Our casual, humble, no-frills take on Afternoon Tea distills the essence of what Afternoon Tea should be: a time to sit and have a cuppa tea, enjoy the company of good friends and be surrounded by amazing cakes. Started in 2009 and  highly regarded by TimeOut London, Louis Vuitton City Guide, Financial Times and listed as one of The Independent’s top 50 tea rooms in the UK, our afternoon tea can be enjoyed at St Pauls and Bloomsbury. Our St. Paul’s location has been designed especially for the afternoon tea goer, while our Bloomsbury location is our original location where it all begin with our open-air pastry kitchen and casual cafe setting.

Bea’s Full Afternoon Tea Menu

Freshly Baked Scone with Cornish Clotted Cream and Jam

One of our delicious cupcakes

Selection of mini meringues and fruity marshmallows

Selection of mini Valrhona brownies, white chocolate blondies and our infamous killer brownies

Selection of mini baguettes

Pot of Loose Leaf Tea by Jing Tea Company (see our tea selection here)

Bea’s Full Afternoon Tea £19.00 per person

Champagne Afternoon Tea is £26.50 per person and includes a glass of

Moet & Chandon 


Please note our Afternoon Tea is by reservation only, for all bookings the party is to partake only in our Full Afternoon Tea. For those who’d like to come in for just tea and cake we do have some walk-in tables available but cannot guarantee availability.

St Pauls

Monday – Friday 2 – 7pm, last booking 5.30pm

Saturday and Sunday 12 – 7pm, last booking 5.30pm


Monday – Friday 2.30pm – 7pm, last booking 5.30pm (limited tables available)

Saturday and Sunday 12 – 7pm, last booking 5.30pm

We also serve sweet tea from 2pm (afternoon tea without our savoury baguettes) for £16, no reservation necessary.

Extra Info

Our Afternoon tea slots are allocated at 1 and a half hours, and 2 hours for groups of 6 or more.

Please note for groups of 6 or more require full prepayment of the afternoon tea and must be booked by e-mailing cakes@beasofbloomsbury.com

Our St Paul’s branch seating is primarily located upstairs, unfortunately we do not currently have a lift.

Due to demand please do let us know if you are running late. For groups of less than 6 we will call you once if you have not arrived by the time of your booking. If we are not successful contacting you your table will be held for 15 minutes only.

For groups of 6 or more we require 24 hours notice for cancellations. Unfortunately for cancellations under 24 hours we cannot process refunds.

Dietary Restrictions:

We offer a limited gluten-free version of Afternoon Tea. Our menu is as follows..

Freshly Baked Gluten Free Scone with Cornish Clotted Cream and Jam

One delicious gluten free cupcake

Selection of mini meringues and fruity marshmallows

Mini gluten free brownie plus a mini gluten free treat of the day

Selection of sandwiches on gluten free bread.

Pot of Loose Leaf Tea by Jing Tea Company (see our tea selection here)

 Please note we require 24 hours advance notice for gluten free afternoon teas.

We are happy to accommodate vegetarians! Please just let us know. Unfortunately we cannot offer vegan or dairy free afternoon teas.