautiful Parisian Cafe Philippe Conticini are most known for their delicious pastries and selection of fine tea and grounded coffee. Their Afternoon Tea consists of finger sandwiches, scones and fine parisian sweet treats. Perfect for having a glimpse of Paris in London.
Halal status: Meat is not halal. Fish and veg options available.

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30. Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie serve classic Afternoon Tea with a range of fresh sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and mini sweet treats. This place is great to stop by when hungry in and looking for a more casual Afternoon experience.
Halal status: Meat is not halal. Fish and veg options available.

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