Afternoon Tea at The Gore
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.
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!
Lovely venue, good location. Very quiet - we were the only ones there for a while. Would recommend! :)
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.
Excellent food. Very helpfull and nice staff. Quiet environment. Strange that it was not more populair on that Friday afternoon before NewYear.
Wonderful romantic setting and beautiful place. Great afternoon tea time.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The tea selection was also excellent. Couldn't be happier with this Afternoon tea experience.
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
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
Servers could be more informative
Perfect for our special Mothers In Law champagne afternoon tea!
Fantastic service everyone was so friendly in the whole hotel. Food was great will be back again and maybe to stay over next time!
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
Very english , very friendly , very cozy and outstanding service !!
We'll be back :-)
Lovely place to enjoy afternoon tea. Great decor, relaxed atmosphere. Went midweek, so was quiet. Staff were efficient.
The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The food was below average, expected a lot better from such an established venue.
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.
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
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.
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.
We had reserved for noon but they were unprepared for us. Recovered quickly and had a grand time.
- the waitress was not attentive.
- playing weird music with a combination of calvin harris and jazz.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.