Going to London and not having tea is like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. We recommend starting at sketch, located in a beautiful 18th-century building in Mayfair. Afternoon tea is offered in the restaurant’s signature pink dining room, surrounded by framed sketches by David Shrigley. Sample caviar, quail eggs, tea sandwiches, and macaroons as you sip sophisticated blends sourced from around the world. At night, the quirky tea room transforms into a restaurant and cocktail bar helmed by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire.
For other beverages, we recommend Mayfair’s Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, where dark wood paneling, green billiard cloth, and Ralph Lauren's trademark equestrian sensibilities create a sophisticated, country-club-like atmosphere. Enjoy coffee, cocktails, and shared plates at this quintessentially British establishment — we recommend stopping by the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on Regent Street beforehand if you want to upgrade your wardrobe first.
If you need more recommendations for your foodie tour, we suggest the modern European atmosphere of The Ivy Cafe Marylebone, the Art Deco glamour of The Wolseley, the market-fresh seafood at Scotts Mayfair, and the decadent Austrian elegance of Fischers Marylebone.
9 Conduit St, Mayfair
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar
173 Regent St, Mayfair
The Ivy Cafe Marylebone
96 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone
160 Piccadilly, St. James's
20 Mount St, Mayfair
50 Marylebone High St, Marylebone