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Acerca de Den in St Martins Lane
London, WC2N 4HX
Estilo de comida:
Té de la tarde, Desayunos, Salón-bar
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 10:30pm
Código de etiqueta:
Rango de precio:
Hasta 25 £
Opciones de pago
Número de teléfono:
020 7300 5588
Bar / Sala pública, Bar completo, Menú sin gluten
Den in St Martins Lane calificaciones y reseñas
We went to the Den for afternoon tea while on holiday in London and we are so glad we did. The afternoon tea had a perfect mix of sweet and savory menu items, all of which were full of flavor and delicious. The ambiance was nice and quaint as the Den was tucked away in the corner of the St. Martin’s Hotel. I would definitely recommend this spot if you are looking for an authentic tea time experience.
This was bought for a birthday gift afternoon tea, and she had a wonderful time. The service was mentioned as amazing, especially with the extra birthday cake! The quantity and quality of food was also great. Easy access to theatres and ballet! Thank you
Our waitress, Melinda was exceptionally friendly and courteous from the start. She offered to put away our rain soaked umbrellas and assured us that they were able to accommodate us earlier than our appointment. She explained every item on the menu in great detail and was attentive to our needs at all times. She made us feel well taken care off. The afternoon tea was lovely, we enjoyed the savoury treats and differences from a classic afternoon tea menu. The brioche and blackberry mouse was exceptional. I loved the tea service. The den was exactly that- a den! It felt cosy, however had the weather permitted we would have preferred to sit outside on the terrace. Overall a lovely afternoon tea made special by our waitress Melinda!
We had a lovely Afternoon Tea at the Den. The Den is nice and cosy with fun quirky artwork and comfortable sofas. It is a small space so doesn't feel crowded at all and is an oasis in the city. Our Australian waitress was super friendly and lovely and very attentive. The afternoon tea was delicious and plentiful and I also loved the Ted Baker tea set. Great value for money and a hidden gem in the world of afternoon teas.
We had the best afternoon tea experience at the Den at St. Martin's lane. We were a crew of six wet Americans with various dietary needs and they acccomdated EVERYTHING (including making 1 full gluten free tea and 1 full vegetarian tea without ANY advance warning). Additionally, while only four of us ordered tea meals, they brought a complementary glass of prosecco to the entire party. We could not have been more impressed (and the food and ambiance were fantastic!).
When we arrived Saturday at St. Martin's Lane hotel with two granddaughters for our Open Table 6:00 pm reservation our gracious waiter stated that afternoon tea ended at 5:00 pm. This was not obvious from the Open Table reservation page. Our server saw our disappointment and he and the kitchen staff produced an amazing tea service. We enjoyed it immensely and carried some sweets home as we could not finish the generous servings.
A very enjoyable afternoon tea in a tasteful, yet amusing location. The only downside was the noise coming from the hen night preparations passing through the hotel lobby. Other than that, excellent, attentive and courteous service and impeccable food. Doggy bags were necessary for all of us, which is no criticism at all! The option of changing tea was unusual in my experience, but very welcome. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
We ended up choosing The Den for Afternoon Tea as the more usual suspects were all booked up so close to Christmas. It was such a pleasant surprise how much we enjoyed it seeing as we'd never even heard of it before. It was in a great location - near Longacre - and the room, although small, was lovely. It was quite dark, but atmospheric, and had great quirky art around the walls - I'm sure kids would find it really engaging. The staff were lovely - they explained all about the afternoon tea, and checked if we'd like anything substituted on the menu. Because we'd booked through Open Table we got a complimentary glass of prosecco. I liked the fact that we didn't even have to mention it - the waitress confirmed it immediately we'd sat down. Rather than sandwiches the savoury part of the tea was 3 pastries which were all very tasty. It avoided the usual problem where you fill up on bread before you've even started on the cakes! The cakes were presented beautifully, and a little table was produced to move the teapot and milk onto which was a great idea as we'd have struggled for room otherwise. The cakes and scone were delicious. There was just the right amount of food which meant leaving nicely full rather than completely stuffed. We'd definitely recommend it as it was about half the price (£29.50) of the high-end hotels, but definitely as tasty. Because there was room we were able to stay for longer than our allotted 2 hours which was also a nice touch. We'll definitely be returning.
Friends visiting from the states wanted to do afternoon tea. Saw Den on open table. The resamtaraubt itself is intimate and warm. The food was OUTSTANDING! Especially, the savoury shortbread with Avacado mousse. I would recommend Den to everyone. In fact, I'm looking for an excuse to go back.
My wife and I visited St Martin’s Den for afternoon tea on her birthday. It’s a small, cosy venue with just a dozen or so tables. Staff friendly, attentive and got the balance just right between giving us time and keeping us fed and watered.
Afternoon tea traditionally consists of savouries and a selection of sweet cakes. The sweet selection was excellent but my only criticism would be that the balance between sweet and savoury was not quite right. Too few savouries for me.
That said we wold visit again so couldn’t have been too bad.
Our visit to the Den was part of a birthday day out to London, pre show booking. The Den is a small area off the entrance lobby of a hotel. As such, it is quite difficult to find as there is no signage to point you in the right direction. After unknowingly, walking past it a few times we had to ring the Den to find out which building it is.
The Den itself is a small room that is tastefully decorated and has modern arts / pictures on the walls, which are quite comical! You'll know what I mean if you go!
The service was good, attentive and helpful. The afternoon tea is good but not spectacular, the choice of sandwiches is fixed and will not be to everyone's tastes. A good selection of teas offered and the sweets are very good with plenty of them!
Overall, a nice place to go for afternoon tea and I would recommend it.
Lovely place for Afternoon tea. Beautiful setting. Atmosphere a little on the dim and dark side but was nice. The cakes were amazing, however there was cake over load and there could have been more a variety of sandwiches produced on the smaller side rather than only 3 sandwiches with no other filling choices and then 7 cakes! Maybe look at having miniature sandwiches with a simple variety and 5 signature cakes rather than 7 very rich cakes. Just seemed ever so sweet. Also the timing of the drinks could have been paced slightly better. We were given Prosseco, water and our teas and coffee all at the same time. Meaning that the coffees and tea went cold very quickly and not leaving us time to drink the prosecco beforehand. Other than that, the setting was lovely and the service was exceptional - service was extremely friendly, pleasant and cheerful.
Pleasant enough but took such a lot of effort to get an answer to my dietary request it rather spoiled the experience for me.
My special request was fine but the sandwiches were not very good at all. There is an art to making cucumber sandwiches which this hotel has not yet learned.
My husband's savouries were good however and the pastries were excellent. The latter were pretty and tasted as good as they looked with some surprising and successful flavour combinations.
Scones were heavy and tea choice was very limited. The tea service looked attractive but on closer inspection it was heavy and quite thick, made in China and not good for drinking fine tea from.
Staff were charming and helpful.
The price I paid included a glass of Prosecco each which very good quality but it did not appear to be as advertised as it was supposed to be "complimentary ".
The price for hotel guests was £25 but we paid £ 29 thus making our glass of Prosecco a very inexpensive 4. 50.
We enjoyed our experience but not sure we'd be repeat customers.
conveniently located next to ENO
very nice afternoon tea served by very friendly waitress
however food took almost 40 mins to arrive, tea was cold by then
disturbingly loud music coming in from the lobby
and various personel using the room as interconnecting room to other jobs
interestingly furnished room but try to sit in those deep armchairs and eat from a plate up on a regular height table ...
The food was the most disappointing part of afternoon tea. The savouries were tough and lacked flavour. Having checked that my wife was allergic to shellfish, the waiter still delivered a dish containing prawns. He offered to replace it, but the replacement took forever to come. The scone on the sweet platter was dry and stale. The two servers did their best to earn the 15% service charge, but at the end of the meal presented us with a bill containing drinks we had not ordered. They apologised of course for yet another error, but it rounded off a very disappointing end to the special occasion which was my wife's birthday.
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