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survey result

Summary

£88
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful afternoon tea, more personal than some big hotels where you’re conscious of being in a time-slot” – the gracious space at the heart of this luxurious five-star claims to have invented afternoon tea back in the day. Nowadays run in collaboration with Michel Roux, it was highly recommended this year.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

They claim they invented afternoon tea, in this “elegant and refined” chamber, at the heart of the luxurious five-star hotel, opposite Broadcasting House (so “ideal for BBC expense-accounters”), and which for the big occasion provides a “beautifully presented, deliciously tasty tea, served by staff who are efficient, attentive and friendly”. Top Tip – also a handy spot for a stylish pre-theatre bite.

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

They claim they invented afternoon tea, in this “elegant and refined” chamber, at the heart of the luxurious five-star hotel, opposite Broadcasting House (so “ideal for BBC expense-accounters”), and which for the big occasion provides a “beautifully presented, deliciously tasty tea, served by staff who are efficient, attentive and friendly”. Top Tip – also a handy spot for a stylish pre-theatre bite.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The wonderful mirrors and damask decor and the pianist playing all make for an event” in the “very civilised” lounge of this pukka five-star, opposite Broadcasting House, which claims to be the birthplace of the sacred national ritual of afternoon tea. Options include a children’s tea in conjunction with Hamley’s (which includes a ‘free’ teddy bear): “we adults looked on enviously as the kids received jigsaw-cut sandwiches (as many as they wanted) and beautifully constructed small scones, cakes… although the adult tea was also made with marvellous attention to detail!”

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Restaurant details

18
No trainers
90

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£17.00 £30.00 £7.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1c Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA
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Opening hours
Monday7 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7 am‑11 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑5 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm

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