Best Christmas afternoon teas in Belgravia

Get the festive feels with these decadent Christmas afternoon teas at The Lanesborough, The Berkeley and Biscuiteers.

Written by Janine Kelso

Indulge in a festive afternoon tea in one of Belgravia’s elegant hotels and cafes. Christmas afternoon teas include everything from Turkey finger sandwiches to cakes that resemble Christmas trees to mulled wine cocktails. Here are a few of our favourite Christmas afternoon teas in Belgravia.

Festive afternoon tea at The Lanesborough

A plate of pastries that resemble baubles and snowflakes

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

The Lanesborough has pulled out all the stops for Christmas with its Festive Afternoon Tea. Feast on Christmas-themed sandwiches filled with roast turkey, chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce; before enjoying wow-factor pastries including the pistachio and Amarena cherry Christmas tree; a fig and plum bauble; and a pear and bergamot snowflake. Wash it all down with a mulled wine martini or a Christmas pudding mocktail. Available from 11 November, 2022 to 8 January, 2023. From £80 per person.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Biscuiteers

Cakes, scones and sandwiches on a tiered cake stand with a scone on a plate

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Biscuiteers

Perfect for the sweet of tooth, this festive afternoon tea at biscuit icing boutique Biscuiteers includes miniature versions of the shop’s most popular cakes and patisseries in seasonal flavours. Finger sandwiches include fillings like turkey and cranberry; and cheese and chutney; while sweet treats include a spiced honey and fig cake; and a white chocolate and cranberry macaron.

Available from 1 November, 2022. From £48 per person.

Festive Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

A plate of cakes that look like handbags, coats and dresses with a teapot in the background

Prêt-à-Portea festive afternoon tea

After a spot of retail therapy in Belgravia’s independent boutiques, sink your teeth into The Berkeley’s famous catwalk-inspired afternoon tea, which has been given a festive makeover. The autumn and winter season’s Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea features seven designers on its ‘cakewalk’, including Prada, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Self-Portrait and Harris Reed.

Available from 17 October, 2022 to 2 January, 2023. From £75 per person.

Festive afternoon tea at Peggy Porschen

A table piled high with Christmas-themed cakes, sandwiches and pastries

Festive Afternoon Tea at Peggy Porschen.

For a photogenic afternoon tea that tastes as good as it looks, indulge in Festive Afternoon Tea at Peggy Porschen on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia. Diners will be treated to a three-tiered cake stand filled with finger sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and scones washed down with tea and an optional glass of bubbly. Patisseries are flavoured with sugar and spice offset with winter berries and fruits. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Available from 10 November, 2022. From £50 per person and £24 for children aged 12 and under.