Taking Afternoon Tea: FAQs

Afternoon Tea is an old British tradition focused on refined social gathering. 

Reservations are required for afternoon tea. Please call at least 24 hours in advance.

We are owned by a British couple (Alan and Pat) who wanted to bring a taste of British culture to St. Louis.  Anna Myers (from Dorset, UK) oversees and manages the Hyde Park Room and the Afternoon Tea service.

Our menu changes from month to month as we make most of the tea in house and change around what we bake and serve as the mood suits us. Each person will receive a pot of tea from our Hyde Park tea menu, a selection of petit fours, cakes and pastries, scones with Devonshire cream and jam, and a selection of tea sandwiches.

The cost of the tea per person is $32.50 plus tax and gratuity. Children under 12 may choose a 'wee tea' for $22.50 (slightly smaller portion size). 

We love hosting showers and parties, and are happy to discuss your details and needs via email or telephone.  Usually we offer afternoon teas to large groups, but we are now also offering luncheon options for large parties. Email Anna at events@thelondontearoom.com for more information.

Please specify vegetarian or wheat free at the time of your reservation.

 

Showers, Groups & Parties

We are happy to accommodate large parties, showers and groups in our Hyde Park Room by reservation, and we host groups frequently - most people choose to do an afternoon tea, but we also offer a luncheon offer. 

Our most popular option is our  traditional and authentic English afternoon tea - very elegant and beautiful - commonly referred to as a high tea - it includes finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jams, cakes and petit fours, and high grade loose leaf tea. That option is $32.50 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity. 

We also offer a luncheon for showers or groups larger than 15, that includes a chicken waldorf sandwich on a croissant or a slice of our famous quiche, an English scone with delicious clotted cream and jam, as well as a large tea selection of nearly 100 premium loose leaf teas. Everything is served in our beautiful Hyde Park Room with fine china, table linens and florals from our florist. That option is $20 per person plus tax and 20% gratuity. A slice of blueberry lemon cake can be added for $4 per person, as well a fruit cup for $4.50 per person.

Both options are served on fine china in our Hyde Park Room. Tablecloths and beautiful florals are included and we have excellent servers that will treat your guests royally.  We have an extensive tea menu and tea sommeliers on staff.

The Hyde Park Room is not a private room, you may have other guests in the room with you. Some groups prefer exclusive bookings  - we can provide pricing information for you.

Please email Anna at events@thelondontearoom.com for more information or questions about dates.

Food Allergies & Special Diets

We are able to accommodate vegetarian and wheat free diets. Please be sure to specify when making a reservation. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to accommodate nut free, dairy free, or vegan diets. (Our wheat free is NOT gluten free as it is prepared in our kitchen which is not certified as gluten free).

Please specify vegetarian or wheat free at the time of your reservation. 

Parking

As we are located in St. Louis City, parking is on the street. There are no meters in our area so street parking is free.