With Afternoon Tea Week taking place on 14th – 20th August, what better way to celebrate one of Britain’s favourite traditions than a selection of baked treats at a five-star hotel. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of the most delicious afternoon teas on offer at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts around the world.
Summer Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam’s Summer Afternoon Tea is served in the elegant Peacock Alley, decorated with chandeliers, Dutch art and elaborate floral displays. Guests can savour a range of sweet and savoury treats including a sushi cone filled with tomato, avocado and crispy rice, smoked salmon sandwich with asparagus and cream cheese, cassis & lemon sablé, and lavender and apricot choux.
One of Waldorf Astoria’s 27 hotels worldwide, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is comprised of six beautifully converted 17th century merchant houses, set on the banks of the city’s grandest canal, the Herengracht.
The Summer Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is served daily from June to August from 3 – 5pm and costs £42.50 per person. Rates at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam start from £515 per room per night on a B&B basis. To book, visit www.waldorfastoria.com or call +31 20 718 4600.
Middle Eastern Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
For those looking for a twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem offers a Middle Eastern Afternoon Tea including mille-feuille with tahini cream, a variety of Baklava pastries and spiced cardamom cake and espresso mousse with caramel and cinnamon. Guests can also choose from a selection of loose leaf teas, including Darjeeling, Assam Bari and peach.
Mere steps away from the Jaffa Gate and the archaeological riches of the Old City, Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem preserves the ornate arches and stonework of the former legendary Palace Hotel. The property’s 197 guest rooms and 29 suites offer the elegance and True Waldorf service synonymous with the Waldorf name all while preserving the authenticity of the region.
The Middle Eastern Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is served daily from 3:30 – 6:30pm and starts from 225 Israeli Shekel/£47 approx. per person. Rates at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem start from £331 per room per night. To book, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or call +972 2-542-3333.
The Tea Time at Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles
The Waldorf Astoria brand is credited with reinvigorating the eggs benedict and inventing red velvet cake, culinary expertise is a key part of all Waldorf Astoria hotels and Trianon Palace Versailles is no different. Guests can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea curated by the hotel’s Pastry Chef Eddie Benghanem, with a selection of sandwiches, scones, caramel shortbread, chocolate mousse and marble syrup cake.
The Tea Time at Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles is available daily from 3 – 7pm and costs €32/£28 approx. per person. Rates at Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles start from £266 on a B&B basis per room per night. To book, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or call +33 1 30 84 50 00.
Tea with Tiepolo at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers Tea with Tiepolo, a sophisticated afternoon tea menu named after the three famous works of art found in the hotel’s lobby. Whilst admiring the famous masterpieces themselves, guests can enjoy the rarest and most delicate speciality teas around. The include warming brews such as Yin Zhen, the ultimate white tea, which is renowned for its health-giving benefits, and Kokeicha, one of the most exotic teas produced in Japan, whilst enjoying an exquisite selection of pastries, canapés, cookies and sweet treats.
The Tea with Tiepolo is available daily at Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and costs £45 per person. Rates at Rome Cavalieri start from 290 Euros (approx. £254) in a Deluxe Room. To book, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or call +39 06 35091.
Classic Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah serves a Classic Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s Peacock Alley. Every detail of this afternoon tea is high class, from the tableware to the food and even the glass teapots. A selection of TWG tea arrives on a trolley before the magnificent spread appears which includes truffle egg salad on turmeric soft rolls, smoked duck capsicum in tortilla and Red velvet cheesecake, a take on the Waldorf Astoria brand’s signature red velvet cake.
The Classic Afternoon Tea at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is available daily from 2:30 – 6pm and costs 178 AED/£37 approx. per person. Rates at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah start from £285 per room per night on a B&B basis. To book, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com or call +971-4-8182222.
Royal Afternoon Tea at Conrad London St James
In honour of this year’s Royal Wedding, Conrad London St James, one of Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ 32 properties worldwide has launched a Royal Afternoon Tea featuring quintessentially British sandwiches including Cucumber, cream cheese and chive on black rye bread; Hereford roast beef, creamed horseradish and watercress on pain de mie and Severn & Wye oak-smoked salmon and lemon dill crème fraîche on wholemeal. A Hazelnut and banana veil sits elegantly alongside Diamond rings flavoured with tonka bean and strawberry and a delightful Lemon and blueberry Battenberg. Guests will also be presented with a Lemon and elderflower lollipop in the style of a wedding favour and inspired by the flavours of Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake.
The Royal Afternoon Tea at Conrad London St James is available up until 31st August every day from 1:30 – 6pm and starts from £35 per person. Rates at Conrad London St James start from £325 per room per night. To book, please visit www.conradhotels.com or call 020 3301 8080.
Promenade in the Iveagh at Conrad Dublin
Conrad Dublin’s new afternoon tea, Promenade In The Iveagh, is an ode to its neighbour and muse, the Iveagh Gardens. Served in the elegant Lemeul’s Bar, guests can expect a creative assortment of treats including burren smoked salmon with avocado purée and caper berry on Guinness bread, white chocolate and pistachio cake lollipop and hibiscus infused scones.
One of Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ 32 properties worldwide, the award-winning Conrad Dublin is located at the heart of the city, standing opposite the gardens of St Stephen’s Green and overlooking the majestic National Concert Hall.
The Promenade in The Iveagh at Conrad Dublin runs every day until end of September from 1 – 5pm and costs €38/£34 per person. Rates at Conrad Dublin start from £280 per room per night. To book, please visit www.conradhotels.com or call +353 1 602 8900.
Classic Afternoon Tea at Conrad Dubai
Conrad Dubai’s Classic Afternoon Tea is served in the lobby lounge, adorned with onyx walls and pillars. Foodies can expect a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and fresh scones accompanied by tea and coffee. As part of Conrad’s Stay Inspired initiative guests can also partake in a series of 1-, 3-, and 5 hour culinary activities including a Middle Eastern Food Pilgrimage where they will be able to sample an array of traditional delicacies including pistachio-flecked Syrian booza ice cream.
Conrad Dubai’s Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2 – 5pm in the lobby lounge and costs AED 95/£20 approx. Rates at Conrad Dubai start from £246 per room per night. To book, please visit www.conradhotels.com or call +971 4 444 7444.