The Top Twelve Vegan Afternoon Tea Spots in London

If there’s one thing the British know how to do it’s afternoon tea. Whether you fancy scones or finger sandwiches, London has a huge variety of options available for all of its vegan customers.

With more and more people opting for vegan diets, the capital has cooked up a storm with its vegan menus and ability to cater to everyone’s needs.

A whopping 2.7 percent of the capital’s population are vegan, so it’s easy to see why its restaurants are now adapting their menus and offering bespoke foods.

We explore the top twelve vegan afternoon tea spots in the city.

  1. The Potion Room at Cutter & Squidge
  2. Farmacy
  3. The Savoy
  4. Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, Fortnum & Mason
  5. B Bakery’s Vegan Tour
  6. Cake Boy
  7. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium
  8. The Drawing Rooms at The Ampersand
  9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at One Aldwych
  10. Rosebery Lounge
  11. Brigit’s Bakery
  12. Duke’s

1. The Potion Room at Cutter & Squidge Bakery

 

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20 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SJ

The Potion Room can be found in Soho and is perfect if you’re after an immersive experience alongside your afternoon tea.

When you arrive at Cutter & Squidge bakery, you’ll be guided down into the basement where you’ll enter for your afternoon in potions class.

You’ll find your table equipped with wands and cauldrons and even a potions master at the front of the class who will guide you through all the magic throughout the afternoon.

The afternoon tea starts at £49.50 per person, with the option to upgrade to VIP for £79.50, which provides you with extra treats and a table closer to the potions master.

On the vegan menu, you’ll find options such as a vegan roast dinner, cauldron cakes, rock cakes (which you need to eat before they actually turn into rocks), and a variety of other sweet and savory treats.

Cutter & Squidge ask that you arrive fifteen minutes before your booking, and on arrival, you’ll be offered a complimentary drink of galaxy juice.

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2. Farmacy

 

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74 – 76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH

Located in the popular area of Notting Hill, Farmacy is perfect if you’re after a chilled afternoon.

With more of a boho feel compared to the other afternoon tea spots, you’ll step into Farmacy and be greeted with natural décor and plenty of leafy greens.

The tea features a wide variety of plant-based options such as smoked carrot lox sandwiches with tofu cream cheese, or coconut macaroons with ‘naturally’.

Famarcy boasts of being 100 percent plant-based and all foods are free from dairy, refined sugar, additives, and chemicals.

Their vegan afternoon tea starts at £50 per head.

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3. The Savoy

 

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The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

 Guests have been enjoying afternoon tea at The Savoy since 1889, so it’s easy to see how the hotel has become so popular with the tea experience.

Located in Strand, the Afternoon Tea is available seven days a week, with serving times starting from noon and ending at 2.45 pm on weekdays and 4.45 pm on weekends.

Prices start from £65 per person, or you can upgrade to £75 per person for the high tea, which includes savory options such as a selection of sandwiches.

If you’re looking for something sweeter, you can try the scones with vegan cream or a fruit tartlet.

As for drinks, they have the option of fizz, teas, and coffees, or if you’re after something more adventurous try the jasmine sparkling tea – a green tea with jasmine aromas and a drop of honey.

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4. Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

4th Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St James’s, London, W1A 1ER

 You know it’s going to be a fabulous spot for afternoon tea if the Queen has paid a visit! The Monarch herself visited Fortnum & Mason in 2012 for the opening of the restaurant and it has been a favorite with Londoners and tourists ever since.

Just around the corner from St James’s square, prices for the afternoon tea start at £70 per person and include a selection of vegan sandwiches, scones, and patisseries.

The salon even has tea cocktails available such as an earl grey negroni, perfect for those of you that are indecisive about whether you fancy tea or cocktails.

Decorated in a classic chic style with plush duck egg dining chairs and crisp white tablecloths, the tea salon has a lovely elegant touch to it, making it easy to see why the Queen is such a fan.

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5. B Bakery’s Vegan Tour

 

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Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London,  SW1W 9TP

Launched in 2018, B Bakery’s Vegan Tour is one of the most unique ways to do Afternoon Tea in London. Now, you can sip on a relaxing cup of tea or dig into a vegan quiche whilst taking in all the sights of London.

B Bakery’s tour takes place on a classic red bus and for ninety minutes, you’re taken to the top sights in London such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Marble Arch, and Downing Street.

A fabulous experience if you’re a tourist in the capital city, as this experience not only means you can enjoy a great British afternoon tea but also explore London at the same time.

Prices start at £45 per head and tours run daily from 12 pm to 5 pm and depart from either London Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square.

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6. Cake Boy

 

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Unit 2, Kingfisher House, Juniper Dr, London, SW18 1TX

Owned by the famous pâtissier, Eric Lanlard, Cake Boy is located in Battersea. Starting at £45 per person, Cake Boy features a selection of vegan sweet and savory treats.

There is bread with plant-based fillings, specialty teas and coffees served with soy, oat, or almond milk, and even chutes of champagne.

Not only that, the restaurant has a vibrant pink style, with brocade style furnishings and plenty of comfy seats, making it one of the most Instagram-able spots in town!

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7. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

 

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152 – 154, Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6DG

If you love your furry feline friends, then Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is a perfect place to grab a spot of afternoon tea. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, Lady Dinah’s is like a literal cat wonderland.

Surrounded by cats for you to pet as you wait for your tea, the emporium also features bespoke decorations of trees, walls of clocks, and playing card props to give it that Wonderland esque.

Not only has Lady Dinah’s won trip advisor awards for its staff four years running now, and has no plans of slowing down, it also has a huge variety of vegan treats for its afternoon tea, ranging from scones with a soya-based spread, to finger sandwiches and lemon shortbread.

There’s also an option to pre-order any set meals to make your visit extra special.

The price for the afternoon tea starts at £45 per person, plus entry fees. You’ll find Lady Dinah’s cat emporium located in Bethnal Green, and with cats available for adoption, maybe you’ll end up leaving with more than just a full belly.

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8. The Drawing Rooms at The Ampersand

 

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10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3ER

Winner of the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, this vegan high tea is both incredibly tasty and an experience on its own.

The Drawing Rooms at The Ampersand is a science-themed high tea based on the Science Museum that’s located just around the corner.

You can sit in the bright and airy French décor style rooms and enjoy the afternoon tea which features everything from rocket-shaped tiers that display the food, to smoking teas and cocktails that wow all of their guests.

The Drawing Rooms are open every day of the week. Weekdays are noon – 6 pm and weekends are from noon – 7.30 pm.

The longer opening times make them slightly more flexible than other afternoon tea hot spots around the city and are the perfect way for tourists to grab a bite to eat after visiting the world-famous science museum.

 Afternoon tea prices start from £49.50 per person and the vegan menu includes foods such as vegan hotdogs, jelly in a petri dish, and your usual sandwiches and scones.

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9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

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1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

A creative high tea found at the One Aldwych Hotel, this Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved story.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 4 pm, you’ll find an array of vegan-friendly foods on offer such as chocolate caramel milk made from soya and fluffy pink candyfloss.

The tea is situated in an elegant dining area of the hotel and features many comfy armchairs that you can sink into, along with plenty of cushions.

Prices start from £52 per person and there’s the option to upgrade for fizz. The Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Tea is the perfect option for those with a sweet tooth.

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10. The Rosebery Lounge, Mandarin Oriental

 

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66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Winners of The High Tea Awards 2019 for best service, The Rosebery offers an incredible afternoon tea experience.

Their high tea offers a variety of teas from around the world such as Darjeeling from India and Apricot White from China, also with the option of wine, sake, or beer if preferred.

Prices for this particular Afternoon Tea start at £63 per person and the vegan menu includes a selection of treats such as grilled Mediterranean vegetable sandwiches, freshly baked vegan scones, and handmade pastries.

Set in a light and airy restaurant, with floral arrangements and olive green furnishings, the restaurant gives a welcoming and relaxing feel. The Rosebery Lounge afternoon tea is available from 12 pm to 6.30 pm, seven days a week.

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11. Brigit’s Bakery

 

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6 -7 Chandos Pl, London, WC2N 4HU

If a bus tour isn’t quite your thing, then Brigit’s also has a more static option available in their Covent Garden bakery.

Classic afternoon tea at Brigit’s Bakery starts at £38 per person, however, there are upgrades available such as gin or fizz for £42 per person, or you can even go bottomless with fizz for £62 per person.

The vegan menu includes a wide variety of options with something for everyone’s fancy. Tuck into finger sandwiches, mini cupcakes, and soft, freshly baked scones.

You can escape the hustle and bustle of the city by choosing to sit in their downstairs area, away from the hectic crowds of Covent Garden.

Decorated in an elegant chic style, the bakery takes inspiration from the timeless Parisian style and makes the perfect background for your social media snaps!

The bakery is open from 11 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.

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12. The Drawing Rooms, Duke’s

 

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35 St James’s Pl, St James’s, London, SW1A 1NY

This afternoon tea at The Duke’s hotel in St James’s Square is perfect if you’re after a peaceful afternoon. The hotel’s drawing rooms overlook its courtyard and are out of the way from the passers-by and the noisy traffic of the capital city.

Featuring soft carpets, cozy armchairs, and marble fireplaces, the Duke’s embraces the true English style, whilst still allowing you to sit back and unwind.

The vegan menu starts from a happy price of £35 per person and includes treats such as vegan cheese sandwiches, raisin scones, and carrot cake.

A variety of teas and infusions are supplied by The East India Company and make the perfect accompaniment to your food.

The afternoon tea is served every day from noon till 6 pm, whether you fancy an early lunch or a late dinner, you can pop in for a truly English style, afternoon tea.

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Final Thought

With so many vegan places available for afternoon teas in London, it’s easy to become spoilt for choice.

The city has so many great spots to offer from science-themed to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed, and with veganism becoming so popular, it’s hard not to find something to cater to everyone’s taste!

Did you enjoy this list of places to eat? Or thought of any other fab vegan places? Why not leave a comment and share.

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