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    Science Afternoon Tea

    At The Ampersand, you can join us on a journey of discovery through an award-winning combination of teas, dishes and sweet treats, where physics and chemistry meet in a curious alchemy to create an out-of-this-world dining experience. With our Science Afternoon Tea, you will taste the limits of culinary ingenuity, sampling jellies served in petri dishes, chocolate spacemen and not-so-ancient edible fossils, bound together in innovative combinations of flavour and texture. You’ll leave feeling one step closer to the stars, and as full as a T-rex after a dinner of Triceratops.

    This one-of-a-kind Science Afternoon Tea was conceived as a complement to one of the giants of the South Kensington community — the Science Museum — an interactive haven of rare objects, incredible stories of scientific achievement, and ultimately, a testament to mankind’s limitless ingenuity.

    We are proud to have won the Best Themed Afternoon Tea category at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018.

    We have recently launched our Kid's Sci-Fi Tea, a playful version suitable for younger, budding scientists. Available during regular Science Afternoon Tea opening hours. 

    For a grown up twist on The Hotel’s Famous Science Afternoon Tea why not indulge yourself with our newly launched "Teapot Tales". See our Teapot Tales here.

    Science Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday 12.30 – 9pm and Sunday 12.30 – 7pm

    Download our Science Afternoon Tea Menu
    Download our Science Afternoon Teapot Tales Menu
    Download our Kid's Sci-Fi Tea Menu
    Download our Vegetarian Science Afternoon Tea Menu
    Download our Vegan Science Afternoon Tea Menu
    Download our Gluten Free Science Afternoon Tea Menu

    To book our Science Afternoon Tea, please call +44 (0)207 591 4414 or email

    Science Afternoon Tea makes a wonderful gift for someone special. Find our Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers here