Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was once a fashionable pastime in Blackheath, from the start of the 20th century when the ladies from Blackheath’s smart set met for afternoon tea and to chat with friends.

After WWII, venues such as Jobbins, Aldertons & Christy’s served tea in the village, and there was also one very small tea room in Tranquil Passage which was notorious for the rudeness of its manageress. It got to the point where the customers complained if she was not rude to them.

These venues are long gone, but you can be sure of two things in the 21st century: The Clarendon has revived a very smart and pleasant Blackheath tradition and, none of its managers will ever be rude to our customers.

The Clarendon Afternoon Tea – £12.90

Selection of Freshly Made Finger Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Egg Mayonnaise and Mustard Cress

Honey Roast Ham and Mustard

Homemade Fruit Scones

Luxury Devon Clotted Cream

Strawberry Preserve


Twining Teas Selection


The Clarendon Sparkling Afternoon Tea – £16.50

The Full Clarendon Afternoon Tea (menu as above)

Served with a glass of Chilled San Marco Processco or Thorncroft Pink Ginger Soda Cordial

Served Monday to Sunday 1 – 5pm (reservations recommended)

For Afternoon Tea reservations please call 0208 318 4321 or email

For bookings of 20+ please email