Afternoon Tea

A ritual fit for royalty 

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, recently highly commended at the 2018 Afternoon Tea Awards. Served in Cheneston's Restaurant, the Park Lounge or the Conservatory, it is a treat in more ways than one – indulge in a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, accompanied by warm freshly baked scones piled high with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes and macarons. 

Enjoy a vast choice of teas at your leisure in fine surroundings, or perhaps a glass of Champagne,  and experience the superior service for which The Milestone is renowned.

Top tip: Let us know which treat you like best and we'll be happy to bring you another, as well as free flowing top-ups of your selected tea or coffee.

Browse our range of Afternoon Tea gift vouchers, the perfect treat for someone special this Christmas.

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Opening Hours

Afternoon Tea:
Three sittings at 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm daily


Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7917 1000

Food & Beverage Operations Manager: Grant Cockburn

Themed Afternoon Teas

Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea 

Afternoon Tea at The Milestone

Capturing the fun and frivolity of England’s favourite nanny, our latest Afternoon Tea offering celebrates her much-loved story in the most delightful way.

Indulge in a practically perfect selection of themed pastries, from black “chimney sweep” macarons and a beautifully sweet interpretation of Mary Poppins’ floral hat, to a cupcake served with a chocolate spoon(ful) of sugar. Sample our signature "Little Nip from Every Sip" cocktail, made with muddled raspberries, peach liqueur, peach purée, orange juice and ginger ale, or the mocktail, "…Most Delightful Way!".

Subject to availability:
A Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea is available until 25th November 2018 inclusive
A Spoonful of Sugar Festive Afternoon Tea is available from the 26th November 2018 through to the 6th January 2019.
The Park Lounge will be open for Afternoon Tea on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day and closed on Christmas Day.
A Spoonful of Sugar Afternoon Tea will resume from the 7th January 2019


The Milestone Tea Academy

Advanced booking is required
Milestone Tea Academy

With the nation’s love of a cup of tea, there's nowhere better to enjoy this British tradition. But what makes it so special? Discover everything you need to know about creating the perfect brew and enhance your Afternoon Tea experience with our Tea Tutorial with one of our Tea Ambassadors. Sample six single estate teas, appropriately paired with a sweet treat along with an informative guide to the teas you have tasted. Go home with a small gift to remember the occasion, and perfect the art of tea making.

Choose between a Tea Academy Tutorial or a Tutorial with your Traditional Afternoon Tea.


Festive Afternoon Tea

26th November until 6th January 2019 (excluding Christmas Day)

Celebrate the season in style with a generous Afternoon Tea themed with festive favourites for you to enjoy with friends, family or colleagues. Hand-cut sandwiches include smoked Scottish salmon and cream cheese; roast turkey breast & cranberry; Mull of Kintyre cheddar & tomato and more. This is accompanied by French pastries with a festive twist including traditional mince pies.

Served daily throughout December at 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm in the elegant Park Lounge or our contemporary Conservatory. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.


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