Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email

We will be responding to emails in due course.


Afternoon tea

Little is more luxurious than enjoying a slice of the British tradition of afternoon tea, in the setting of the historic Manor Restaurant.

Treat yourself and the family to a sumptuous afternoon tea, with a selection of savoury treats and sweet fancies. Make it extra special by adding a sparkling glass of Cuvée Royale Blanc or Rosé.

A Grounds or House admission ticket is required for each person taking afternoon tea.

Book online to reserve a table with a £10 deposit per person.

Book Tea with timed House ticket

Book tea plus Grounds admission

We are particularly proud of everything we create in the Manor Kitchen to make your tea memorable. Our chefs produce exquisite cakes and pastries, and make their own jam, often with fruit from Eythrope Walled Garden.

Waddesdon Manor Kitchens

Afternoon tea sample menu, £28.50 per person


Egg mayonnaise & rocket dark rye slider
Cucumber & whipped feta bruschetta
Citrus cured salmon blini, chive gel
Mini ham & cheese croquette
French pea & parmesan tart
Chicken croissant with tomato, garlic & basil mayo
Smoked trout mousse shortbread with lemon chutney


White chocolate, mango and passion fruit verrine
Milk chocolate & hazelnut praline choux bun
Raspberry opera cake
Lemon & earl grey macaron
Lime & coconut meringue tartlet
Scone with strawberry jam & clotted cream

Alternative options

We also have gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free options for afternoon tea. Please let us know in advance of your visit of any additional dietary requirements.

* Please note if you’re planning to finish your visit with afternoon tea we encourage you to enjoy the house and gardens prior to your booking.