Afternoon tea is a long-standing tradition and in London we don't leave anyone behind. This means you can find afternoon tea experiences in the capital that cater to a range of dietary needs, including teas that are suitable for Muslim diners. If you want to enjoy afternoon tea but you require a halal menu, there are plenty of options that will delight you. Remember to check the details – at some venues you'll need to request halal food in advance. We'll help you find somewhere great for tea with this guide to halal afternoon tea in London.
Guide to halal afternoon tea in London
In this guide
Halal-friendly afternoon tea in London
- The Egerton House Hotel – A choice of tea menus
- The Chesterfield – Sweet and playful menu
- Tíng – Luxury at a height
- The Rubens at the Palace – Regal views
- The Knot Churros – A modern take on afternoon tea
- Kai – Chinese afternoon tea
- Kona – Award-winning themed teas
- The Berkeley – The height of fashion
- The Ritz – Surrounded by luxury
- Brigit's Bakery – Cute and pink
- The Lanesborough – Halal tea by Hyde Park
- Little Tea House – Independent tea room
- The Dorchester – Upmarket seasonal treats
- Cinnamon Bazaar – Indian inspirations
- The Park Room – Timeless and traditional
- London Tea Exchange – Tea expertise
Halal-friendly afternoon tea in London
A choice of tea menus
Based in Knightsbridge, The Egerton House Hotel offers luxury accommodation and is also a favourite for afternoon tea. Served in the hotel's timeless and elegant drawing room, afternoon tea here is inclusive. There are menus to suit a range of dietary needs, including a halal selection. Afternoon tea for children is also on offer.
Sweet and playful menu
Themed on a traditional sweet shop, afternoon tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair is whimsical and fun for all ages. An award-winning afternoon tea is served at this luxurious destination, with several menus available, including an option for Muslim diners. You'll get surprising treats like giant Jazzies and a unique atmosphere here.
Luxury at a height
Based at luxurious sky-high hotel Shangri-La The Shard, Tíng offers stunning city views from its 35th floor location, as well as an inspiring menu of Asian-influenced dishes. Afternoon tea is served here and the menu is completely halal, but be aware that alcohol is served. A vegan version is also available, with the menus changing regularly.
Luxurious and traditional hotel The Rubens at the Palace is in the heart of the city. As well as staying here, you can savour afternoon tea with views of Buckingham Palace. Diners get a classic selection of delicate sandwiches, scones, and sweets. A halal menu is available but you'll need to request it in advance.
A modern take on afternoon tea
Colourful dessert spot The Knot Churros serves a menu that's completely halal. The venues are fun and floral and there's an afternoon tea here that puts a twist on tradition. You'll munch on distinctive treats like mini brioche sandwiches, churros, candy floss, ice cream, and glittering popcorn, plus your choice of beverage.
Chinese afternoon tea
Afternoon tea gets a Chinese makeover at Michelin-starred restaurant Kai. Alcoholic drinks are served but you can order a booze-free alternative, plus the food is halal. Afternoon tea here is intended to be a fun and social experience, served in the restaurant's upmarket dining space with striking murals and metallic touches.
Award-winning themed teas
Part of five-star hotel Taj 51, Kona is a stylish destination for an award-winning afternoon tea. The menu is suitable for halal diners, plus veggie and vegan options are available. You can try afternoon tea with an Indian twist here, or one themed on classic story “The Secret Garden”. The setting is sumptuous and contemporary.
The height of fashion
Luxury hotel The Berkeley has a rich history but these days it's particularly well-known for its unique Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea. This tea reinterprets the latest catwalk trends into edible treats and changes every season. A halal menu is available if you request it in advance. This bold and colourful tea is served in a luxury setting.
Surrounded by luxury
World-famous hotel The Ritz is the ultimate in luxury, and afternoon tea here is no exception. Served in timeless and opulent surroundings with chandeliers and crisp white tablecloths, you get a classic menu of sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes. A halal option is available if you order it in advance.
Cute and pink
Have tea in Covent Garden or on a roving double decker bus with Brigit's Bakery. This place is cute and pink and afternoon tea is the speciality, including themed afternoon tea bus tours. A choice of menus are offered for dietary needs, including a halal menu. Expect classic sweet and savoury nibbles and a choice of teas.
Halal tea by Hyde Park
Award-winning hotel The Lanesborough offers luxurious and comfortable stays next to Hyde Park and is also a sought-after venue for afternoon tea. The afternoon tea menu is fully halal and the venue can also provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections. Expect innovative and elegant treats served in a timeless space.
Independent tea room
North London is home to an independent tea room where the menu has an Asian influence. Little Tea House in Whetstone is popular for drinks and snacks as well as affordable afternoon teas. The afternoon tea menu is halal but you can also opt for veggie or vegan menus. This charming venue has a cute and contemporary look.
Upmarket seasonal treats
Located in Park Lane, The Dorchester is an upmarket hotel that offers lavish accommodation. You can also visit for afternoon tea. Omnivore and vegan menus are offered but you can request a halal option in advance. Dishes are stylish and seasonal, served in a classic environment that feels luxurious.
Indian restaurant Cinnamon Bazaar serves vibrant and inventive dishes. An original Indian-inspired take on afternoon tea is served here and the menu is halal-friendly. Vegetarian diners can also be accommodated. You'll get treats like chaat, sandwiches, and cakes, plus a choice of tea blends. It's served up in a colourful space brimming with personality.
Timeless and traditional
Have afternoon tea in timeless surroundings with great views of Hyde Park at The Park Room. A traditional tea is served here and you can request halal options in advance. Expect sandwiches, scones, and sweet cakes and pastries, plus you can add non-alcoholic sparkling wine to make the experience more special.
Based in Brick Lane, London Tea Exchange is a traditional boutique selling hundreds of tea varieties. You can also enjoy a drink here or visit for afternoon tea, which is 100% halal. You'll get a selection of sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and sweet treats like cake and baklava. Of course, a wide range of tea blends are available to choose from.