Here are 12 of the very best vegan afternoon teas in London. Because not many people know that London has plenty of delicious plant-based alternatives to the classic afternoon tea, we’ve scoured the city to find the top spots offering the tastiest vegan afternoon teas. From savoury finger sandwiches to decadent cakes, here are the best vegan afternoon teas in London.
1. Palm Court
You’ll love the vegan afternoon tea served in Palm Court. Think indulgent vegan cream cheese finger sandwiches, llchester vegan blue cheese scone and spiced jackfruit. All are paired with exquisite pastries and a glass of champagne.
2. Brigit’s Bakery
If the idea of having afternoon tea on a red vintage bus sounds good to you, then Brigit’s Bakery is perfect for you. The menu includes freshly baked scones with a wonderful selection of vegan spreads. The sandwiches come with vegan fillings such as beetroot hummus, avocado and cucumber. And they also serve the most delicious vegan quiche with seasonal vegetables.
3. The Athenaeum
For a quintessential afternoon tea experience, you should grab a table at The Athenaeum. Here, you’ll enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries that are all delightfully vegan. In addition to this, they also have the option to upgrade to a bottomless afternoon tea where you’ll get free-flowing prosecco.
If you want an afternoon tea experience that’s 100% plant-based, and free from dairy and refined sugar, then the Farmacy is your spot. here, you’ll get a refillable pot of nettle, mint and lemon verbena tea. For the sweet, you can go for a raw chocolate tart and for the savoury the mushroom truffle pie is a great option.
5. The Rubens At The Palace
If you fancy a royal vegan afternoon tea, you’ll love the Palace Lounge at The Rubens. Here, the menu is inspired by the flavours and orchards of the Royal household. Think coronation chicken with toasted almonds and coriander on brioche rolls and smoked salmon and chive cream cheese.
6. The Ampersand Hotel
If you love the idea of a nerdy afternoon tea, then you’ll absolutely delight in the science afternoon tea at The Ampersand Hotel. Here, you’ll be taken on a culinary journey of discovering where physics and chemistry meet to create a gastronomy experience that’s truly out of this world. This award-winning menu is inspired by the Science Museum. And there’s a champagne option too.
7. The Egerton House Hotel
If you want to treat yourself to a very indulgent afternoon tea, then you should go to The Egerton House Hotel. Here, the scones come straight from the oven to your plate, the walnut cake is scrumptious and the cupcakes are towering with layers of buttercream frosting.
8. Mad Hatter’s Vegan Afternoon Tea
If you’ve always wanted to know what it’ll be like to have tea with the Mad Hatter of Alice in Wonderland, then you can experience it for yourself. At the Mad Hatter’s Vegan Afternoon Tea, you can indulge in white Queen minion’s macaroon, tweedle brothers choux pastry and the legendary shrink me, grow me, potions.
9. Dukes London
If you’d like your afternoon tea experience against a more refined backdrop, then Dukes London is the perfect spot for you. Here, the afternoon tea is hosted in the elegant drawing room overlooking a beautiful courtyard. The menu is simple but delicious.
Think Smoked aubergine and coriander on onion bread and beetroot hummus vegan feta carrot on beetroot bread. There’s also a selection of the most delectable cakes and freshly baked scones served with preserve and vegan clotted cream.
10. The Artesian at The Langham Hotel
The Artesian at The Langham Hotel offers an elegant and delicious vegan afternoon tea experience. Enjoy plant-based takes on traditional favourites like finger sandwiches, pastries, and freshly baked scones. The menu changes seasonally so you’ll never get bored with the options available.
11. The Orange Pekoe Tea
You’ll love this Bloomsbury cafe for its relaxed atmosphere. The vegan afternoon tea at The Orange Pekoe Tea includes all sorts of yummy treats like carrot cake slices, strawberry tarts, and peanut butter chocolate brownies. Plus, they have plenty of outdoor seating available so you can enjoy your vegan treats al fresco on a sunny day.
12. The Dilly
If you fancy an afternoon tea with a view, then you should book a table at Terrace at The Dilly. Here, you’ll enjoy the ultimate indulgent afternoon tea against the backdrop of the stunning Piccadilly skyline. Also, note that you have to request the fully vegan menu in advance.