Afternoon Tea opposite Kensington Palace

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington.

In celebration of our treasured location opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and inspired by "The Crown", we are delighted to announce our award-winning Royal Afternoon Tea. Served in Cheneston's Restaurant, the Park Lounge, or the Conservatory, this exceptional experience is a true royal indulgence. Discover a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes, and macarons. Taste a vast collection of loose-leaf teas at your leisure in fine surroundings, or perhaps a glass of Lanson Champagne, holder of a Royal Warrant to the Court of England since 1900. 

We kindly request that you book online. This is the easiest and most efficient way to reserve your table and it displays our most up-to-date offers and availability, particularly during busy weekend afternoon tea sittings. We are also able to accommodate requests and make arrangements for special occasions through our online booking system.

Please note that we regrettably cannot cater to dietaries that require both gluten-free and dairy-free options.

We are thrilled to announce that our Afternoon Tea received an Award of Excellence at the prestigious Afternoon Tea Awards 2023.

Our Afternoon Teas

Traditional Afternoon Tea

With a reputation as one of the best in London, our Afternoon Tea is a truly delightful experience. 

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and hand-crafted French pastries, tartlets & cakes including our President & Founder, Mrs Bea Tollman’s signature cheesecake.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne when enjoying Afternoon Tea here at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. Available from Monday - Thursday inclusive, subject to availability. Please note this offer is available until 31st January 2024 (This excludes the 24th & 31st December). 

Price: £80 per person

27th November - 2nd January 2024

Festive Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a festive twist on our traditional Afternoon Tea, served between 1pm and 5pm in our elegant Park Lounge, Conservatory, or Cheneston's Restaurant. 

Traditional Tea: £85 per person

Champagne Tea: £98 per person

Kids Festive Afternoon Tea: £39 per person 

Please note, the sample menus displayed below are subject to change and will be finalised closer to the event date. 

Shelley the artist

Indulge in an unforgettable afternoon experience as you pose for a captivating portrait by our new Resident Artist, Shelley Levy (ShelleyTheArtist), at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. This unique opportunity offers guests bespoke personal or family portraits, creating a unique and lasting memento.

Book an Afternoon Tea with Shelley – these are available throughout the week by appointment only and are subject to availability.

Prices start from £420 for a bespoke portrait and afternoon tea for two people.


Horse Illustration

Afternoon Tea parties

Afternoon Tea makes for a perfect celebration meal with family and friends. Make your special occasion something to remember, with an Afternoon tea party at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. 

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.


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