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
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.
Pawfect for: Treating yourself and your pup for a special occasion or just because.
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 £48 per person with vegetarian and vegan tea options available.
Originally hailing from NYC, this stylish plant-based, vegan restaurant loves all things dog and is taking London by storm. Of course pups are most welcome to join you for the by Chloe. Afternoon Tea and can even tuck into the Pupcakes (House-made Organic Whole-Oat K9 Cupcakes) or Bag O’ Dog Bones (House-Made Organic Peanut Butter Dog Bones) on the menu as an optional extra. We’re told that the by Chloe. London Afternoon Tea menu is fit for a queen (and her corgi) and includes a delightful assortment of Baby Sweets, Tea Sandwiches, Teas by Good & Proper and Bubbles for humans. It’s next on our list to try.
Pawfect for: Admiring the view to Tower Bridge, and vegans of course.
Where: One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD
What you need to know: Afternoon Tea is served on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Dogs of all shapes and sizes welcome.
Price: Afternoon Tea is £20.
Hoi Polloi at Ace Hotel Shoreditch
Heading across the other side of town, hip hounds can join their humans for Afternoon Tea at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch or more accurately, at the modernist in-house restaurant – Hoi Polloi. You can choose from Afternoon Tea served on the weekends, or Tea & Scones served during the week from 3pm-5:30pm. Both offer a menu that you can dip into or completely indulge your sweet tooth in.
Pups will be pleased to know that there is a doggy menu on offer, just not an afternoon tea one. Although we’re sure your pup won’t complain once they see what’s on the Pup’s Gourmand menu that awaits.
Pawfect for: Cool canines (and humans).
Where: 100 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JQ
What you need to know: dogs are always welcome at Hoi Polloi but are asked to sit in the booth section of the restaurant. If you’re coming with more than two dogs, please call ahead.
Price: It’s an à la carte menu for both humans and hounds. Afternoon Tea starts from £21 per person, Tea and Scones from £5 per person. Doggy dinners from the Pup’s Gourmand menu are £5 each.
More info on how to book at Hoi Polloi here.
Dog-friendly Afternoon Tea in London (No Specific Dog Menu)
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 2pm-5pm 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 parlours in Fitzrovia, Deptford and Stockwell. 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. Available at Little Nan’s in Fitzrovia, Deptford or Stockwell.
Pawfect for: Pups and pawrents who love a quirky tea party (and a toy tiger or two).
- Fitzrovia: 20 & 21 Warren St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 5LT
- Deptford: Arches 13-15, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX
- Stockwell: 128 Hartington Rd, London SW8 2HJ
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! Opening times for each Little Nan’s differ so check the website below for more details.
Price: Traditional Afternoon Tea at Little Nan’s is £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 home-made 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 12pm-6pm 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 £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 12pm to 6pm.
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.
Café Forty One at La Suite West
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 face, 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.
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 dog 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.
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 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.