Afternoon Tea


At Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe we serve a traditional afternoon tea service every day in our beautiful restaurant overlooking St Paul’s and the Thames from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. We offer a relaxed but traditional service, which is faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, warm home-made scones with clotted cream and jam and miniature patisseries, prepared freshly each day. Alternatively, if you hanker for a less sweet treat, you can indulge in our Gentleman’s Tea, which includes a manly range of savouries. Our accompanying range of teas include black, green, herbal and fresh mint and you can chose accompanying fizz to suit your mood.
We can tailor our menus to those with particular dietary requirements. Please advise us when making your reservation.

Classic afternoon tea: £24.50

Our classic afternoon tea is served on traditional tiered cake stand and includes a delicious selection of sandwiches, such as ham hock & mustard and Scottish smoked salmon. Our fruit scones are served warm with clotted cream and the finest jam and accompanied by a selection of individually created patisserie.

Your tea includes…
• a choice of 10 black, green and mint teas
• a delicious selection of finger sandwiches
• warm, freshly baked fruit scones with jam and Devonshire clotted cream
• an array of sweet pastries

Please note a 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Afternoon tea with bubbles

A traditional English afternoon tea doesn’t get more luxurious than when served with a chilled glass of fizz.
• Served with a glass of prosecco £29.50 per person
• Served with a glass of selected Champagne £32.50 per person
• Served with a glass of rose Champagne £35.00 per person

Your tea includes…
• a choice of 10 black, green and mint teas
• a delicious selection of finger sandwiches
• warm, freshly baked fruit scones with jam and Devonshire clotted cream
• an array of sweet pastries
• a glass of selected fizz
Please note a 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Unlimited prosecco afternoon tea: £39.50

Sometimes one glass is never enough, so why not enjoy bottomless bubbles served with our traditional afternoon tea of classic sandwiches, fresh-baked scones and sweet treats? It is the perfect combination for a special afternoon.

Your tea includes…
• a choice of 10 black, green and mint teas
• a delicious selection of finger sandwiches
• warm, freshly baked fruit scones with jam and Devonshire clotted cream
• an array of sweet pastries
• unlimited prosecco between 2.30pm-4.30pm

Please note a 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Gentleman’s afternoon tea – £24.50

At Swan, afternoon tea doesn’t have to mean sweetness and light. Our Gentleman’s Tea is a feast of savoury tea-time treats, including quail scotch eggs, fish finger sandwiches and potted trout. And it’s not just for men, either – it will appeal to anyone who fancies a platter of savoury deliciousness!

Your tea includes…
• a choice of 10 black, green and mint teas
• 4oz Shorthorn beef slider
• Quail Scotch egg
• Fish finger sandwich
• Croque Monsieur
• Blue cheese & cider scones
• Potted smoked trout
• Washed with a tankard of Anspach & Hobday Smoked Brown Ale

Please note a 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

A copy of the menus also appears below, and in both cases, you can book a table online or call us on 020 7928 9444 to reserve a table.