Join us at Butler’s Retreat, or at the Larder in Wanstead, for a delicious Larder afternoon tea featuring a selection of rough-cut sandwiches on artisan breads and a variety of home-made cakes. We use all natural ingredients, and of course there’ll be freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam. We’ll serve our top quality British Brew tea, or any alternative tea from our lists, or other hot drinks if preferred.
There are no table cloths or fancy stands, and we don’t believe in dainty finger sandwiches here, so if you’re looking for a hotel-style ‘afternoon tea experience’ this might not be for you. We don’t offer a menu or choices, but if there’s something you don’t eat or prefer to avoid just mention it in the order notes and we’ll take care of it.
Vegetarian or Halal? We’ve got you, just let us know in the ‘Dietary Requirements’ box. Please note we DO NOT offer GF, dairy-free or Vegan afternoon tea. If one of your party has these requirements, they can join the group and order items from our regular menu on the day, so book for one less person and just drop us a line to ask for an additional place at the table.
Ordering for kids? We’ll swap our rustic artisan breads for a more child-friendly wholemeal loaf with simple fillings, we know they can be fussy and far more interested in the cakes! As for cakes the little ones get exactly the same as you. If you want the children to have the same sandwiches as the adults, please book them as adults. If ordering for one adult plus children, please choose the number of children first, otherwise you won’t see the options. If ordering for larger numbers than you can select, just add multiple afternoon teas to your basket.
IMPORTANT: This website is not ideal for dine-in bookings as it was originally built for delivery – you will be offered a choice of collection or delivery, so please choose ‘collection’ to avoid a delivery charge being added. Because you are ordering our ‘Dine-in’ afternoon tea, we will know it’s to eat in, so just pick the nearest time slot offered and then let us know your exact preferred time in the order notes. We can serve any time from 2pm, but note that the cafes close at 4.30pm currently so we don’t suggest you arrive later than 3pm so that you have time to enjoy your afternoon tea. By booking this product we will automatically reserve you a table.
ORDER DEADLINE: Online orders can be made up to 48 hours before your date.
PRICES: Adult price £19.95, child price £12.45 (suitable for children aged up to 12 years old). Please note a service charge of 12.5% is added, so on booking you will see prices inclusive of service charge, being £22.45 per adult and £14 per child.