UK Tea Council Awards


AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO BEST IN UK AND BEST IN LONDON. WE LIST ONLY THE LONDON AWARDS.



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Each year inspectors for the Tea Councils 'Tea Guild' anonymously take tea in a large number of establishments, not just in London but across the country. The tea rooms and hotels are then marked on a criteria that includes service, décor, ambience, value for money and range and quality of the teas offered. The votes and scores are then counted and the top establishment is given the accolade of winner of 'Best Afternoon Tea'.

The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea Award winner 2013
GORING HOTEL 5 STAR Goring Hotel
5 star
15 Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, London

awards for excellence 2013:
Browns Hotel; Claridge's; Corinthia Hotel London, The Four Seasons Park Lane; Fortnum & Mason, Grosvenor House, Sofitel London St James; The Athenaeum, The Capital Hotel, The Chesterfield; The ConnaughtThe Dorchester; The InterContinental London Park Lane, The Lanesborough, The Langham, The Park Lane Hotel, The Montague on The Gardens; The Royal Garden Hotel; The Royal Horseguards Hotel; The Savoy, The Ritz and The Wolseley.

The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea Award winner 2012
ATHENAEUM HOTEL AND APARTMENTS Athenaeum Hotel
5 star
116 Piccadilly, London, England, UK, W1J 7BJ

awards for excellence 2012:
Browns Hotel; Claridge's; The Four Seasons Park Lane; Grosvenor House Park Room & Library; Sofitel London St James; The Capital Hotel, The Chesterfield; The Connaught; The Dorchester; The Goring; The InterContinental Park Lane; The Lanesborough, The Langham, The Milestone, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, The Montague on The Gardens; The Royal Garden Hotel; The Royal Horseguards Hotel; The Savoy, The Ritz and The Wolseley.

The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea Award winner 2011
CLARIDGES HOTEL Claridge's Hotel
5 star
Brook Street, London, England, UK, W1K 4HR

awards for excellence 2011:
Browns Hotel, Grosvenor House Park Room & Library, Sofitel London St James, The Athenaeum, The Chesterfield, The Connaught, The Dorchester, The Goring, The Lanesborough, The Langham, The Milestone, The Montagu at Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, The Montague on The Gardens, The Park Lane Hotel, The Savoy, and The Ritz

The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea Award winner 2010
LANGHAM HOTEL 5 STAR Langham Hotel
5 star
1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA

“Palm Court manages to combine a luxurious and elegant ambience with service that is not only friendly and efficient but also extremely knowledgeable. Our judges found that the food and teas were delicious and the presentation was perfect.”

awards for excellence 2010:
Browns Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, The Landmark London, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, Sofitel London St James, The Goring, The Milestone, Grosvenor House, The Ritz, The Athenaeum, The Lanesborough, The Park Lane Hotel, The Dorchester

The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea Award winner 2009
Rocco Forte Brown's Hotel 5 STAR Browns Hotel
5 star
Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP

“he judges praised it for its cleanliness, attractive crockery, friendly, welcoming and efficient staff and an excellent selection of scones, sandwiches and cakes.”

awards for excellence 2009:
Claridge's, Grosvenor House Park Room, The Athenaeum, The Chesterfield, The Dorchester, The Goring, The Lanesborough, The Milestone, The Park Lane Hotel, The Ritz

Winner 2008
LANESBOROUGH HOTEL 5 STAR The Lanesborough
5 star
Hyde Park Corner, London, England, SW1X 7TA

“one of London's most atmospheric and welcoming venues for a classic English afternoon tea event.”

awards for excellence 2008:
Browns Hotel, Claridge's, The Chesterfield, The Four Seasons, Grosvenor House, The Athenaeum, The Dorchester, The Goring, The Ritz

Winner 2007
Dorchester Hotel London The Dorchester
5 star
Park Lane, London, England, UK, W1A 2HJ

"high standard of food and excellent range of teas"
"exceptional, attentive yet discreet" service

awards for excellence 2007:
The Lanesborough, The Four Seasons, The Wolseley (restaurant, not a hotel), The Ritz, Browns Hotel, The Park Lane Hotel, Claridge's and The Chesterfield.

winner 2006
Claridges Hotel London Claridges Hotel
5 star
Brook Street, London, England, UK, W1A 2JQ

"staff have excellent tea knowledge and attentive manner"
"quality tea's and "deliciously delicate" selection of accompanying cakes, pastries and sandwiches"

winner 2005
Lanesborough Hotel London The Lanesborough
5 star
Hyde Park Corner, London, England, UK, SW1X 7TA