Waldorf Hilton Launches a Nutcracker Themed Christmas Afternoon Tea

The iconic Waldorf Hilton Hotel is giving its traditional afternoon tea a Nutcracker-inspired make-over this Christmas, creating an edible Sugar Plum Fairy experience that ballet fans won’t want to miss

As an homage to Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet and its beloved character, the ruler of the Land of the Sweets, the experience offers a magical twist on the Waldorf’s signature afternoon tea that’s perfect for fans of the timeless festive ballet.

Running from Monday 25 November in the Waldorf’s grand dining room, The Homage Restaurant, the festive afternoon tea will include an assortment of finger sandwiches and savouries including smoked salmon blinis, house smoked beef on pumpernickel rye bread paired with an array of floral spreads.

Complete with freshly baked scones accompanied by clotted cream and specially created sugar plum jam, the sweet treats on offer – including vanilla choux crown cakes, decorated biscuits, and bags of lemon and raspberry bonbons – have been influenced by the enchanting ballet and its faraway lands of sweets.

The Nutcracker will be performed at the London Coliseum this Christmas, which is just a 10-minute walk from The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on Aldwych, making the Sugar Plum Fairy afternoon tea the perfect pre-theatre treat for ballet fans.

The Sugar Plum Fairy afternoon tea, priced from £39pp, is available to book for a limited time only via