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3 of the Best : Afternoon Teas

3 of the Best : Afternoon Teas

More than 150 years after the seventh Duchess of Bedford began serving a meal between lunch and dinner, the afternoon tea continues to be a popular British tradition

Baluchi. The LaLit London

Baluchi is the pan-Indian dining destination within The LaLiT London, offering dining with a difference. Set in the historic Grade II-listed hotel’s Great Hall, reminiscent of its former existence as 19th Century St. Olave’s Grammar School’s assembly hall, Baluchi is exquisite and decadent. Restored vaulted ceilings and magnificent Hyderabadi hand-crafted, deep cobalt, glass chandeliers warm the space and large windows allow natural light to flood the restaurant.

Enjoy an alternative High Chai afternoon tea which balances traditional English favourites with a signature Indian twist, with unique treats including Chooza Pakoda and Punjabi samosas, alongside mango lassi, a selection of teas, or accompanied by a glass of champagne.

The LaLit London 181, Tooley Street, London - SE12JR

t: 020 3765 0000 e:

The Chester Grosvenor

Served daily at The Chester Grosvenor since 1882, the tradition of ‘taking tea’ has been enjoyed by many since its launch and is long established as being the finest afternoon tea in Chester. The afternoon tea includes a selection of hand-made sandwiches, freshly baked plain and fruit scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, finished off with an assortment of home-made French pastries and fancies. 

The Chester Grosvenor has recently introduced the Taittinger Champagne Flight so you can enjoy a tasting of three Taittinger Champagnes to add an extra feeling of decadence to your afternoon tea. Each Champagne offered as a 100ml tasting is carefully selected to accompany each tier of your afternoon tea.

The Chester Grosvenor Eastgate, Chester, Cheshire,England, CH1 1LT

t: +44(0)1244 324024 e:

Thornton Hall

Having won the award for ‘Best Tasting Afternoon Tea of the Year’ in 2018, the luxurious 4* hotel situated in the heart of the Wirral countryside, is hoping to fight off fierce competition to once again take home a title at the Afternoon Tea of the Year Awards later in the year.

Enjoy a wide range of finger sandwiches, jam and scones, sweets and a selection of loose leaf tea in luxury surroundings. 

Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa Thornton Hough, Wirral, Thornton Hough, Liverpool CH63 1JF

t: 0151 336 3938 e:

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