Please note this restaurant is currently closed, and due to re-open spring 2015.
Served in the sophisticated Apsleys dining room of the uber-posh Lanesborough hotel, with its elegant decor and pianist, afternoon tea is a refined affair. Tea here is certainly taken seriously and staff deliver advice with enthusiasm, guiding you through an exciting menu devised by ‘tea sommelier’ Karl Kessab. The food is enticing too. Wonderful savoury tarts and filled brioches star among the finger sandwiches, and toasted teacakes with the scones. The petit fours, meanwhile, are a cut above. Delicate French classics come with inventive twists, while mini cakes (lemon, banana and the like) also feature. It’s a consummate selection and one that’s replicated to equally impressive effect for those in need of a dairy- or gluten-free option.