Homage at The Waldorf Hilton is a relaxing, elegant restaurant with a dash of theatrical glamour. The dramatic backdrop of gold-cast Iconic pillars is inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and the room features stunning Louis XVI-style décor.
Homage is the chosen venue for The Waldorf Hilton Afternoon Tea which is served every day of the week. Guests can enjoy one of a great variety of premium Champagne and tea blends exclusive to Homage only. The afternoon tea menu alters frequently to celebrate the different annual commemorations from Valentines to Easter to Wimbledon to Christmas afternoon tea.
We were invited to sample the Waldorf Afternoon Tea including a glass of Champagne with savoury and sweet delights served on beautifully decorated Royal Crown Derby china. Royal Crown Derby has a distinguished history as the preferred supplier of tableware to the aristocracy since the eighteenth century. It remains the last of the original English fine bone china companies still made entirely in England and it is wonderful that The Waldorf Hilton supports this heritage British brand.
After some crisp bubbles served in elegant champagne flutes, a selection of finger sandwiches were served which included such dainty delights as Ham & Mustard on Onion Bread, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese on Brown Bread and Tomato on Mediterranean Bread. There were also the traditional Afternoon Tea stalwarts of Cucumber and Egg Mayonnaise.
Following the savouries, we were presented with a beautifully arranged three-tier cake stand filled with a generous assortment of sweet treats. In addition to Mulled Wine Trifle, Treacle Tart and Pistachio Sponge we enjoyed such decadent delights as minature cakes, macarons and a sophisticated chocolate roulade. Not forgetting the homemade scones with clotted cream and preserve shown below.
In addition to Devonshire clotted cream, the plain and fruit scones were served with peach preserve which is a refreshing change from the usual strawberry jam. However if you prefer the traditional British strawberry flavour, you can ask for strawberry preserve instead. We must say these scones were the lightest ones we’ve had in a long time and you must try them.
Special mention also is made about the teas on offer. To guarantee the perfect infusion time, your waiter presents the table with a Twinings timer with different hourglasses for black, white and green teas.
The Waldorf Hilton is proud to boast its prestigious status of partnership with the Tea Guild Society and teas on offer include Signature Earl Grey, Nutty Chocolate (Assam, Chocolate & Hazlenut) and Traditional English. For those wishing to venture away from Black Tea, why not try the Passion Fruit White Tea or the caffeine free Redbush Caramel Velvet.
With so many London hotels offering Afternoon Tea, if you are looking for something special then we highly recommend booking Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hilton because you will not be disappointed.
Homage Restaurant at The Waldorf Hilton London
Aldwych, London WC2B 4DD
+44 (0)20 7759 4091