Afternoon Tea at The Gore

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The Gore Hotel in London is pleased to launch it’s latest afternoon tea inspired by the vibrancy of the Rock ‘n’ Roll age. Available from 26th June, the unique afternoon tea experience, designed in partnership with luxury event planners La Fête, draws on the inspiration of legendary artists from the popular music genre including The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Queen and David Bowie among others. With its vibrant flair, The Gore Hotel, founded in 1892 and located by The Royal Albert Hall, has always had a very special connection with rock ‘n’ roll since 1968, when the Rolling Stones picked the hotel for the launch party of their Beggars Banquet album. The décor of The Gore’s Bar 190 still pays homage to the event.
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JK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was good and the food was well presented and tasted great, I liked how the menu Offered more dessert items for the afternoon tea rather than focusing on savoury items.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a fun experience for our family! We were blown away by the customer service and presentation of food/tea during the afternoon rock 'n roll tea. The staff was extremely accommodating - we ended up getting there early on a rainy day and instead of sending us back out into the elements, they set up early for us without any hesitation. The food was delicious, the tea was perfect and my family and I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a fun themed tea in London.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This afternoon tea is incredible. A beautiful presentation of the food, friendly service and very delicious food. Whe had a very lovely afternoon.

AC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food but too much sweet and not enough savoury! 2 sandwiches each not enough, 6 sweet items too much. Overall too expensive for what it was.

AG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

It was not as good as i expected from a place like that and not at all worth the price. I was very disappointed

NF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I thought I had booked a Winnie the Pooh themed afternoon tea, as I had found it online and thought this would be perfect for my daughters birthday treat. When we arrived it appeared not to be and when I questioned it, the gentleman knew nothing about it. My booking did say afternoon tea so I couldn't argue, I should have checked and queried when I booked it online. The afternoon tea was lovely, although not great for my 12 year old, who didn't like most of the sandwiches. The cakes were lovely with lot's of choice but the scones were doughy in the middle. I ordered water for my daughter without checking the price. £5.00 for a bottle of water???? Plus the £8.00 service charge, it came to£73.00 for afternoon tea for myself and my 12 year old who hardly touched it. I definitely would not recommend due to this. I know £30 ahead is average for afternoon tea, but I thought I was getting something more suitable for my daughter which I would have been happy to pay for. Had I of known, there is no way I would have booked it, and no way I would have ordered a bottle of water at £5.00. Whilst the service was fine they didn't do much and we were the only ones there, so no atmosphere. I can't fault the restaurant, staff or food apart from the doughy scones. It was just a very lot of money, and I left feeling disappointed and ripped off.

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little bit of a wait for our afternoon tea, but it was well worth it! The food was fabulous and the service was great. Thank you!

H
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, good location. Very quiet - we were the only ones there for a while. Would recommend! :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The hotel, look and atmosphere are truly stunning. Tea, scones and desserts were great, however, sandwiches are same as in Tesco. Waiter did not have any knowledge of what he was serving, so our tea pots were messed up among 5 people and we ended up exchanging them between us. Had to ask for jams... finally paid around £250 for 3 adults and 2 children. Strongly disagree that 3 pieces of Tesco sandwiches, a pot of tea and a few desserts per person should cost that much.

JG
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very helpfull and nice staff. Quiet environment. Strange that it was not more populair on that Friday afternoon before NewYear.

SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful romantic setting and beautiful place. Great afternoon tea time.

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Gorgeous food, but it felt like they’d never catered for an afternoon tea before. We were the only guests and didn’t get much attention, no drinks orders until asked, not asked throughout meal. We were asked to make room on the table for the food as they had no space to place it, but the only items on the table were the ones they’d set. The barman was very helpful and friendly, we had a lovely drink in the bar side before hand. And the gentleman who served us during tea was very pleasant, but it just didn’t feel relaxing.

CY
London
68 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing was too much trouble! The chef prepared some special nut free items at the last minute which were delicious ambience and food and a lovely range of teas. Highly recommended!

S
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were the only people there so no atmosphere. Was not offered more sandwiches had to ask for more tea. Had a glass of champagne which they charged us £15 for each glass was not offered a top up at all. They also charged for the water. Was not made to feel special at all. I was reall disappointed as I work really hRd for my money and the bill came to £106 as service was added. Feel really sad.

GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The afternoon tea was disappointing. Sandwiches were basic. Scones were crisp like a digestive biscuit. Previous day's bake reheated? Jams were in jars that can be bought at any supermarket. I would have expected home made at that calibre of hotel. The speciality teas were named after famous actresses i.e. Judy Garland. We asked if she had stayed at the hotel (she had). The waitress didn't know. The pots of tea were brought to the table but we weren't told which was which as we had a different tea each. It was teabags not loose tea. This was our 27th afternoon tea in and around London. It rated pretty low. As we left we asked about Daniel Galmiche (The michelin starred chef at the hotel). The concierge didn't know who he was but, offered to check the staff rota to see if he worked there. Really!

BF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The tea selection was also excellent. Couldn't be happier with this Afternoon tea experience.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We were looking for an afternoon experience and were disappointed no atmosphere service poor to many sweet things could of done with another savoury and a service charge we didn’t really want pay as the whole experience was poor

MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for afternoon tea. The staff is very attentive and they offer a wide variety of tea. I definitely will be coming back here next time I visit London

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Servers could be more informative

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect for our special Mothers In Law champagne afternoon tea!

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service everyone was so friendly in the whole hotel. Food was great will be back again and maybe to stay over next time!

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff were very friendly, but the scones were very over cooked, the cakes weren't nice either. The building was covered in scaffolding so it was very disappointing

FD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very english , very friendly , very cozy and outstanding service !!
We'll be back :-)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place to enjoy afternoon tea. Great decor, relaxed atmosphere. Went midweek, so was quiet. Staff were efficient.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The food was below average, expected a lot better from such an established venue.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gore is such a fantastic location in the heart of London. This has been my third visit so far and I plan to come back again and again.
Fantastic service from the team who have recognised me and my party on all our visits so far.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Location was great. Food was ok. Service was poor. Food was put in table no follow up to see if we were ok. When we asked for more tea, waitress gave us a glare and sighed . Restaurant was due to close at 5pm. From 4.15pm there was just 2 of us left. 3 waiters came to hover around table preparing tables for evening, switched off the music and kept looking at their watches. Very unwelcoming and we will not return

T
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quality of the service was very good. Enjoyed a few good hours in their where the staff were helpful in every shape of the way.

DE
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Table and ambience was very nice however the afternoon tea was only mediocre. Lots of it, almost too much I'd say but nothing extra special. We had pre-warned that one guest was gluten free however the waiter appeared very surprised and said he'd have to see what the chef could do. Staff were not very attentive and didn't ask once if everything was ok. We were not offered any drinks other than tea and for the price, we didn't feel that we'd had anything memorable; just a normal, plain afternoon tea, which was slightly disappointing.

DS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had reserved for noon but they were unprepared for us. Recovered quickly and had a grand time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

- the waitress was not attentive.
- playing weird music with a combination of calvin harris and jazz.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I had a lovely afternoon tea with friends here, but the hotel failed to wow me as expected. The room in which tea was served was a bit dark and we had to turn lights on ourselves and music initially was quite loud. Despite our reservation and specifically stating that we were there for afternoon tea the staff did not seem prepared for that at all. If you asked for something they were attentive, but otherwise they were mostly absent, or doing other things, like quite loudly cleaning cutlery or at least not actively serving tea. There was lots of food and generally it was nice, but the sandwiches were not freshly cut and the scones were a bit dry. A nice tea, but I expected more from this.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really appreciated the place and enjoyed this amazingly good time a lot!
Every thing was great, from the service to the ambience, including of course the food!
Probably the best Afternoon Tea of my life!

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had excellent afternoon tea . Fine Amvhence and good Choice of teas Certainly plenty to eat . Will go again and Recommend it to others .
Altogerher a pleasant and delectable experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Afternoon tea £25 (5 small cakes, two scones, sandwiches, tea)
* The Sandwiches were cold, bread stale, tomatoes soggy.
* Unable to make alternative sandwiches for partner who can't eat cheese or cream cheese.
5 cakes on the menu, but only 4 provided.
At least scones were warm, but if you can't get scones right you shouldn't do afternoon tea.

Overall a rather disappointing Valentine's Day present for my partner and I.

E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We went as a family for a special afternoon treat. The service was slow and waitresses rather grumpy although the wine waiter very cheerful... although he did dribble the champagne over most of the table!
It is rather expensive for what you get (sandwich bread a little stale, small cakes come as singles and to small to share between two) and although the hotel and dining room are smart the waitresses were clearly bored and listening to loud Rhianna album which rather spoilt the ambience...
It's OK but to be honest you can find nicer, cheaper and better service places for afternoon tea in London so I can't recommend this one.