Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London

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Afternoon Tea
Taking inspiration from London's vibrant and energetic art scene the art-inspired afternoon tea includes a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and loose leaf teas accompanied by a art-inspired pastries, created by Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins. His latest creations are inspired by the life and work of internationally acclaimed British sculptor, Antony Gormley.
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JQ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The afternoon tea together with the art collection would be the most attractive part for me.

l
London
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The venue was lovely. The ambience great. The service however lacked in attentiveness. For example, top up on tea, rather than being offered more tea, I had to ask. We were also rushed towards the end to return the table. On a plus point, I received a birthday treat which was a nice touch.

f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Magnificent setting and presentation of various tea service courses. Food was delicious and beautiful to look at. Service impeccable. Somewhat expensive but worth it for special occasion and unique experience. Highly recommend.

MZ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The teas, scones and sandwiches were exceptional. The rest of the items in the afternoon tea were too sweet and the whole thing didn't feel well-balanced. We were saturated with sugar already on the 2nd course and were not able to enjoy the 3rd course at all. The overall atmosphere of the Mirror room and the staff were great.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was great. Rosewood gets 1000 points for being dog friendly. Delicious food and excellent service. Might want to double check some of the spellings of the artist names on the menu for the Art Afternoon Tea, however.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this afternoon tea. The service, decor and ambience are unbeatable. I had the luck to try out the afternoon tea inspired by Anthony Gormley during our short stay in London. Every piece of food is exquisite. I love the scones most. The cakes are absolutely aesthetically appealing, and the only 'complain' I have is that the cakes are quite big and heavy for any stomachs. Wonderful experience for me and my friend to be remembered for life!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not sure I've ever been better catered for as a lactose intolerant diner. The alternatives provided were every bit as luxurious and special as the 'normal' menu. Super happy. A mile above my Fortnum and Mason experience.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This afternoon tea is probably the best we have had - although on the pricey side, it’s was worth every penny.

KD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The design of the cakes is stunning. The care are excellent. The staff members are outstanding as usual. They are warm, helpful, polite and extremely nice

MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noisy crowd 2 tables a way. Not annoying, nothing you can do as they were obviously just very excited.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning and delicious

K
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really lovely afternoon tea - the cakes were beautiful and all the food was delicious. This was my second visit to The Rosewood. However, it is an expensive afternoon tea so at that price, the service was unfortunately not very attentive. We’d finished our teas and water after the first course and sat without any drinks for at least 30 minutes - eventually we managed to get a refill after asking a waitron but we struggled to get their attention for a while. Overall though it was a great experience, just slightly let down by the service.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing. Service was great, venue stunning and the touches were flawless throughout (we left home with a small chocolate to take home). The cakes were so indulgent with rich flavour and beautifully crafted. My only criticism were the sandwiches which I expected to be better. The bread was a bit dry and lacked flavour. Despite this it was a really lovely afternoon.

SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting for a fantastic afternoon tea. Traditional, but with an artistic twist. We will go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon tea. Was celebrating my birthday, so they brought out a birthday dessert - very special experience!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely afternoon tea for birthday. Great selection of tea and food, lovely venue, good service.
We may have got the worst seat in the house, a two seater opposite the bar and in the way of all the human trafficking, was busy and less relaxing that most other seats

SF
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very lovely atmosphere, delicious drinks and a wonderful service to boot, definitely will recommend to friends and family. Absolutely will return when back visiting London

OT
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with a contemporary twist. Every element has been thoughtfully curated. The tea knowledge was top notch and paired well with the afternoon tea set. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were celebrating a special day and they treated us to a surprise. Highly recommend rosewood! One of the best afternoon teas we have experienced.

WL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great selection of tea in a elegant location and attentive staff

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the place! From the ambience to the very friendly stuff, who were providing very interesting information on the teas and were all in all super available. Loved the food, the art inspired afternoon tea, even the toilet's cleanness (I don't take it for granted!). A great experience, with my boyfriend we were discussing on when we are treating ourselves to a couple of nights stay there!

SK
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and ambience were wonderful. The pastries and cakes were very good. But the sandwiches were just food and the price was not worth it.

JM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most stunning setting for an exquisite afternoon tea. The staff were very attentive and such nice people. We were secured a table in the Scarfe bar to continue our celebration and again a beautiful setting with a great play list. Will visit again real soon !

i
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hotel is a modern Art Deco look and feel
The ambience has a soft tactile feel
The food was well presented
The sandwich fingers and fillings fresh and tasty
The scones and pastries fabulous and delicious
The Van Gogh inspired sweets were well presented and absolutely marvellously made
A triumph I think
We are so glad to have had high tea here
An experience we will not forget
The service was great
They do upsell but I guess to be expected
I guess the more you spend the higher the tip
But small potatoes for the feeling you have when there
The champagne on offer is great too
Well done rosewood
Would go back again

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic.

This is a hidden gem in London for aftrnoon tea. It is quiet and peaceful. The food is well presented and the tea is free flowing. What I particularly like is the fact that you can change your tea during the afternoon. Sometimes you want something different with the savory sandwiches from what you drink with the sweet scones and cakes.

The staff are friendly, attentive and professional. The cakes are spectacular (and they were kind enough to pack up what we could not finish). Highly recomend and always enjoy.

QQ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good good good
Will recommend for my friends
Nice service best tea and dessert

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and its visual presentation was absolutely amazing and creative. The staff were nice, knowledgeable and attentive and the surroundings were elegant and muted, perfect for an afternoon tea.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and very attentive staff. We were very well looked after and would thoroughly recommend

YU
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Too bad taste
Service is good but overall I think this restaurant has only atmosphere

P
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff of the Rosewood are outstanding. They offer you such an incredible welcome, form the moment you step foot inside to the moment you leave, its very special. They are also very knowledgeable about the food, and teas on offer, both of the teas I had were very flavoursome and the pairings just perfect as suggested by our server.

The room and setting for afternoon tea is wonderful. It feels like you are cocooned in a very very special space and a million miles form the hustle and bustle of Holborn, the hotel really is an oasis of calm and style.

The sandwiches were delichuous and very flavoursome (the egg and truffle a favourite!) the scones were probably also the best I have had at afternoon tea in London. just the right size and amazing texture. The small cakes the scones came with were also incredible.

For me it was only slightly surprising at the end... the last course which was the Vincent Van Gough inspired three cakes themes around his life and paintings. While pretty and showed off great skill in their presentation they were rather less impressive form a taste point of view than the previous middle course. They were all much the same and there lacked a bit of taste 'pizzazz'.

Otherwise a wonderful experience. Thank you!

JB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous time. The hotel is luxurious, the food was amazing and the staff had a finite attention to detail. We celebrated some good news on the day and they picked this up and bought out a congratulations cake.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful hotel, the art afternoon tea was wonderful, service was great & very friendly

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the mirror room, it was a lovely setting for afternoon tea. Service was excellent, very friendly staff and our waiter had a great knowledge of the extensive tea menu offered. I booked the afternoon tea for my husband's birthday and he was very impressed with the sandwiches & pastries. The Rosewood is ideal for a special occasion.

L
London
44 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very kind and welcoming staff. The room is stunning and very relaxed. So much care and attention went into the food, truly is art work.

V
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

When we arrived, we were seated at a table with a large sofa and low chairs which made it quite hard to eat comfortably. The staff were attentive to start with and explained what we were being served.
We had a lovely pastry with green vegetables in it to start, which was delicious, but the bread was quite thick on the sandwiches.
The scones were delicious especially with the lemon curd, and the three little cakes were full of flavour and just the right size.
I was very disappointed when a waiter turned up with a flask of hot water and just poured it onto the cold tea left in our pots, not really what you expect when you’re paying £60 per head!
The main cakes looked amazing. We had to share one between two which was fine as they were quite big, but we felt they lacked flavour.
We love going for afternoon tea, but felt that this one was over priced and lacked some of the attention to detail that we’ve received in other establishments.

c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a high tea here that was as delicious as it was beautiful. Our server was very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a unique contemporary high tea experience.

OT
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eveything is so good tasty and looks so beautiful.
We had a wonderful time

OT
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Una experiencia llena de color,emociones y sabores! Definitivamente recomendable! Nos encantó!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service , amazing tea selection . You get a great explanation of all teas. Great food and all cakes were delicious. The scones were fantastically light :)
I would definitely recommend this!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the waiters were all so friendly! Definitely recommend.

DK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience from A to Z. Fantastic setting, wonderful food, incredible service. Couldn't have asked for more.

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