Brown's Hotel has a fascinating history and has hosted many distinguished guests since it opened as London's first ever hotel in 1837. It is from here that Rudyard Kipling penned many of his novels and it is believed that The English Tea Room was the inspiration for Agatha Christie's 'At Bertram's Hotel'. To this day this glamorous, five-star establishment welcomes guests 'in-the-know'.
The English Tea Room serves one of the most famous Afternoon Teas in London and was awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2017 in recognition of their outstanding quality. The sophisticated and stylish interior is a clever mix of both tradition - thanks to the original wood paneling, fire places and Jacobean detailed plaster ceiling and contemporary style, with Paul Smith lighting, fashionable fabrics and original artworks.
Relax to the sounds from the Baby Grand Piano and indulge in a choice of 17 teas, including Brown's own blend, along with a selection of succulent finger sandwiches, an assortment of delicate pastries, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, as well as a choice of freshly baked cakes from the trolley. Guests of The English Tea Room never leave hungry, as the Afternoon Tea is continuously replenished at no additional charge.
No matter what a guest's dietary requirements may be, from gluten free to nut allergies, the team of chefs at Brown's Hotel will ensure that everyone has the chance to enjoy their award-winning Afternoon Tea. 48 hours advanced notice is required to prepare these special teas.
Your table will be available for 2 hours. A cancellation made with less than 48 hours notice, incurs a cancellation fee of £15 per guest.
Please note from 27th November until 2nd January, only Festive Afternoon Tea and Tea Tox Afternoon Tea priced from £65 per person are available. See here for full details.
Afternoon Tea is served 12 midday to 5:30 pm every day
Booking is essential
Concierge will direct guests to the Tea Room
The English Tea Room
The English Tea Room requests that guests adhere to the smart casual dress code. Trainers, t-shirts, shorts and sportswear are not permitted. Gentlemen are requested to wear a collared shirt but are not required to wear a jacket and tie.
Children of all ages welcome
All major credit cards accepted
Guide dogs only
Afternoon Tea Awards 2017 - Highly Commended
Brown's Hotel Group Options
Indulge in a choice of 17 teas, including Brown's own blend, along with a selection of succulent finger sandwiches, an assortment of delicate pastries, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, as well as a choice of freshly baked cakes
Minimum: 8 people
Maximum: 70 people
Prices: Afternoon Tea £55 per person. Champagne Afternoon Tea £65 per person
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Halal, Kosher, Nut Free and Vegan available on request
Private Rooms available - charges may apply - Complimentary room hire at weekends
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