If you’re lucky enough to live in the Capital or just visiting then you’ll be pleased to know that their are plenty of options for a gluten free afternoon tea in London. Indulge your sweet-tooth in delicious gluten free cupcakes, macaroons, and sandwiches all along with a perfect cuppa.
Here is a round up of the best gluten free afternoon teas in London…
Where: 108 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QE
Telephone: 020 7969 3900
About: Located in The Marylebone Hotel’s Edwardian townhouse the 108 Pantry provides a dedicated gluten free afternoon tea menu, with dairy free options upon request too. Check out their menu here and also take a look at a Gluten vs Non-Gluten review from @MeganRex – click here.
Where: 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ
Telephone: 020 7499 3464
About: Enjoy gluten free afternoon tea in Mayfair, London. The Athenaeum does a Gluten & Dairy free menu. You can dive into gluten free treats sitting on their beautiful heated terrace. See a review from Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes – click here.
Where / Telephone:
Bloomsbury – 44 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW (0207 242 8330)
St Paul’s – 83 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BX (0207 989 4099)
About: Found in St Paul’s and Bloomsbury in London, Bea’s of Bloomsbury can offer an afternoon tea made with ingredients that are gluten free. However, be warned that they cannot guarantee no cross-contamination as they do not segregate gluten and gluten-free areas in their kitchen. They also require 24 hours notice to provide a GF afternoon tea. Find out more here.
Where: 35 Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5EB
Telephone: 020 7491 2622
About: The Chesterfield can provide a selection of homemade gluten free sandwiches, pastries and scones. Find out more and book online here. Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes has also reviewed the Chesterfield here.
Where: 48 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DX
Telephone: 020 3581 1538
About: Ethos Restaurant is just off Oxford Street and do a full gluten free afternoon tea menu, and vegan too. You will have to pay a slight surcharge though of £5 per person. Find out more here.
Where: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Telephone: 020 7734 8040
About: Everyone has heard of Fortnum & Mason and they do not disappoint in the gluten-free arena with a dedicated Gluten Intolerant Afternoon Tea Menu. Reviews are very positive and you can see a full overview from @GlutenFree4Tea including the menu at the time and pictures – click here.
Where: 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7DT
Telephone: 020 3642 2000
About: In 2016 the Ham Yard Hotel was awarded ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ and can provide not only gluten free afternoon tea in London but also sugar free and vegan specially created by their chefs! Find out more here.
Where: 101 Waddon Way, Croydon CR9 4HH
Telephone: 020 8680 3000
About: The Hilton in Croydon has a dedicated gluten free menu but you do have to inform them when booking. Sandwiches, brownies, carrot cake, scones and more! See their menu here.
Where: 109 – 113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR
Telephone: 020 7589 6300
About: The Kensington serves it’s afternoon tea by open fires in their drawing room. They have a dedicated gluten free afternoon tea menu that you can see here. See an extensive review from the Gluten Free Blogger – click here.
Where: 66 Great Queen Street, Bloomsbury, London, City of London WC2B 5BX
Telephone: 020 7309 0909
About: The Kingsway Hall offer a Gluten Free Vegetarian afternoon tea menu at the same price as their normal menu. If you are shopping in Covent Garden then stop off at the Kingsway for your afternoon treat. Find out more here.
Where: 15 Montague St, London WC1B 5BJ
Telephone: 020 7637 1001
About: Enjoy a gluten free afternoon tea overlooking peaceful gardens. Get stuck into gluten free sandwiches and scones! Find out more and see their sample menu here.
Where: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Telephone: 020 7300 1000
About: The One Aldwych Hotel, right in the centre of the London theatres, offer a dedicated gluten free menu. You have to request the gluten free menu upon the time of ordering and be wary that it is not prepared in a dedicated gluten free kitchen. They have a good selection of sandwiches, some fancy cakes, and warm scones to enjoy. See a full review by Sunny In London – click here.
Where: 2 Caxton St, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW
Telephone: 020 7222 7888
About: St Ermin’s offer a dedicated gluten free afternoon tea menu. Make sure you mention it when booking online and then enjoy a treat in a relaxed atmosphere. See the full menu here or an extensive review here by Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes.
Where: Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
Telephone: 020 7235 6000
About: The Berkeley provides gluten free afternoon tea in London with a difference, forging cakes and fashion into one. You’ll find shoe-shaped delicacies, handbags of sugary delights, and dressed up biscuits. You will have to give at least 24 hours notice for a gluten free afternoon tea here. Find out more and book a reservation on The Berkeley’s site here. Don’t forget to check out the odd cake creations!
Where: 15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW
Telephone: 020 7396 9000
About: Enjoy an award-winning afternoon tea at The Goring. You’ll have to request it in advance but they can provide a gluten free menu topped of with a glass of Bollinger Champagne. Find out more here.
This next bunch don’t overly promote a specific menu for gluten free afternoon tea in London but do say that they can provide gluten free alternatives or options if required. They will most likely need at least 24 hours notice but will be worth a call to discuss what you can and can’t have.
Where: 6-7 Chandos Pl, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HU
Telephone: 020 7836 6588
33 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP
020 7493 6020
Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
020 7629 8860
Where: 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Telephone: 020 7225 6800
7-8 Park Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1LS
020 7316 1600
10 Harrington Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3ER
020 7589 5895
Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X 7TA
020 7259 5599
2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ
0800 330 8090
The following establishments have had a mention across the web for offering a gluten free afternoon tea in London but there is limited or no information on their websites. If they are in the area you are staying or visiting then it might be worth giving them a call:
The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
020 3011 1256
17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2BX
020 7589 2412
22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE
020 7493 8000
Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
020 7409 3131
222 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6JQ
020 7631 8000
16 -18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ
020 7493 0111
50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG
020 7300 1400
47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ
020 7553 9210
14 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AH
020 3696 6565