Afternoon Tea at The Kenilworth Hotel, Bloomsbury
With both theatreland and the British Museum a short stroll away, it features cool marble floors and comfortable booth seatings. On the walls specially commissioned artwork gives a modern interpretation of the Dutch masters.
Our Afternoon Tea includes mouth-watering scones, delicate finger sandwiches and naughty pastries as well as a selection of fine teas.
Sandwiches were dry , you can tell it wasn’t fresh. Other than that the cakes were really nice.
We arrived after having booked the day before. Our booking was not in the system, so we would have had to wait for more than 30 minutes because the kitchen was not ready to accommodate our visit. We left without having tea. Not impressed
One portion of clotted cream smelled sour & had to be changed. Some of the bread was stale (sandwiches).
Very little atmosphere because there were not many people there.
Not s very stylish dining room - very casual. No tablecloths. Definitely would not recommend it. Not very good value for money.
A very pleasant experience - service was good as was the delicious afternoon tea! Pricey though.
Lovely afternoon tea and great service. Good variety of cakes and sandwiches
Enjoyed getting together with family over tea. Cakes were good but sandwiches could have been better. Nevertheless well worth the visit.
I made this reservation only two hours before actually going so it was very last minute. I think it threw the staff off a bit. The maître d' was very good at making changes quickly and accommodating the table for one not two. However the first server I had was completely unaware of how to serve afternoon tea. I asked for cream for my tea which he brought about 15 minutes later after I had to repeat "cream" twice and then he insisted I meant milk. Whatever. He didn't pour the tea either but left it on the table and went on to fold napkins. The other server that came around asked if I wanted my tea refilled and was very professional. Poured he tea, cleared the plates, and came back to check if I needed anything else. Looked like a busy afternoon. Also the poor waiter came back after I asked for my bill and when I pulled out my credit card said I had to pay at the bar because he couldn't take a credit card. Really? He couldn't have walked to the bar (5 steps) and asked the bartender to ring it up? Since I am in the business (I oversee 24 servers) I know what it's like to have new servers. This one definitely needs more training.
We waited a long time to get our sandwiches apparently the scones weren't ready but we had already waited a long time for the tea to come.
I had to mark down based on the slow service but the food wasn't too bad.
Booked afternoon tea but was told we were too Kate but they spoke to the chef who said if we didn't mind not having scones he would do it for us. What we had was beautiful. Staff were attentive but not bothersome. A really nice experience for my daughter
We were the only ones in the Scoff & Banter having Afternoon Tea - 3:30pm on a Thurs. The place lacked any atmosphere or ambience but, staff were friendly and helpful. A few people from the Hotel were having drinks in the same bar/ restaurant...can think of much better places for Afternoon Tea...
Never done this before. Was a good selection and service was excellent. We did however end up paying full price????? For a special occasion I would do it again