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The Wellesley Afternoon Tea

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11 Knightsbridge | The Wellesley, London SW1X 7LY, England
+44 20 7235 3535
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We could not get a booking in Harrods for afternoon tea so picked the Wellesley as being within walking distance. What a great choice! We could not fault the service from the welcome when we arrived at the reception and throughout the afternoon tea. Very attentive without being intrusive. The afternoon tea itself was excellent with beautiful sandwiches, scones and... More 

1 Thank Aussiehiker
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was my first afternoon tea experience in London and The Wellesley hotel was a very nice choice. The staff was very helpful and explained in details how the service works just after we were seated by the table. The food they offered was delicious (finger sandwiches, brioches, sweets etc.) and we could repeat any food except the sweets. For... More 

Thank Adavilson M
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Last week we visited the Wellesley for afternoon tea. The art deco room is beautiful with a grand piano in the corner. We were greeted warmly and offered a tea choosing menu that was wide ranging and interesting.You can choose to taste different teas during your visit. We had luscious strawberries with cream and champagne. Next a cake stand was... More 

1 Thank hilary53g
Southwell, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was a birthday celebration tea for Mum and booked by my sister who had found it under the Highly Recommended section of the great afternoon tea website. To summarise I would say 'affordable opulence'. At £35 per head for their Churchill tea it's expensive but excellent value for money. The new offerings just keep coming and the eating was... More 

1 Thank Julie B
Wooburn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had afternoon tea at The Wellesley on Sunday , my friends and I have been meeting for afternoon tea for about 20 years. This was up there with the best. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and helpful in particular our waiter Guiseppe . The selection of tea on offer was excellent and the food amazing. The Churchill 'cigar'... More 

Thank 2Molly12
Euless, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A very good afternoon tea experience! The tea, pastries, scones and sandwiches were excellent. We chose the champagne and tea option, very nice. The service was great and so was the setting. You can't go wrong having afternoon tea at The Wellesley!

Thank ptrimble21
Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very welcoming place. We turned up early and they found us a table straight away. Overall the staff were very attentive and bought us more sandwiches and tea as soon as we required it. The ambiance was brilliant with the pianist playing contemporary music. I had the most delicious vanilla toffee tea. All of it was lovely but the... More 

Thank dj_lovesholidays
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I can highly recommend The Wellesley for afternoon tea. The ambience is beautiful due to the relaxed atmosphere with the pianist playing in the back ground. The staff are friendly and look after you, I asked if they had soya or almond milk due to my allergies I was surprised that they had both. The sandwiches, cakes and scones will... More 

Thank Bucklands
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Had champagne afternoon tea here today after booking a table last-minute on the day and we were so pleased we had chosen this hotel. We have been to a fair few places for afternoon tea and so far The Goring was our favourite but I would say The Wellesley topped it. There were actually more treats that we got than... More 

Thank MojcaP
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I brought one of my friends to the Wellesley for Afternoon Tea to celebrate her birthday. From the moment we arrived we were looked after so well! The attention to detail by the staff was wonderful and we were made truly special. The atmosphere was fantastic with a pianist playing in the background. The food was delicious and our dietary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Knightsbridge | The Wellesley, London SW1X 7LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
  • Neighbourhood: Belgravia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7235 3535

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Home to the vast majority of embassies and diplomatic residences in London, sophisticated and upscale Belgravia also boasts a wealth of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and some of the city’s most stroll worthy lanes. While the prices here are high, taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of picturesque and elegant white stucco houses is free. Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens are only a stone's throw away to the north, and some of Europe’s best shopping is nearby as well.
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