5 Unique places to try an Indian Afternoon Tea in London

An Afternoon tea is a must do on everyone’s itinerary when planning the dreamiest day out exploring London.

We all need a little treat now and then, and a high tea is the perfect activity – whether it’s part a girls day out, or a birthday treat for your loved one.

If you’re looking for something even more unique, you could try an Indian inspired afternoon tea! Think of a quintessential English high tea experience, but with spicy, sweet and aromatic Indian flavours. Delicious!

I’ve compiled a list of the top Indian afternoon teas in London for all budgets, so you can pick the perfect tea for your price range.

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5 Unique places to try an Indian Afternoon Tea in London

Colonel Saab, High Holborn

Enjoy a selection of finger dhokla sandwiches, with coriander and mint chutney, raisin scones with clotted cream and jam, and colourful macarons, amongst other tasty sweet and savoury treats.

The tea provides a fusion of British tradition with Indian flavours, and takes place in the former town hall at Holborn, decorated with persian carpets, paintings and ornate glass chandeliers cover the ceiling. Stunning!

Afternoon tea at Colonel Saab costs £25pp or £48 for two, and there’s also an option to add prosecco to your afternoon tea.

Location: Holborn Town Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD

High Chai at Baluchi

Expect a twist on the traditional at restaurant Baluchi, located in a converted school building in central London, with dramatic high ceilings and opulent blue decor.

Sample tasty nibbles such as tandoori chicken sliders and batter fried padron peppers stuffed with masala potatoes, plus sweet treats including rose yoghurt and pistachio topped tartlets.

View the whole High Chai menu, and along with details on how to book your tea at Baluchi.

Location: 181, Tooley Street, London – SE12JR

The Indian Jasmine Afternoon Tea at Kona

Located at the 5 star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, this Indian Jasmine Afternoon tea at restaurant Kona is perfect for marking a special occasion. You’ll sample zesty treats and fragrant sweets, including khandvi chutney tarts, aloo bonda mango chutney buns and gulabi trifle.

They also serve a secret garden afternoon tea at Kona, which looks equally delicious! Be sure to admire the hidden courtyard and the cherub adorned fountain after your tea; it’s a beautiful hidden gem.

The Indian Jasmine Afternoon Tea costs £75pp, or £90pp for additional prosecco. Take a look at the menu, and book your tea at Kona here.

Location: 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF

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Afternoon Tea on The Terrace at Cinnamon Kitchen

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea on the Terrace with a twist! Sample favourites including masala fish finger sandwiches, and sweet treats such as saffron macaroons and raspberry and pink peppercorn almond cakes. Yum!

Cinnamon Kitchen’s afternoon tea is reasonably priced at £27.50pp.

Location: Devonshire Square, Spitalfields, London EC2M 4YL

The High Tea Experience at Namaste Lounge

Indulge in finger sandwiches, vibrant Indian street snacks such as chaat’s, tikka rolls and bombay sandwiches at Namaste Lounge. 

The handcrafted desserts look delicious, and you can enjoy your high tea in the restaurant or   the garden, which  would be delightful in the summer months!

This high tea is reasonably priced, at £32pp (or £30 for vegetarians).Location: 66 Joel St, Northwood HA6 1LL

Location: 66 Joel St, Northwood HA6 1LL

Final thoughts: 5 Unique places to try an Indian Afternoon Tea in London

I hope these Indian inspired high tea’s give you some ideas for your next special occasion! You might also want to check out our top chocolate afternoon teas, for those in your life with a sweet tooth.

Afternoon teas are the ideal activity even if you are experiencing a rainy day in London, so you can plan knowing you’ll have a fab time whatever the weather! You might want to grab a free cocktail after too, to round off your afternoon.

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