The Best Halal Afternoon Tea Choices in London

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form in London.  As Muslim travellers we often do not consider afternoon tea as an option but there is something very decadent and luxurious about dressing up, enjoying traditional treats in gorgeous surroundings.  So we decided to compile all the amazing places you can enjoy an amazing Halal Afternoon Tea in London.  We have added lots of family friendly options that are offer luxury yet are still fun, so now the whole family can dress up and head out for the finest in English traditions.

The Chesterfield Mayfair

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Afternoon Tea is quite an event at The Chesterfield Mayfair and they were recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2016.  Recognised for outstanding quality and consistently high standards of tea service I adore that they offer some exciting variations on the original.   There are many Afternoon Tea options here and the one I love is the Charlie & Chesterfield Afternoon Tea.

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It’s time to indulge in the sweetest of treats once more as you are able to enjoy a chocolate themed tea. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches and chocolate dusted scones while drinking our specially blended chocolate tea before moving on to a delicious selection of cakes and pastries inspired by Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  Children can tuck into their own special selection and sip hot chocolate with marshmallows with our Oompa Loompa menu.

Afternoon Tea from £36.50 per person
Oompa Loompa Tea from £17.50 per child under 12 years

Halal information: 48 hours notice required for a halal Afternoon Tea.  Inform staff when booking the Afternoon Tea of your requirements.

Milestone Hotel

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The exquisite five-star Milestone Hotel is located within Kensington and Chelsea, overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens and is the perfect setting to enjoy a slourge.  The Milestone was recently highly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards, 2016.

The afternoon tea offers a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches is accompanied by warm freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, as well as a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macaroons.   Accompanied by a vast tea menu, enjoy tea at your leisure in fine surroundings and experience the superior service for which The Milestone is renowned.

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What I love about the Milestone Tea is that the have designed a special Little Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea menu for our younger guests complete with a delicious milkshake.  There’s also the chance for your little ones to take part too as a member of our Food and Beverage team will assist them in decorating their very own cupcakes. This service is complimentary, but ensure that you notify the hotel of your this to have this and allow at least 24 hours’ notice if you would like to include this option.

Halal information: the hotel offer vegetarian options for the afternoon tea so inform them of our dietary requirements at the time of booking.

The Dorchester

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The Dorchester, which is located in the centre of London overlooks both Hyde Park and Mayfair.  Since opening in 1931, The Dorchester has served the finest afternoon tea in London. Experience this tradition every day at at 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

The Dorchester offers some of the most unique afternoon tea options from seasonal specialities to charming teas created with little ones in mind, each selection celebrates the best in British heritage. I love that the Dorchester have special events aimed at families such as their half term event combining the ballet and afternoon tea.  My pick would be the Chocolate Indulgence, which is one of the more unique choices.  The luxurious hot chocolate trolley allows guests to create a tailor-made blend featuring a choice of 12 different chocolates to create a truly indulgent treat.

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

The Ritz

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The Ritz need little introduction, and the Afternoon Tea is truly in keeping with all the luxury and fine dining that the Ritz Hotel brings to mind.  The Afternoon Tea is provided in the The Palm Court.  I love that Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed whilst listening to the resident pianist, harpist or String Quintet playing classic and contemporary tunes whilst you enjoy your delectable Afternoon Tea.

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Halal Information: Require 24 hours notice will provide a Halal only afternoon tea menu

B Bakery

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We love showcasing the best in alternative activities and love the following B Bakery delight.  B Bakery specialises in Afternoon Tea with a French Twist – L’Afternoon Tea. I love the idea of experiencing Afternoon Tea with a difference on one of a Routemaster buses. These vintage London buses are gorgeous and will drive around Central London, allowing guests to take in some of the City’s best sights, whilst you can indulge in the fabulous B Afternoon Tea.  It should be noted that children under 5 are not allowed.

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You can capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on our London Routemaster bus, whilst sipping on a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of France. High tea accompanied with an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your uniformed London bus driver will take you round The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more.

Halal information:  Halal options are available on request so make sure you inform of your dietary requirements at time of booking.

Mamounia London

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Mamounia Lounge creates an environment for guests to enjoy a truly authentic Arabic experience in the heart of London.  The fully halal menu features the very best of traditional Lebanese and Moroccan cuisines.  They have two locations in London and the Knightsbridge setting is where Afternoon Tea is served.

Situated on Brompton Road opposite Harrods, the inviting décor paired with traditional Arabic hospitality provides a more relaxing experience.  Its an ideal location in the heart of London’s most prestigious shopping district making it the perfect spot for lunch after an indulgent shopping spree.

Afternoon Tea includes Baklawa, Lebanese Halloumi Cheese sandwiches, selection of Briout and Sambousek, Passionfruit and Raspberry Mahalabia and a selection of Macaroons.  I love that tea can be accompanied by a whole range of organic teas served both hot or cold so perfect in any weather.

Halal Information: The restaurant have a full halal menu.

So there you have it, some amazing choices for your trip to London.  The options are a splurge but think it would be amazing experience and getting to try one of the most English of traditions!

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Nisbah

I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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2 Responses

  1. zara says:

    Love this post! Definitely need to try these places out

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