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5 of the Best Gluten Free Afternoon Teas in London

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Now that you’ve given up gluten, you’re probably thinking gorging yourself on cake, scones and dainty little sandwiches of an afternoon is a thing of a past.

Well you need to think again, because we’ve found some amazing places to enjoy a totally gluten-free afternoon tea in London town, perfect for any budget!

Here’s our top 5:

The Modern Pantry, 47-48 St John’s Square, EC1

Clerkenwell restaurant the Modern Pantry is sleek, chic and totally Kiwi. Expect unusual takes on classic dishes, and a fair few ingredients you might not have come across before at this reasonably priced tea. The Modern Pantry’s gluten free afternoon tea includes lotus root crisp, a Darjeeling and pink peppercorn scone and a green tea dacquoise. Go on, be adventurous!

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea: £19.50 per person

The English Tea Room, Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, W1

A gluten free afternoon tea at The English Tea Room, Brown’s Hotel features home-made sweets including apple and lemon jelly, a chocolate cup of blueberries and shamelessly dense brownie, bread, clotted cream and jam. Shamelessly dense sounds good to us.

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea: £41.50 

The Pantry at 108, 108 Marylebone Lane, W1

Head to posh Marylebone for the bounciest gluten free scones, and an afternoon tea with sherry jelly, a mini superfood salad, protein flapjack and ground-almond-based sponges. Who said afterooon tea couldn’t be healthy, eh? 

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea: £28-£38 

The Drawing Rooms, The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, SW7

The Ampersand Hotel offers a more contemporary take on the age old tradition, with the introduction of Scandinavian-style open sandwiches and marshmallowy-textured coconut mousse. Don’t miss the gluten free scones though, these are things of beauty!

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea: £27.50

Claridge’s, 49 Brook Street, W1

Whilst this may be an afternoon tea for special occasions only, Claridge’s does promise a gluten free tea with finger sandwiches made with the best gluten-free bread and a melt-in-the-mouth cheese and parsley scone. We trust them, too!

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea: £50 per person

Have you had an amazing gluten free afternoon tea in London? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear about it!


  1. Good to know. I have a friend’s birthday coming up an she would love one of these. I had been to the Brown’s hotel for tea once, and found them to be very good.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Claridge’s and Browns are definitely in my top 3 for gluten free afternoon teas but I’m finding a lot of hotels are now upping their game completely. I’ve eaten afternoon tea at The Ampersand twice and the first was great, the second time I received bad service and stale bread so wasn’t impressed! xx

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