Brown’s Hotel: The Perfect English Tea in the Perfect Setting

During our last visit to London, we were invited to a very special and traditional afternoon tea. The event took place in one of the best districts in London – the award-winning English Tea Room in Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair. This setting is, without any doubt, the perfect place to feel the real London spirit and energy.

Piano player in Brown's Hotel

Brown’s Hotel interior

The hotel is very traditional with unbelievable interior design. The surroundings are a perfect blend of classic and modern. Original wood panelling and antique fireplaces sit comfortably with Paul Smith floor lamps and contemporary artwork.


Afternoon tea in Brown’s Hotel

Relaxing in this elegant space made us feel like we were back in the 19th century, in classical London. We half-expected Sherlock Holmes to walk in at any moment. In fact, Queen Victoria actually did enjoy taking afternoon tea at Brown’s.

Amazing tea at Brown’s Hotel

The selection of teas was so amazing that it was difficult to try everything! They have over 17 different types of tea – including their own blend. In the end, we went for the oolong and a black tea with milk – we wanted to keep things traditional.

Drinking tea at Brown’s Hotel

Gorgeous serving of afternoon tea

Enjoying afternoon tea

The vast number of different snacks was incredible. We couldn’t even begin to try everything so the friendly and helpful staff let us take some food away with us.

Sandwiches afternoon tea

Executive Chef, Lee Kebble, is passionate about supporting British suppliers and he sources some of the finest seasonal ingredients from all over the British Isles. You can enjoy a huge selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries, including honey-roasted free-range ham and piccalilli, cucumber, cream cheese and celery salt, Aberdeenshire smoked salmon, pickled fennel and capers, peach and lemon verbena macaron and violet and berry cheesecake.

Afternoon tea pastery

This wasn’t our first afternoon tea but it is definitely one of the finest we’ve had.

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When I was a child I had a dream of visiting Australia in order to see Sydney’s Opera House and the red sands of the desert, to pet kangaroos and dive into the powerful waves of the ocean. When I turned 20, I went on my first long trip – a trip to Viña del Mar in Chile.

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