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Palm Court at The Langham, London

4.6
3133 reviews
£41 and over
English
AFTERNOON TEA STARTS FROM 1ST OCTOBER
Lunch is served from 1230pm from Monday to Thursday

The Langham, London is the first hotel to ever serve Afternoon Tea.

When The Langham, London opened in 1865 it started a new tradition; serving afternoon tea in an elegant Palm Court. As the birthplace of Afternoon Tea, The Langham, London continues to set the standard in afternoon tea today with an award-winning tea service and food overseen by Michel Roux Jr.

Featherlight scones, the freshest savouries and patisserie using the finest British ingredients, that's the experience at Palm Court. Add to that a hot course for high tea, or Champagne for extra indulgence, and you have a recipe for the very best memories.

Palm Court offers an extensive range of white, green and black teas all sourced by JING Tea; why not let our tea sommelier advise you and try something new?

Palm Court welcomes tea takers of all ages and provides a charmin

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3133 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great afternoon tea experience which we enjoyed a lot

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AmiA
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from Phillipe and his team and it made the night even more enjoyable.

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GP91
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. I loved the ambience, and dim lighting settings- it exceeded my expectations.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The venue was excellent and the food tasted great, just a shame the food portions were so small. The small size of the scones and cakes made the experience not good value.
The dress code was not enforced as some customers were dressed in sweat shirts.
For the price we expected more.

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ChrisP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff extremely attentive in particular our waitress Nina.

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Amin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience as always, have missed eating since lockdown, it’s unfortunate with the 10pm restrictions you cannot enjoy the ambience of the place as much as before, hopefully that will change with time. Overall great food, great service, understandably prices have gone up to cover costs of loss of business as far less tables due to covid restrictions so something to be aware of, however it’s still is a place I would re visit again and again .....

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PapaDog
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Palm Court at Langham never disappoints. One of our favourite places. Great food, great surroundings - we'll be back again and again!

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EmmaA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it, staff were friendly, happy to be back and knowledgeable and kean to show their knowledge of there ingredients or types of teas to try. Even the pianist playing 80s sitcom themes and trying to guess what it was, asking the staff if they knew, they were happy to interact

Throughly enjoyed our later celebrated wedding anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was FAB experince 10/10! Great service ,outstanding decor❤️ bit dissapointed with cheese savouries but rest of the afternoon tea experience is amazing💖 will defenitely go abck again !

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boo38
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautifully designed afternoon tea in fantastic surroundings.

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Lisa
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous afternoon tea, in beautiful surroundings.
There was so much food. It may look delicate, but it was vey filling.

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PhilT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They haven't miss a beat from their Covid pause. Food, staff, smiles all in good order. The wine list was a bit lacking, but the value of the wine was exceptional. Food selection and quality as expected. Cheers to another re-opening success.

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Dupsy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Took our mum for birthday lunch, it was lovely, Nina the waitress was lovely and service was outstanding.

The food was well portioned and Devine.

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VirginiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice and quiet evening, nice food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful.

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TinaH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from the service, to the food and even the music played by the pianist. I would highly recommend afternoon tea at the Langham’s. The staff truly go above and beyond to make it a special experience.

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Rooneyrates
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My First Afternoon tea experience at age 35 and I was thoroughly impressed staff were top quality the Barman in the cocktail bar was full of knowledge and was very friendly. The only downside to my experience was the drilling during tea but apart from that I enjoyed myself and I will be back!

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Lalala
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service, disappointing afternoon tea....shame! The ambiance is lovely

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NessCC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I went to The Langham about 18 months ago and it was amazing - great food, great atmosphere and great staff. I was disappointed this time. The lady serving us was lovely but there was no ambience (it was half empty) and the food was a bit of a let-down compared to previously. Certainly not worth the price tag. And the champagne by the glass was massively over-priced. Not sure I’d go for afternoon tea there again in the near future.

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RonaV
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was excellent. The jazz music was fantastic, a brilliant evening

JM
sJMj
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

While the food and the setting are lovely, the service could not have been worse. The pace of the service was glacial; taking over 3.5 hours before being able to get the attention of a server to ask for the cheque. The staff were inattentive; more unforgivable as the restaurant was more than half empty. As afternoon tea’s go in London, this experience rates as the worst.

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rebeccaa
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect in every way. Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere. Will be back.

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Samm81
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special experience. I took my almost 7 year old for the children’s afternoon tea. She was treated like a princess and absolutely loved the whole experience.

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vipMLMM
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad I chose to come to the Langham on my latest trip to London. Everything was exquisite and wonderful! They didn’t rush you at all and they paid attention to every detail. It was a beautiful experience and I would definitely come back again.

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raymondw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings

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RachelF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, wonderful food and comfortable atmosphere. I went with my 7-year-old daughter and the whole staff made us feel welcome. Thank you for a delicious and memorable experience!

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Pzlunchers
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Charming waitress but seated at a table next to the wall, moved on request. Service rather slow the waiters did not pay attention to the state of our tea cups and top up when needed.
Bits of sinew or gristle in my smoked chicken. Desserts unremarkable and small.
Scones very light and good if small.
It took 4 attempts to retrieve all our belongings from the "cloakroom" in the bar area. We could have wished for a better experience overall.

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DebJ
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

we had the fillet nothing special, although nice atmosphere and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at High Tea at the Palm! The staff was so friendly and they were very accommodating with our allergies.

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vipJames
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent- thanks !

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bhunabliss
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The host/tea concierge we had was terrific / she was very attentive and considerate of allergies and requests.

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3Amigos
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked for the afternoon experience at the Langham for a birthday occasion.

All the staff were excellent and very friendly.

Service was a little slow on occasion and we felt slightly overlooked. Trying to pay at the end took ages.

Only slight disappointment was in how the tea was presented. Although the restaurant had lots of lovely cake stands these were not used. Would have much preferred to have been given the selection of sandwiches and cakes on shared plates, so that we could pick and choose ourselves.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most perfect afternoon tea in ALL of London!! Wonderful attentive staff, amazing flavour packed sweet treats with 5star luxury throughout.

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LouiseP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning venue, polite and friendly staff, who were incredibly keen to please.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The overall experience was super but the waitress did seem to try and hurry us along quite quickly and even cleared some people’s plates whilst others were still eating.
For the price we paid I would not expect this.
Everything else was outstanding.

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Klegend
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was the first time I dined here and it was well worth it. From the decor to the greeting to the delicious hot food which had not been left on the pass to go cold. We thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend. The only critical feedback I have is make sure the seating had been cleared of the food crumbs of the previous diners. Also for the waiting staff to be a little more tentative so that diners don’t have to ask to have their orders taken. Other than that it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic afternoon tea made even better by the great welcome and wonderful service!

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CarolineM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I go to a lot of afternoon teas and this one is probably the best one I have ever been to.

The food is absolutely superb. Beautiful sandwiches on fresh bread. The cakes look sensational and taste amazing and the scones are jam are beautiful.

My daughter who is 7 came with me and her afternoon tea was gorgeous. So much attention to detail.

The service is impeccable and you are offered more sandwiches if you would like.

Absolutely love it at the langham and will definitely be returning very soon

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AnnaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening! Service was fantastic start to finish, the food was excellent and the music was splendid.

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Adam
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and dining to match. The service is first class from walking into to the moment you leave. The food and fixtures were incredible and even little touches like the pianist playing the frozen songs for the children attending make this a special occasion must.

FAQs

Palm Court at The Langham, London is rated 4.6 stars by 3133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.