Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, recently highly commended at the 2019 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. 

Taste 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.

Our restaurants and bars are temporarily closed due to current travel restrictions. During this time, our team will be working hard to ensure the hotel is at its best, and ready to welcome you back soon.

Opening hours

Afternoon Tea:
Three sittings at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm daily


Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7917 1000

Food & Beverage Manager: Leo Forte

Themed Afternoon Teas

Art Deco Afternoon Tea 

Return to the roaring 20’s with an Art Deco inspired Afternoon Tea experience. 

Feast on a decadent selection of hand-crafted pastries, referencing five of our newly designed and stunning suites at the Milestone. Our pastries will include a Salted Pistachio Cube, paying homage to our beautifully designed Hermes Suite. The glamorous spirit of this Suite is superbly recreated with an intricate colour scheme and a strong resemblance to the iconic bronze four poster bed in the room.

The Ruhlmann Suite, our newest suite, is represented with a Caramelia Chocolate Dome, using the finest Valrhona chocolate. Inspired by the work of renowned French Art Deco artist Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, the suite is pure Art Deco and our pastry is as delicious as it looks. Other themed pastries include the intricate design of a Grape and Champagne Tartlet which mirrors perfectly the iconic symmetrical patterns of the famous Art Deco period.

Vegetarian/Vegan and Gluten-Free alternatives are available. 

The Milestone Tea Academy

Advanced booking is required
Milestone Tea Academy

We have proudly been serving Single Estate Teas from our ethical supplier, PMD Tea, for several years. Our tea tutorial marries a selection of the finest PMD Teas with our award-winning Afternoon Tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. The Tea Academy is hosted by Dananjay Silva, Managing Director of PMD Tea, in the stunning setting of Cheneston's restaurant, with crisp white table linen, exquisite rose centrepieces, mahogany furniture and beautiful Victorian leaded windows. Dan will guide you through the history of tea and how to expertly pair tea with food, creating the ultimate Tea Academy experience.  

Upcoming dates 2020: 31st October and 5th December 

Price: £70 per person | £80 per person (including a glass of Champagne) 


The Milestone Tea Academy

Take a tea tour of The Milestone

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Afternoon Tea parties

The Palace Lounge

We welcome baby shower, birthday, anniversary and pre-wedding celebrations at The Milestone.

The Oratory and Conservatory are an excellent option for those looking to book a private Afternoon Tea - and we even have our very own Sabrage Master who will be more than happy to open your Champagne with a sabre, which is bound to impress. 

For group bookings of 10 guests or more, each guest will receive a welcome glass of Champagne.  


Special dietary requirements

We will be delighted to accommodate your Afternoon Tea with any special dietary requirements that you and your guests may have, including vegetarian sandwiches, gluten free breads, pastries and scones. If requested, please note that we will endeavour to ensure that there are no nuts in the Afternoon Tea offering – however all products are produced in an environment where nuts are used and we cannot guarantee that our food is 100% free from nuts or nut traces.

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