Wine & Dine

Afternoon Tea in Copenhagen

Across from Vesterport Station, around the corner from Tivoli Gardens, is the loveliest spot for a formal afternoon tea in the city. Inside of the Arne Jacobsen designed Radisson Collection Royal Hotel sits the Cafe Royal.

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By Susanne Kee Pictures: Sehrish Haq/Susanne Kee

The Cafe Royal offers an afternoon tea inspired by the famous designs of Arne Jacobsen.

Your tea stand offerings include a generous number of fresh Danish smørrebrød, oven hot scones with jams and clotted cream, and a variety of pastries and cake.

The smørrebrød is a nice Danish take on the typical finger sandwiches, and the patisserie includes a charming nod to Arne Jacobsen’s trademark spiral staircase and colour scheme.

Although every component was good, my favourite selections were the avocado and shrimp smørrebrød, the raisin scone, with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and the red velvet layer cake.

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The Royal Cafe serves tea by the bag in Royal Copenhagen porcelain.

You are encouraged to try as many different teas as you’d like during the service. They have a variety of teas to sample. Among our favourites were the White Ginger Pear and the African Solstice, both on the lighter side.

I had my tea service with bubbles, although unnecessary to the service, it is a lovely decadent addition.

Tea was served by an amiable and knowledgeable staff, and the Cafe itself has serene and elegant atmosphere.

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Afternoon Tea is served daily from 13.00 until 16.00. You can book online here 

DKK 325 per person, if you want to add a glass of Prosecco or French champagne add another 60 to 100 DKK.

For children: 195 DKK with a Virgin Mimosa

Your Danish Life’s writers were invited to review the Afternoon Tea experience.