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Afternoon Tea at The Bloomsbury Street Hotel

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3.7
21 Reviews
£26 to £40
Afternoon Tea
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Addictive by nature, The Bloomsbury Edition presents an afternoon tea collaboration with master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker. Artisanal homemade sandwiches, scones and preserves are served alongside patisseries such as Italian meringue and coconut mousse with white rum jelly. Discover ultimate indulgence featuring additional dedicated vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menus.

Challenging the status quo of the traditional afternoon tea, our Kitchens offer an innovative reimagining of the British classic through a heavenly collaboration with master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Japanese, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea:
    Monday - Friday: 2pm - 4.30pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 4.30pm

  • Phone number

    020 8757 7917

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

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Menu

Signature Afternoon Tea

In collaboration with master chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker, we are delighted to present our signature afternoon tea at Bloomsbury Street Kitchen

  • Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea£30.00

    • Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea with White Peach Royale£40.00

      White peach, rhubarb cordial and Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

      Finger Sandwiches

      A selection of homemade finger sandwiches on artisan bread

      • Crushed Avocado

        with chilli and lime on sour cherry bread

        • Cheddar Cheese and Red Onion on Brioche

          • Truffle and Lemon Egg Mayonnaise on Potato and Rosemary Bread

            • Robata-Grilled Courgette

              with basil pesto on sourdough

              • Cucumber

                with mint cream cheese on rosemary and sea salt focaccia

                Scones and Preserves

                • Plain and Apricot Buttermilk Scones

                  • Cornish Clotted Cream

                    • Our Strawberry and Vanilla Preserve

                      Patisseries

                      • Tiramisu

                        with Charbonnel et Walker chocolate shavings

                        • Flourless Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate and Orange Cake

                          • Sugar-Coated Doughnuts

                            with Charbonnel et Walker chocolate sauce

                            Featured Items

                            • Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles

                              • Charbonnel et Walker Dusted Milk Sea Salt Caramel Truffles

                                Loose Leaf Tea Selection

                                • English Breakfast

                                  • Jasmine

                                    • Earl Grey

                                      • Fresh Mint and Lemon

                                        • Green Sencha

                                          • Rosehip and Hibiscus

                                            Coffee Selection

                                            • Filter Coffee

                                              • Latte

                                                • Decaffeinated

                                                  • Macchiato

                                                    • Espresso

                                                      • Mocha

                                                        • Cappuccino

                                                          • Double Espresso

                                                            • Hot Chocolate

                                                              Champagne

                                                              • Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV

                                                                • 150ml£14.00
                                                                • Btl£68.00
                                                              • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV

                                                                • Btl£85.00
                                                              • Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV

                                                                • 150ml£18.00
                                                                • Btl£88.00
                                                              • Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé NV

                                                                • Btl£110.00

                                                              Sparkling Wine

                                                              • Prosecco Extra Dry, Fantinel NV

                                                                • 150ml£8.50
                                                                • Btl£40.00

                                                              Last updated: 26 February 2020

                                                              What 21 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                              3.7
                                                              3.7 based on all time ratings
                                                              • 3.6Food
                                                              • 3.5Service
                                                              • 3.4Ambience
                                                              • 3.4Value

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                                                              1. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 15 May 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely decoration and delicious food

                                                              2. S

                                                                Sweetsop

                                                                London

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 April 2019

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                The Bloomsbury Street Hotel is a lovely location, great looking hotel, fairly good service with pleasant facilities. However, the afternoon tea was only ok and the sandwiches did not seem as fresh as they could be. If they could get the food right, it would be great value.

                                                              3. RS

                                                                RSRS

                                                                Phoenix

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 March 2019

                                                                overall2food1service4ambience2

                                                                I would NOT recommend this place for Afternoon Tea. Tue sandwichesnwere dry and stale, and it was overpriced.

                                                              4. NS

                                                                NorthernSpitfires

                                                                London

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on 13 December 2018

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                We had booked but not entirely convinced they were actually expecting us. We were not in a rush fortunately because we had to wait over 30 minutes whilst they prepared sandwiches. They were not brimming with filling and were rather dry. The scones were nice though and the cakes okay. The latter were a bit rich for us but that was possibly just a personal taste. Overall not the best Afternoon Tea we've had and not worth the price. Probably wouldn't rush back.

                                                              5. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 September 2018

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                We were seated in the bar rather than the restaurant, tea served without awareness of who ordered what - this being afternoon tea this is kind of the main point - poured without sieve so the tea came out of the pot, requiring a fresh cup. These are small things but if you offer afternoon tea then make sure you deliver the core product well!

                                                              6. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                1.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 14 June 2018

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                Zu Beginn haben die unsere Reservierung über Open Tabel garnicht gefunden. Dann wurden wir mit großem Tamtam platziert und dann hat es 20 min gedauert bis uns ein Kellner gefragt hat ob wir schon bedient werden. Die Getränke kamen dann recht schnell. Als dann nach 30 min nix passierte wollten wir dann gehen. Die Getränke gingen aufs Haus. Die waren überhaupt nicht auf afternoon Tea vorbereitet bieten es aber über Open Table an. Ich fand es eine bodenlose Frechheit vom Service uns da sitzen zu lassen und nicht nach zu fragen oder sich unter einander ab zusprechen!!

                                                              7. DT

                                                                DianaT

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 May 2018

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                Lovely afternoon tea with helpful friendly staff. However when we arrived they thought from their computer bookings that we had cancelled the afternoon tea although we hadn't. However soon resolved & offered free glass of Prosecco although we declined as do not drink! Tea & service excellent although had to wait due to above

                                                              8. SP

                                                                SusanP

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 22 March 2018

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                They weren’t expecting us when we got there but were very accommodating. The food was just fine and the service was excellent

                                                              9. B

                                                                Barb

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 16 February 2018

                                                                overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                                Food was great but we had to wait half hour to have any food on the table. We were the only ones there having tea and service was horrible. Not sure if I'd go back.

                                                              10. S

                                                                Sarah

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 31 December 2017

                                                                overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                                Wow was that odd. There were about 25 employees and only 4 people dining. However, despite the restaurant being wildly overstaffed they were massively inattentive. Kinda felt like a social experiment. The sandwiches and desserts were good but didn’t compensate for the overall bizarre nature of the experience

                                                              11. A

                                                                Annieploidy

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 19 November 2017

                                                                overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                                The tea was served in the bar area which was almost empty so there wasn't much atmosphere, but the staff were friendly, pleasant and efficient. Good choice of teas. Sandwiches were fresh and very tasty, the scones were light and still warm and served with jam and clotted cream. The cake selection was not so good - very rich and sweet but that's just my taste. Overall it was a pleasant interlude in an attractive hotel just off Oxford Street with good service

                                                              12. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 November 2017

                                                                overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                We went for Afternoon tea and hade booked a table. Even if we had booked a table we had to wait almost an hour for the food. It were only us (5 persons) and another couple in the restaurant when we arrived so the kitchen was not busy. When the food came it was very tasty and delicious, but the long waiting kind of lowered our overall impression of the Afternoon tea-experience.

                                                              13. J

                                                                Janeb12345

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 23 October 2017

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                We booked for a birthday celebration. We loved the venue, food was great and the vegetarian option was wonderful. The staff were very nice! Will be back for another occasion.

                                                              14. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 16 August 2017

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                Overall good although the service was not that good- had to ask several times for hot water and more tea as the first pot was not hot

                                                              15. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 19 July 2017

                                                                overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                The food was excellent and the staff friendly. Our waitress was a bit unattentive and we were for some reason seated in a row next to the bar instead of in the comfier seats closer to the windows even though they were all open.

                                                              16. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 2 July 2017

                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                Overall the hotel provided quality food, however, we did ask for a jug or water which took 20minutes to turn up at our table. If it weren't for this careless mistake I would've gladly rated the whole experience 5 out of 5.

                                                              17. KW

                                                                KatieWard

                                                                London

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 7 May 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a lovely afternoon tea. The food was amazing and the lady who served us was so nice and friendly. We will be coming back in the future. Really enjoyed it all.

                                                              18. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 11 April 2017

                                                                overall3food2service4ambience1

                                                                I booked this experience as part of a Birthday visit to London for my Wife. My wife is a coeliac so a little more planning is needed for meals out and is usually not a problem. After booking with the Radisson I gave them 2 weeks notice asking for the gluten free option for the afternoon tea. When we arrived the staff were always extremely pleasant but the area we were sat for our tea was a reception area by the bar which had businessmen discussing there work and using telephones so not the sort of thing I would expect in a hotel of this standard when they had a nice dinning area. When the teas were brought out I was again disappointed with the result. My tea was lovely apart from there was no Jam with the cream for the scones but the problem was with my wifes Gluten free tea. The sandwiches were ok but she had no scones, these were substituted with 4 squares of water melon and a pot of cream and the top layer of cakes were a chocolate brownie and a bakewell tart both of which had been purchased from a supermarket nothing from the chef. I feel as an experience day this should have been far better and a little more effort gone into it. My wife has had afternoon teas before at different places and never had this before . I did not bring this up at the Hotel as I did not want to make a thing out of it on the day and the waitress was doing her best but I thing you should look at this before sending people there for what are normally gifts and treats. Kind regards Chris Cowley

                                                              19. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Hampshire

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 February 2017

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food was so yummy, the staff are polite and friendly. I took my mum for a pressie and she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

                                                              20. JW

                                                                JW60

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 19 February 2017

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                This did not go well from start to finish. The telephone number on the afternoon tea voucher that I had been given got me through to someone who had no idea what to do. I got passed around the company and left waiting for someone to answer so long I gave up. Eventually I emailed customer service and was assured all would be fine. When I presented the voucher on arrival the staff behaved as if they'd never seen one before. The food was poor - one scone so stale it was inedible and another scone wet underneath and soggy. We didn't finish the tea. The final insult was a bill for the full price ignoring the voucher so had to be challenged and a member of staff who was sulky about being asked to correct it. Never again.

                                                              21. BG

                                                                BrendaG

                                                                London

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 8 December 2016

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                Excellent service. Bar area was too noisy for conversation. We asked to be moved to a quieter area and were moved to the restaurant area, which was ideal for us. Quiet and cosy for a girls get together afternoon tea and coffee. Staff very pleasant, helpful and attentive. Could not have asked for more.

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                                                              Afternoon Tea at The Bloomsbury Street Hotel is rated 3.7 stars by 21 OpenTable diners

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                                                              Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Bloomsbury Street Hotel

                                                              9-13 Bloomsbury Street London, WC1b 3QD

                                                              • Area

                                                                Bloomsbury

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Afternoon Tea:
                                                                Monday - Friday: 2pm - 4.30pm
                                                                Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 4.30pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Afternoon Tea, Japanese, Mediterranean

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                Business Casual

                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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