From homemade bread and preserves for our delicate finger sandwiches to an array of decadent desserts, afternoon tea at Alexander House is a regal affair. Everything edible is created in-house by our pastry chefs and we source only the finest of Champagnes and quirkiest of teas (from Brighton-based tea company, Hoogly) to ensure every mouthful goes down a treat.

The concept of Afternoon Tea was founded in 1840 by the Duchess of Bedford, who found herself hungry between the long period of time between lunch and her fashionably late supper. The Duchess would request a tray of tea, bread and butter to be brought to her in the late afternoon. She later asked friends to join her for this occasion and thus a tradition was born.

Fun fact – it was the Earl of Sandwich who inspired the British love of sandwiches by introducing a filling between two slices of bread!

Afternoon Tea is served daily from 12.00-4.30pm

Have a look below for more information on our menus and prices.

Traditional afternoon tea: £32.00pp Monday – Friday | £35.00pp Saturday & Sunday
G&Tea afternoon tea: £40.00pp Monday – Friday | £43.00pp Saturday & Sunday
Sparkling afternoon tea: £40.00pp Monday – Friday | £43.00 Saturday & Sunday
Champagne afternoon tea: £42.00pp Monday – Friday | £45.00pp Saturday & Sunday

We try our best to cater for every dietary requirement, including gluten free and vegetarian Afternoon Tea. We do require a minimum of 24 hours notice for any special dietary requirements*.

Please note your table for Afternoon Tea will be reserved for up to 2 hours. Special requirements requested on the day cannot be guaranteed.


  • Child friendly
  • Smart dress code
  • Card payment
  • Disabled access
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Alcohol
  • Halal
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor seating
  • Vegan

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