London (and the UK for that matter) are the gods of Afternoon Teas, they just know how to do the best of the best tea experiences and if you love a cuppa tea, then you’re definitely in the right place for it!
While there are many traditional high teas to pick from if you are looking to indulge and be a little bit naughty, there are also healthy alternative high teas that are popping up around London that offer a unique culinary experience. It’s really perfect for us health travel/foodies who love a social outing and have a great food and tea experience at the same time!
RAW at La Suite West
Location: Hyde Park Towers Hotel, 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London, UK W2 3JN, United Kingdom
This is the perfect spot to have a girly afternoon tea with friends and enjoy the amazing spread of vegan and raw food creations. The menu is contemporary and seasonal, with a selection of yummy raw desserts available as well as fluffy scones made with coconut cream topping! Now who said raw and vegan food couldn’t be delicious, classy and the fit the bill for the perfect high tea?!!
Location: 33 Albemarle St, Mayfair, Greater London W1S 4BP, United Kingdom
Brown Hotel’s Tea Tox high tea is an award winning afternoon tea to tickle the fancy of those who enjoy sweet treats and gourmet sandwiches all of which are free of refined sugar and gluten. They also have a wide range of teas to pick from.
If you are vegan or vegetarion though, you might struggle to enjoy this tea more than others due to the lack of vegetarian/vegan options.
Be sure to book well in advance to ensure yourself a seat to avoid disappointment.
InterContinental Park Lane
Location: The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Pl, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY, United Kingdom
Bringing the mantra “guiltless should still be delicious” to life, InterContinetal have launched their special “Guiltless’ afternoon tea tailored to suit those who with dietary requirements.
They hold a pretty spectacular gluten free and refined sugar free afternoon tea and not only are the desserts all free from refined sugar and made using natural ingredients, they are still delicious as ever! Gluten free Columbian bread is used to make fun twists and quirky food combinations on open sandwiches.
Sofitel St James
Cost: prices start from £32
Location: 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN
With a touch of France and glamorous rose seating, the Sofitel is any gluten free girls dream – and boys worst nightmare! Here you can enjoy splendid food, petite French pastries and wine to enjoy in a very feminine and beautiful location.
Cost: from £28
Lcation: 108 Marylebone Lane, London, W1
With elegance and an eccentric vibrancy to attract anyone, 108 pantry is a hot spot for many local Londoners to kick back and enjoy the vibes.
Visitors can choose between a Healthy, Classic or Indulgent high tea variation, with gluten-free and low-sugar options available. They also cater for dairy free tea available on request.
Location: 35 Ixworth Place London SW3 3QX GB
Tanya’s café is all about raw living and everything is plant-based, organically grown and free from refined sugar, dairy or gluten. Now, although they don’t actually do high tea’s per se, you could totally just make up your own and pick a few desserts and savoury plates to share amongst friends instead?! They have some seriously tantalizing food options AND at affordable prices. This place was just too special to not mention!