Tea for Two: Lavish Indian Afternoon London

Tea for Two: Lavish Indian Afternoon London

from £70.00

The crustless cucumber sandwiches with clotted cream scones teamed with crispy samosas and dhokla sandwiches in the grand setting of Grade II building, the Holborn Town Hall in Covent Garden.

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  • Covent Garden

  • Mon to Sat


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If you like afternoon tea, and you love Indian food this gift experience is not to be missed.


Colonel Saab is a restaurant that is awash with eclectic Indian art, from the moment you walk through the door, there will be some artefact to catch your eye. The building itself has history, once Holborn Old Town Hall, a grade 11 listed building. The councilors have been swept out and in their place a venue now layered with the textures and soul of India.

The chandeliers (handcrafted and shipped from India) give out a soft twinkle and soothing jazz music transports you back into a bygone era. This is a restaurant with atmosphere. But of course, you are really here for the Afternoon Tea.

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The tiered ‘charlie’ overflows with a delicious mix of Indian and continental treats.

The crustless cucumber sandwiches set the scene, spread with a coriander mayonnaise, and vie for space with sultana scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. Carrot cake, macaroons, and chocolates are just really for starters, a precursor to the chocolate silk cake.. For your Indian fix there are crispy samosas and dhokla sandwiches, and if you haven’t tasted a dhokla sandwich, expect to see flour cakes steamed to perfection, and served with a tamarind and mint chutney. 

Obviously there is tea - choose from twelve different flavours.  Chai, charlie and tea - very jazzy, very Colonel Saab.


  • Available Monday to Saturday 2:30-4pm
  • Vegetarian (GF & vegan options not available)
  • Covent Garden
  • 8 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road and Elizabeth Line
  • PLEASE NOTE: Afternoon Tea will not be available from 20 November to 2 January 2024.



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Discover the Enchantment of Indian Afternoon Tea in London at Colonel Saab

Embark on a sublime culinary journey with our Indian Afternoon Tea in London, an exquisite blend of tradition and innovation nestled in the heart of the city. At Colonel Saab, we redefine the classic British afternoon tea by infusing it with the vibrant flavours and aromas of India, creating an unforgettable experience for tea enthusiasts and epicureans alike.

A Fusion of Flavours That Captivates and Delights

Our Indian Afternoon Tea is more than just a meal; it's a celebration of the rich tapestry of Indian culture and culinary excellence. Set within the historical ambiance of the old Holborn Town Hall, now transformed into a treasure trove of Indian art and culture, each sip and bite takes you on a journey through the subcontinent's diverse palates.

  • Savoury Elegance: Begin with a selection of artfully prepared savouries, such as crustless cucumber sandwiches adorned with coriander mayonnaise, and explore the spicy delights of samosas and dhokla sandwiches.
  • Sweet Indulgences: Follow the savoury start with an array of decadent desserts. From mini banoffee pies to traditional Indian sweets, each selection is designed to complement the exotic teas.
  • Exquisite Tea Selection: Choose from an extensive range of teas including the rare Mi Lan Dan Cong and the aromatic wild organic Rooibos, or indulge in the luxurious Chocolate Tea, enriched with Peruvian cocoa nibs.

Perfectly Paired with Prosecco

Elevate your afternoon tea experience with an optional glass of Prosecco, adding a sparkling touch to this rich tapestry of flavours. It’s the perfect accompaniment to both the zesty and sweet elements of our menu.

Why Choose Our Indian Afternoon Tea Experience?

  • Award-Winning Excellence: Recognised for our outstanding service and culinary creativity, the Indian Afternoon Tea at Colonel Saab has been consistently lauded as one of the best in London.
  • Central Location: Conveniently located in Covent Garden, just an 8-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road and the Elizabeth Line, making it easily accessible for both locals and visitors.
  • Inclusive Options: We cater to all dietary needs, offering vegetarian choices and planning to introduce gluten-free and vegan options soon.

Whether celebrating a special occasion or looking for a luxurious escape from the daily grind, our Indian Afternoon Tea in London promises an afternoon of relaxation, reflection, and indulgence.

Book Your Indian Afternoon Tea Experience Today

Experience the magic of an afternoon steeped in history and flavour at Colonel Saab. To reserve your table or to purchase a gift voucher for someone special, please visit our website or contact us directly. Immerse yourself in the charm and elegance of a truly unique Indian afternoon tea experience.

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