Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a touch of sparkle while looking out at 360⁰ views over the City. Afternoon Tea at The Gherkin ranges from Classic to Prestige Extravagant, and each offering includes freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, alongside sweet treats of Searcys’ signature Victoria, Passion fruit éclair and Yuzu chocolate tart.

Afternoon Tea is served Monday-Friday 1-4pm and on Saturdays from 2.30-4pm.



Classic Afternoon Tea served with a choice of tea or coffee £39 per person

Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a glass of Champagne £51 per person

Limitless Sparkling Afternoon Tea for 90 minutes £85 per person

Extravagant Afternoon Tea with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët NV Champagne £99 per person

Prestige Extravagant Afternoon Tea with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque £149 per person


Mini Plate

Watercress and pea soup, lovage beignet (ve)



Searcys’ smoked salmon, fennel and dill bridge roll

Welsh Rarebit, pickled onion, watercress (v)

Salt Beef Ruben brioche bun


Handmade Scones

Jersey fruit and plain scones (v)

Served with Cornish clotted cream and fruit preserve  


Indulgent Pastries

Searcys’ signature Victoria (v)

Passion fruit éclair (v)

Yuzu chocolate tart (v)


Selection of organic artisan teas

English breakfast, Earl Grey, green tea, mint, chamomile, fruit infusion


(v) – vegetarian. (ve) – vegan. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill. VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate. Our food may contain nuts, derivatives of nuts or other allergens. If you suffer from an allergy or food intolerance, please notify a manager. We are happy to cater for special requirements.