There’s nothing more quintessentially English than Afternoon Tea, and we for one will never say no to this beautifully British tradition whatever the time of day! But it has to have one crucial ingredient – that your pup can come too. They don’t have to have their own menu (but of course, we totally love it if they do), they just need to be made to feel most welcome. So from quirky to traditional, whatever you fancy for you and your four-legged friend, we’ve got something for you in our latest ‘Best of London List’ …the ‘Best Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea in London’.
Once again London dogs are spoilt for choice with dog-friendly Afternoon Tea dotted all around town. Some with a menu for both hounds and humans, some with just a menu for humans but all looking and sounding absolutely delicious. We’re sure you’ll agree so read on to decide where to take your pup for tea…
Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea in London with a Menu for Dogs
In our eyes (well Belinha’s anyway), nothing beats a good dog menu so first up are venues that have gone the extra mile in terms of dog-friendly afternoon teas and created a Dog Afternoon Tea menu…
Great Scotland Yard Hotel
Our first choice amongst places to take your dog for Afternoon Tea in London is the Great Scotland Yard Hotel. This five-star hotel in Central London, located just a few minutes walk from Trafalgar Square has recently launched its luxury Dog Afternoon Tea with a gourmet dog afternoon tea menu designed by canine nutrition experts Talulah Eats. Dogs will be spoilt with a menu of a fresh turkey followed by a Pink Peony Pupcake, Doggie Digestive Biscuits and a slice of Talula’s homemade doggie cake.
Humans will also be spoilt with a beautiful afternoon tea menu designed in collaboration with Floris London, the only perfumery appointed to Her Majesty The Queen. The venue is gorgeous, the staff super welcoming and attentive and the menu for both humans and hounds is delicious…we loved it!
Review coming soon!
Pawfect for: The ultimate Dog Afternoon Tea treat for a special occasion or just because!
What you need to know: Dog Afternoon Tea is available every other Sunday from 20 February 2022 and dogs will be treated like royalty!
Where: Find the Great Scotland Yard Hotel at 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HN, just a few minutes walk from Trafalgar Square – closest tubes are Embankment or Charing Cross
Price: Afternoon Tea for humans is £49 or £60, including a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut and £25 for dogs (excluding service charge). Vegetarian and vegan afternoon tea options are available.
You can book your Dog Afternoon Tea Experience at The Great Scotland Yard Hotel here
The Egerton House Hotel
A well-established favourite amongst London dog owners who would like to take their pup to tea is The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge. What makes this dog-friendly afternoon tea stand out from the pack, is the dedicated doggy menu. Dogs can tuck into beef or chicken meatloaf accompanied by doggy biscuits, doggy ice cream and optional pup pawsecco. We bet there will be lots of tails wagging for that.
Read our review of the Dog Afternoon Tea at the Egerton Hotel here.
Pawfect for: Treating yourself and your pup to this long-standing Afternoon Tea for dogs.
What you need to know: All sizes of dogs are welcome at The Egerton. Only two dogs per table are accepted per booking or four dogs maximum if you hire the private dining room for afternoon tea.
Where: 17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2BX
Price: The cost of the Doggy Afternoon Tea is £25 per dog with Afternoon Tea for humans from £58 per person or £74 including champagne (excluding service charge). Vegetarian and vegan afternoon tea options are available.
Love My Human Townhouse
Every London dog should have the Love My Human Townhouse on their list of go-to places to hang out. Designed as a dedicated café for dogs, pups will be spoilt for choice when visiting with their own extensive dog menu of freshly cooked and nutritious dishes such as the Beef Meatballs with Courgetti or Cod and Sweet Potato Fishcakes, as well as a range of freshly baked pupcakes, doggy doughnuts. puppuccinos and other treats to tuck into. Read our full review of the Love My Human Townhouse here.
For the Afternoon Tea, dogs can choose from a choice of a small dog meal, a pup cake, ice cream or popsicle dessert and a puppuccino for just £10 and for humans, Afternoon Tea is available from noon to 5 pm for £13.50 which includes a Finger Sandwich, Two Scones with Jam & Clotted Cream and a pot of tea. However, humans can alternatively select something else from the menu if they would prefer.
Pawfect for: A relaxed treat on any day of the week!
What you need to know: The Dog Afternoon Tea is available any day of the week making it perfect for an impromptu treat.
Where: 330 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UR
Price: Doggy Afternoon Tea is £10 per dog.
Reserve a table at the Love My Human Townhouse here.
Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea in London (No Specific Dog Menu)
Next up are venues offering Afternoon Tea that welcome dogs. There is no specific dog menu but some venues may have treats on hand for their four-legged visitors…
No. Fifty Cheyne
A new addition to the London dog-friendly Afternoon Tea scene is No. Fifty Cheyne in Chelsea. Formerly known as Cheyne Walk Brasserie, you can enjoy an Afternoon Tea of home-baked scones, irresistible Fancies and savoury open sandwiches. All served in The Drawing Room upstairs at No. Fifty Cheyne overlooking Cheyne Walk and The Thames.
Pawfect for: Whiling away the afternoon after exploring Chelsea.
Where: 50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5LR
What you need to know: Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday to Sunday from 2 pm-5 pm for humans. Dogs of all sizes are always welcome and will be well taken care of.
Price: Afternoon tea is a very reasonable £25 per person for eight delicacies, accompanied by tea or coffee, or £35 per person for eight delicacies, accompanied by “Earl of Champagne” cocktail and tea or coffee.
Little Nan’s Bar and High Tea Parlours
If you’re looking for a dog-friendly Afternoon Tea with a difference, look no further than Little Nan’s bar and high tea parlour in Deptford. Taking quirky to a whole new level, a visit to Little Nan’s is a feast for all the senses as we discovered when we visited Little Nan’s Deptford. And if you happen to be a fan of Pat Butcher and all things leopard print, you’ll feel right at home here. Choose from a traditional afternoon tea, or a boozy one – with cocktails served in teapots, obviously.
Pawfect for: Pups and pawrents who love a quirky tea party (and a toy tiger or two).
- Deptford: Arches 13-15, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX
What you need to know: Don’t forget to mention when you book that you are bringing your dog, so the staff know that pup treats are required! Check the website below for the latest opening times.
Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea at Little Nan’s is from £30 per person or £35 per person for the boozy option.
More info on how to book dog-friendly Afternoon Tea at Little Nan’s here.
Bermondsey Square Hotel
Located a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of London Bridge, pop into the dog-friendly Bermondsey Square Hotel for a classic afternoon tea. Tea is taken at ‘b2 at home’, the in-house restaurant at this hip Bermondsey hotel. Tuck into a traditional selection of finger sandwiches and warm scones accompanied by the Chef’s daily homemade cakes. Although pups don’t have their own doggy menu, there are treats available so they won’t feel left out.
Pawfect for: A pup pitstop after a busy day in London town.
Where: 9 Bermondsey Square, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UN
What you need to know: Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Sunday from 12 pm-6 pm for humans. The hotel prefers one dog per owner as space inside is limited, but there is more space on the outdoor terrace if you are bringing more than one dog.
Price: Afternoon tea is from £19.95 per person.
The Montague on the Gardens
Tucked away in a row of Georgian townhouses in Bloomsbury, dogs are very welcome both at the hotel and for Afternoon Tea. The Montague on the Gardens is lucky enough to have a delightful outdoor area that is transformed into an outdoor Ski Lodge in winter and a Hawaiian beach bar in summer.
Pawfect for: Located just a stone’s throw from The British Museum, this is the perfect place to pop into if you’ve been out and about in Central London. Staff are very welcoming to pups.
Where: 15 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BJ
What you need to know: Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Price: Full traditional Afternoon Tea is available from £40, but there is also a Scones Afternoon Tea for just £18, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden
A dog-friendly find in Covent Garden has to be Petersham Nurseries, set in a gorgeous space with an elegant restaurant, cafe, shop and outdoor courtyard. Dogs are welcome throughout the venue and to join you for Afternoon Tea. In keeping with the stylish space, the Petersham Afternoon Tea is served with a magnificent hand-blown Florentine cake stand and flower display as the centrepiece of every table to complement the seasonal menu.
Pawfect for: Escaping the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden.
Where: 31 King St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD
What you need to know: Afternoon Tea is available from Thursday to Sunday from 3pm – 4:30pm. Please call ahead to let Petersham Nurseries know you are bringing a dog so they can find you the perfect table.
Price: £45 per person or £55 per person including a glass of prosecco or seasonal Bellini.
The Rubens at The Palace
The Rubens at The Palace offers an Afternoon Tea fit for royalty or at least with a royal view. Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, tea at Rubens has a reputation of being one of the best Afternoon Teas in London and of course dogs are treated like VIP(pups) throughout the hotel.
Pawfect for: Making your Afternoon Tea a right royal affair.
Where: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W
What you need to know: Booking is advised and 24 hours notice is required to cater for any special dietary requirements as everything is freshly prepared daily.
Price: £45.00 per person or £63.00 with a glass of Champagne.
More info on how to book the dog-friendly afternoon tea here.
Petersham Nurseries Richmond
Although Petersham Nurseries Richmond doesn’t offer a traditional cream tea, we decided to include it as the selection of tea, scones and cakes on offer looks delicious and the setting is simply gorgeous.
Pawfect for: Refuelling after a long dog walk in Richmond Park.
Where: Church Lane, Off, Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AB
What you need to know: All sizes and breeds of dogs are welcome throughout the nurseries, restaurant and glasshouse. However, as the Teahouse (the wooden self-serve building where you choose your tea) is small, dogs are asked to wait just outside on the doggy hooks provided whilst you make your selection.
Price: It’s an à la carte menu.
More info on Petersham Nurseries Richmond here.
Café Forty One at La Suite West
Please note Café Forty One is temporarily closed due to recent events.
Challenge your taste buds with Afternoon Tea at London’s only authentic vegan and dog-friendly French pâtisserie in London – Café Forty One at La Suite West in the heart of Bayswater. In fact, be prepared to have your perceptions of plant-based food changed forever!
Pawfect for: Vegan pastry and pâtisserie connoisseurs.
Where: 41-51 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 3JN
What you need to know: Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12pm-5pm, either indoors or on the leafy outdoor terrace if your pup needs more space.
Price: £35 per person.
Mayfield Lavender Farm (June to August only)
Although only open in Summer, the perfect end to a visit to the dog-friendly Mayfield Lavender Farm is to try the Lavender Afternoon Tea while overlooking the rows and rows of Lavender as we discovered. We can confirm that this tastes better than you may think and it’s probably the sweetest smelling Afternoon Tea in town!
Pawfect for: Dog days of summer.
Where: 1 Carshalton Rd, Banstead SM7 3JA
Price: £18 when purchasing onsite or £20 in advance which includes entry to the farm.
More info on the Mayfield Lavender Farm website here.
Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea in London Pop-up Events
Dog-friendly Afternoon Teas often make an appearance on our London Dog Events Calendar as pop-ups such as you may have seen with the fabulous Afternoon Tea at South Place Hotel or Pup of Tea at Bluebird. So keep an eye out for the pop-up events too as they will usually have something special on offer for pups.