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Summary

£101
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3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Gorgeous finger sandwiches, very pretty patisserie” and “fantastic staff” are all par for the course at an upscale afternoon tea, but it’s “the opulent surroundings that make it special” in this “beautiful room” – the architecturally dazzling, rococo former Grill Room from 1865, now named after its most famous denizen and a must-visit for gastronomic history buffs.

Summary

£97
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

If you’re ticking off London’s luxe afternoon teas, that offered in the Café Royal’s former Grill Room needs to be on your list. Its succession of cakes and savouries is well-reviewed, but of course the star of the show is the rococo room, designed in 1865: a story-book riot of mirrors and painted ceilings (which, for many decades back in the day, was one of the capital’s great restaurant destinations).

Summary

£97
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “beautiful venue with impeccable service”, the rococo riot of the Café Royal’s former Grill Room, designed in 1865, is “worth a visit just to see the over-the-top decorations” – and its “afternoon tea does not disappoint”. “Care is taken to serve cakes with a London theme and the savoury course includes more than just sandwiches. Second helpings were offered… and accepted!”

Summary

£82
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the most magical afternoon tea locations”“overseas guests are particularly impressed by the sumptuous surroundings” of this “OTT” rococo chamber (the original Café Royal Grill Room, dating back to 1865), which comes “with loads of mirrors and gold leaf” and flamboyant murals. “Don’t go just for the room”, though – “staff are great (making you feel special without being too pompous), while the sandwiches are varied and plentiful”, pastries are “featherlight” and there are a variety of options for tea itself.

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Have you eaten at Oscar Wilde Lounge at Café Royal?

68 Regent St, London, W1B 4DY

Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£17.00 £31.00 £8.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
68 Regent St, London, W1B 4DY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑5:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑5:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑5:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑5:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5:30 pm

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