Sample Britain’s Top 10 Afternoon Tea Sandwiches at Some of London’s Top Hotels

Thanks to a recent survey conducted by, the nation’s favourite afternoon tea sandwiches have just been revealed. Emerging as the favourite British sandwich is the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese on granary bread – a tasty treat you’ll find included in just about every afternoon tea package in London.

The full survey results reveal that the most traditionally English sandwich of the afternoon tea bunch was actually only the preferred choice of 8% of the survey’s participants.

1. Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

2. Egg Mayonnaise & Cress

3. Chicken & Mayonnaise

4. Cucumber & Cream Cheese

5. Cheese & Chutney

6. Ham & Mustard

7. Prawn & Mayonnaise

8. Beef & Horseradish

9. Tuna & Mayonnaise

10. Roasted Vegetables & Cream Cheese

There has been an upsurge in the popularity of afternoon tea across the country in recent years, especially in the capital. London being noted for its abundance of luxury hotels, including the Ritz and Claridges, is full of unforgettable afternoon tea options – including many quirky alternatives to the traditional English variety.

Some, such as Aqua at the Shard and the newly opened Ting at the Shard, serve up equally unforgettable views of the city. While cat lovers can partake of tea and sandwiches with some furry friends at the recently launched Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium by Brick Lane. Perhaps one of the most unusual menus is served up at arty eatery Sketch, where the mismatched cutlery and artist-designed gallery/dining rooms make for a unique afternoon out.

To coincide with the announcement of the nation’s favourite afternoon tea nibbles, has put together a guide to the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in London right now. customers can also benefit from specially reduced rates at hotels across the city, many of which serve afternoon tea in their dining rooms.


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Via EPR Network
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