Afternoon tea at Harrods, London

I recently visited London for my friend's birthday and as part of the day, we went to Harrods for afternoon tea. We chose the Georgian Afternoon Tea which is served in the Georgian restaurant (surprisingly!) on the fourth floor of Harrods; a really grand spacious room with a piano player and decorated in a traditional way which makes it feel really British! 

There is a dress code - it's nothing too strict, we wore nice dresses as we were going into the city for shopping and cocktails later on but as long as you're dressed nicely and not in fancy dress you'll be able to enjoy dining in the restaurant with no questions asked!

The service was great - our waiter was really attentive and checked what we wanted before bringing out the first stands of food. He talked us through everything we were offered and answered any questions - as you can see the desserts were really delicately made so it was good to know what flavour each of them were!

Afternoon tea in London Harrods

The portions are really generous - we were asked a few times if we wanted more sandwiches or cakes but they're surprisingly filling! Unlike some restaurants you're able to take them home if you have any left so this makes it good value for money and you can bring a taste of Harrods home!

The dessert selection was lovely and each one was really unique in flavour, as well as looking great too! I took my time to enjoy each one and I eventually decided that the little mille-feuille was my favourite (on the far left of the above photo). Harrods regularly change the selection so i'd love to go back again to try more! My only criticism here would be the lack of chocolate! 

Afternoon tea in London Harrods

I really enjoyed the quiche in the savoury selection and the sandwiches were all flavours I liked too. We were offered more but wanted to save room for dessert! If you have any dietary requirements Harrods are really good at catering for this - they made sure my friend who has a fish allergy was able to choose an alternative which was no trouble.

Afternoon tea in London Harrods

The scones are served warm with plenty of clotted cream and a choice of strawberry jam, rose petal jelly or lemon curd - I loved the option of different jams which made a nice change from a traditional afternoon tea. To finish there's a little Harrods trifle served in a glass jar which I somehow managed to finish too! 

Overall I loved having afternoon tea at Harrods - at almost £50 (including a service charge) it was definitely a treat but I loved the atmosphere and the great selection of food on offer. If you're looking for luxury afternoon tea while exploring London, this would be a great choice with the opportunity to have a look around Harrods which isn't to be missed!

If you enjoyed this post, why not read my review of Afternoon Tea at Betty's Tea Rooms in York?
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2 comments

  1. This look so good! I haven't had afternoon tea in far too long... x

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