Afternoon Tea at The Petersham

Indulge in this quintessentially British tradition overlooking the River Thames. Savour freshly prepared cakes, pastries and sandwiches alongside a glass of our very own Petersham Champagne.

A British Tradition

3.00pm – 5.30pm on Monday - Saturday
4.00pm – 5.30pm on Sundays

£27.50 Monday – Friday
£29.50 Saturday and Sunday

Afternoon Tea

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Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

This delightful tradition has become somewhat of an institution at The Petersham over the years, but we have always remained true to the classic combination of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. Baked fresh each and every day, our pastry chef has perfected the art of the perfect sweet teatime treat.

All our afternoon teas are served with fresh clotted cream, jam and of course, your choice of fine tea.  And, with panoramic views of the River Thames from every table, there is no better place to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in Richmond.

Thames Afternoon Tea

To celebrate Totally Thames, taking place over the month of September, we will be serving our traditional afternoon tea with a unique selection of Thames inspired cakes and pastries.

Thames tea

Festive Afternoon Tea

Celebrate the festive season in style with themed cakes and pastries, served alongside a selection of freshly made sandwiches and freshly baked scones.

Festive tea

Boxing Day Afternoon Tea

For a one-off Boxing Day special, we will be serving our festive afternoon tea with specially extended hours from 1.00pm – 6.00pm.

A sweet treat

The History of Afternoon Tea



Now a Great British tradition, the practice of afternoon tea has a very interesting history dating back to the 1800s.

To find out how afternoon tea first came about, check out our timeline noting the all-important dates in the history of afternoon tea.

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Join us at The Petersham Restaurant

Get your friends and family together and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea overlooking the River Thames - what could be more British?