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The Waldorf, known as The Waldorf Hilton since January 2004, has an illustrious history and rich heritage dating back to its opening in 1908. Set in the heart of London’s theatre land, close to Covent Garden, the hotel has attracted a string of stars from all over the world. Gertrude Lawrence, Sir Thomas Beecham, Elizabeth Taylor, Pavarotti, Pierce Brosnan and Dame Judi Dench are just a handful of show business icons that have stayed at the hotel.
Afternoon Tea is served in Good Godfrey's Bar and Lounge and Good Godfrey’s proudly takes its name from the former leader of the Waldorf House band, the handsome and talented Howard Godfrey. Howard Godfrey and the Waldorfians enjoyed huge success in the early 1920’s as serious players on the London Social scene, boasting hit records and popular acclaim; the Best Show in Town. The Waldorf is proud of its opulent past and it has inspired them throughout the creation of the new bar.
Afternoon Tea consists of a mouth-watering array of delicate pastries, little cakes and scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. You can indulge in some luxurious Champagne and choose from a wide range of distinct blends of tea, imported by specialist tea suppliers from around the world.
Indulge your inner sensualist over Viennoiserie and delicious teatime dainties, your senses heightened by crisp linens, fine bone china and flutes sparkling with vintage Champagne. Enjoy exquisite cakes and pastries amid the heady aromas of Earl Grey, or the exotic subtleties of Moroccan Mint, Darjeeling, Assam, Jasmine and Camomile.
Children are welcomed and live music is played daily in Good Godfrey’s Lounge & Bar.
The Waldorf Hilton offer wonderful and stylish Hen Party and Baby Shower Afternoon Teas. Why not have a relaxing start to your hen party or host your baby shower? Guests will be seated in the Homage Private Bar or Grand Salon Restaurant. Contact The Waldorf Hilton for further details.
Prosecco Fantinel Rosé
Assortment of Finger Sandwiches:
Smoked salmon and cream cheese (Brown bread)
Ham and mustard (Onion bread)
Egg and watercress (Basil bread)
Tomato and cheese (Mediterranean bread)
Cheese and cucumber (Carrot bread)
Homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and preserve
Homemade delicate pastries
Selection of finest teas and infusions (see The Tea Menu below)
The famous Afternoon Tea Dance has returned to the iconic Waldorf Hilton hotel’s Palm Court, the unique and grand centrepiece room where people have socialised and danced since the hotel’s opening in 1908. The Waldorf Hilton were renowned for their Afternoon Tea Dances and these hugely popular events are still a main attraction today. Visit ther website for further details of dates etc.A live five-piece band will entertain you with traditional ballroom music, while you dance away your Sunday afternoon. It’s a truly authentic, timeless experienceThe Waldorf Hilton were famous for their Afternoon Tea Dances and these hugely popular events are still a main attraction today. Visit their website for further details of dates etc.
In Homage Private Bar we serve a large range of loose leaf tea blends delivered to us only by the Royal English Collection.
Clear and refreshing green tea, with a very pleasant light fragrance and extremely smooth, slightly sweet finish.
Sencha emphasizes the light astringency of the earliest tea leaves of spring’s first flush. The first time you try it, it will seem very dry, sharp-tasting, but over time one can appreciate the brisk, grassy freshness and cleansing finish.
Slightly viscous, glittering pale yellow colour with evidence of floating white hairs that reflect light. Most popular for its relaxing effect, with delicate, light, fresh and sweet fragrance.
Indian origin tea, most of which is grown at or near sea level, is known for its body, briskness, malty flavour, and strong, bright colour. Assam teas, or blends containing Assam, are often sold as "breakfast" teas.
China large black leaf tea from the Fujien province. Lapsang is distinct from all other types of tea because its leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires, taking on a distinctive smoky flavour.
A large black leaf tea, China based, beautifully balanced with refreshing citrus bergamot. This tea is silky and smooth with a delightful aroma.
Darjeeling is referred to as the "champagne" of the teas. This tea is universally acknowledged as the finest tea because of its inimitable flavour, thin-bodied, light-coloured liquor with a floral aroma. The flavour also displays a tinge of a musky spiciness.
Sri Lanka black tea is characterized by its warm, wooden flavours and tannic pucker. An ideal full-bodied afternoon tea and powerful morning tea.
A wonderful blend, the rich malty taste of Assam, blended with the fine flavour of Ceylon and the wonderful colour of Kenyan, making this blend very well-rounded.
Produced through a unique process of withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting, this Oolong tea blended with fresh orange blossom flowers is delicate, light and highly refreshing.
Monday to Sunday: 2pm to 4pm.
Booking: Booking is highly recommended particularly at weekends.
The Waldorf Hilton
Food & Beverage Manager: Mr Globy Ouseph
Phone: 0207 8362400