Harden's survey result
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.
“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!”
The “quintessentially English” afternoon tea in the civilised lounge of this well-known hotel is “so beautifully crafted you feel it’s a shame to bite in!”, with “portions so generous you might need a doggy bag”. “Super location and staff and a great cocktail menu make it a winner for meeting up with friends” at other times too.
“I think I have done every major afternoon tea in the city and nothing beats The Langham!” – “most exquisite sweets and yummy savouries”, and “really interesting sandwiches served on a platter rather than left on the table”. (In fact, this “beautiful” space is a handy fall-back in general).
The dazzling Palm Court is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea first began over 150 years ago and still lives on today at The Langham, London. In keeping with the hotel's reputation for innovation, Palm Court has introduced its SeasonaliTea, which focuses on using the very best ingredients at the very best time of year.
Focusing on exceptional seasonal ingredients means that the SeasonaliTea offering will change as the best produce comes in. As part of this emphasis on flavour, the patisserie created by Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Gravett will be lighter, with a reduction in the use of refined sugars and fat, without compromising on the indulgent taste or texture of the cakes, complimented by elegantly contemporary savouries and scones.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
1c Portland Place, London, W1B 1JA
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||6:30 am-11 pm|
|Tuesday||6:30 am-11 pm|
|Wednesday||6:30 am-11 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 am-11 pm|
|Friday||6:30 am-11 pm|
|Saturday||6:30 am-11 pm|
|Sunday||6:30 am-10:30 pm|