Afternoon Tea at Roast

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Afternoon Tea
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Join us for a traditional British afternoon tea.

Our afternoon tea comprises of 3 courses including finger sandwiches, traditional scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and true British cakes. It is served alongside a great selection of tea.

We offer the perfect environment to enjoy the great British tradition of afternoon tea whilst looking down on the hustle and bustle of London’s oldest market place.

Our new afternoon tea is available Monday to Saturday from 12noon to 6pm.

The menu relies on only the freshest produce so is often subject to change.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location and outstanding value for money! 6 of us enjoyed afternoon tea and all agreed it was the best afternoon tea we’d ever had! Thank you to Roast for a wonderful afternoon! I’m sure we’ll be back!

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EA
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Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing value for money. We had the afternoon tea with bubbles. The carrot cake was amazing! I’ve been here for breakfast before and the service and food has always been impeccable. My guests were really impressed with the venue, setting and food. The staff were really attentive, especially Aly who made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be back! A great find in a wonderful setting.

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ES
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Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I booked this reservation with a lot of hope and very high expectations. All of my expectations were met and for the price Afternoon Tea was more than worth it. The restaurant is in a great location and has a calming atmosphere which is appreciated when coming from the market atmosphere. The food was fantastic and my friends and I left feeling extra full after our hours at tea together. I would go back again in a heartbeat.

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KH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious afternoon tea - lovely sandwiches, even for vegetarian (though limited in choice because of dietary needs). Lovely scones, cakes. Very good value.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good location looking out over borough market while enjoying tea and cake or sneaky cocktail or 2.afternoon tea was spot on good variety on sandwiches and cakes price was reasonable too.

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R
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love going to Roast and this was our first time there for afternoon tea. It was lovely, though expensive for afternoon tea especially as we felt they could have provided more sandwiches

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My friend and I had a tasty 3 course afternoon tea. Our tea was replenished upon request and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere in this venue.

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R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

A mixed experience, with really great food (a lovely interpretation of afternoon tea, with delicious sandwiches, dainty cakes served in a mini picnic basket, and (slightly dry) mini scones with a choice of tasty jams, but let down by average service and a lack of atmosphere.
I think Roast have only recently started to offer afternoon tea, and it's perhaps for this reason that it's not being booked much - we were one of only two parties in the large restaurant, the others were just having drinks. Our only other company was the evening shift waiters having a group meal, and various staff preparing for the dinner service. So lovely and quiet, but not much of an atmosphere.
Service was a bit uneven, It seemed that the staff are also getting used to the afternoon tea service..
What was a real shame, was the service I received when booking. Roast apparently has a policy of requiring credit card details to confirm the booking, even for a party of only two people. I can totally understand why a restaurant in a touristy area would do this for large parties, but this seems an inappropriate measure for a party of 2. When I questioned the necessity of this, the person on the phone was very rude, saying 'its policy, do you want the booking or not'. Now I understand she would have to follow the policy, but the tone and attitude was a bit of a shock! As I was meeting a friend I went ahead and confirmed the booking, confirming with card details. I was then sent another email the following day asking me to confirm AGAIN! I called back and explained I'd already confirmed, and fed back about how rude the person I'd spoken to before had been. Thankfully the person I was speaking to was really nice and apologised, which gave me a bit more confidence.

I think afternoon tea at roast could be a fab experience, but right now it's just missing the mark. I hope they iron out the glitches.

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